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Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wildfowl Blind

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Wildfowl Blind Marker
Inscription. This area was developed thanks to the efforts of the local Boy Scouts to provide a protected area from which to watch the birds. Watch how the different waterfowl feed. Some "stand on their head", tail-up to nibble on the underwater plants. Others dive and swim after fish and other aquatic animals. Osprey soaring overhead, swoop to catch fish near the surface of the pond. Remember, though, many of the birds are here all year long in any weather, others are migratory and only here at specific times of the year.

The box in front of you is a nest for wood duck. The dense habitat necessary for this species to nest is scarce, therefore nesting boxes are built. You may also see several species of bids that like to nest in the thick plant cover.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.083′ N, 75° 34.25′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Touch for map. Located along a trail at the Ward Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dry Thickets (here, next to this marker); Fruited Trees and Vines (within shouting

Wildfowl Blind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Wildfowl Blind Marker
distance of this marker); Beach and Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wooded Wetland (about 400 feet away); Waterside (about 400 feet away); Wetland Marsh (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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