Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Geo 365: March 5 Day 64: Fault and Aerie

A fault runs through the cliff, offsetting the lighter buff sandstone in the lower portion of the exposure. Toward the top of the cliff, a splash of white and some sticks reveal the nest of some sort of raptor. It wasn't occupied at the time, so I have no idea what kind of bird it was. Raptors love this sort of cavernous weathering on cliff faces for nesting sites, but we would have been better off in the late spring to early summer to catch its inhabitants.

Photo unmodified. August 20, 2011. FlashEarth Location.

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