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Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Daughters college class went on an Archaeology dig today at Bald Hill near Bend, California. She took these pictures for me because she knew I would be interested to see this. It is really something. Her teacher told her that a woodpecker pecked the holes in the tree. I guess this its way of storing his winter food. Click on the pictures to see them better!






Info on the Acorn Woodpecker

11 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Oh wow, that would of been a sight to see. I'm glad your daughter took photos for you.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee that is amazing girl ! I would never had guessed what happened to it or why .. it looks man made it is so methodical and "engineered" ? looking !

cindee said...

Hi Crafty Gardener,
It would have been fun to see it in person but I am glad she got pictures!

Hi Joy,
I know isn't it amazing that a bird would do that?

WiseAcre said...

I've never seen anything like that. I'm going to have to link to this so others can see it. It really is a sight to behold. All I have to do is find something I can associate it with. It might be hard to find anything comparable but you know what they say. Seek and you shall find. :)

I also got a kick out of the title. I once used: Holy Flowering Fangs, Batman so you can see why.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Looks like it's filled with buckshot! Used as a rifle range.
Brenda

tina said...

Pretty cool!

Meadowview Thymes said...

What amazing pictures! There are certainly lots of interesting things in this world! Thank your daughter for the great pictures!

Kudzu said...

that's so cool! I've never seen a whole tree done like that! Did the woodpeckers add the acorns, or did squirrels?? I guess they figure no other critter is going to steal it,LOL!
kudzu

cindee said...

Hi WiseAcre,
It is a very unique tree that is for sure!!!

Hi Brenda,
LOL it does!(-:

Hi Tina,
Thanks!

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
Thanks! I will tell her(-:

Hi Kudzu,
Well apparently acorn woodpeckers put the acorns in the holes. They first drill out the holes then find acorns to fit into the holes. This is their winter stash of food! Weird huh? Squirrels and Blue Jays will try to steal them though!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Wow Cindee, this is amazing...I'm glad your daughter was able to take photos to share w/you (and us!). I have lots of woodpeckers around here but have never seen anything like that, anywhere. It's so cool!!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Wow Cindee, this is amazing...I'm glad your daughter was able to take photos to share w/you (and us!). I have lots of woodpeckers around here but have never seen anything like that, anywhere. It's so cool!!