Posted by: atowhee | May 14, 2016

WATCHING THE DRILL

My birding friend Emmalisa Whalley has taken a series of photos of an Acorn Woodpecker (or various woodpeckers) working on a nest hole in the utility pole in Ashland.  See the sawdust fly:acwo-em1 acwo-em2 acwo-em3As communal nesters it is likely that more than one member of the Acorn Woodpecker tribe is working on this hole.  If this hole is used for nesting this year all the females in the tribe will lay eggs in this nest, then each will help with incubation, brooding and feeding.  Don’t tell the Republicans about this communist bird.

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  1. These are great!

  2. Rogue Valley Bird Day 2016 https://flic.kr/s/aHskwxkMum


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