Woodpecker Divebombs Stellar Jay

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by James Kilthau

These Acorn woodpeckers in Santa Clarita, California seem to have an ongoing war with the jays. I was taking shots of the Stellar Jays when this woodpecker comes in for a crash landing on a poor jay. The woodpecker had his wings in for maximum velocity and unfortunately I wasn't able to record the impact. Still fun to watch though

Location: Placerita Canyon Park, Santa Clarita, California

 

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