Mr. Lankford is quite correct about the return of the Bald Eagles to the area--they have gradually been increasing in number on the James River, and moving downriver from at least one large concentration at Flowerdieu Hundred in the 1990s. Whether they are actually nesting on the pilings at the Jamestown Ferry, or in this case a channel marker, seems extremely unlikely, although any time they want to land they will dominate any other birds or bird's nest because of their own size. There is a photograph of a pair of Bald Eagles resting on one of the far ferry pilings at the Jamestown ferry dock at Google; as the ferry began its trip to Surry County, so did the Bald Eagles, however.
The Bald Eagle is a fishing eagle, as is the Osprey, but the Ospreys prefer to nest on pilings and markers, and the Bald Eagles do not.
Greetings from Spain!
Wonderful picture. Like!
piękna fotografia, bardzo udana!
Dear Avelino , thank you for invitation to your group, all the best , Waldemar from Gdansk
Extremely happy composition! Beautiful capture! L+F!
Congratulations! Best wishes from the Virginia Swampland!
Thank you very much, Bruno! I am very glad you like it! This earthwork was begun as a "fall back" fort in case the settlement at Jamestown was overrun either by the Spanish or the Native American Indians. Construction on it was abandoned in fact because the settlers discovered Jamestown had been overrun and the stores of maize devoured by the rats the English had brought with them in the holds of their own ships: evidence that we are always preparing for imaginary enemies and failing even to recognize the real ones. A tiny settlement of perhaps 300 in the New World was reduced in the one winter of 1609 to about 60 by cold, disease and starvation. And even these sixty might not have survived but for the providential arrival in 1610 of Sir George Somers' two small ships Deliverance and Patience, built after the shipwreck of his own flagship Sea Venture in the Bermudas in 1609.
Très intéressante photo, merci (Like). Salutations
Amazing capture and colors - Like
the nature is so beautiful, J.C, thank you for FAV