About a week ago another swallow decided to make her nest on the metal plate that holds up the light fixture for our carport. Smart bird, since she can use the sun's heat on the metal roof of the carport to help incubate. We really don't mind the swallows, so I don't need any hints about how to get rid of them. Problem is, about the time mama made her nest DH had turned the carport light directly below her on and has left it on. Last night I went to turn the light off because it's drawing bugs to the backdoor, but when I pulled the cord to shut it off I spooked mama off the nest. I turned the light back on so she could see to get back on the nest. It's pitch black out there without the light. My plan was to turn the light off during the day today, when it won't be a problem for her to see even if I do spook her, but now I wonder. Since she is used to the light being on, should I just go ahead and leave it on for the duration?