But when an adult approached the pond, she became immediately alert and the ducklings swam to her.
Also today is the day of my husband's annual fish fry. I'm concerned for nesting Cactus Wrens because their nest box is right in the middle of the activity. It seems to be keeping the wrens from coming in and feeding their babies, despite the babies loud chirping.
Kelly Bryan was at the fish fry and told me that Cactus Wrens aren't known to nest in nest boxes, so here is some documentation of that occurring, for what it's worth.
Eventually, the wren did come in and feed a couple of times with all the activity around, so hopefully the nesting attempt won't fail.