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I really think it is time that people replied to individuals rather than to 
MoBirds on this topic.  I like to read about birds seen locally and not 
about yes-no arguements.  I don't think it is necessary to reply to all when 
you are addressing one peson - please just reply to sender.

Mariel Stephenson
Columbia,  Boone County, MO
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From: "Mike Brady" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: Ivory Bill emotions...


> Dont think it meant to turn out the way it has but do believe there  is a
> very obvious emotional side  to the 2 ivory-billed "believe-or  not 
> believe"
> camps right now.For sure emotions are there from the attackers as  well as 
> the
> defenders
>
>  Have to wonder if just because David Sibley and a few other  a well known
> birders are out there saying "it isnt  so" many birders  are jumping on 
> the
> Sibley "no-woodpecker" bandwagon(who i call Sibleys  bulldogs) and are 
> making
> emotion laden attacks which in certain cases have  indeed been personal 
> against
> the pro- ivory  folk.
> Personally can kind of care less what David Sibley  says. and Kaufmanns 
> post
> about his Ecuadorian Campephillus doesnt   really mean a whole lot either
> when it comes to the ease of following these  birds.(took me nearly 2 
> weeks to
> get a decent shot of a pale-billed woodpecker,  ,a "common" campephillus)
> I too have to say am not convinced of the video footage   and also wonder
> why the pro-ivory folk have not released more data
> I do however think a bird is/has been down in that area of  Arkansas for a
> while.There have been several relatively recent   and very credible 
> reports of
> the birds being seen around the Powder Cache  as recent as 1990 from 
> people
> who have absolutely nothing to gain from a  sighting..Im the absolute king 
> of
> skeptics but I think this case is unique.I  believe the Cornell folk did 
> indeed
> see an ivory-billed.Unfortunately the  object that needs to be reproduced 
> is
> an erratic.a living critter that doesnt  play by the rules people would 
> like it
> to.With the lack of more evidence coming  from the area have to wonder if 
> the
> bird they saw was the last one.A  lone suirvivor.Definitely would 
> complicate
> things
> -Mike Brady
>
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