Not On My Mailbox!

Not On My Mailbox!

I went out my front door on Saturday and found this mess. Obviously, a robin family decided my mail box would be their new home. Evidently, there is a shortage of housing sites as well as toilet paper!

I got busy with my broom and paper towels and cleaned the porch.

To my surprise, I went to the front door Easter Sunday morning to find they had rebuilt the mess, complete with mud to stick it securely in place. Once more I tore up the nest and swept the area clean.

After church online, I went to the porch again. During the service they had built the nest a third time. What was I to do? By now, this stunt had grown a little old.

I went to and found the picture of an owl. I printed it off and stuck it to the shingle behind the mailbox. Hopefully, this will do the trick. I think their nest may be in violation of some federal code to build a house on a mailbox.


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4 thoughts on “Not On My Mailbox!

  1. Okay, Sal, these birds know what a wonderful household you have and want to be a part of it. Ask the postal carrier to ring your doorbell when there is mail to be delivered! Love it!

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