Tag Archives: Jim Alexander

Have white egrets joined the great blue heron rookery?

Great blue heron rookery at PipelineBird-watcher extraordinaire Jim Alexander has several new notes, including the possibility of two pairs of great white egrets settling in downtown Richmond for this week’s Pipeline great blue heron rookery update: Continue reading

Pipeline great blue heron count consistent around 70

Great blue heron in flightThis week’s great blue heron update from our eye in the sky above Pipeline Rapids, Jim Alexander:

Count is consistently around 70+/-, so we concur with Ralph White’s statement of 70 during the recent Channel 12 coverage. Continue reading

Best times to see activity at Pipeline great blue heron rookery

Pipeline Rapids great blue heron rookeryIn a recent conversation with Richmond Times-Dispatch staff writer and Richmond Audubon Society member Rex Springston, I was told that the great blue heron rookery is most active are just after dawn and just before dusk. This is the time of year when they have most likely already mated and are brooding their eggs. They switch on and off, with one sitting alone in the nest while the other is feeding in the river.  Continue reading

Great blue heron rookery update (and osprey sighting)

Great blue heron

Credit: P. KEVIN MORLEY/TIMES-DISPATCH

The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Rex Springston had a story in Monday’s edition about the great blue heron rookery and had many good quotes from nature-lovers. We’ve also got a Pipeline Rapids rookery update from JRNH’s eye in the sky, Jim Alexander: Continue reading

Great blue heron count climbing in Pipeline rookery

Great blue heron count for the rookery downtown at Pipeline Rapids (Photo from April 2010)Here is an update as of Monday morning on the great blue heron count for the rookery downtown at Pipeline Rapids, provided by Jim Alexander, a resident of downtown Richmond: Continue reading