Toucans preparing to nest @ El Remanso

Chestnut-mandibled toucans (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)) are one of the 2 members of the Toucan family (Ramphastidae) that you can find in the Osa Peninsula. It is frequent to spot toucans at El Remanso, specially from the restaurant deck in the early mornings as well as anywhere in the tropical garden of the lodge. Since yesterday we have our "yearly visitors" back and nesting in a tree cavity next to the main driveway of the lodge. This is the third year in a row where we have been able to observe a couple of toucans using the exact same hole to create their nest. The curious thing about toucans is that they do not "built" their nests as many other birds. They are cavity-nesters and usually use an existing abandoned nest (such as hollow tree cavities), and are incapable of excavating. This behavior has been observed in both the Chestnut-mandibled Toucan as well as the Fiery-billed Aracari. Another particularity of the chestnut-mandibled toucans is the fact that male and female usually form long-term pair bonds, and the female will usually defend rather "agressively" her nest once the offspring has arrived! Below are the pics taken this morning of the nest and the toucan in it!