Monday, October 31, 2011

Acorn Woodpecker

One of the things I enjoy about birding is all the things I continue to learn about birds, even after the original sightings. This is where a good photo is particularly helpful.  A week ago I took a photo of an Acorn Woodpecker while at Lake Mendocino in California.  Today, while editing photos of the trip I became aware that one of the photos I had taken was of a female Acorn Woodpecker. (notice the black band between the white forehead and the read crown) I previously only had a photo of a male in the Critters section of Cascade Ramblings.  Now I have both male and female photos of the Acorn Woodpecker.


  1. And on that note, I was interested to read this article on "How Woodpeckers Peck Wood Without Hurting Themselves". Robin

  2. Thanks for I.D. I think we viewed this Woodpecker several days in a row a few weeks ago @ vineyard across the street & never noticed one before. It wa very striking (no pun intended).