Looks like Azalea has had enough of the Red Wing Golf Course, at least for the time being. She did spend the nights of May 27, 28, 29 and 30 on the Golf Course. She made a brief afternoon trip on May 28 back north to Lake Christine. On May 29 she spent most of the day at Lake Tecumseh just north of Sandbridge. At 11:00am yesterday May 30 she left Red Wing and appears to be on a bee-line back to the Tidewater Research Station and private catfish farm east of Plymouth, NC. She crossed back into NC about 1:30pm and as of this satellite tracking map at 5:00pm was in Chowan County and appears to still be in flight – white data point. Click on map to enlarge
I was hoping that Azalea and Camellia would fly off to the cat fish farm together. Good eating with no stress involved. Maybe he will head a little further south at some time.
Thanks for all your updates. Amazing work you do.
Truly love following the journeys of Azalea and Camellia. AZ appears to be more adventuress and Camellia seems content to hang out closer to home. Thank you Reese for sharing.
Thanks as always for the updates, Reese!
I love reading aout the adventures of these two. How much longer do you expect the transmitter to last on Azalea? Do the transmitters ever last longer than predicted?
Response – Some of the transmitters that were fitted to eagles in 2007 are still working. Three years is the expected “average” life so we expect the transmitter on Azalea to last another year. A however though is that the teflon straps are also designed to last three years, so the transmitter could fall off before the transmitter expires.
Reese, will someone go retrieve the transmitter once it has been determined to have fallen off? Thank you.
Response – Yes, if it is in a place we can get to and still sending a signal. A few years ago I was able to locate and retrieve a transmitter off a peregrine.
Thanks for the updates Reese. Always good to her about Azalea and Camellia’s adventures!!