Would you like to spend a late morning/early afternoon photographing Bald Eagles in their habitat? Well, you can do so right here in Virginia, on the James River. Just minutes from downtown Richmond, Va. The 3 hour Eagle Tour travels through a five mile stretch of the James River known as Jefferson's Reach, and covers five territories of resident bald eagles. There is a great chance we will spot migratory Eagles as well, along with some Blue Heron. Capt Mike (the owner and boat Capt) will give us a tour, and explain the rich history of the area. He will also explain the history on the areas most famous Bald Eagle, Bandit. If you want to experience photographing raptors, doing their thing, then this is the trip for you.
For those who are traveling from the Roanoke area, I realize this is a long day for you. And, I suggest we carpool. There is a toll ($3 each way, Pocahontas State Parkway) one must pay if coming from southside Richmond. I can, and am willing to drive. A total of 4 people can fit in my vehicle. To play it safe we need to leave Lynchburg no later than 8am, boat departs at 10:30am. The Roanoke area folks can meet up at the Park-N-Ride, Exit 140 on I81, by 6:45am, then carpool up 460 to Lynchburg. For those who need to park a vehicle (in Lynchburg) and want to ride with me, you may do so, at my apartment. From there, we will travel to Richmond. For those who wish to travel on their own, the address is stated above. There is a slim chance, we will board the boat from the Richmond Yacht Basin. Should that happen, I will inform you in the week leading up to the event. Don't worry! It is less than 5 miles from Deep Bottom Park. The limit of participates is set at 7 due to the size of the boat. Also, should you decide to participate, please leave your tripod in the car (due to lack of space on the boat). Monopods are okay. Bring your camera, a zoom lens, and lets HAVE FUN!!!!
(another important note, If anyone has any ideas, or would like to pick a place to eat after the trip. I am open to suggestions)
Here is the Capt. Mike's Website for more info about him and the area:
[Jon's Note: Because we're renting out the entire boat for the private tour, we need to take payment when your RSVP. If you'd rather not use PayPal, get in touch with me about how you'd like to pay.]