Acorn Woodpecker Video in HD

This video was shot in High Def 1920 x 1080 mode at O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon, CA on February 3, 2016 using a Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 100-400 IS II lens.  A tripod was used to maintain maximum stability.  The video is a culmination of several edited clips tied together.  Multiple Acorn Woodpeckers can be seen here that offer good insight as to their behaviors and how they store acorns.  In several scenes you’ll note the “grainery” or as I might refer to “pantry”.  Not only do they place acorns into each of their pre-drilled holes but they actually move the acorns around as well as pound on the acorn to secure them in their place.  The video includes primarily males, however at the intro and also with approximately 25 seconds remaining in the video, a female makes an appearance.  She is easy to spot as her crown offers (from rear to front) a “red-to-black-to-white” marking.  Note all of the male crowns are red and white only. ©2016 Anthony Gliozzo /


2 Responses

  1. Lois Halbert

    We see this lovely woodpecker every day in back of our house on Destello in Wilderness Glen. They are so beautiful. Thank you for the pictures.

  2. Gwendolyn Floccari

    We have many of these woodpeckers visit feeders on our patio.We first saw them feeding at hummingbird feeder so we started putting seeds in a hanging feeder.We have been able to take many photos.we live in Anaheim Hills

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