Well, they aren’t nuthatches. They are Bewick’s wrens! (I needed my field glasses to verify.) They are however still in residence and apparently have become parents, as I see them doing some serious insect catching and running to their lowly birdhouse. I have decided not to delay planting any longer. Figure if I limit it to some leafy greens, they will not require extensive digging (thus attracting crows) and need less tending. I hope I don’t live to regret that last part. The broccoli took rather more attention (and water) than I had expected. We had our drought period arrive a month early and thus I needed to stay on top of the watering to try and stave off bolting broccoli. Am now down to 4 plants, but with constant cuttings we are getting a good harvest from them. To counter my water usage, I swapped out all the faucet aerators from 2.5 gpm to 1.5. We only used 1 CCF more than last June. Now that I have changed out the shower head to 1.5’s as well, maybe we will go back down. Or not. Freshly harvested veggies need to be washed. I then water the garden with the rinse water. Wow these little birds make awesome music!