The Green Woodpecker chick is now large enough to stick its head out of the nesting hole. Previously all we could see was an open and begging beak:
There may be others in the nest, but if there are, they’re not getting much to eat. This one is monopolising the entrance. Here’s the female coming in to feed it, in one of my favourite photographs of this few weeks with them:
A beakfull of ants from the parent awaits the lucky chick.
It won’t be long before it’ll be stretching its wings and making its way down from the hole. I wish I could be there to see it.