So this is the patio upon which Notre Dame de la Ficus has set up nest-keeping. It faces north and is open to the sky, between two three-story sections of building which effectively block direct morning or afternoon light. It is separated from a neighboring building by a narrow pedestrian alley. The net effect of the enclosure is to provide an unusually sheltered environment for small creatures looking for protection from predators. In our city, crows are a major pest. They don't come down here.
This is the finished nest, a few days before actual nest-sitting began.
And this is the little mother.