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2011 James River Views

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S: 2011 James River Views

BC: Special thanks to Mark and Gregory

FC: By Shirley Fox | 2011 James River Views

1: Her | Great Blue Herons are beginning to build their nests on the isolated island.

2: Some sights from and on the Pipeline Walkway in downtown Richmond

4: A view of the tops of the trees with nests.

6: A closer view into the busy nests - there are so many.

8: All a'flutter!

10: High and mighty water!

11: The March flood.

14: The view from 20 floors up.

15: The water did not cover the pipe, but it came close.

16: Very interesting to be able to walk this close to the raging river. But it was safe - very safe.

17: Look how brave we were!

19: We saw lots of fish (herring and shad) on their annual spawning trips up the James River. They had to work harder than ever to swim up the flooding river.

20: Nest building going on in earnest.

21: Hi, Honey! I'm back from the Stick Depot!

26: Rescue training. "Help me, please, handsome fireman!!"

28: Osprey and Herons and Egrets abound next to railways, corporations and law firms.

31: My self-portrait on Interstate 95. | Parking at the flood wall. | "Preferred" parking actually.

32: The April flood

33: Flat Huntley views the flood

34: Flat Huntley made a visit to our famous Heron Rookery in April. He was smiling throughout the tour.

35: We set a record for floods this spring.

36: The "Big Muddy"

38: Snakes (all harmless)

39: Here you can see how close the Pipeline Walkway is to Riverfront Plaza where I work.

40: Hard-working fish spawning.

41: Calmer waters return.

42: Mr. Pettus gets several very large catfish. | Here are three generations of Pettus men who love to fish. | Father and son

44: Northern River Snakes - quite harmless, but it was nice that they kept their distance anyway.

45: If you're trembling, turn the page quickly!!!

48: Patience...

50: The trees filled out, making it more difficult to spot the nests. But we know they're there!

52: We were watching a heron looking for fish when a small snake darted from the rocks and got one. | He carried it up the rocks - the snake was so small, it was barely visible. Can you see it?

53: One of many different expressions of the heron.

55: The Pipeline Walkway under the CSX railroad tracks.

58: A happy catch! | Down the hatch whole and wiggling. "Nature Up close"

59: There are all kinds of critters at the river. | Spawning fish during the May flood!

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  • Title: 2011 James River Views
  • Heron Rookery near the Pipeline Walkway in Richmond, Virginia
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  • Published: almost 8 years ago