The question(s) of the week is “where is Azalea?” and more specifically “where is that satellite map you promised??) The latest data about 7am Aug 24 places Azalea on the Upper Peninsula of Virginia north of Kilmarnock and just south of the mouth of the Potomac River. As for the map, CCB has the data but it has to be processed through a special Google program in order to extract the hourly data that allows us to produce the detailed map that gets posted to this blog site. There are times when the biologists who can do this are in the field doing research, and that is what the delay is all about this time. They are trapping and fitting more satellite transmitters on more whimbrel – you can check that out on www.Wildlifetracking.org. Look for Machi, Pongo and Webb. By the way – Hope (the Whimbrel) was located in St. Croix, USVI, had her photo taken, and was featured in The Virgin Islands Daily News on Aug 24.
Posted by: rlukei | August 26, 2009