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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Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
Dennis Gabor
Inventing the Future, 1964