Expert Fishers of Fort Mifflin

Expert Fishers of Fort Mifflin (HM1BVJ)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19153 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 52.502', W 75° 12.731'

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Three species of birds that depend entirely on wetland areas and frequently seen here at Fort Mifflin are the Great Egret, Great Blue Heron and Belted Kingfisher.

Great Egret
The population of Great Egrets suffered drastically during the 19th century, when they were hunted for their elegant plumage. Their long white feathers decorated fashionable ladies' hats. Today their numbers have largely recovered. If you're lucky, you may see the Great Egret stalking our moat in search of fish.

Great Blue Heron
The Great Blue Heron can stand as a statue, searching the water below for movement. It swallows its prey whole, flipping and turning it until it goes head-first down the gullet. If disturbed, the heron may give a croak-ing call and fly away.

Belted Kingfisher
You may first notice the Belted Kingfisher (named for the bands of color over its breast) as a low-flying, speeding object making a raucous, rattling call.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 481855 N 4413908
Decimal Degrees39.87503333, -75.21218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.502', W 75° 12.731'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 30.12" N, 75° 12' 43.86" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 Fort Mifflin Rd, Philadelphia PA 19153, US
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