Acorn Woodpecker Granary

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Acorn Woodpecker Granary
Dec 30, 2013

I spotted this granary of Acorn Woodpeckers while driving through some hills near Santa Barbara, CA a few weeks ago.  When I first pulled over, there was a woodpecker working on it but he never came back although I waited for nearly an hour....

Families of Acorn Woodpecker use these granaries to store acorns.  They may select trees, or man-made structures like this utility pole.  I've read that one of these granaries may hold 50,000 acorns!!

This is an older image of the woodpecker burying an acorn in a tree.

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