Years ago I worked for the hydro (electric) company at Niagara Falls. Every morning I had to shoo fishermen out of the Niagara River before they opened the dam & swept everyone over the Falls--not even 200 yards away. Had they even slipped where they were, there'd be no rescuing them. It seems fishermen don't acknowledge danger--even when it's imminent. Now THAT'S fanaticism.
Here's a picture of the wren chicks as of this afternoon. Clearly now we see at least 5, they're much bigger & their eyes are open.
There's been no activity for a while at the brown nuthatch nest, unfortunately. I'm going to spend some time this weekend watching their favorite feeder, hoping to see the adults, at least. Today I spotted a 3 1/2' long snake (most likely a southern black racer,) making its way across our backyard. After it seemingly vanished, Charles & I went out in the yard & discovered it's hole. Perhaps this explains the nuthatches' absence. <:(