Acorns stuffed into woodpecker made holes.
A “healthy” oak with a typical woodpecker spray pattern.

I still have a hard time believing what I saw on a trail in the Sutter Buttes. A dead oak tree was riddled what looked like bullets from a shotgun, but, so I was told, those holes were made and then filled with acorns courtesy of woodpeckers. Maybe it was a practice tree because the holes were randomly placed, not in a line as was the case with other live oak trees visited by woodpeckers. Maybe I should take a course on woodpeckers.

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