In this footage a woodpecker sings its song for a while, then falls to silence. It looks around a bit, then gives its plastic perch a few blasts of full-automatic pecking. Appleseed Outdoors writes:
We heard this flicker in our backyard. He has quite an unproductive hobby. A flicker is a type of woodpecker.
Colaptes auratus, if you're wondering.
Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer…clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket, heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird.