[CT Birds] Hummer hoax

Dave Provencher hikerbirder at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 06:41:39 EST 2013


Taking a quick look makes me believe it's a fake. I agree with Charlie's
points plus the lighting is an intense point source, so the sun, and
the guy is wearing just a light shirt, so it looks like it was taken out of
doors earlier in the year or at a lower latitude than NY.

Dave

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, charles barnard jr wrote:

> Chris,
> Some others have also expressed the thought that this may not be a hoax.
> However, I have heard that this is not the first time that this photo and a
> similar message have been sent out. It also appeared about a year or so
> ago.
>
> Further, it is hard for me to imagine that feathers would be mistaken for
> fur. Lastly, the guy claims to have tried to feed the bird blood and a
> cockroach in keeping with a Halloween type image of a bat. It sounds more
> than a little bit "over the top."
>
> If the guy who posted this thing is really from Brooklyn, he is most likely
> descended from the guy in Brooklyn who famously "sold" the Brooklyn Bridge
> to hundreds of unsuspecting tourists.
>
> Charlie Barnard Jr
> Stratford, Ct
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