[Tweeters] Acorn Woodpeckers in Thurston County still present

Gary Wiles wilesharkey at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 23 17:37:43 PST 2014

I had distant views of the Acorn Woodpeckers near Weir Prairie in Thurston County this afternoon between 2:15 to 3:30 pm.  For anyone without base access, directions to the viewpoint are to take Rainier Rd southeast from Lacey, then turn left (northeast) on to Military Rd which becomes 123rd Avenue.  Go a short distance along 123rd, park along Moes Road, and then walk 75-100 yds further east along 123rd.  The main snag used by the birds and noted in Bill Tweit's eBird posting lies directly to the north about half a mile, so be sure to bring a scope along.  I saw the birds on both the main snag (which is a thick-trunked tree with a broken-off top) and on the bare tops of a couple of trees 50-75 yds to left (west).  The birds disappeared for about 45 minutes before returning, so have some patience when looking for them.
Gary WilesOlympia, WAwilesharkey at yahoo.com

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