Acorn Woodpecker

Doing what they do best in the hills above Saratoga, CA.

9 responses

  1. Anne

    Wow! Awesome photo of Acorn Woodpecker captures it all! Worthy of entry (and win) in a photo contest!

    April 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  2. Love it!

    April 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  3. nice shot!

    April 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

  4. bikesbirdsbeaches

    What a great photo! When I lived in Marin, I loved walking around Lake Lagunitas, where there is a colony of Acorn Woodpeckers.

    April 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

  5. Gayle

    Wowie. I’d thought woodpeckers were exclusively bugmeateaters.

    April 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  6. Sue

    Do they aactually eat the acorns? I have some memory of their “farming” the acorns, i.e. putting them in holes in a tree trunk…the farm…and using the bugs that eventually develope in the acorns to feed their young.

    April 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    • I’ve heard about half of their diet is acorns. They do often hawk insects too.

      April 10, 2012 at 12:16 am

  7. beautiful one

    April 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  8. Beautiful!

    April 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

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