I come back every day to observe them, and one morning I realize that there's a noticeable change in their behavior. Their comings and goings are more frequent and now they return home carrying food. The baby birds have hatched!

From that day on, their busy ballet never stops. When the male brings food back, he perches on the trunk until he's certain no predators are watching. The female sticks her head out of the hole, verifies that it is indeed her husband who has returned before taking off herself to find food. Then the male enters the nest with caution. When the female returns, it's the same choreography in reverse. From sunrise to sunset, their comings and goings continue unremittingly. Their devotion to caring for the babies is whole-hearted and demands their full attention at every instant.