We've had to curtain off one of the windows in the utility room at the back of the house so our movements don't disturb Mrs Thrush but we can watch her, and she can watch us, through a gap at the top of the curtain. We've also had to stop using a section of the yard at the back of the house.
The first bit of good news is that Mr Thrush is helping to feed his young, and he's now singing very cheerfully in the mornings from the top of the conifer opposite our house.
Mrs Thrush spends a great deal of her time on the nest but yesterday afternoon we spotted that she was out, so we were able to get a quick photo. The second bit of good news is that their four very healthy young are growing at a fast rate.