We were all so excited to see who would take up residence in it. I kept up my vigil, as did my parents, and I'm ready to report the answer. Before I reveal - Do you think it was this plump, er, sweet dove? She was our number one suspect.
Sadly, the answer is no, not her.
One day Mommy and I spied a tasty, er, little humming bird flying out of the nest with a twig in it's beak. We thought she had claimed it, and we were all so impressed by her moxie to take over such a big nest. It would have been a mansion for her and her family.
A few days later Daddy reported seeing a juicy, er, large finch pulling off a chunk of the nest and flying off. It sat partially dismantled for a number of weeks, as we waited. A big wind storm came in one night and the next morning the whole top half was gone. The nest is now only about a third of the size you see in the photo above.
:: Sighs Deeply:: I think it's officially abandoned. I don't know why they didn't just leave it as is and use it - maybe because a house full of people and a cat could watch them? At least it was recycled somewhere. Speaking of which Mommy wants to climb up there and use the nest that's left in a craft project - I sense danger.