The camera-lined robot has been mounted to a power line high above the bayou in eastern Arkansas. It is where; an ivory-billed woodpecker was believed to have been sighted in 2004.
The robotic so-called ACONE system has cameras capable of reading a credit card number from across a room. It also built with software that can analyze high-flying objects.
In its four months service, the robot has so far, captured video of a flock of geese and a blue heron. But, with all hopes scientists believe that it will one day image what has become the holy grail of bird-watching. Yes, the sight of an ivory-billed woodpecker.