Mom and dad are very protective and I am not even allowed to sit on my front porch, but that is ok, I have a back porch.
It’s funny, I remember when I was a kid my dad and all the adults would put up tinfoil and other stuff on the columns to make sure birds would not nest there. I’m all for it. There’s plenty of room and it makes me happy. I have three birdfeeders, four birdhouses, two bird baths, and even a bat house in the backyard. I like hearing all the birds in the morning and watch them raising a fuss.