The journey and adventures of Camellia – wearing purple band NC – has begun. He fledged from the confines of his nest tree at 8:09pm May 27. It did not take him long to get in trouble when he missed a landing on May 29 and hung up-side-down for about two minutes with several photographers recording the event. On May 30 Camellia landed in the camera tree right next to the camera and posed for over an hour – photos 2, 3 and 4 above. Thanks to Shelly Fowler for the in-flight photo above taken at 9:24am May 31.
The future reports on the travels of Camellia will be reported on this blog site as well as those of Azalea who remains at the catfish ponds near Plymouth, NC as of May 30.