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See the Great Blue Heron Rookery near Richmond

In the midst of the city of Richmond, the James River hosts a unique natural wonder in its Great Blue Heron Rookery located just west of the 14th Street Bridge, according to the National Audbon Society. Dominion Resources helps support the educational effort to share news about the rookery with people who love birding and other wildlife.

Every late winter and early spring, the Rookery provides essential breeding and nesting habitat for approximately 40 Great Blue Herons and a few pairs of Great Egrets.

The herons in particular go through elaborate courtship behaviors, build their nests and raise their young all in a location for many bird watchers and nature enthusiasts to enjoy.

The James River Great Blue Heron Rookery is located just west of the 14th Street Bridge in Richmond, Virginia, on a large island.

The Rookery can best be viewed from the north side of the River from the James River Park System’s Pipeline Walk.

See updated pictures and stories about the rookery at: http://varookery.audubon.org/

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