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.
Oh my did you do a quick change of mind Grace.Thought you were a home body.Thanks Reese
We just visited Hog Island Virginia Wildlife Management Area 2 weeks ago. There is definitely plenty of company there. We saw several eagles there and nearby Chippokes State park. Thanks for the update Reese!
Be safe Little Grace. Looking forward to your adventure journal and hope to find you along the way. Thanks Reese!