The babies started screaming as Mom crept closer to the hole.
Feeding was quick. The babies were screaming at her.
Mom squeezed her way in and was cleaning out the nest. She took off with something in her beak.
“Wait, come back. We’re still hungry.” There were 2 babies in the nest.
Twenty minutes later Dad comes to feed them (you can tell the males by the red stripe across the chin just under their beak. The females don’t have this stripe.).
These pileated woodpecker parents were busy with 2 little mouths to feed. The light was bad from the boardwalk so it was a challenge to get decent pictures. These were all taken with my 300mm lens and extremely cropped up. They are animated little birds, almost grown up.
Linking to Wednesday Around the World.