19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
2 Acorn Woodpeckers Mating

2 Acorn Woodpeckers were attempting to mate and flying around each other and it seemed like they were attacking each other. Then I realized they were attempting to mate with one another. It was a really noisy mating ritual! I had never seen 2 Acorn Woodpeckers mating before. It was beautiful!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Newhall, Ca, United States of America
Copyright: © Jayme Thomas