What’s for breakfast?

This was probably one of the most well known holes back in early April. Word got out  pretty quickly about a pair of flickers nesting in a park in Largo. Such a tiny hole to have so many people staring at it. I got there early on a Saturday morning and there were already 10 photographers there. We all quietly stood there for about 30 minutes before one of the parents flew in.

She crept up slowly to the hole.

Out popped one of the babies and she fed it. At this point the babies were already looking like grown flickers. But, they were still acting like babies.

Only slightly zooming in, the nest was very visable.

Mom took off after feeding the first one. Then it was time to sit and wait another 30 minutes. Eventually she came back and two more popped out. There were 3 in all but I could never get a shot of all 3 out at the same time.

After waiting a while it was time for me to leave. Not before this little one popped out looking for Mom. He must have still been hungry. This was my first time seeing a flicker nest. I don’t see them that often in the area so it was fun watching them being fed.