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James River bald eagles get their close up

March 1, 2012 6:00pm

Photo by Otis Sowell

Eagle lovers, you don’t want to miss this. Fishing, history and bald eagle tour guide and friend of Mike Ostrander will be headlining an exhibit of bald eagle images on the James River. Ostrander has been taking bird lovers out on the James for a couple of years, and some of those tour participants have snapped some amazing pics of eagles in flight, nesting, mating and hunting. Here’s the release from his website:
It is official! The opening date for the Bald Eagles of the James River Exhibition will be April 6, 2012 from 5pm – 8pm. The exhibit will feature 14 photographers’ work and comprise about 30 images of the five pairs of bald eagles in Jefferson’s Reach. The first exhibit will open in full at the Richmond Camera Gallery at 213 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220. The exhibit of images will benefit the Center for Conservation Biology, with $40 of each sale going to this wonderful organization. The CCB is one of the leading organizations responsible for the comeback of the bald eagle on the James.
To quote Dr. Bryan Watts, the director of the CCB, “No other place on the continent illustrates the recovery of the bald eagle population from DDT lows better than the James River.” 



About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?