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I am in the desert near Yucca Arizona, we have a drummer on the satellite dish and it is not a woodpecker! Please help. I have been told it is a desert wren .

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Looks like a Flicker, which is a type of woodpecker.  There are a couple species of Flicker and I'm not sure we can tell which one it is with that photo.

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Yes i see that now. I am from BC, and only see Northern Flickers, all I have seen have bit of Red ,behind their head . Good one.

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Agree with a Flicker species. If it is routinely drumming on the roof or Sat Dish...it is not all that unheard of at this time of year. They are attracting mates and establishing territories and the louder the drumming the better. You can try to cover the favorite rooftop site with some type of sound dampening material and they may be frustrated and find a different site. Another option is putting a plastic decoy Owl up there to frighten it away.  I've been through this a couple times...good luck.

Edit to add: I just saw the OP's second post and seems it may not be your residence... guess ear plugs would work then! 

 

 

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The drumming does not bother anyone, I was just used to only knowing about the Northern Flicker. Canadian I Bird . Thank you.

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