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~Arizona Bird Series – Acorn Woodpecker

Madera Canyon, December 30, 2020

I first saw this bird on 11/07/2009 while visiting Fort Davis State Park.

“What no holes?”

Acorn Woodpeckers are very unusual woodpeckers that live in large groups, hoard acorns, and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in a tree trunk or telephone pole. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing.

 

Note the tail.
“Where is my next acorn?”

Happy Birding!

~Arizona Bird Series-Magnificent Hummingbird

Madera Canyon – December 27, 2020

The Magnificent Hummingbird is a new one for me. Number 397.

The Magnificent Hummingbird is a large hummingbird named in regards to its dazzling plumage.The Magnificent Hummingbird\\ is the second-largest member of the hummingbird family found north of Mexico (behind only the Blue-Throated hummingbird). The adult male Magnificent hummingbird has a bronze tail, green and bronze upperparts, and a gray belly.

~Happy Birding~