It has been a week in between satellite maps and Azalea has traveled from farm fields north of Mattamuskeet NWR in Hyde County, back to South Lake in Alligator River NWR in Dare County, NC, and back again to the farm fields in Hyde County. On Feb 8 at 7:00am Azalea was at the farm fields and spent the rest of the day there in several locations. She overnighted there, but at 9:00am Feb 9 she flew north and by 11:00am she was back at South Lake in Alligator River NWR. She stayed in that area on Feb 10 and 11 and for 3 nights was back in the “roost” area she used throughout January. About 9:00am Feb 12 she again took flight southward, right back to the farm fields in Hyde County that are north of Engelhard, NC. It appears that Azalea has found a source of fish in the wide ditches that provide water to these fields. She remained in a relatively small area for the rest of the 12th and 13th and was still there at the time of this satellite map at 5:00pm Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day.
Posted by: rlukei | February 16, 2010