2014-02-21 / Nature

A Natural Retrospective

By Jack Kelly


A female Red-tailed Hawk, looking regal as she scanned the area for prey. (Photos by Jack Kelly) A female Red-tailed Hawk, looking regal as she scanned the area for prey. (Photos by Jack Kelly) Aquidneck Island boasts an incredible bounty of species to be explored. Depending on the season, its fields, forests, wetlands, beaches, and scrublands are both host and home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife. Investigating the habitats around our communities can lead to insights and encounters with creatures that thrill the senses and leave one breathless. Here I showcase a few of the specimens that have been the subject of my camera and my rapt attention since my first column 200 issues ago.



Alpha male local Coyote Alpha male local Coyote

A migratory Forster’s Tern and its young resting on Ocean Drive. A migratory Forster’s Tern and its young resting on Ocean Drive.

An eight-point white-tailed deer stag stepping out of the brush. An eight-point white-tailed deer stag stepping out of the brush.

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