I need to call on the collective wisdom of the internets to address an issue in my back yard.
We have this tree in our back yard. It’s a pretty awful tree. It was probably a living Christmas tree that the people who lived here before us planted, but it’s in a really bad location (from the point of view of being able to use the rest of the yard sensibly), and it’s ugly, and it’s also sharp and pointy.
We want it gone. Indeed, finally, after about a year of planning, we are ready to have it removed (replaced with a Fuyu persimmon tree, in a slightly different location) as part of a major back yard improvement project. Work is scheduled to start Monday.
But this week, a complication presented itself:
That’s right, a nest with three eggs. I want that tree gone, but I’m not made of stone.
So, here’s where I need your advice: Do any of you have experience successfully moving a nest full of eggs? (Success here would require that the mama bird not be scared away from the relocated nest and that the eggs have a reasonable chance of hatching.) If so, what was your methodology? (Describe it in as much detail as you can remember. Don’t take anything for granted. We have zero experience with this sort of thing.)
Thanks for your help, and we’ll let you know how it goes.