I don't know why this was archived, but fresh from the cellar, here's one of our resident Acorn Woodpeckers.
My kind of bird: The acorn woodpecker's habitat is forested areas with oaks in the coastal areas and foothills of Oregon, California, and the southwestern United States, south through Central America to Colombia. This species may occur at low elevations in the north of its range, but rarely below 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in Central America, and it breeds up to the timberline. Nest are excavated in a large cavity in a dead tree or a dead part of a tree.
That's us! For the first five years I was photographing them, I would park my car at the ranch and take the six miles of rather arduous (downright difficult) trails to get to the tree at Ginder Gap in the foothills of Mt. Diablo. Two years ago when I could not longer visit the three families of them, I found out that there was another route which is two miles round trip. Then the tree collapsed under the weight of the acorns hammered into it. Descriptions of these birds and their wonderful behaviors are stated under all my other images of them.