The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930. The trail starts on the Massachusetts-Vermont state line, and runs north ending at the Canada-US border.
This is a very tolerant mama bird... we couldn't have been the first ones to snap a ton of photos of her beautiful family. Judging by the other nests nearby, this isn't the first time either. I guess humans are less risk than having a nest outside of the shelter. It renews my faith in humanity a bit :-)