Those clownish Acorn Woodpeckers


One of the funniest looking birds is the Acorn Woodpecker.  (Melanerpes formicivorus).  It can be found on the Pacific coast and southwestern states.  These photographs were obtained in July of 2009 at Fort Davis State Park, in the Davis Mountains of west Texas.  It is named for it’s habit of storing acorns by drilling holes in trees, buildings, utility posts, etc.

Acorn Woodpecker

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 tele-converter – tripod mounted
  • 1/125 sec. @ f6.3
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance 700mm
  • Metering – Spot
  • Aperture Priority

    Acorn Woodpecker

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/200 sec. @ f6.3
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance 380mm
  • Metering – Partial
  • Aperture Priority

    Acorn Woodpecker

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/250 sec, @ f7.1
  • ISO 800
  • Lens focal distance – 400mm
  • Metering – Center weighted average
  • Aperture priority

I hope you enjoyed the images.  Click on any one of them to see an enlargement.

 

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