Fl G 4s 15ft 4m "5" in Back Creek

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Cinza on August 26, 2011

As seen on NOAA Chart 12283 this marks the entrance to Back Creek. In background, beyond the breakwater is 1E and out of the photo to left in line with the rocks is #3. Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) occupy most such marks in the area as also seen in Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) on #4, Annapolis, Maryland.

CaptainUnited on September 6, 2011

Excellent! :-)

Cinza on September 6, 2011

This type of marker is very popular with these fellows. I am not sure I have seen one without the sticks for a nest. Forty years ago nesting pairs were scarce. Now they are back after the DDT eggshell problem is gone and efforts to protect and help them. I always get a chuckle at the young flapping away practicing to take off. At least they cannot run and crash into you as do the practicing Laysan Albatrosses (Phoebastria immutabilis) of Midway. Those guys could be hazards!

CaptainUnited on September 6, 2011

a good beacon needs a bird's nest! I have hundreds of pictures of such inhabited beacons (mainly in the US).

here some examples

James River

Mobile Bay

Sabine-Neches Ship Canal

and of course my famous Bird Hierachy in Guatemala

Cinza on September 6, 2011

I agree. They usually are good locations to get a look at a seabird being quiet. Then there are bridge supports too.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 26, 2011
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    by Cinza
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
    • Taken on 2011/08/25 14:58:28
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 25.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash