mana_trini took these photos while at work. He really does "work," too, you know, not just photograph the environs, but from my posts, you might not believe it. This little fellow is called a paille-en-queue, literally "straw for a tail." I love to lie on the beach and watch them swoop and glide overhead.
And once he got settled:
“Let me be a free man. Free to travel. Free to stop. Free to work. Free to choose my own teachers. Free to follow the religion of my fathers. Free to think and talk and act for myself.” Chief Joseph Nez Perce Tribe
Yeah, free as a bird...