Acorn Woodpecker

Melanerpes formicivorus

ML136885531


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Alison Davies
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eBird Checklist S52013261
Lake Hodges--boat launch (central)
San Diego, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.0659, -117.1085 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

I saw the woodpecker drop to the ground and grab the mouse, fly back up to the tree trunk with it, and slam the mouse against the wood repeatedly until it was motionless. Then the woodpecker began pecking at the mouse and tearing it apart.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D5100
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
477KB
Dimensions
1030 x 702

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