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River comes alive with sounds, sights of birds

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
March 9, 2015 2:40pm
Bald eagles are busy fixing up their nests this time of year. Credit: Cris Johnson

Bald eagles are busy fixing up their nests this time of year. Credit: Chris Johnson

It’s bird season on the James River in Richmond, and that makes us here at RO excited because it means we can feature the work of one of our favorite photographers: Chris Johnson. If you’re on Instagram, maybe you already follow him at @vintage_rva.

Last week, Johnson went down to Pony Pasture in search of the eagles that nest on Williams Island. It seemed like he was going to strike out, he said, until an older couple pointed one out on an island across from the Pony Pasture boat ramp.

He also found a pileated woodpecker in the Pony Pasture woods.

Soon, Johnson aid, it will be on to ospreys and herons closer to downtown. So check back in every week for more of his work.

 

That crown of red on a pileated woodpecker always brightens up the winter woods. Credit: Chris Johnson

That crown of red on a pileated woodpecker always brightens up the winter woods. Credit: Chris Johnson


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?


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