Friday, December 10, 2010
Backhoe and Osprey
An osprey builds a nest on a backhoe swallowed by the Chesapeake Bay near Holland Island. I caught a nice speckled trout hanging out underneath. Sorry, the guy I got to take a picture of it turned it into a blur..
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This picture was taken near the last remaining house on Holland Island in middle Chesapeake Bay:
Washington Post this year by collapsing during a storm.
Many islands, and much of the shoreline in the Bay are threatened by waters, which rise about 4 mm a year due to the land sinking and the oceans rising (about half of each), and erosion.
A picture from 2003, when the backhoe was above water