Toad in the Hole

April 28, 2005

Lord God!!

IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER!

IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER!

IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER!

Posted at April 28, 2005 09:25 PM

Comments

Yes.

I kept reading the rumors spilling around the bird lists and thinking no, it's a hoax, it's got to be a hoax.

Then I read the first apparently credible report. I cried.

Then I saw the video, the sketches by Gallagher and Harrison.

I cried a bit more. This is not like seeing Elvis -- just hearing about it is WAY better.

Posted by: Pica at April 29, 2005 02:18 PM


One hard-ass old birder I know -- "hard-ass" meaning he has a permit to shoot birds for field study -- said he'd wept when he heard, too.

It's funny, and I must be getting old. My first impulse is to ask whether I dare get excited about it, or is it one more rug to be pulled out from under us. But I'm excited; it's involuntary as breathing, no matter what my cautious demons say.

Posted by: Ron at April 29, 2005 10:36 PM