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Acorn woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

Description:

Woodpeckers hiding their food stash in the bark of a dead tree. I guess the tree is the equivalent of our fridge for them.

Habitat:

Yosemite NP, CA.

Notes:

For a close-up on this species see my previous spotting from Costa Rica. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/524...

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10 Comments

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

I agree with Neil Ross. You be careful ;-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Neil! Haha, yes, they certainly made noise to make all these holes :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

I'm glad I don't live next door to him! He's a little industry unto himself. Awesome spotting, Marta. Cheers for sharing.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley :-)
I bet these guys love all South Western areas of the United States :-)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I saw a lot of these in AZ a few months ago, they are such a treat to see! Nice photos too, Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Doreen! California is a good place to see them. I have also seen the in Cerro de la Muerte in Costa Rica :-)

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 6 years ago

Always wanted to see one of these woodpeckers. Very nice.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

True! He was a very ambitious little bird ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Doing a great job there. Might need a coconut for that big hole though :-)

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Nice! I used to see these all the time in California and they sure do have a unique personality.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 17, 2014
Submitted on Dec 23, 2014

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