I saw a red-bellied woodpecker at the hopper feeder today. :D There are a bunch of woodpecker species in Illinois. Remarks about the rise and fall of different ones in the article match my observations here. We used to have red-headed woodpeckers but I haven't seen any in a long time.
Just a reminder: the Holiday Poetry Sale will run Monday, December 17-Friday, December 21. Prices start at $2.50, so there should be something for everyone. There will be a quarter-price option for folks spending $100 or more.