Blackbird nesting in garden shed, concern about environment for fledglings
New here and grateful for advice please! Blackbird has built nest on the top of a set of open pine shelves which contain various garden items and tools. She enters/exits through a hole to the carport about 4 feet from the nest. We've tried not to use the shed at all, but had to enter yesterday to retrieve something from a small chest freezer. Chicks are getting big, very noisy! Concerned that the growing babies may fall and get injured when they leave nest. Gaps between shelf slats, gaps behind shelves, and gap behind freezer, which they will need to negotiate to leave the shed. Should we quietly cover up gaps with sheets of hardboard, or just leave it all alone? As there will likely be more chicks later in the season we want shed to be as 'user friendly' as possible for the chicks. Husband itching to get out there today and make shed safe but not sure if we ought to just leave well alone.