Azalea is doing what she did during the fall months in 2009 and 2010. She has returned to the Little Wicomico River in Northumberland County, VA. She spent time there a few weeks ago and is now back again. On the last satellite map she was on the Poquoson River (Yellow arrow 10:00am Oct 13). She began her flight north shortly after that and at 3:00pm Oct 13 was east of Gloucester, VA (Pink pointer) where she spent the night. Oct 14 she continued her flight back to the Little Wicomico River by 3:00pm (Green pointer) and 5:00pm (Blue pointer). As of this satellite map at 5:00pm Oct 15 (White arrow) Azalea is where she has been before near Harbor View Dr. Click maps to enlarge.
WOW! So very close to the spot NX has been spending so much time. Thanks, Reese!
Cary, good to meet you the other day. She’s so smart to be in this remote seafood buffet area and both must really enjoy their times there. I finds it amazing that Azalea when coming here still flies the same route and chooses to fly by my Lancaster Creek up to the Little Wicomico.
Reese– at the dedication, people were asking why she isn’t an adventuresome girl for such a juvie. I think she just loves it here by usl comment please.
Response – Azalea has wandered 100 miles south and more than 100 miles north. Her travels are rather typical for a juvenile. Every once in a while she just has to check out her natal region to be sure everything is OK. It is interesting how both Azalea and Camellia retrace their individual travel routes.
It’s amazing to me how they are sticking so close to their birth location. Most interesting! Thanks for the updates, Reese!
Took a look for nearly 5 hrs. yesterday in N.N.– no eagles to be seen and certainly not Azalea or NX. We were at all their favorite places–marinas– With so much forested area and quiet surroundings they could go for days and not be seen. Correct? The Little Wicomico has many tributaries and private lands there.
Response – Linda, you are absolutely right. They can be sitting right in front of you in a tree and be so well hidden that you just can’t see them. We can walk right under them without seeing them at NBG.