Sometimes it doesn't matter what you mumble, what incantation you invoke or how much you beg and plead, the birds just won't do what you want. They seem to have an agenda all their own. Hmm, imagine that. Anyway, I just could not convince this Pileated Woodpecker to sit still while I moved to the other side of the pond to get a photo without all of the branches in the way. As soon as I moved it flew high up into another tree laughing loudly as it flew away. Oh well, maybe a better photo another day. This photo was taken at Lake Lansing Park North.