It was thought this was the largest tern in North America so it was given the name Royal Tern denoting its size, but it is actually the second largest tern after the Caspian. This particular bird should not be disappointed in this since somebody somewhere cares about this individual. Note the band around its leg, marking it as part of a study being done on these birds.
Red-cockaded Woodpecker | St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park Note the identifying bands on the bird’s legs. Due to its endangered status, the Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park are all banded in the nest just before fledgling as a way to monitor the population.
The red-cockade of this male Red-cockaded Woodpecker can be seen in this video frame grab processed to bring the bird out of the deep shadows on the backside of a long-leaf pine tree at St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. The red-cockade is often not seen in the field due to its small size together with often being covered by the adjoining black feathers.