Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Outcrops and Ospreys, October 21, 2015

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Waters

ABC Wednesday
O is for an Outcrop - a visible exposure of bedrock on the surface of the earth
Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi, USA, September 20, 2015

Quarrying or surface mining may result in man-made outcrops, but most are made by forces of nature such as erosion or earthquakes. This outcrop is relatively small.

Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi, USA, September 20, 2015

Other outcrops are huge! Tishomingo State Park in northeast Mississippi has an interesting Outcroppings Hiking Trail. It starts at Bear Creek and goes up, up, and up before it levels off and then comes down to follow the creek back to the starting point.

Wild Bird Wednesday
Osprey, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 5, 2015

In North America, Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus, can be found on major rivers and lakes and along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. They build bulky nests in trees or on the ground.

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, October 5, 2015

Fish are their primary food. They fly over the water, staring intently at the surface. When their prey is sighted, they dive into the water with their claws outstretched to grab the fish.

Wednesday Waters
Shoal Creek, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA, October 7, 2015

When we were at Shoal Creek in David Crockett State Park two weeks ago, the weather was very pleasant. Families were eating picnic lunches, and children were playing in the creek.

October 7, 2015 (Unidentified child)

Our weather is much cooler now - too cold to be wading in the creek.

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  1. Beautiful scenery and great photos of the Osprey in flight. I live on the sea coast and see quite a lot of them around here too.

  2. grat flight shots of thePosrey and I loved the reflctions in the water as well as themassive rocks

  3. An outcrop is a phenomenon unknown in the Netherlands. I even don't know how to translate this properly with a few words. Beautiful photos.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  4. Such beautiful little falls at the creek. And so love those shapely rocks.

  5. Pretty place and awesome shots of the Osprey!

  6. Hi Wil already said.... i don't know them... and i can't translate it too..
    The Dutch word wich springs to my mind doesn't say it quit well .

    but i do like your photograps and the choise for this weeks letter.

    Have a nice abc-day-week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

  7. The water looks terribly inviting, including the falls. I love unusual rock formations.

  8. Lovely Osprey shots and that's a great word for O...Outcroppings....I don't think anyone has used that before.

  9. What a peaceful, beautiful spot. Great shots!

  10. Lovely waterfall -- love seeing those no matter how big or small.


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