"No" said the birds.
"No, you may not use your box for monitoring equipment."
The sparrows dove and screeched in the air above.
"No! The box is ours and we'll do with it what we want!"
We unhooked both your loggers from your battery!
We've incorporated your wires into our nest!"
Okay, possession is 9/10ths of the law.
"I'll be back in two weeks" I said.
"And I'm downloading my data!"