Old habits are really hard to break. Ask Camellia! He has returned to the King and Queen County landfill. At least he is not spending his nights at the landfill but flying north of the landfill. There are a few creeks and ponds in that area that he appears to be visiting. His data points are – YELLOW arrow Apr 18 at 1:00am, PINK pointer Apr 18 at 3:o0pm, GREEN pointer Apr 19 at 1:00am, PURPLE pointer Apr 19 at 9:00am, BLUE pointer Apr 20 at 1:00am, and as of this map WHITE arrow Apr 20 at 6:00pm.
Other than one round-trip flight to Chesterfield, VA on April 9 and 10, KE has stayed at the Hanover County Landfill. Not much more to report so here are her data points – YELLOW arrow Apr 4 at 4:00pm, PINK pointer Apr 6 at 4:00pm, GREEN pointer Apr 7 at 7:00am, BLUE pointer Apr 8 at 10:00am, ORANGE pointer Apr 9 at 1:00am, PURPLE pointer Apr 10 at 1:00am, and as of this report WHITE arrow Apr 11 at 3:00pm.
Well, after many months of exploring the Tidewater region of Virginia (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk) Camellia has suddenly headed north. He was last off Salem Road in Va Beach – YELLOW arrow Apr 14 at 6:00pm. He then went a short distance south off Indian River Rd – PINK pointer Apr 15 at 1:00am. He then returned to the Dam Neck Rd, London Bridge Rd area to Harper’s Rd – GREEN pointer Apr 16 at 1:00am. From there he headed back to Land of Promise Rd in Chesapeake - Apr 17 at 1:00am. From there Camellia has flown north all the way to just west of Lightfoot, Va and south of Toano, Va in James City County – WHITE arrow Apr 18 at 1:00am. This is his first return visit to this area since Feb 2011.
Camellia has moved back into Virginia Beach off Salem Rd not too far from Honey Bee Golf Course as of last evening. He spent a few days exploring rural Chesapeake and was near Land Of Promise Rd – YELLOW arrow Apr 12 at 6:00am. He remained in that area until yesterday – PINK pointer Apr 13 at 9:00am, GREEN pointer Apr 14 at 5:00am and BLUE pointer Apr 14 at 1:00pm. As of this satellite map Camellia was off Salem Rd along the high power transmission lines near Highland Meadows Way – WHITE arrow Apr 14 at 6:00pm. That is 1.3 air miles from Ware Neck Rd and Honey Bee Golf Course (map with red line).
Camellia has been checking out southeastern Cheaspeake for the past three days, avoiding the more populated areas. He started out in Blackwater – YELLOW arrow Apr 9 at 5:00pm then flew to the Chesapeake side of Stumpy Lake – PINK pointer Apr 10 at 6:00am. From there he wandered to Elbow Rd – GREEN Apr 11 at 11:00am, then to east of Fentress – BLUE pointer Apr 11 at 3:00pm. As of this map Camellia was just south of Land of Promise Rd – WHITE arrow Apr 12 at 1:00am.
Camellia did not stay in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake for long – YELLOW arrow Apr 6 at 8:00am. He soon returned to the London Bridge/Dam Neck Rd area where he recently spent several days – PINK pointer Apr 7 at 1:00am. He didn’t stay there long either flying over near the Atlantic Ocean near Red Wing Lake – GREEN pointer Apr 8 at 1:00am. From there he turned south to an area he has not visited for a while, Charity Neck Rd behind the Henley Farm – BLUE pointer Apr 9 at 1:00am. As of this satellite map Camellia is in the Blackwater area of Chesapeake near the intersection of Blackwater, North Landing and Mt. Pleasant Rds – WHITE arrow Apr 9 at 5:00pm. Click on maps to enlarge.
Well, KE did finally leave the Chickahominy River area. For a time she revisited Hanover County and the Pamunkey River - Orange, green, yellow, purple and blue pointers. On April 3 she flew south into Henrico County southeast of Richmond to the county landfill which is where she is as of this map April 4 at 4:00pm. Her data points are – YELLOW arrow Mar 7 at 4:00pm, PINK pointer Mar 23 at 11:00am, GREEN pointer Mar 24 at 1:00pm, BLUE pointer Apr 1 at 1:00am, YELLOW pointer Apr 1 at 5:00pm, PURPLE pointer Apr 2 at 1:00am, ORANGE pointer Apr 3 at 10:00am, and as of this map WHITE arrow Apr 4 at 4:00pm.
Camellia has been exploring some new areas in Chesapeake, and most of then rural. Our last map showed he was on the northern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp. As of this map he is on Deep Creek just off Old Mill Rd. Here are Camellia’s data points for the past three days – YELLOW arrow Apr 3 at 1:00am, ORANGE pointer Apr 3 at 3:00pm, PINK pointer Apr 4 at 1:00am, GREEN pointer April 5 at 1:00am, BLUE pointer April 6 at 1:00am, and as of this map WHITE arrow Apr 6 at 8:00am. Click on maps to enlarge.
Camellia has been on the move once again. Guess he had enough of residential pond food. As of the last map he was in the Lake Placid neighborhood off London Bridge Rd in Va Beach – YELLOW arrow Mar 31 at 6:00am. He spent the next night on the golf course at Oceana Naval Air Station – PINK pointer April 1 at 1:00am. He then flew to Broad Creek in the Ingleside area of Norfolk – GREEN pointer April 2 at 1:00am. He took an afternoon flight south to Great Bridge in Chesapeake – BLUE pointer April 2 at 3:00pm. As of this satellite map Camellia is on the very northern edge of the Great Dismal Swamp in the Bowers Hill section of Chesapeake along side Military Hwy (Rt13) – WHITE arrow April 3 at 1:00am.
Camellia must be finding enough to eat in the small ponds around the Lake Placid/Castleton neighborhoods because he is still there. I expect lots of people are seeing him but may just not know how famous he is. Here are his data points – YELLOW arrow Mar 28 at 6:00pm, PINK pointer Mar 29 at 9:00am, GREEN pointer Mar 30 at 1:00pm, BLUE pointer Mar 30 at 2:00pm, PURPLE pointer Mar 31 at 1:00am, and as of this map WHITE arrow Mar 31 at 6:00am (entrance to Lake Placid).