There are lots of rumors right now about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. What has Cornell found so far this year? Are people running around being chased by the feds? Has Cornell found a nest or roost hole that has allowed the search team to study an IBWO just like Tanner did in the 1940's?
Well, I think that those questions have now been answered.
In fact, a source (I cannot reveal the source, as he/she is currently the subject of a federal investigation for communicating with me) has told me that Cornell has located a family of IBWOs that have been extensively studied. When I questioned my source, he/she insisted that good photographs had been taken since the birds were virtually tame and allowed the search team to approach them very closely.
I, of course, demanded proof, and my source managed to download one of the photos off of Cornell's server and e-mail it to me. This is why he/she is wanted by the FBI. The picture below is the property of Cornell, and I do not have authority to post it, but I am doing so anyway. I debated long and hard about whether I should post it or not, it was not an easy decision for me.
Careful observers will note that several identifiable members of the official Cornell search team are visible in this photo, thereby proving that it was taken recently in the Arkansas search area. Since they are not wearing heavy jackets, the photo must have been taken during the summer or early fall. Maybe now Cornell will tell us the whole story.
Here is the photo, which will be posted on this site until Cornell or a judge orders me to take it down: