Camellia has gone no where. He is still in the same farm field he was in 3 days ago right behind Charity United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. I was there today May 15 at 3:00pm and so was Camellia – white data point. There were three other juvenile bald eagles with him. As this satellite map shows he has stayed right in the corner of that field. Why? The ditches are full of fish and the water from Back Bay is again beginning to flood the farm field because of strong southery winds. The water is already up into some of the roads. I had to turn around on Muddy Creek Rd (road flooded at Beggars Bridge) after checking on a new eagle nest that has three eaglets (they are doing just great and should fledge in about two weeks). It will be interesting to see just how much longer Camellia remains at this farm at the intersection of Chatity Neck Rd and Gum Bridge Rd.
Thanks, Reese, for the great update! Were you able to get close enough for pictures? And do you know if the farmer (who no doubt is worried about his flooded fields) is aware of the treasure he has there? Thanks for all you do.
Response – The farmer does know about the eagles. Also, a new cell tower is under construction back in the corner of the field near the woods. I don’t know if the workmen there know about the eagles, but they must be seeing them.
Thanks, Reese. It’s interesting to follow Azalea and Camellia’s travels– or in this case, non-travels– and to know they are well and eating heartily!
I talked to one of the local photographer’s on Saturday and they’d also seen a coyote in the field. Taking advantage of the bounty, too?
This is so cool! Thank you so much for posting this. We live in Onancock on the bay side of Eastern Shore of Virginia and have the privilege of viewing eagles every day. An adult sits on a piling within view of our home every morning. I have often wished that I could follow his/her travels during the day after he leaves the piling. Please keep us posted on Azalea and Camelia.
You don’t think the cell tower workers would harm the eagles, do you? Especially with the latest instances of eagles being found shot, I am worried that they would not know the eagles should not be disturbed.
Response – The eagles are obviously not being disturbed or they would not have been here for a week or more.
I just viewed the photos that Cary Lynch took of Camellia and some of his pals and was alarmed at the condition of his wings. What could have caused such damage? It seemed he was flying fine so I guess no great cause for worry, but his wings really did look terrible.
Thanks for all you do!!!
Response – Where are the photos posted?
This is where Cary’s pics of Cammy are.