Still Some Acorn Woodpeckers

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

The oaks near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA) produced very few acorns the last two years. As a result the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) population seems to have decline precipitously. The acorn crop for 2015 has yet to be determined, but about eight acorn woodpeckers appear optimistic. They were noisily courting in this Oregon white oak near the lake.

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