Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve in Southern California

The Acorn Woodpecker likes open oak woods or mixed woods with oaks.


This Acorn Woodpecker sat in this tree long enough for us to get several pictures of him. 🙂 Acorn Woodpeckers are noisy and gregarious.  They gather acorns to store in holes drilled in certain trees or poles.acornwoopecker2

A few things I look for when identifying – Acorn Woodpeckers

  • He has a big red crown on top his head.
  • Clownish Face Pattern
  • White rump
  • White wing-patch

closeacornwoodHappy Birding!


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