130/365 – Feeding Changeover

The great spotted woodpeckers eggs have hatched and the feeding duties have begun. The parents are in and out every few minutes which can lead to some traffic backing up. When each parent lands on the tree they let out a call to notify the other that they need to get in and then they wait for the other to emerge.

Great spotted woodpeckers at nest hole

The male exits while the female waits to go into the nest to feed the chicks

4 comments

  1. “HO-ney, I’m HO-ome…”

  2. bayphotosbydonna · May 8, 2018

    Awesome image!

    • spugwash · May 8, 2018

      Thank you. I must admit I was smiling when I took it!!

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