A neighbor pointed out to me yesterday that there’s a big hole in our clapboard siding that was made by some sort of bird. This morning, I got a picture of the culprit:
I’m not quite certain why the animal kingdom has decided to trash my stuff this year– insane jealousy of Emmy?– but I would like it to stop. I will call the contractor who did our garage conversion to replace the siding, but it would be very helpful if somebody with actual knowledge of birds could tell me what these little guys are, and whether this hole-digging is a fluke behavior (which would be just my luck), or something that we can expect to move to a different part of the house after we repair this hole. Bonus points for non-lethal ways of getting them to go away and not come back.