Grace has disbursed from her natal nest area in Virginia Beach. Shortly after 9:00am July 22, 2014, Grace headed west across Norfolk and Portsmouth. Near the Suffolk/Isle of Wight line she turned north and flew into Surry County and the Hog Island Virginia Wildlife Management Area (http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wmas/detail.asp?pid=4). This is a known “bald eagle concentration area” on the James River.
Grace hatched about April 1, 2014. She was banded by Libby Mojica, wildlife biologist at The Center for Conservation Biology, with purple band “MR” on May 20, 2014 and fitted with a satellite transmitter. Grace fledged on June 15, 2014.