I went to lunch with some friends today at Tijuana Flats. As I was walking back to my car, I saw a Pileated Woodpecker on a tree near my car. Amazingly, it let me walk to my car, get my camera, and get back into position to photograph the bird. I just couldn't believe how cooperative the bird was being. Then as an added bonus, once I looked at my photos I was able to see the ants it was eating. These are by far my best moments with a Pileated Woodpecker, and it came about just by a little serendipidy.