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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birds by the Bay

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 13, 2008
1. Birds by the Bay Marker
Inscription.  Herons, ducks, and geese gather along the shores and on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
A Great Blue heron has caught a fish to eat.
Who is this?
Domesticated geese are not native to this area. They are from Europe and Asia. The geese probably escaped from a farm and now live here.
Look for American coots spread out in a flock on the water from November to March.
Mallard ducks are searching for seeds, snails, insects, and small fish to eat.
A Ring-billed gull drops a clam in hopes of breaking it open to eat.
Canada geese often nest along the banks of the Bay.
The Canvasback duck spends the winter on the Bay, flying here from its summer home in the North American prairies.
Watch for birds throughout the year feeding, nesting, migrating and wintering on our Bay.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 32.415′ N, 76° 5.143′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from
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Commerce Street. Marker is on the Havre de Grace Promenade, a board walk from Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park to the Havre de Grace Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Perfect Location (a few steps from this marker); A Crucial Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); Nun Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Adding On (within shouting distance of this marker); Did you Know? (within shouting distance of this marker); Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use (within shouting distance of this marker); Hero's Reward (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Our Wetland Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Walking tour of Havre de Grace Promenade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2008, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,318 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021