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.
A V-22 Osprey passes overhead while hiking at the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park. From Boeing, the manufacturer of the V-22 Osprey: “The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of […]