It may be too early to know for certain, but it appears that the solar battery on the satellite transmitter Camellia is wearing has given out. I did not receive any satellite data after 4:00pm Dec 25 and only four data points since our last map. I will try again later today to see if there is any data updates, and if so I will post a new map. Here are the data points for Camellia – YELLOW arrow Dec 24 at 3:00pm (Bay Island), PINK pointer Dec 25 at 1:00am (Great Neck), and WHITE arrow Dec 25 at 4:00pm (Little Neck Rd and N. Lynnhaven Rd).
Reese, is Camellia’s battery wearing out earlier than expected, or are we just experiencing grace that Azalea’s seems to still be going strong, even though it’s a year older? It sure will be hard not to hear from them when it’s time. Thank you so much again for all you do. Hope you had a great Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Response – Average life of the battery is estimated to be 3 years. Azalea has been wearing her transmitter for 3 1/2 years and Camellia for 2 1/2 years. CCB fitted 65 eagles with transmitters prior to Azalea in 2007, 08, 09 and 19 are still transmitting – http://wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=349
Check it out.
Oh no..We will have to depend on someone spotting Cam..he seem’s to have a pattern of where he like’s to hang out..Eye’s to the sky everyone..
Is it possible that Camellia is just somewhere where he can’t transmit? Or should this be able to transmit from anywhere? I too will find it hard to no longer hear from him and have to just wonder where he is and how he is doing, if that is where we are.
Response – Most likely battery failure. His data has been very spotty for a few weeks.
He seems to want to live near Reese!