I just wanted to say (since you're a captive audience and all) that I have a flipping woodpecker pecking away at the roof of my office and it's driving me NUTS.
On the positive side (eternal optimist you know...), woodpeckers eat bugs so if he's eating bugs then I'm highly supportive of his agenda. But how long can I take the tap tap tap tap tap tap tapping?
I wonder if I brought him home with me if he'd find all the critters hiding in my kitchen? Maybe a lizard would be better? hahahahaha