The “Dynamic Duo” of Beverly Nettleton and Cary Lynch hit the jackpot yesterday, Jan 21, when out searching for Azalea. Not only did they find her perching, but also eating and taking a bath in a ditch. Azalea was behind a Home Depot store on Hillcrest Parkway in Chesapeake. The attached map shows that Azalea was also there on Jan 15. Color codes for the map – ORANGE Jan 15 at noon, BLUE Jan 21 at 11:00am, WHITE Jan 21 at noon, YELLOW Jan 21 at 1:00pm, GREEN Jan 21 at 2:00pm, and PINK Jan 21 at 3:00pm.
Here are a few photos taken by Cary and Beverly. Photo #1 by Cary, others by novice photographer Beverly (spotter extraordinaire). All photos used with permission and copyrighted.
Some Azalea facts
Egg laid Feb 13, 2009 – Egg hatched March 22, 2009 – Banded Purple HH #0679-01345 April 29, 2009 – Satellite transmitter fitted May 20, 2009 – Fledged June 13, 2009 – As of Jan 21, 2013 Azalea has been flying for 1,298 days.