[CT Birds] Hummer hoax

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Nov 26 07:17:34 EST 2013


A Google search for similar images turned up at least 3 other copies of this one. One had a 2008 date.

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

> On Nov 26, 2013, at 6:41 AM, Dave Provencher <hikerbirder at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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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