Azalea has returned home!!
On the last satellite map at 6:00pm Feb 23, Azalea was at Sajo Farms on Lake Lawson in Virginia Beach, VA. That is where she also spent the night. On Feb 24 she wandered around Lake Smith, made a short trip over to the western branch of the Lynnhaven River, spending the night at the end of Little Neck. On Feb 25 she traveled back to the Lynnhaven River visiting Little Neck and Thoroughgood and at midnight Feb 26 she was behind Independence Middle School. Again she wandered about the Lynnhaven River going to Great Neck and First Landing State Park, then again spent the night behind Independence Middle School in Thoroughgood. On Feb 27 she wandered as far as East Ocean View in Norfolk and to Kemps Lake at Witchduck Road and I-264 in Virginia Beach. She then flew to Norfolk Botanical Garden arriving about 5:00pm and at midnight Feb 28 was just off the NBG entrance road between Mirror Lake and Friendship Pond. On Feb 28 she flew all the way to Hampton, Virginia and to Plum Tree National Wildlife Refuge in Poquoson, Virginia , turned around and flew right back to NBG and spent the night at Friendship Pond about 200 yards from the nest in which she was born. On March 1 she revisited Lake Smith, overflew Azalea Acres on one side of Lake Whitehurst, then Camellia Acres on the other side of Lake Whitehurst. Again she was back at NBG where at midnight March 2 she was near the entrance road between Mirror Lake and Friendship Pond. This satellite map at 9:00am March 2 shows she is across Lake Whitehurst from NBG in Camellia Acres at the end of Lilac Court.
Tags: 'Azalea' (HH), First Landing St Pk, Friendship Pond, Hampton, Lake Lawson, Lake Smith, Lake Whitehurst, Little Neck, Lynnhaven River, map, NBG (Norfolk Botanical Garden), Norfolk, Plum Tree NWR, Poquoson, Thoroughgood, Virginia Beach