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Unusual series of photos showing a Red headed Woodpecker caching whole acorns in large drilled holes. Usually, I see them caching acorn bits from acorns they open on the ground; more typically like the last photo – taken the same day within a Canon 7D and a Canon 400 DO IS lens:












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On last Saturday morning while driving in a bottom field along the Little Buffalo River, where there are dozens of acres of forage grounds for the Red-headed woodpecker, I spotted one making a nest in a hole in the side of a barkless elm tree. The forage grounds, consists of swamp white oaks, sycamores, beech, hackberry, cottonwood, elm, and a few smaller species of trees. The elms tend to drop their bark the year after they die. This makes them perfect for woodpeckers. Taken with a 1D Mark III and an EF600L f/4 IS:





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The Redheaded woodpecker are using last fall’s forage which the cached in a stump; very smart of them considering how cold and icy this winter has been. It was a nice day yesterday and today we started out at 10F but have quickly risen into the 40s. This week looks to be a lot warmer with temperatures reaching the mid-60s in a few days:




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Another photo in a continuing series on a pair of Redheaded woodpeckers mating and nesting this April 2013:



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An ongoing series about the redheaded woodpeckers near Parthenon, Arkansas:



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Yesterday was a gorgeous day; the temperature here in Murray Valley reached 40F. I spotted a pair of Red headed woodpeckers in the Little Buffalo River bottoms near their forage area. They are nesting high in some dead trees not far from the river. The pair spent the day removing old material, possibly forage, from the hole they selected; maybe making 30 trips around the tree in the hour I watched. They ate lots of wasps also. Guess they are plentiful on these sunny warner days. They are magnificent birds !!!

We are expecting a cool down the first part of this week an then much warmer next week. I now expect the main warbler and vireo migration to begin around April 15th; nesting always begins in late April and early May:



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