Last year, we had a bird's nest on the top of a column on our front porch. After I cleaned out the nest, the baby never hatched and the birds abandoned the nest. We put up bird spikes to keep the birds out of there.
I was wrong.
He just hatched yesterday.
After he leaves the nest, I will remove the spikes, put a cover over the column, and maybe get an owl to keep there. I love birds, but they make a real mess of the column. We have another nest in a tree, and I am going to check to see if they used that this year.