Thanks to our recent cloudy weather the satellite transmitter that Camellia is wearing did not have enough battery power to send data subsequent to March 3 at 1:00am (WHITE arrow). But we do know that he was at the Fort Story Joint Expeditionary Base in Virginia Beach.
I am out of breath trying to keep up with Camellia the past three days. Put on your goggles, fasten your seatbelt and follow the PURPLE line. Here we go – YELLOW arrow (Princess Anne Country Club) Feb 27 9am, PINK pointer (PACC) Feb 28 1am, DARK BLUE (Mapleton) Feb 28 7am, GREEN pointer (Bird Neck Point) Feb 28 2pm, LIGHT BLUE (Back Bay NWR) Feb 28 4pm, ORANGE pointer (Lagomar) Mar 1 1am, PURPLE pointer (Elson Green) Mar 1 2pm, YELLOW pointer (Red Wing Golf Course) Mar 2 1am, and back almost to where he began WHITE arrow (Bay Colony) Mar 2 at 2pm. Click on maps to enlarge.
KE appears to have found a great fishing hole at Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield County, VA. She arrived here for the first time on Jan 24, 2014 and has explored just about all of the reservoir. For those who may be new to these maps, the blue dots are hourly readings of the location of KE. This map is for the period Feb 20 through Feb 27 at 4pm. You can see by the cluster of blue dots that she has a few favorite locations, but can tell that she has moved about the reservoir. I believe the YELLOW arrow is the location of a night time roost that KE is likely sharing with other bald eagles that are foraging at the reservoir. Most of the blue dots at that location are at night. Click on maps to enlarge.
After a brief visit to Great Bridge East in Chesapeake, and spending the night at Red Wing Golf Course (GREEN Feb 25 at 1am) in Virginia Beach, Camellia has again paid a visit to the golf course at the Princess Anne Country Club (BLUE Feb 26 1am, PURPLE Feb 27 1am) and is there as of this map WHITE arrow Feb 27 at 9am.
Camellia has made a return flight to Chesapeake. There were only a few satellite data points so we do not know exactly the flight path he used, but we do know that as of 5pm Feb 23 Camellia was in farm country in Chesapeake, VA. Looks like he may have been flying at the time of the White arrow, so probably somewhere else in Chesapeake this morning.
One more days data for Camellia. He apparently stayed near Syms Middle School all day Feb 20, but then on Feb 21 began to explore more of Hampton. As of Feb 21 at 2:00pm, Camellia was at Armstrong Point (White arrow). He may have been in flight at the time so probably not there when you read this, but maybe closeby.
Thank goodness for the sun. The solar battery powering the satellite transmitter that Camellia is wearing charged up enough to send data from Noon on Feb 17 to 4pm on Feb 18. At Noon Feb 17 he was at the athletic field on the Norfolk Naval Base near the aircraft carrier piers (YELLOW). He then flew across Norfolk harbor to Hampton and spent the night behind the Benjamin Syms Middle School (GREEN). As of this map Camellia is in the Holly Homes neighborhood in someones backyard on Tartan Lane (WHITE – Feb 18 4pm). Wonder what the attraction is there?
KE has spent most of the past week at Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield County. She did make one visit to the Chesterfield landfill on Feb 7 (PINK). You can see from the BLUE LINE that she has been all over the Reservoir from Feb 9 thru Feb 13. Our viewers report that there are several other bald eagles visiting the Reservoir. Fishing must be good!
Well, once again there is very little satellite data from Camellia due to the cloudy weather we have been having. However, there is enough data to know that Camellia has been traveling from Portsmouth (last report on Feb 4) to Mason Creek in Norfolk (YELLOW), to Lafayette River in Norfolk (PINK), to Bald Eagle Road in the Holland Oaks neighborhood in Va Beach (GREEN), to Fentress in Chesapeake (BLUE), to Greenbriar in Chesapeake (PURPLE), to as of this map Hillcrest in Chesapeake (WHITE Feb 14 at 1:00am). Follow the RED line as best you can.