Time to check our gutters folks.....
A couple of years ago I put gutter cages at the top of all of my
downspouts.... or I thought I did.
This past week we started hearing noises from our gutter but we have
birds perching on them all the time so I wasn't concerned. A couple
of days ago I pulled out the ladder to see if there was any debris,
especially near the ends.
Nope. Pretty clean.
An hour or so ago my wife walked out and noticed a real ruckus coming
from one of the downspouts. When she walked over to it she realized
it was coming from the area above an elbow about 3' above the bottom.
I pulled the spout apart at the elbow and out came a bird. I was
felling good about the rescue when I realized there was still noise
coming from the pipe. Dug some nest material out and here came two
more birds; and then two bodies. Still more digging and two more came
flying out - seven total. The pipe was packed so solid that a garden
hose just backed water up into the pipe. Finally got it all cleaned
out and reassembled.
I guess I missed one with the cages.