Those guys know how to build their home above the waterline when the next big hurricane hits. No Sandy relief money for them. They will be here to turn out the lights, when the last person leaves. They were here before us, and they will be here after we are gone. Makes one question who the smart species are. Instinct versus brains ?
A point to ponder !!
They are beautiful birds but can be a pain. Where I work a pair built a nest on the main house chimney tried everything to discourage them finally put a bald eagle decoy up there. They swooped a couple of times and left. They went out in the yard and built a nest in a tree. A happy end to the story.