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There use to be a vacant field close to where I live. The field still exists, but it has 5 vinyl houses on it now. The gary oaks still remain, as they are protected here.
When it was just a gary oak forest, a red piliated woodpecker would visit. You could hear his knock at the door for miles. What a spectular bird visually, prehistoric, and the air of a king. :P After he would fly off to another forest, I would go to the tree he was dining at, and collect some of the shavings of his drill :P I don't see or hear him anymore, he has moved on to another forest. But it was a thrill to watch him.