Thanks so much for asking. The guard is now all the way down at 90* to the flat roof and I just watched her exit. A problem I appear to have been having in checking on her was that she seems to exit way earlier now than she did without the guard……. as in before the box is usually in sight to me. Perhaps she feels more “trapped” with the guard there. I believe the was leaving me with a false impression that she wasn’t getting into the box. The male had not been on the top of the box at all but is found most of the time ~15 feet up on a tree 30 feet in front the the box opening. I don’t have side “blinders” on the guard but probably will add them soon. Things will get even more exciting in a few days when hatching is scheduled to occur.
This is way too much fun.