[Tweeters] Westside Park Acorn Woodpecker

Scott Ramos lsr at ramoslink.info
Mon Nov 17 22:28:49 PST 2014

The Acorn Woodpecker originally described by Grace and Ollie Oliver is still frequenting the feeders adjacent Westside Park in Redmond. In the hour or so that I was there mid-day Monday, this feisty bird would make infrequent visits to the feeder then return to the conifers nearby. It seemed to follow a Northern Flicker in to feed, then kick the flicker out so that it had the feeders to itself. Once, a Band-tailed Pigeon came in to feed and the ACWO chased it mercilessly around the backyard until the pigeon left the premises.

Although the low afternoon sun caused backlit conditions, it was possible to get a few images.
https://picasaweb.google.com/104613265151815506340/SeattleUncategorized?noredirect=1#6082878736366901810 <https://picasaweb.google.com/104613265151815506340/SeattleUncategorized?noredirect=1#6082878736366901810>
http://youtu.be/ADFDsyOL7pE <http://youtu.be/ADFDsyOL7pE>

Scott Ramos

For those needing directions to the bird’s location, use the map from this checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20588827 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20588827>
Enter Westside Park and walk to the somewhat open area between the fences on the south side of the park and the ravine.

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