The last satellite signal from the transmitter that bald eagle Grace is wearing was at 6:43am on October 17 near the mouth of the Poropotank River where it flows into the York River in Gloucester County, VA. A search was made of the area by a biologist from the Center for Conservation Biology and the transmitter was not found. The transmitter has been loosing signal for several weeks and likely has failed. The transmitter was fitted on Grace in Virginia Beach on May 20, 2014, so sent signals for over 3 years which is the average life of these transmitters. Grace is wearing a purple band (MR) on her left leg, so perhaps one day she will be located raising a family at a nest in this region. Click on photo to enlarge.
Thanks Reese for all the tracking on this beautiful Bald Eagle. Hopefully she will show up one day as you indicated!
Thanks. Reese for all. She will probably show up in Jims backyard
I will be waiting! 🙂
I hope she shows up in Reese’ backyard!
I will miss hearing about her until then…
I will miss you Gracie ..come by and grab a snack at my pond when you leave Reese’ house. on your way to the catfish ponds in NC..wishing you a long safe life with lots of chicks beautiful girl..Thank you Reese
Reese, thanks for all the info on Grace. I hope she comes “Home” to Va. Bch.
Reese, as a relatively “new” (5 year) Eagle and nest observer, when I came across the CCB and your blog, I was elated. This year, here in CT, because of our more frequent, high winds, the nest I have been reporting on came down. As you can imagine, it was huge. Now I begin the search for the banded pair that occupied it last.
Reese, thank you so much for all you have done for our Virginia Eagles and engaging the human community (like me) for this fantastic journey. I’ll miss hearing about Grace, as I miss her predecessors jaunts. Grace, stay safe and strong. Hope to hear about you In the future!