A pair of small birds have established a nest in my parking garage.
See the little hole in the concrete beam... the red arrow is pointing at it... right there... that's their nest.
Here's a blurry closeup:
It's a great place for a nest... if you are a bird. Protected from the elements, away from predators... maybe the air quality in a parking deck isn't the greatest, but overall a high/dry/safe spot to hatch some eggs, or just chill.
NOT such a great place if your parking space is located directly beneath the nest. Like this:
My neighbor has the misfortune of having to share her parking space with the birds.
The thing I think is cool is that instead of calling building maintenance and having the nest removed my neighbors have simply taken to leaving a shopping bag on the back of their expensive SUV. Now when my neighbor's avian parking space mates have to relieve themselves (rather selfishly I might add) their droppings are caught by the bag, rather than the Lexus:
Isn't that sweet? I mean all it would take is a stepladder and a broom handle to evict these birdy squatters, but my neighbors are being all "live and let live" about the whole thing. If it were my car being constantly crapped on I can't say for sure I would be so empathetic. I think it takes a really special driver to be so proactive about the environment that we all share with local wildlife...
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It all comes together.