OK!! The solar battery powering the satellite transmitter Camellia is wearing has finally begun sending a signal again. For a week Dec 4 to Dec 11 the battery was too weak to let us know where Camellia was located. Looks like he sat in the sun long enough to juice up the battery. Very few data points but enough to know that after visiting Red Wing Golf Course he was on Granada Court in the Southern Woods neighborhood off Sandbridge Rd in Virginia Beach at 4:00pm yesterday. Follow the GREEN line. Click on maps to enlarge.
KE (juvenile bald eagle from Saw Pen Point in Virginia Beach in 2012) just does not seem to have any desire to travel far from Hanover, VA. In 2012 she spent most of Nov and Dec on the Pamunkey River east of Hanover and has so far done the same thing in 2013. This map covers Nov 25 to Dec 5 and KE’s flight is the GREEN line. The ORANGE lines are her previous travels in this area. Click on maps to enlarge.
Follow the GREEN LINE. This map covers Nov 23 at 6:00am to Dec 4 at 1:00am. There must have been cloudy weather while I was away because there are long periods of time with no satellite data for Camellia. It appears he left Gloucester Nov 23 and spent a day in Newport News/Hampton then flew to Virginia Beach on Nov 27. Then on Nov 30 flew to the Centerville area of Chesapeake. As of Dec 4 at 1:00am Camellia was at Stumpy Lake in Virginia Beach.
KE must be happy and well fed where she is because she has not gone far the past few weeks – the Pamunkey River east of Hanover, VA. As of this map KE is on the Caroline County side of the river north of Hanover. The order of the color data points – YELLOW arrow, GREEN, PINK, ORANGE, PURPLE, BLUE pointers, and WHITE arrow Nov 21 at 4:00pm. Click on maps to enlarge.
From one landfill to another, but 45 direct flight miles apart. Of course, Camellia did not fly in a straight line. Camellia left Sussex County on the morning of Nov 18 and was at the landfill in Gloucester by 4:00pm. Follow the color data points YELLOW arrow, PINK, GREEN, BLUE, ORANGE, PURPLE, YELLOW pointers, and WHITE arrow, his location as of this map Nov 21 at 5:00pm in the Adner Swamp south of the landfill. Click on maps to enlarge.
Not much to tell you about Camellia. He is still hanging around the Sussex County landfill ( http://www.sussexcountyva.gov/page/sussex-landfill/) just west of Waverly, VA on Route 460. His satellite data points – YELLOW arrow Nov 15 at 9:00am, PINK pointer Nov 15 at Noon, GREEN pointer Nov 16 at 1:00am, BLUE pointer Nov 16 at Noon, ORANGE pointer Nov 17 at 1:00am, PURPLE pointer Nov 17 at Noon, and as of this map WHITE arrow Nov 18 at 1:00am.
KE has yet to return to Virginia Beach where she was born and where she left on July 29, 2012. All the lines on these maps show that she has been on the Pamunkey River (note that two state issued maps spell the river Pumunkey and Pamunkey – The Indian Reservation is spelled Pamunkey) much of her time. Note that Route 2 is also US Route 301 going through Hanover, VA. On the close-up map the BLUE LINE is the boundry between Hanover (west) and King William (east) counties (and the river). The ORANGE lines show KE’s flight paths prior to Nov 6 and the GREEN lines since Nov 6. The flight order of the color data points are YELLOW arrow (Nov 7 at 4pm), PINK, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, ORANGE, and YELLOW pointers, and as of this map WHITE arrow (Nov 14 at 4pm). Click on maps to enlarge.
Camellia has returned to the Sussex County Landfill near Waverly, VA. Camellia was last at this landfill in November 2011. Here are his satellite data points – YELLOW arrow Nov 12 at 6:00am, PINK pointer Nov 12 at 10:00am, GREEN pointer Nov 13 at 1:00am, BLUE pointer Nov 13 at 2:00pm, ORANGE pointer Nov 14 at 1:00am, PURPLE pointer Nov 14 at Noon, YELLOW pointer Nov 14 at 4:00pm, and as of this map WHITE arrow Nov 15 at 9:00am.
Bald Eagle banded “purple KE” remains along the Pamunkey River east of Hanover, VA. She has been flying around the river in Hanover, King William, Henrico and New Kent counties. You will notice a change in the map data due to a change in the way I receive the data. The thin light orange lines are previous flights of KE. The darker and wider orange lines are her flight path for Nov 6 and 7. The order of flight was YELLOW (Nov 6 at 8am), PINK, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, and WHITE (Nov 7 at 4pm).
The well cityfied Camellia has recently been visiting very rural locations, something he rarely does. He spent a few days in rural Chesapeake and during the past three days has visited rural Isle of Wight County and now Surry County. As of this map Camellia is along Sexton Rd (Rt 618). Here are his data points – YELLOW arrow Nov 8 at 6:00pm, PINK pointer Nov 9 at Noon, GREEN pointer Nov 9 at 2:00pm, BLUE pointer Nov 10 at 1:00am, ORANGE pointer Nov 11 at Noon, PURPLE pointer Nov 11 at 6:00pm and as of this satellite map WHITE arrow Nov 12 at 6:00am. Click maps to enlarge.