Wood Pecker Tech

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Wood Pecker Tech

Bob Cammarata 6/21/2012 1:53:57 PM

Terrific story-telling image!

Is that really true?
I've actually observed Red-headed Woodpeckers stashing live grasshoppers into dead crags to be consumed later, so I guess it's safe to assume that stashing acorns falls within another pecker species typical behavioral pattern.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob #1470547

Songbird Cline 6/21/2012 1:57:12 PM

Thank you.. yes it's true. Every cedar post along this road is pecked with holes and filled with acorns.
Im so happy that you looked at my image and thank you for the kind comments!! #10194498

Bob Cammarata 6/21/2012 2:09:20 PM

That's pretty cool!

I'd love to some day get a photo of the birds actually stashing the nuts.

Michelle Alton 6/22/2012 5:30:00 AM

Absolutely great capture and description, Songbird. Nature is such an eye-opener, if you take the time to look. #10195423

Songbird Cline 6/22/2012 8:16:06 AM

Thank you...and yes, Nature is amazing!! #10195597

JudyAnn Rector 6/22/2012 8:51:02 AM

You have beautifully captured this amazing sight, Songbird! #10195641

Songbird Cline 6/22/2012 9:27:44 AM

Im so happy that you all like the image and that I am able to share my rural lifestyle with you. #10195669

Craig W. Myers 6/24/2012 10:04:33 PM

Really cool image. Interesting subject and strong POV. #10198657

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I guess one would call this entire scene "low tech".. it's a simple old barbed wire fence with cedar posts. The ingenious wood peckers gather the oak acorns and place them in the holes they have pecked for their winter food storage and winter dining.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

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