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On last Saturday morning while driving in a bottom field along the Little Buffalo River, where there are dozens of acres of forage grounds for the Red-headed woodpecker, I spotted one making a nest in a hole in the side of a barkless elm tree. The forage grounds, consists of swamp white oaks, sycamores, beech, hackberry, cottonwood, elm, and a few smaller species of trees. The elms tend to drop their bark the year after they die. This makes them perfect for woodpeckers. Taken with a 1D Mark III and an EF600L f/4 IS:

 

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