Wasn't amused with Mother Nature tickling its tail.pacific golden plover 003

Hawaii experienced gusts of up to 50 mph today, and while most people enjoyed the cooler weather, the birds wasn't amused.

I witnessed a Pacific golden plover scream and take off while a powerful gust overwhelmed it on the ground. Amazingly, that bird could fly well in those harsh conditions, although it did take a sharp emergency dive in the middle of two buildings when the wind picked up further.

Meanwhile, a couple common mynas struggled to fly in those conditions. It's a good thing a pueo owl didn't have its eye set on those two birds...

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