We recently had a mama robin make her nest right in the gutter on our barn. There is no shelter from the rain and sun and I thought surely the nest would be abandoned before any eggs could be layed there. Clearly I was wrong. I've watched the mama laying on her nest in the rain and in the unseasonably hot weather we've been having and today I saw tiny orange mouths raised to the sky, peeking from the nest. I didn't want to get too close so I raised my camera and shot blindly into the nest. It looks like there are two little fledglings in there. Two future flyers who had their start in the gutter. I'm rooting for them.
We also have a junco who's made her nest on the gutter downspout right outside my kitchen window. It just happens to be right above my little herb garden and she sits and glares at me from a nearby shepherd's hook when I'm in there weeding.
I'm enjoying the return of the birds very much. Our hummingbirds are back and could care less if we're outside. I've had them buzz so close to my ears that my hair moves. I'm pretty sure they're telling me to back away from their feeder. I saw two scarlet tanagers yesterday and had a mama blue jay screaching and bobbing her head at me. (I must have been too close to her nest)
What kinds of birds are you seeing by you?