Friday, August 19, 2011


Hiking in the mountains this morning I came across an amazing covergence of acorn woodpeckers.

Throngs of them in one section of oak trees bopped about in the canopy.

The sound was incredible, imagine 40 people squeaking rubber duckies all at once.

They flitted.....

fought, jack hammered the dead sections.......

and mated.

We must have watched them for twenty minutes

then hiked up to the top.

When we came back down quite a while later they were still at it. You never know what kind of gifts are just waiting to be discovered in the beginning hours of a day.

I hope you catch a few this weekend, xo Ro