Author Archives: Lukei Reese

Grace Stays at TRS June 19, 2017

Once again we have very little satellite data for Grace. The solar battery in her transmitter is not getting a full charge because of all the cloudy weather we have had lately. As best we can tell Grace remained at the Tidewater Research Station the entire period last week. The WHITE arrow shows her location as of June 19 at midnight.

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Grace Returns to TRS June 10 2017

Grace has made a round-trip from TRS to Mackay Island NWR and back to TRS. Again we have very limited satellite data with no data on June 5, 6, 8, and 9. Very few data points on June 4, 7, and 10. However we do know that she flew from Mackay – YELLOW arrow –  to Bertie County then back to the Tidewater Research Station where Grace is as of June 10 at 9:57am June 10 – WHITE arrow.

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Grace at Mackay Island NWR June 4, 2017

Again we have limited satellite data from the transmitter that Grace is wearing. No data for May 27, 28, 30, 31 and June 2 and 3. However there is enough data to know that Grace has left the Tidewater Research Station flying first to Alligator River NWR and then north to Mackay Island NWR on Knotts Island in Currituck County, NC. That is where Grace is as of last evening at 6:18 pm – WHITE arrow. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Flies Back to TRS 5/20/2017

Grace has returned to the North Carolina Tidewater Research Station. Again there is very limited data. No satellite data points for May 15, 16, 18, 19 and very limited for May 14 and 17. As of this satellite map Grace is at TRS May 20 at 6:54pm – WHITE arrow.

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Grace at Stumpy Lake May 11-14, 2017

Again no data May 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13 and little data the other days. However, we have enough satellite data to know that Grace flew from TRS in North Carolina to Back Bay NWR on May 8, and then to Stumpy Lake on May 11. As of this map Grace remains at Stumpy Lake – WHITE arrow May 14 at 5:18am. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Returns to Tidewater Research Station 5/5/2017

Grace has returned to home base – the North Carolina Tidewater Research Station. Again there was no data for April 30, May 1,3,4 and very little the rest of the week. However we know that she flew from the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake to Chowan county on the  Albemarle River, and flew across the Albemarle on early morning May 2 to TRS. As of this satellite map Grace is still there on May 5 at 9:55am – WHITE arrow. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Visits Honey Bee/ Stumpy Lake 4/29/2017

Very limited data because solar battery is weak. No data 4/24, 25, 27, 28 and very little 4/23, 26, 29. Grace Began at Sandbridge in Virginia Beach then flew to Stumpy Lake, Honey Bee Golf Course. On April 28 she was at Big Bethel Reservoir on the Peninsula. It is the only data point for April 28 so we don’t know when she flew there or when she left. On April 29 she was at the Virginia Beach landfill, and as of this satellite map she appears to be flying west about to cross I-64 in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake – WHITE arrow April 29 at 6:45pm. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace at Sandbridge Va Beach 4/23/17

Again we are missing data because of low power in Grace’s solar battery in her satellite transmitter. No data for April 18, 19, 21, 22, and only partial data the other days last week. Grace was first at the North Carolina Tidewater Agriculture Research Station east of Plymouth. Sometime on April 21 she flew to Chesapeake in the Mount Pleasant area. As of this map Grace is at Sandbridge near Sand Bend Road – WHITE arrow April 23 at 9:50am. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Make Round-trip to Hampton 4/16/2017

Very limited data for Grace this week. No data April 9, 10, 13, 15. Very little the other days for the past week. We do know Grace was at Big Bethel Reservoir in Hampton and then flew back to TRS in North Carolina. As of this map April 16 at Midnight – WHITE arrow – Grace was at TRS.

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