Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: John Fitzpatrick

by Gary Niederhoff on December 12, 2013

Monster Mashup – John Fitzpatrick
Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring John Fitzpatrick, ornithologist and director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University, discussing the not-quite-extinction of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.
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avatar Ruth Ann Maxwell April 25, 2014 at 5:38 am

I sighted what I believe was an ivory billed woodpecker on March 15, 2014 near my home in a wooded area along a shallow stream off Nottingham Drive in Thomasville, GA. I hoped that I would see it again. The trees were still dormant and it was easily visible, tho a huge surprise to me. I had it in my cell phone, but did not get a photo. The most striking features were the triangular white patch, and different wing coloration when it flew between 2 trees , which it worked for several moments, high and low. It was considerably larger than the pileated woodpeckers which we see frequently around here. It impressed me!

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