So I normally would not tolerate such a thing, but too late I learned there was a little bird nesting in a bit of wood work on the porch. She always flutters away when I come onto the porch, but she appears to be a house finch. I LOVE finches!
Anyway, I was reading on Wikipedia about them, and it said Dandelion seeds are among the preferred seeds fed to the young. That would explain why they chose a house on this property: I'm up to my eyeballs in dandelions.
As I said, I would not knowingly let a bird build a nest and rear babies in or on my house, but this one already had 3 eggs when I found it, and I would never destroy a nest with eggs*. We'll keep it here until they fledge and bugger off to budgieland. I'm sure I'll be cleaning poo off the porch in a few weeks. More grumbling on that later. In the mean time, here's a snap of my grandbabies:
*Except for that Alien in Aliens. Ripley was completely justified in toasting those crocquettes. Srsly. But that was no bird.