Field Guide to Jetty Island

July 10, 2011
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 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)

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