Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
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These guys showed up at the farm in South Dakota during the summer of 2014. Now my dad looks forward to seeing them every year. He has started changing some of his practices for managing his shelterbelt, in order to help them out.

It would be fun to see them in the yard someday.

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The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
Chief Luther Standing Bear