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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I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Robert Redford
Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985