DEC 22: Branch obstructing view of nest after storm
This morning (DEC 22) Phil reported:
I was at the nest early this morning with Luis. Unfortunately, yesterday’s wind bent a branch (from above the nest) that is now obstructing the view of the entire nest.
Bad news. I hope they continue to incubate. They tend to choose nests with a wide field of view which also provides safe landing under various wind conditions. Time will tell. Do you think the branch is actually touching the nest?
It’s difficult to determine because the loss of depth perception since the nest is so far away. I don’t think it interferes with the nest bowl. Just obstructs the view on the street side... They are flying in from the east and south east as they changed shifts. I think they will be ok.