I know, some of you think I have bats in my belfry (Granny waves at Ginny), but I think it's birds in the attic.
See that little hole under the eaves of the house (click the picture to enlarge)? I have no idea why it's there, but it's been there as long as we've lived here (22 years), and has never been a problem, so we've just ignored it.
This spring I plugged the holes in our bird houses, as the sparrows that use them have become such pests in the garden. It didn't deter them, they just built nests in the arborvitae next to the garden shed, and have raised two families there this year. Lately I've seen a mama sparrow flying up to the roof next to the patio. She has spent a lot of time flying back and forth from my garden to that area of the roof. I wondered if she might have built a nest under the flashing between the house and patio roofs, but couldn't see any signs of one anywhere. This morning I was in the laundry room (the window in the above picture). The house was so quiet, as Mr. Granny and the dogs were still asleep, and no TVs were blaring. It was then I could hear little scratching sounds and a lot of baby chirp, chirp, chirping either in the wall behind the dryer or in the attic directly above my head.
Of course, we'll have to wait until we know the baby birds have flown before we can plug or put a screen over the hole. In the meantime, we'll just have to live with birds in the attic.
I suppose you noticed the ends of those beams have been cut off. Son John did that three weeks ago, and I have all the fascia boards pre-painted and waiting. It looks like it's not getting finished. There's no way I can lift that heavy Hardy Board into place to nail it up, and Mr. Granny can't help. It all needs to be ripped down to 6 1/2 inches from 8 inches anyway, and I haven't the saw that can do that. I guess I'll be dragging out the ladder and just painting the ends. It's too bad I already pre-painted the boards, as now they can't be returned to the store.