Acorn Woodpeckers

I spotted some woodpeckers on an electrical tree pole in the parking lot near my nephew's school.  I did an online search, and found out they are called acorn woodpeckers. According to what I read, the acorn woodpecker male has a red cap with a white forehead; and the female acorn woodpecker has black forehead. Their call is very distinguish and different from my Michigan downy woodpeckers.




What I found amazing is that these acorn woodpeckers live like a colony on either the electrical pole or on the palm tree. I couldn't take a photo of their gathering as my camera could reach that far up or high up.

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5 comments:

Christine February 26, 2016 9:06 pm  

nice capture of these woodpeckers!

Brite Mist February 27, 2016 8:31 pm  

nice!

Christine February 28, 2016 12:05 am  

Icy I posted my <a href="http://cmlk79.blogspot.ca/2016/02/sunday-sketches-pelican.html> pelican </a> drawing today, thx.

Ratty February 28, 2016 2:41 am  

I envy you so much for seeing them. I've never heard of these woodpeckers before. Great stuff.

Pat Tillett March 01, 2016 9:01 pm  

Nice photos of these great birds. These are the only woodpeckers we see down here. They are total characters (as well as being pretty). They make holes in trees, houses, or whatever. Then they force acorns into the holes. As you can imagine, this causes an ongoing turf war between the them and the squirrels. Sometimes, they will put thousands of acorns into the trunk of a large tree. Occasionally, we even seen them working on palm trees.

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