A 'ready to fly' brood of Phoebes. The parents or their descendants return each year to a joist under our back deck. Two years ago Dave put this white box thing-y in the corner where the birds construct so the nest wouldn't fall or slip to the ground. He then covered the area above so that when it rains the rain water drains away from the nest.
He doesn't love me feeding the birds because of all the chipmunks and we surely are overrun with them this year! but the Phoebes and other visitors with song and activity make it worthwhile.
The one drawback to the birds (and it isn't a big one) being under the deck is the corner they chose. It is just off to the right of the basement walkout door so that whenever one of us opens the door to go out or walks under the deck to go in, a bird is startled and a human jumps as it flies over their head.