Thursday, June 30, 2005

For the birds

No wonder the kitchen wood stove wasn't working well. A sea gull family had managed to build their nest right on top of our summer home's chimney. My daughter Silja and I carefully moved the nest a few feet away but don't know if the smoke had already ruined the two eggs. Usually the gulls build their nests near the water but found this spot attractive this year. There were a couple years when a goldeneye had decided to build a nest inside the chimney and thus we covered it with a metal net to prevent this from happening again. The gulls took it as an invitation.