The second mated pair had twins, which we believe may have hatched 1-2 weeks after Tiger. Its rather easy to tell the twins apart as one chick is slightly larger than the other. The bigger one, which we have nicknamed "Fa" for alpha, tends to be somewhat aggressive towards it's sibling, we have affectionately named "Bee". And yes, the names Fa and Bee came from one of my favorite George C. Scott movies, Day of the Dolphin.
Have really enjoyed watching the Woodpeckers discover and learn to land on our new tube feeder! It took them several months to even find it, and now that they have they visit our feeders all the time. Such a delight to watch the young chicks negotiate landing on the feeders - quite a learning curve for them.
Fa is always watching for Bee, and has a habit of chasing her off when given the chance.
Little Bee finally takes her turn at the feeders. She usually waits for Fa to leave before attempting to land. The last couple of days, we have seen her execute several perfect vertical landings on the feeder.
Even the adults had some problems learning to land on the tube feeder.
Tiger's first visit to the feeders with one of his parents.