Azalea is still flying about the Little Wicomico River watershed. There has been at least two sightings of Azalea in the past two days. Photos of Azalea were taken by Barbara Melton as Azalea was just off US Route 360 east of Burgess, VA yesterday about 11:30am. Satellite data confirms that is right where she was. This morning I received a message from Smith Point Marina that three bald eagles were soaring overhead screaming at each other about 6:30pm last evening. Again satellite data show that Azalea was in that area at that time. Here are her locations the past three days. Yellow arrow – Smith Point Marina 10:00am Oct 25, Green pointer 1:00am Oct 26, Blue pointer 1:00am Oct 27, Pink pointer 1:00am Oct 28, White arrow (this map) 10:00am Oct 28.
I have received permission from Barb Melton to post two of her photos of Azalea taken on Oct 27. Azalea is now 2 1/2 years old and beginning to get a white head and yellow beak. Her age classification is known as basic subadult II. Thanks Barb.