2014-09-04 / Nature

Migrations Continue to Surprise


An adult Osprey circles above the waters of Third Beach searching for fish. An adult Osprey circles above the waters of Third Beach searching for fish. As the fall migration cycle continues, wildlife surprises can be found in habitats across Aquidneck Island. This is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world, and the movements of millions of birds through or near our area in the next six to seven weeks is a sight to be seen and appreciated.



A juvenile Harrier Hawk watches for prey from a perch over the marsh adjacent to Third Beach. A juvenile Harrier Hawk watches for prey from a perch over the marsh adjacent to Third Beach.

Photos by Jack Kelly Photos by Jack Kelly

An adult, migratory Red Knot on the rocks at Brenton Point. The last of its pale, rufous orange belly plumage is reflected in the tidal waters. An adult, migratory Red Knot on the rocks at Brenton Point. The last of its pale, rufous orange belly plumage is reflected in the tidal waters.

A migratory juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper forages in the beach wrack. A migratory juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper forages in the beach wrack.

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