Each year around mother's day, a sparrow family starts making a nest in the tent. Often, they are successful despite our best attempts to block the entrance of the tent and make the location inhospitable.
As the birds began to craft yet another nest this year, Eric resorted to his art degree for some bird control measures.
Eric used a recycled cereal box for the body and head and some scraps to make the eyes and nose. He drew the body using markers.
The owl now hangs menacingly in the tent. If you were a sparrow, you'd be shaking with fear. Actually, after Eric hung it, I watched the sparrows enter the tent without demonstrating the proper fear and trepidation. I went back and tried to remove hospitable nest making areas. For all I know, the sparrows may be back right now with a nest of cuties.