Friday, March 23, 2012

Acorn Woodpeckers

Melanerpes formicivorus - Acorn Woodpecker
Females are easily identified because males do not have the black
band between their white face and red topknot.

We have approximately 2 dozen that live in a family group in our
oak trees.  They are very territorial and live here year round.

Taking a cue from Mother Nature's colorway. 

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  1. What a beautiful bird! Great photos too.

  2. Your flock is awesome, Candy! Our woodpecker has been active, too. Every Spring, he does his little jackhammer peck on our metal chimney cover. It resonates across the whole neighborhood. Then he calls out for a mate. We hear the hammer/call, hammer/call routine for a few days until a female calls back, accepting his invitation. Then he's done with his hammering for a year!

  3. Morning Candy,
    Love all those great shots of the woodpeckers. They are so pretty, and you captured them beautifully.
    and that is a wonderful black, red and white table. Very striking and lovely.
    and enjoyed the music as well.
    Thanks for a fun visit,
    blessings, Nellie

  4. Beautiful photos, so glad he match your table! lol I would love to have woodpeckers in my yard. What is the size of your kitchen?

  5. Goodness! That eye is striking! I love woodpeckers, how fabulous that you have a family that's taken up residence in your wood!

  6. I think the woodpeckers are a pretty bird. We just seldom see any around here.

  7. Oh my that is so beautiful tablescape and I have not seen this kind of woodpecker here in our area. This is awesome!

    Outdoor Wednesday

  8. Love the table design based on the woodpeckers--what a cool idea!

  9. You have posted some excellent photos of woodpeckers.
    Joyce M

  10. Wow! Magical and colorful photos ~ very creative ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

  11. Thanks to all of you for visiting and enjoying all of my woodpeckers!


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