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squirl033 Apr 22, 2019 5:21 PM

Acorn woodpeckers
 
Took a road trip down to Hillsboro, OR a couple of days ago to see the acorn woodpeckers there. I'd never seen one in person, only other peoples' photos, and I wanted to get some for myself. I was not disappointed! These are extremely photogenic, striking-looking birds, and not terribly shy. I was able to get a number of shots from distances close enough that I actually had to back off the zoom a bit! I spent a couple of hours with them, and got nearly 200 photos! :)

https://i.ibb.co/4jGGYFj/IMG-1607-vert-sm.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/tMGdNv0/IMG-1582-vert-sm.jpg

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DSP121 Apr 25, 2019 1:22 AM

Wow...!!! What a bird! I have never seen this bird before. I love that red color on its head! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! :love3:

squirl033 Apr 25, 2019 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DSP121 (Post 1416919)
Wow...!!! What a bird! I have never seen this bird before. I love that red color on its head! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! :love3:

My pleasure, DSP! I'd never seen one either until this one. They're not found in my area, so I had to drive 125 miles or so to find these. Well worth the trip, though! :)

lomitamike Apr 29, 2019 12:32 AM

You really wanted to see that woodpecker and you did. That was a lot of miles but you got what you went for.
Great research and photo's.


squirl033 Apr 29, 2019 9:43 PM

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Originally Posted by lomitamike (Post 1416934)
You really wanted to see that woodpecker and you did. That was a lot of miles but you got what you went for.
Great research and photo's.

Thanks, Mike! I've driven farther for worse photos, believe me! LOL! This trip was well worth it though! Plus I got to meet up with my son who lives in Portland, and we had dinner and a couple of beers together before I headed home... ;)


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