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Ah yes, the common North American metalpecker. I saw three of these in two days last spring, working on street signs. Best of luck, guys.
Hah. Growing up in Suburbia I remember one particular Spring growing up. A woodpecker had discovered the amazing acoustics to be had by hammering on the furnace/boiler exhaust pipe on our roof, which made the whole house sound like we were taking anti-aircraft fire.
Dad knocking on the piping with a wrench did little to remove our guest; it only made him bang harder. It stopped after about 2 weeks of 5 AM wakeup calls.
Hah! Considering that woodpeckers use the drumming to mark their territory, the little beggar must have been ecstatic to have found such a good tree that made an awesome sound, only to find a competitor doing his best to make even more noise. No wonder it doubled down. A good drumming tree is worth fighting for.
We only got 9 seconds. I'll bet you, if we could have seen at least 5 minutes-worth, the ladder would have had a nice indentation....making the woodpecker the official winner.
In my experience (tin roof), the ladder's more likely to give up than the woodpecker.
 And here's the sound track for the video (scroll down to "Rat-a-Tat-Tat, America!" and then scroll back up to enjoy the amazing bounty of song-poems on offer).
I had the same problem last year when a woodpecker started tapping away at our aluminum chimney cap. The sound came down the chimney and filled the living room. Fortunately, our upstairs balcony is near the chimney so I went out there and loudly popped a paper bag to scare him away. Repeating the process several times over a couple days kept him away for good.
Evolution is happening!!! The metalpecker is real!!!
Heh, I got yer metalpecker right here.
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