(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.