Acorn Woodpeckers Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

Acorn Woodpeckers spending time together Monday and lifting spirits around Los Alamos and in this tree on Barranca Mesa. 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. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Acorn Woodpeckers spotted Monday in a tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Acorn Woodpeckers spotted Monday in a tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Acorn Woodpeckers spotted Monday in a tree on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan