After a few days exploring the North Landing River in Virginia Beach (including the river bank along the golf course at Stumpy Lake Country Club), Azalea continued her flight south to North Carolina. she followed the North Landing River downstream and then traveled to a smaller tributary, the Northwest River, in Chesapeake, VA and Currituck Co, NC. THis river drains part of the Great Dismal Swamp. See photo of river habitat here Most of the river habitat she’s visited over the past few months has been tidal fresh or oligohaline which are typically very productive for fish (i.e. her main prey). The shallow coves and clear water of the Chesapeake Bay tributaries help eagles locate fish for food.
On the map, I’ve marked the Norfolk Botanical Gardens nest with a yellow push pin and Azalea’s current location with a white circle.