My photography assignment this month was to take pictures of birds. I was out walking and heard the thump of a woodpecker’s beak against a tree. I found the bird and began to try to take pictures of him. Thirty minutes later, and having tried every angle, I realized that this Hairy Woodpecker was just not going to cooperate. I now have a collection of pictures of the bird’s back, and his side with his head turned away from me.