so we've had a groundhog living under our shed in the backyard for sometime now. The other day, I got out of the shower and saw it...he (or she) is so big now!
A few weeks ago, I thought I heard some chirping coming from our chimney, but for the longest time no one else heard it. I thought I may be going crazy until my dad heard it too.
My parents wanted to block off the chimney so the mom couldn't get in but of course, I cried a bit and found an article about how it was illegal to mess with a Chimney Swift nest and how they're loudest in their last two weeks (meaning they're leaving soon). So they conceded.
I got my mom to help hold a flashlight while we tried to get a few pictures. They're really close, and I do say, I don't mind the chirping. It's rather nice background while I sew (:
It was so difficult to get a good picture. You should have seen my mom and I, leaning into the emptied out fireplace with a blanket to pad the brick and straining to get a good angle.
(These next pictures aren't mine, but they're definitely better)
I'm really impressed with how they build their nests!
Hope you like my new friends! haha