So, I have been doing some online research and unwilling spying on this creatures habits when I'm awaken by them. Everything that I have read and seen has been right on point ... except one thing. I believe they are waiting for squirrels to come out. The two of them hunker down in the tree and just sit there until something startles them. Last night I heard what I thought was a puppy wailing for a minute. I guess momma got worried and climbed down and ran toward the sound and papa did a few seconds after. As I watched I noticed that they ran up the sawhorses I had against the fence and jumped over on the roof of the garage next door. I said okay I'll just move those away from the fence, that's done. I read that loud noises scare them and I was thinking of a bb gun or a slingshot but continued to think of something else and came up with balloons. With those sharp claws it's not only loud but should scare them (not really what I wanted to say ) away...but for how long? Those squirrels aren't going any where and neither is the tree. The plan? Getting black balloons - lots of them - and place them in areas that I've seen them. Spiraling around the tree, on the fence maybe and around the carriage house. What I don't get is that being a nocturnal animal why doesn't the floodlights keep them away? I'll keep you posted.