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T-D Features RVAOspreyCam as a Spring ‘must’

Andy Thompson

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April 3, 2018 3:50pm

(Feature image by Dean Hoffmeyer/Times-Dispatch).

Maggie and Walker on the nest earlier today. Maggie sits on three eggs, the first of which could hatch in mid-April.

Thanks, Liz Becker, for the write up in the A Section of today’s Times-Dispatch. On A10, the T-D featured 10 must-do outdoor spring activities in the region. No. 10 was titled “Osprey tours on the James.”

Writes Becker: The annual arrival and nesting of migrating osprey along the James happens every spring, but that doesn’t make it any less inspiring. Take a walk along the Potterfield Bridge to try to catch a glimpse or book an osprey boat tour. You can also check out the osprey cam online — just don’t be surprised if your productivity level drops significantly if the birds successfully lay and hatch eggs. (discoverthejames.com, RVAOspreyCam.com)

A great photo by the T-D’s Dean Hoffmeyer accompanies the piece (similar to the one here). And definitely check out the osprey, eagle and other James River tours our friend Mike Ostrander offers at discoverthejames.com.


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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