We thought that they had disappeared for the Autumn, so whilst the roofers were here we got them to fit some wire mesh over the top of the chimney cowl. It appeared to be well fixed with wire wrapped several times around it.
Yesterday the little blighters returned and are now intent upon peeling back the mesh, the racket they are making is incredible! It’s now hanging off...
I’m wondering when they will finally leave so that we can fix something that they can’t remove with their beaks and claws. Maybe the late Summer means they will be late leaving?
I’ve had to cancel the chimney sweep too.
We can’t prevent them from getting to an ‘active’ nest but as there are no eggs in it I’m wondering how long we have to wait .
Apart from sending DH outside every 10 minutes to shout at them I’m out of ideas.