Field Guide to Jetty Island
This raptor has strong feet and talons and hooked beaks for hunting. Osprey frequently dip into the water and pull out a favorite food, the starry flounder. Identify osprey in flight by looking for the wings to make a McDonald’s-like arch. The island’s other birds of prey have straighter wing spans.
Spot osprey all along the island.
(Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)