[CT Birds] Hummer hoax

Jamie Meyers ctredbird2 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 26 08:10:02 EST 2013


Good enough. I'm glad somebody took the time to check it out anyway. It confirmed why I don't spend much time on that site. 

I don't need Calliope Hummingbird for my Manhattan list anyway :) 

Jamie Meyers 
Canton, CT 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Roy Harvey" <rmharvey at snet.net> 
To: "Dave Provencher" <hikerbirder at gmail.com> 
Cc: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org, "charles barnard jr" <chbarnjr at gmail.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:17:34 AM 
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hummer hoax 

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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