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!!!
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!