I put up a nest box in December to attract an American Kestrel.
I actually got one.
The nest box dimensions were provided to me by a kestrel bander from California.
I waited for a week after first noticing the woodpeckers before checking inside the nest box.
The eggs are totally spotless. In hind sight I wish I had removed that wood chip. 11 days later I found these guys…
My guess is that the kids are about 3 days old in the above shot. 6 days later the kids are getting bigger.
The following shot was taken 5 days later.
So they are about 14 days old. I felt uncomfortable opening the box and stopped after this shot. I did not want them fledging too early.
Great Mohawks eh?
It was fun watching the kids growing up and I knew that the final exit would be fleeting.
The kids were very aggressive when eating. Mom and dad were actually a bit scared when feeding them.
Dad is on the left, mom on the right.