An American Kestrel, North America’s smallest Falcon, along the trail at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park keeps a sharp-eye out for prey. It did not take long. Within seconds of landing on this perch it dived down into the grass for a moment before coming up with some small creature that it flew away with to eat on a distant pine tree perch.
A lone U.S. Navy Blue Angels Boeing F/A-18 Hornet visited Vero Beach Municipal Airport on 25 November 2019 for a business meeting in preparation for the Vero Beach Air Show on 25 & 26 April 2020 when the Blue Angels flight demonstration team will perform. The Hornet circled the airfield once before landing. The Blue Angels stayed for a few hours before departing. Looking forward to their next visit for the air show!
A Northern Mockingbird balances itself with one wing while foraging through a Brazilian Pepper, one of Florida’s worst invasive plants. The red Brazilian Pepper seeds seen here are eaten by birds and then spread to new territories for the plant to conquer making it exceedingly difficult to wipe out.
Originally imported from India, Brahman cattle do well in Florida due to their short fur and tolerance to the heat. Brahman cattle, like this individual, make up part of the herd at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.