As of 7:00am this morning – Jan 30 – Azalea appears to be in flight between Salem Rd and Dam Neck Rd in Virginia Beach. She did spend the balance of the past three days in the Hillcrest/Edinburgh neighborhood. Here are her data points – YELLOW arrow Jan 27 at 1:00am, PINK pointer Jan 27 at 11:00am, GREEN pointer Jan 28 at 10:00am, BLUE pointer Jan 29 at 7:00am, ORANGE pointer Jan 29 at 11:00am, and WHITE arrow Jan 30 at 7:00am.
We are always learning. That is what research is all about. This project has been especially successful because of public involvement in following the activities of Azalea, Camellia and KE. As you have seen in the past few posts while Azalea has been in the Hillcrest area, the “eagle” photographers have provided excellent images of Azalea. Well, on Jan 27 two photographers, Duane Noblick and Holly Smith, captured photographs of Azalea with a very large bullfrog. In the words of Dr Bryan Watts, Director of The Center of Conservation Biology “Wow, what a photo! I have studied diet in this species for 15 years and have not documented frogs.” Photo 1 Duane Noblick, photo 2 Holly Smith – used with permission and copyrighted. Frogs are supposed to be hibernating this time of year, so why was this frog out in the open on a day when the temps stayed about freezing? Click on maps and photos to enlarge.