There's a family of Acorn Woodpeckers that live a few blocks from my house. I've been trying to photograph them for over a month now, but I hadn't had any luck. Either I'd see them and didn't have my camera, or I'd have my camera and didn't see them. But just the other day, I had the good fortune of photographing them for about 45 minutes. I got all kinds of great shots that I'll be sharing with you, but I thought this was a fun one to start with. Woodpeckers, like us, build homes to live in, and also like us, peek their heads outside to see what the heck that noise was.
"The Acorn Woodpecker stores nuts in individually drilled holes in trees called granaries. The acorns are jammed in so tight that even squirrels can’t pry them out. Some of these granary trees have up to 50,000 holes drilled by extended woodpecker families."
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