Some 'neighbors' I don't even know took over my BBQ grill and now I want it back.

Don't get me wrong, they're a lovely couple, but their commandeering of the grill prevents me from using it. You see, those neighbors, or backyard friends as some call them, are a couple of birds.

These little lovebirds found what they thought would be the perfect place to start a family and began a remodel to make it their own.

Ed Chandler

Their activity wasn't discovered until my wife became curious about why the birds were spending so much time on and around the grill. When she lifted the lid, the secret was revealed.

Ed Chandler

I can't really blame them, the BBQ has a perfect bird-sized opening and is protected from weather and predators. The side shelf and placement (or misplacement) of my grill brush made it ideal for them to enter and exit with ease.

Ed Chandler

In case you're wondering, I did get my grill back because once discovered and the lid left open to expose the partially finished nest, the birds abandoned their project.

Ed Chandler

Unfortunately, the feathered squatters didn't bother to take anything with them, leaving me to clean up the mess. They also didn't return so I could get a good picture of the intruders. All I could get was this blurry photo of one of the birds perched in a tree.

Ed Chandler

If you know the identity or at least the species of this bird, please leave a message in the comment section below. You can also leave a comment on the KOOL 107.9 Facebook Page.