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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Osprey

 
 
The Osprey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
1. The Osprey Marker
Inscription.  The Osprey or Fish Hawk is found April through October in both salt and freshwater areas of the state. Almost as large as a Bald Eagle, the Osprey looks like a cross between a hawk and a gull.

Osprey can spot fish from extreme heights. Typically, the bird descends with great speed and accuracy, strikes the water feet first, and captures its prey with powerful talons.

Osprey build unusual nests, often in unusual places, like the tops of telephone poles, duck blinds, channel markers, or specially made Osprey nesting platforms. Since nests are added to annually, they can become massive –some measure 8 ft. wide by 5 ft. high.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
 
Location. 38° 47.721′ N, 75° 5.516′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Post Road. The marker is located at the point of Cape Henlopen State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware’s Beachnesters (here, next to this marker); The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen (a few steps

The Osprey Marker is on the left image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
2. The Osprey Marker is on the left
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from this marker); William J. Hopkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); German Submarine at Cape Henlopen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Miles Artillery Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); 155mm Gun (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Osprey Platform image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 4, 1999
3. Osprey Platform
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 257 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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