beschizza — 2014-05-27T09:00:42-04:00 — #1
versuchsanstalt — 2014-05-27T09:44:28-04:00 — #2
dnb remixes approaching in two, one...
allenk — 2014-05-27T11:22:30-04:00 — #3
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.
jenonymous — 2014-05-27T11:32:12-04:00 — #4
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.
chione — 2014-05-27T11:41:30-04:00 — #5
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.
chgoliz — 2014-05-27T12:37:42-04:00 — #6
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.
kiptw — 2014-05-27T13:02:01-04:00 — #7
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).
elguapo22222 — 2014-05-27T14:22:25-04:00 — #8
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.
vrplumber — 2014-05-27T16:50:25-04:00 — #9
Evolution is happening!!! The metalpecker is real!!!
boundegar — 2014-05-27T19:24:34-04:00 — #10
Heh, I got yer metalpecker right here.
beschizza — 2014-06-01T09:00:55-04:00 — #11
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