Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pickwick Dam, May 13, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday and Signs, Signs

ABC Wednesday
R is for River -  The Tennessee River flows 652 miles (1,049 km) through Tennessee and parts of Alabama and Kentucky to empty into the Ohio River.  Numerous dams along the way generate electric power and create lakes for fishermen and water sports enthusiasts to enjoy.
Tennessee River, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, May 4, 2015

Upriver from Pickwick Dam, the Tennessee River widens to form Pickwick Lake

Water World Wednesday
Great Blue Heron, May 4, 2015

On the downriver side of Pickwick Dam, a Great Blue Heron prepares for takeoff.

And away he goes to catch his dinner.

Wild Bird Wednesday

On the electric power structure high above Pickwick Dam, an Osprey built a nest.  When I first saw the nest back in February, I thought it was an eagle's nest.  Now we know for sure - Osprey.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, May 4, 2015, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds describes the Osprey as "a large, long-winged 'fish hawk.'  An Osprey searches for fish by flying and hovering over the water, watching the surface below.  When prey is sighted, it dives steeply, its talons outstretched, and splashes into the water."  Hopefully when it emerges it has a fish to eat!

Signs, Signs

Here are a few more signs from the Cancer Survivors camp that I went to in April.

The camp was at Fellowship Christian Retreat at Crow's Neck near Tishomingo, Mississippi.

Fellowship Christian Retreat, April 25, 2015

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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  1. Pretty views of the water, Lea! I love the heron and osprey shots.. Great post, enjoy your day!

  2. A most inspirational place and the birds know a good spot.

  3. Wonderful shots of the osprey. They return to their nest year after year, so if you go back there at this time next year, you will probably see him again!

  4. Great Photos. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great river and the shots of the birds are fabulous! Love the signs at the Bible camp!

  6. Wonderful sea shots and birds!

  7. Great shots of the Osprey and nest.

  8. You certainly did a great job photographing the osprey! The other photos are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have the pleasure of watching an osprey on the nest (from a distance, of course) and find them graceful birds. I was surprised to hear that they return to their nest year after year. Real home bodies.

  10. I love the signs so much! Great heron and osprey shots! My husband's Mom & Grandparents were from the Tennessee Valley in AL.

  11. Love the view of the river and the osprey nest.


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