Azalea left Virginia’s Northern Neck last week and headed to Virginia Beach. Her flight path passes over the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Did anyone see her in the gardens last Thursday? If she did stop at the nest, it was a short stopover before continuing south to the North Landing River. The river is channelized in the northern section connecting to the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake via the Intracoastal Waterway. I’ve never been on this section of the river, but from the map it appears undeveloped with lots of marshy habitat (see a photo of the river here).
Sorry for the delay in the Azalea posts. I just found out Reese was out of town this week and unable to post the maps.