Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

My new theory about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker


Why do the Ivory-billed Woodpeckers give only a handful of people a glimpse, never long enough to photograph? They apparently invented an invisibility cloak long before J.K.Rowling created the concept for Harry Potter. Once in a while they've been caught without it on, but the moment they sense a birder is about, on it goes!

Is an invisibility cloak possible? Researchers are working on it.

2 comments :

  1. That's utter nonsense. Harry Potter is fiction and invisibility cloaks are a figment of J.K. Rowlings imagination!

    I think that Romulan starships in orbit around Earth are using their cloaking technology to make all Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and other endangered species invisible to protect them from us destructive humans. They're doing the same with other species like Dodos and Great Auks. When we do get a glimpse of an IBW it's because of a glitch in the cloaking technology, perhaps due to a solar flare or something similar.

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  2. I wonder if it works on Bachman's Warblers and Eskimo Curlews, too?

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