Tag Archives: Pipeline Rapids

Capturing images of great blue heron takes inspiration, patience

Five great blue heron at Pipeline Rapids. CREDIT: Shirley FoxI’ve met many people who are inspired by the awesome natural beauty and power of the James River. There have been many environmentalists, outdoorsmen, naturalists, artists, fisherman, photographers and more born from perhaps a single visit to Richmond’s riverfront. Continue reading


Gizzard shad swimming up the James River to spawn

Richmond Times-Dispatch environmental reporter Rex Springston points out a welcome sign of spring: gizzard shad make their way up the James River in Richmond to spawn. See the story and video on timesdispatch.com: Continue reading

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

Ralph White: Great blue heron rookery is ‘unique experience’

James River Park manager Ralph White at Pipeline Rapids

Credit: NBC12.com

NBC12 paid a visit to the great blue heron rookery at Pipeline Rapids in downtown Richmond and spoke with James River Park manager Ralph White, who was as colorful and knowledgable as ever.  See the video on NBC12.com: Continue reading

Great blue heron rookery update (and osprey sighting)

Great blue heron


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