I didn't mean to stir up such a NRA discussion. I did not, and am not, planning on killing any birds. I am aware that they are protected, and that they are loving creatues - as are we all??? I did however, persuade them to move on by removing the beginnings of their new nests (also not OK for protected species, but they are still alive).
They were not eating my bees this evening and that was my goal.
Thanks to all...even the killers. ;)