With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we are proud to share some news from two families here at Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. This spring we have been fortunate enough to host nesting Pileated Woodpeckers in a Cabbage Palm snag, and Red Shouldered Hawks in one of our Bismarck Palms. Within just a few days of each other, these families have each welcomed two hatchlings.
Here are the nesting mothers last month, patiently awaiting their new arrivals…
…and now they have hatched! All four parents are doing a great job protecting and feeding their growing families.
Here are some early portraits of these special moms with their new babies.
We thoroughly enjoy hearing about birds that thrive in our clients’ landscapes as well, and have several clients who have invited us to incorporate bird habitats, baths, and feeders into their gardens. For more information about creating a bird-friendly landscape, read this article from The Audubon Society. Happy Mother’s Day!
Did you know: a group of hawks is called a kettle, and a group of woodpeckers is called a descent.