The latest satellite data shows that Azalea has been in the Kings Grant section of Little Neck in Virginia Beach since Feb 10. It shows she has been visiting Witt Park on Kings Grant Rd opposite Blueridge Ct. A lot of ducks and geese gather on Kings Grant Lake there, so many in fact that the recent Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival had a tour to Witt Park. The satellite data shows that Azalea has been there too. So, I went there after posting her location on this blog this morning.
She was right there!!. I saw her right after getting out of my car with only my binoculars, sitting on a branch maybe 150 ft away. I returned to my car, grabbed my camera and as I started back toward her she took off. These are not the best photos but in Photo 1 you can see the antenna. In photos 2, 3 and 4 you can see the bands on both legs, but the photos are not clear (500 lens, handheld).
I know the lady who owns the house on the corner of Blueridge Ct. Her husband and I started a Boy Scout Troop in 1974. Anyway, she and her sister saw Azalea yesterday, but not being birders had no idea it was an eagle, let alone a famous eagle – Azalea.