Thursday, October 07, 2010

A "blizzard" of migrating raptors.

October fifth and I am standing on a ridge looking to the north in Paso de Ovejas Veracruz.

As i scan with the binoculars I spot broken limbs and downed trees everywhere. All the damage being the aftermath of Hurricane Karl. The area of  La Antigua, Cardel, Paso de Ovejas, Chichicaxtle, Salmoral....... suffer one hell of a beating. Winds over 200 kilometers per hour.  The winds, flooding and general destruction have left the people stunned..... just now they are beginning to regroup and put the pieces together. I spend a lot of time in the field and the scope of the destruction is massive.
The raptor migration continues