Then, look up.
Now, look closely. See the nest?
Tis the season, and company has arrived. Birds are nesting all around the house, as they do every year.
The nest above our front door is one morning's work. We tried to discourage building on this particular site by knocking down the early signs of nest activity yesterday.
This morning, here's what we found. Attached to the light is a small motion sensor that triggers the front porch lights whenever something crosses its field of vision. The unit generates a bit of warmth, and perhaps that's its appeal.
The builder is tenacious, and though we'll try to knock the nest down again before any eggs are laid in it, I expect he'll rebuild until we give in.
However, the location directly over the front door means several weeks of bird poop attacks on all who cross the threshold.
Umbrellas for everyone!