Posted by: rlukei | August 20, 2010

Azalea Anniversary Week

Azalea celebrates an anniversary this week. On August 16, 2009, she left home for the first time. She flew south to Tulls Bay in Currituck County, NC and spent two nights there. She returned to Norfolk Botanical Garden on Aug 18 and rested for a couple days. About 10:00am on Aug 21, 2009, Azalea took off flying north and did not stop until about 5:00pm on Dividing Creek on the Northern Peninsula near the small town of Good Luck, VA – can you believe that!! So far her luck and fishing skills have held up. As of yesterday Aug 19, 2010, Azalea has flow 4678 kilometers or about 2,900 miles. She has only returned to Norfolk Botanical Garden once during that time in Feb 2010, even though she has been back to Virginia Beach five times. She has divided her time exploring along the shores of the Potomac and Wicomico Rivers in Northumberland County, VA, a couple landfills on the Middle Peninsula of Virginia, Alligator River and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina, and seems to have a particular fondness for the catfish ponds near Plymouth, NC where she has been most of the time since March 2010. Continued good luck, Azalea!
Photo by Reese F Lukei, Jr the day satellite transmitter fitted May 20, 2009.

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Congulations Azalea and all who are concerned about her well-being.

Thanks, Reese! You really do a fantastic job of keeping us informed.

God Bless, dear Azelea…..Be safe in your travels. Maybe you will see your brother flying by. Visit Reese too, he’s been looking for you.

Most of all be safe, Happy Travels

What a year she’s had. Thank you all.

Reese- you have been so good to us reporting on her.
Our special girl !
The ability to hide is her Diva shining through 🙂
Unlike movie stars, she guards her privacy.
Keep looking up-she will be back.

What a great year Azalea has had. I’m very thankful she has been safe in all this time. May she continue to fly free and out of harms way. Thanks so much for keeping us updated Reese. I sincerely appreciate hearing all the news about her and Camellia.