Actually, I hid behind a tree, and waited. After a few minutes, two tiny kittens peeked out from that hole! I barely saw their sweet faces, when I stepped on a dry leaf, and they disappeared again. Later, as I left for the day, I noticed the food was eaten. It rained the following day, but I tried to find the cat family again after that.
This was the closest I could get to the feral mama! See her in the middle of the photo? When I put out food again, it sat there all day and no one ate it. I haven't seen any kitties in a week, although co-workers claim that they have. But no kittens hanging out near that hole under the branches.
Some Cat Whisperer I am! I scare 'em away! Can only hope mama and babies show up again, so I can figure out a way to TNR the family. There are many office buildings, an airstrip, a multi-acre park AND tons of wild areas nearby, so she's found an excellent locale to hide her babies in. And I have no problem with that; I would simply like to end the cycle of kittens for her. My guess is the kittens were about four or five weeks old...and cute as the dickens.
By the way, you all know that it's kitten season, right? All those intact male cats and un-spayed females cause a virtual explosion of baby cats right now. Your favorite animal rescue is buried under kittens, or will be very, very soon! Help out, and donate some kitten food or your time, or adopt an older cat to help make way for the onslaught. We all need some furry love! Thank You!