Azalea remained here just long enough to let us know that she still knew her way home, but she needs more manners as she failed to say “hello” to any of us looking for her. I am certain that someone saw her while she was here, but none of us. Oh well, next visit!
She left her night time roost at Wishart and Witchduck Roads early on July 8 and flew east across Witchduck Point to Little Neck, near where I live and stayed there until 12 noon when she took flight and went non-stop directly back to the catfish ponds by 6:00pm. That is nearly 100 miles without a stop along the way. Once there she returned to the communal roost and other than a visit to a pond just north of highway Route 64 on July 10 and spending the night there, Azalea is still at the catfish ponds. As of this map at 10:00am July 11, she is perched in a tree (one of only about a dozen trees) near the Tidewater Research Station fish ponds.