When the woodpecker is searching for food, or laying siege to some hidden grub, the sound of his hammer is dead or muffled and is heard but a few yards. It is only upon dry, seasoned timber, freed of its bark, that he beats his reveille to spring and wooes his mate.

John Burroughs

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Author Profession: Author
Nationality: American
Born: April 3, 1837
Died: March 29, 1921

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