More Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Sightings in Arkansas
December 16, 2006 at 4:00AM
The Associated Press is reporting that two Arkansas men, Kip Davis and Jay Robison, saw what they believed was an ivory-billed woodpecker on Thursday.Davis, the city planner for McCrory, Arkansas, and Robison, who works for the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, said Friday they were driving near Cotton Plant, Arkansas, when a female ivory-billed swooped in the sky behind an oncoming truck."I saw something come off the tree, like the truck has spooked it," Davis said in a telephone interview from his office in McCrory. "It came by again and it had its wing span out and it just kind of glided back into the woods, and I said 'Is that what I think it is?'"Davis, who has attended workshops about identifying the ivory-billed woodpecker, said he and Robison believe it was a female because the bird had a black head and body with white wing-tipped feathers, but no red.