[Tweeters] Fwd: Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker,
or is it extinct?
bt.gull at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 19:15:16 PDT 2022
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> From: Daniel Estabrooks <daniel.estabrooks at warner.edu>
> Date: August 14, 2022 at 6:41:38 PM PDT
> To: Mark Kluth <bt.gull at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker, or is it extinct?
> My first question is, why does anyone care what the bird's "official" status with USFWS is? I don't see how it makes any practical difference.
> I want to see more definitive evidence before I believe that the Ivory-bill is still with us, but the behavior of some of the people who are trying to debunk it is asinine and largely ego-driven. I made a comment on Facebook a few months ago that I think some people really want the bird to be extinct just to make a point, and I got blasted by a guy for whom it apparently touched a nerve - probably because he's one of them!
> Daniel Estabrooks
> Warner University
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>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2022 at 4:42 PM Mark Kluth <bt.gull at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Amusing posts.
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10 at gmail.com>
>>> Date: August 13, 2022 at 11:12:45 PM PDT
>>> To: Tom Benedict <benedict.t at comcast.net>
>>> Cc: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
>>> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker, or is it extinct?
>>> The guy suggesting it ”could be anything” and that “there are more convincing photos of a Sasquatch” really should be ignored based on those inane comments alone.
>>> The video of a bird flying to and landing on tree that was shot from above is very intriguing. The large amount of white on the upper wings certainly rules out Wood Duck. If I had to bet, I would think the video is of a Red-headed Woodpecker though. I assume that the size of the bird in comparison to the limb it landed on could be definitive.
>>> Jeff Gilligan
>>> Willapa Bay
>>>> On Aug 13, 2022, at 10:41 PM, Tom Benedict <benedict.t at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Evidently there are still folks out there looking for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
>>>> Millions of sharp and in focus photos of every other bird species on earth, but all these IBWO “evidence” photos are grainy and low res.
>>>> I guess there’s a fast approaching deadline for official declaration from the US Fish and Wildlife Service to declare IBWO extinct, so these reports are showing up. We can probably expect a few more.
>>>> Tom Benedict
>>>> Seahurst, WA
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