On Thursday Sept 17 on our last map, Azalea was within a couple hundred yards of the Potomac River near the entrance of Newman’s Creek. Later on Thursday she made a brief flight back to the Little Wicomoco River south of Vir-Mar Beach, but then returned to Hull Creek just off the Potomac River. She spent all day Friday Sept 18 in that area flying back and forth between Hull Creek and Presley Creek. Late on the morning of Saturday Sept 19 she got the urge to leave Northumberland County again, but this time took off flying south crossing the Rappahannock River and US Route 17 into Middlesex County flying over Warner, VA then turning west into King and Queen County flying over Mascot, VA and Dragon Swamp. She settled in on a small creek just north of Little Plymouth, VA and spent the night there. Sunday Morning Sept 20 she made her way to the King and Queen County landfill which is just west of Coldwater, VA. Landfills are well known for attracting gulls and other scavenger species. Libby Mojica, CCB biologist, informs me that several other bald eagles that have been fitted with satellite transmitters by CCB have also found their way to this landfill. If Azalea is successful foraging on gulls she may stay a while.
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