Four days ago I posted a picture of baby Flycatchers in a nest on the downspout next to our the garage. I made the comment that I was on snake patrol. Sure enough, Buddy and I came out of the garage this morning to find Black Snake headed in the direction of the nest. I quickly got Buddy in the house and then used my hiking pole to "encourage" the snake to go in the opposite direction.
About 30 minutes later the Carolina Wrens were having a hissy fit so I went out on the front porch to investigate. Black Snake was back and had brought a friend! Yes! Two black snakes after the baby birds. I chased then both under the front porch and I'm sure as soon as it gets dark, they will get the babies.
The birdies are huge, but apparently aren't ready to fledge. I want to intervene and do something to protect them, like move the nest to a safer (?) location. It's so difficult to sit by and do nothing. Of course this happens less than 24 hours after Hubby leaves....Suggestions?