BUT this is what greeted me this morning. As you can see, the house and its stand are pulled way over and nearly out of the ground.
I haven't done any planting yet this year and thats why things look so sparse.
On the ground beneath the house are the remnants of the nest. No sign of the eggs, which I assume were eaten. I wonder what could have done this. I'm thinking it was a raccoon because their nimble little hands could have reached into the small opening to pull out the nest.
I feel so bad for momma bird. I wonder if she will make a new nest and lay more eggs. What do you think?