Acorn Woodpecker in the Silk Oaks

April 20, 2016

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 
Acorn Woodpecker and Common Raven 

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