Florence American Cemetery Memorial Day 2014: Falcon

A falcon flies low the ground with headstones in the background.
To ensure the headstones and the grounds at Florence American Cemetery in Italy remain in excellent condition, a special approach is used to frighten off birds, such as crows, that can do damage to the site. A bird of prey was brought to the cemetery and its presence alone is sufficient to scare off other birds. Image courtesy of Pierfrancesco Baroni.