We have a couple of very persistent robins trying to build a nest on our porch light:
We do not want them building a nest here. I know a family whose house burned down when birds built a nest on the porch light. We never turn out light on, so this shouldn't happen, but I still like to be safe about things. Also, we use our front door to get our morning paper and when we run, so I don't want to irritate them or have them abandon their babies due to our presence.
I removed one nest and tried to get them to nest on our window ledge, but they ignored that and built another nest on the light. Thomas removed that one and placed it on the downspout: