Is this really so?? Let's have a look, shall we?
What's that I spy with my little eye?
Could it be?
Nah, couldn't be
Yes, there it is, the well constructed nest of the Gray Kingbird all wrapped up in some abandoned cables on the utility pole.
On a street light pole, none the less. How ingenious is that? Build your house right next to a buffet-style restaurant, you can't go hungry, even I would not have thought of that.
Yesterday, however, the crew from the telephone company were out changing over to newer cables (to accommodate more data), and tidying up the many unused cables in the area. There were actually two extra lines coming into my property that were no longer needed....snip, snip and they were gone.
When I checked back later in the evening, the wires on the pole were neat and tidy, but alas, the Gray Kingbird nest had also been removed.
All neat and tidy....no sign of the nest
I had been hoping to witness the birth of the babies, and watch them as they learned to fly. Maybe if I check around carefully, I'll come across another nest nearby. Wish me luck.