Sunday, September 14, 2008
Weary weather warriors.
Two weeks, two hurricanes. It has been quite a ride. Fortunately for us, we just got a glancing blow from each. However, a glancing blow from a hurricane like these is like being a foot mat for an elephant for a couple days.
I gained a lot of respect for guys like the one above. They are out in the weather weather it is good, bad, terrible, or hurricane. These are the real weather warriors. This shot was from our , short evacuation to Perdido Key last week. Despite the fact that we had gale force winds almost the entire time we were there, these guys had to keep up the food hunting routine -- I assume a couple days without a good slimy dinner and he could get pretty weak. Fortunately, the beach always seems to have a good choice of delicacies -- if only the humans would get out of the way and leave it to the professionals.
By the way. I didn't get time to identify this bird. Got any idea what he is?