Look at that beak! We were surprised when we looked out the window a few days ago and we saw three woodpeckers in our backyard. They were large birds and very colorful. They looked a little different than our “normal” woodpeckers so we had to look them up to identify them for sure.
We decided it is an Acorn woodpecker.
This beautiful bird is welcome in our yard at any time.
Here is a link to All About Birds for the Acorn Woodpecker.
We found a coloring page that will help us draw this bird in our nature journals.
8 thoughts on “Acorn Woodpecker – Visitor to Our Backyard”
It’s always fun when a new bird visits! Thanks for sharing.
He is gorgeous! It is so much fun to have new feathered visitors. We have attracted a group of yellow rumped warblers for the first time this week. They have been daily visitors since they found us!
What a cute little warbler!
You are right…new birds are exciting.
My daughters and I were so excited to see the acorn woodpecker. We were just learning more about woodpeckers today as part of our nature study.
We saw a picture of the acorn woodpecker in a book this moring; but to see a picture of one in your backyard eating from a feeder gave us a much better idea the size of these huge – and beautiful – birds!
We don’t have acorn woodpeckers here. The largest type that has visited our farm is the pileated woodpeckers which is about 19″ long.
Wow! Look at that! Never seen that!
This is such a fantastic find! I am a fellow Charlotte Mason homeschooler, and I recently bought “Handbook of Nature Study”. I am excited to use it and get ideas from your blog!
Aren’t they beautiful. We just saw a large red headed woodpecker in our woods the other day!
Hi Barb! I passed along the Stylish Blogger Award to you (if you like these things). Your blog is one of my favorites, so I wanted to include it.