A group of acorn woodpeckers have been using an old, dead, willow tree in our yard to store acorns and have built some cavities for nesting. Today, there seemed to be a battle. Our guess is that a group of outsiders arrived hoping to take over the tree. There was wrestling on the ground with beaks looking to be used a swords. The intruders seemed to be bothered by my picture taking, but the locals are used to us. The willow tree is right next to our house. There were about six or seven woodpeckers “fighting”. I even saw one off in the distance watching from a nearby fencepost.There looked to be a little hug when the intruders left.
Shared by LATO docents Mike and Ruby Klatt, April 15,2014