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