Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monterey Woodpeckers

Daphne and I went for a short hike today in Toro Park.  Toro Park is just south of Salinas, on Highway 68.  It is the closest wild place for us to hike (that I have found).  I will post more about the hike later.

Toward the end of the hike, when we were again down on the main part of the park, I came upon a tree riddled with holes.  In each hole was an acorn.  There were red-headed Acorn Woodpeckers in the tree, so I looked them up.

At a website by Don Roberson, a great bird photographer from the Monterey area, I found a really good picture:http://creagrus.home.montereybay.com/woodpeckers.html.   The Acorn is the third photo down.  Here is the tree I saw:

And the whole tree:

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