They’re back! Same spot as before, in the nook between the column and ceiling of my front porch. Looks like a great nest, and 5 eggs is a prize (4 is usually the max as I discovered in this lovely Q&A blog). My only concern is that I don’t see the mama around often. Either I can’t see her in the nest, or she flies off as I open the front door and I simply haven’t noticed. I’m just hoping they are good healthy eggs.
I don’t know when the eggs were laid, but if they are viable they should hatch within a two week period. Then they’ll be gone within another 2 weeks. I was not prepared for such a short stay last time and literally wept when I watched all three fly away, one after the other. I will be stronger this time around.