The male and female Hairy Woodpeckers have been very busy lately. They are continually moving back and forth from the nest cavity bringing all sorts of interesting insects to their brood. We still haven't observed any youngsters at the mouth of the cavity and both parents still disappear completely into the cavity when they bring food but we sure can hear the youngsters making lots of noise when the think someone is going to bring them food.
What an interesting world view they must have right now. Their whole world consists of wood walls and one glowing magic opening where Mom and Dad disappear into the light only to return with more food (and take away the fecal sacs, a membranous bag of bird poop kind of like bird diapers produced by young birds as a way of keeping the nest cleaner).