Friday, June 10, 2011

More About Acorn Woodpeckers

One of our favorite areas to hike and bird this month is turning out to be along the Rogue River.  We hike a section of trail on the Denman Wildlife Area and then in the adjoining Touvelle State Park. We returned there again today for the third time and again one of the most plentiful birds we saw were the Acorn Woodpeckers. One of the interesting things about Acorn Woodpeckers is that they drill holes in trees to store their acorns.  This big old pine tree in Touvelle State Park, riddled with holes, is ample evidence of their numbers and activities. Check out the photo below for a close-up.  

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