Our girl Azalea likes to do her own thing, without telling us in advance. She left the catfish farms in Washington County, NC on the evening of April 5, flying across Albemarle Sound into Bertie County just 10 miles away. For all day April 6 she sauntered up and down the shoreline south of Elmwood, NC (while I was looking for her across Albemarle Sound near Plymouth). She spent another night there then about 11:00am April 7 headed north across Chowan and Gates counties and back into Virginia, flying across the Great Dismal Swamp NWR and by 4:00pm was back at Little Creek Reservoir near Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. She stayed overnight in Lakeview Park on Lake Smith. The next day, April 8 she wandered about Diamond Springs Estates then flew to Little Neck, made two excursions to Great Neck, then back to Little Neck for the night – less than one mile from my house – without letting me know she was there! Having seen enough of Virginia Beach for the time being, she left headed south back to North Carolina and the North River in Currituck County where she visited in March. After spending the night she flew to new territory at the mouth of the Little River on Albemarle Sound and south of Elizabeth City near Listers Corner in Pasquotank County. Azalea stayed there for April 11 and that is where we find her at midnight April 12. Thanks to Libby Mojica there are two maps this time including a close-up of her visit back to Virginia Beach.
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