This satellite map of data from the transmitter that Azalea is wearing shows that she has been getting a wider view of the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area surrounding NBG and the airport. The data point in the lower right of the map indicates that at 1pm on July 22 she was soaring directly above Lake Edwards off Newtown Road in Virginia Beach. The data point to the lower left on the map shows that she crossed Interstate 64 and at 1pm on July 25 was above Azalea Garden Road near Robin Hood Road in Norfolk. A reminder that the transmitter sends a signal once an hour and is like taking a photo at a specific time. It is quite likely that Azalea was soaring in a thermal and would have covered a wider area than what the data points indicate. Interestingly, on the 26th she was on camera all day either in the nest tree or the camera tree and did no soaring. On the 27th she spent most of the day at “the dump” where she was seen by NBG staff.
Posted by: rlukei | July 28, 2009