Approximately 10 or so Black Skimmers in a flock of Laughing Gulls and Terns
Mating display of laughing gulls
This fern-like plant has a unique defense mechanism; it has saw-like teeth on its edges to deter being eaten.
These trees are really commons where I live. There seem to be pine trees everywhere which would be good for Florida's hot, humid climate because they are hardy.
Plentiful along the rock jetty. There may be barnacles along with oysters, or whatever
With a Sea Star in the second picture
Don't know my east coast species at all for Sea Stars. Along the rock jetty, slightly curled up here. Second picture is close up; first picture shows it with a Ruddy Turnstone in the foreground for size.
This was a tree or a bush
Awful picture; rainy dark conditions
With a Black Skimmer in the first picture; the second picture shows where a dive of a F's Tern has just taken place.
With a Forster's Tern
This little guy (~1" long) just so happened to hop onto my sleeping head right before sunrise.