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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Acorn Woodpecker


Here is another bird common around home but once I looked into it, realized that other than portions of Arizona, New Mexico and a wee bit of coastal Oregon, California is it for his home here in the U.S. So the Acorn Woodpecker would be a bird that may cause a bit of wonderment to people elsewhere in the country or the world for that matter.


Here, he is tossing a kernel of corn into his mouth.
As their name implies, they harvest acorns in the fall and store them into holes drilled into dead trees. This gives them a supply of food during the winter and spring. Will the corn kernel be like a dessert treat?


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17 comments:

  1. Хорошие фотографии! Красивая птичка!

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  2. I love these birds! You are right...coming from the east, these guys look pretty amazing, in comparison to all of our woodpeckers!

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  3. just funky!!! definitely a rare one for the majority of the US!

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  4. neeeever heard of it. he has amazing eyes and patriotic colors too. I just saw a photo on someone's blog of a tree that had nuts in holes as you describe. I'm so bad a recalling where I see things, but I was intrigued by it, wondering why birds did it, but now I realize it's winter food storage. duh. it just seems as though that pantry would be raided by other birds/animals. guess not huh? your photos are crisp and have that beautiful bokeh that's becoming a trademark in your photos John. have a great day.

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  5. Great photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. A wonderful bird to see...
    so colourful.

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  7. Beautiful colours great photos.

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  8. You right on the money with this one John. Like myself, I'll bet a lot of people are seeing the Acorn woodpecker for the first time today. And is it a beauty!
    I took the time to scroll up and down your pages and my god man but don't you have a lovely eye!
    Safe journeys to you and Sinbad!

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  9. The second pic is wonderful, right in the angle to make us know how he/she eat. Have a nice day!

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  10. Great photos! I like the colors of the bird!!
    very nice!!!
    thanks for your comment on my blog. my 5 year old daughter has the photos made I the photos still a little worked on (Adobe PS)
    greetings Synke :-)

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  11. A beautiful bird.
    One I've certainly never heard of.

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  12. I love these woodpeckers, it is a gorgeous bird. Wonderful photos.

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  13. Oh, I'm jealous! (if you can actually be jealous of woodpeckers. ;-) ) He's gorgeous!

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  14. He is a beautiful bird! Great shots!

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  15. OH Spectacular!! These birds look amazing its like they have on Makeup!! Have you ever been over to visit Ivan's blog he travels with a CAT named Hailey!
    IVAN

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  16. What a beauty. This bird is completely new to me.

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  17. These are excellent photos of your Acorn Woodpecker.
    The colors are so bold, I always love the red top on these birds. WOW you sure captured them in true form. Thinking you are on a huge roll now!

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