It’s always fun getting a new yard bird and today’s was good one – the clown of the woodpecker family, an Acorn Woodpecker. This woodpecker can be found throughout California, but is a little out of place in the GNG. Being Oak Woodland dependent and social by nature (you normally find this species living in tight-knit groups), having a single male in the garden was definitely a treat. It seemed to be enjoying nectar provided by the silk oak flowers before being chased off by some raucous ravens.
Acorn Woodpecker and Common Raven