The womer or “frigate bird” sends a sign to us when the sager (south-east) wind is blowing, travelling in groups gliding high in the sky. They are fish eating birds and expert hunters. Sometimes elders would tell us to stop their migratory pattern so the sager wouldn’t come, often blowing with winds reaching up to 35 knots. Hunting, fishing and especially pearling and diving for beche de mer cannot be done when these wild winds blow. If lucky they blow for just for a week but sometimes they continue for up to a month.