My column for The Record today is about hummingbirds and hurricanes -- with the observations of Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez, who did his post-doctoral research on the effects of precipitation on hummingbird flight.
(He also took the photo above at the Berkeley Flight Lab in California. Thanks, Dr. Ortega-Jimenez!)
These birds migrate from as afar away as the West Indies -- why shouldn't they be able to handle a hurricane?
You can download a .pdf of the column here:
You can read more about his bird-flight research here.