For the last few weeks, I've been hearing a construction sound in our house. It's always when hubby is not home and Tortellino is sleeping. We live in a stand-alone home so... where could this be coming from and more importantly, who or what was making the sound.
"Pound, pound, pound! Tack, tack, tack, knock, knock!"
I traced it to the roof of our sun toom. At first, I got the broom stick. I made scary sounds with it, thworing handle up against the ceiling. And whoever, or whatever... pounded back.
Not having any windows directly to view the top, each time, I clumbsily climbed up to the skylight clink, clanking my way and would see nothing.
The next day, "Knock, knock, pound, pound, tack tack!"
I realized the window from the stairwell has a semi-obstructed view of the roof. I tip-toed up the stairs and quietly slithered my way onto the window-sill.
"knock, knock, kno... oh ohhh" the crow saw me and flew away.
After seeing our little soundmaker, I realized that the roof of our sun-room, made of that wavy-type material is the perfect place for crows to open walnuts:
- The crow would either bring or find an existing nut.
- He would deposit it in one of the folds, to hold the top and bottom of the nut,
- Then, he would straddle the nut blocking the left and right sides of the nut and start banging with his beak.