Monday, September 22, 2008

Battle at the Bird Bath

Harley was just minding his own business and enjoying the nice weather. The bird bath seems to be his favorite spot under the trees at my sister's.

Suddenly, his peace was shattered by the yaps of Scrappy, a neighbor's dog. The battle was on!

Harley climbed up the tree and Scrappy went home.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hurricane Ike's Long Reach

Thursday, Mississippi was affected by Hurricane Ike. We started to get a storm surge. Friday, even though Hurricane Ike was to our southwest, the flooding was worse. Below, are some pictures from Friday.

Shrimp and other boats seek safe harbor on Biloxi's Back Bay.

Some seek safe harbor in places like D'Iberville's Small Craft harbor. After I took this picture, the water rose another 1-2 feet before beginning to recede.

The piers and docks at D'iberville's Small Craft were covered with water.

Pelicans and other birds took advantage of the plentiful fish that came in with the water on Biloxi's Back Bay.

Pelicans catch the fish by diving head first in the water. I was lucky to get this shot just as the head went underwater. It did get the fish.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Caspian Tern?

I believe this is a very young Caspian Tern.