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.