Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Not Rediscovered!




The Carolina parakeet has been rediscovered in Honduras....

Ah, damn.
Update-- see Patrick's comment below. As he said, "I'm crushed".

Actually I originally expected a hoax but told myself that it was May, not April first coming, and that Cornell would not be part of it.

Something of an irony that my first post after the drought was a joke. I am embarrassed.

5 comments:

PBurns said...

You had me so excited I actually started to come out of my skin ... and then it turns out it's an April Fools Day hoax.

See the date on Cornell press release and also http://www.birdchick.com/wp/2009/04/extinct-carolina-parakeet-rediscovered-documented/

Crushed? Words do not decribe ...

Patrick

Matt Mullenix said...

Sorry Steve! My bad.

So....what date was it again that Tim released his IBW story?

PBurns said...

The story told was very well told. A few small things clanged, but not too loudly. I never heard of the Carolina Parakeets migrating very far, and I thought the bird in hand looked small and had the wrong color beak and the beak was a bit small, but the rest seemed more than plausible and ... Well, if it's any consolation, we were not alone. Here another pissed off bird lover >> http://wildbirdsbroadcasting.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcement-of-false-discovery-of.html

P.

Brenda L. said...

It seemed so believable, too! Oh well.

JayDenver said...

Internet hoaxes never die; they just go into remission.