A splash of color appears as this acorn woodpecker couple, male and female, rest on the colorful branches. I loved learning how to tell them apart. There is beauty in so many details that we often seem to overlook.
The term used to denote a group of woodpeckers is a “bushel.” Acorn woodpeckers (melanerpes formicivorus) work as a team, stashing emergency food for the winter, and periodically checking on their supplies.
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