Author Archives: Lukei Reese

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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Grace at Alligator River NWR 4/8/2017

Once again cloudy weather last week has affected the satellite transmitter solar battery that Grace is wearing. There was no data for April 3 and 4, and 6 and 7. Grace was at the NC agriculture research station near Plymouth. Sometime on April 6 or 7 she flew east to the Alligator River NWR near Manns Harbor, NC which is where she is as of April 8 at 4:00am. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Round-Trip TRS/Red Wing/TRS 4/2/2017

Again we are missing data because of the cloudy weather resulting in low solar battery strength. There was no data for March 26, March 28/29, and April 1. During this period Grace flew from the Tidewater Research Station at Roper, NC (TRS) to Virginia Beach and back to TRS. Grace spent the night of Mar 29/30 at Red Wing Golf Course in Virginia Beach. As of this satellite map Grace is back at TRS – April 2 at 6:07pm – WHITE arrow.

Grace hatched April 1, 2014 in her nest in Virginia Beach, so she is now 3 years old!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE !!!

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Grace Returns to TRS March 25, 2017

Grace left Hampton on Mar 20, spent the night in Gum Swamp in Chesapeake, then flew on to the Tidewater Agriculture Research Station (TRS) near Plymouth, NC arriving at Mar 21 at 4:00pm – Blue pointer. As of this satellite map Grace is still at TRS – WHITE arrow Mar 25 at Midnight. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace On Peninsula in Hampton as of March 18

First – Because of the cloudy – rainy weather the past few days, the satellite transmitter battery was operating on low power. Therefore, we have no data for March 13, 14, 16 and 17, and limited data for March 12, 15 and 18. So, here is what we did get.

Grace was at Lake Taylor in Norfolk as of 6:00pm March 12 and Little Creek Reservoir in Virginia Beach at 6:52pm. The next we know is that she was at First Landing State Park March 15 at 6:31am. Next data Grace was in Hampton March 17 at Midnight. She then flew to Tabb, VA. As of this map Grace appears to be in route to the Bethel Landfill in Hampton – WHITE arrow March 18 10:34am.

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Where are the Transmittered Bald Eagles?

Where are eleven of the juvenile bald eagles fitted with GSM?GPS transmitteres and banded with PURPLE leg bands in May 2016? See the maps below which cover the period March 8 through March 13. Two are in North Carolina, one in Norfolk, six in Virginia Beach, and two in other parts of Virginia. But as you will see they wander widely in a 5 day period. Click on maps to enlarge.

RB banded in Norfolk – Now on the York River in King William County, VA

RC banded in Norfolk – Now at Oceans Lakes in Virginia Beach, VA

RD banded in Virginia Beach – Now on Rappahannock River south of Warsaw, VA

RE banded in Virginia Beach – Now at Lake Taylor in Norfolk, VA. Shelly Fowler got this photo of RE the morning of Mar13. Photo used with her permission.

RM banded in Virginia Beach – Now in Pasquotank County, NC

RN banded in Virginia Beach – Now at Owls Creek in Virginia Beach, VA

RR banded in Virginia Beach – Now near Wayside Manor on Elizabeth River in Virginia Beach

RS banded in Virginia Beach – Now on the Pasquotank River in Pasquotank County, NC

RU banded in Virginia Beach – Now on Owls Creek by Shadowlawn in Virginia Beach

RV banded in Virginia Beach – Now on Long Island in Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA

RX banded in Virginia Beach – Now near Kinsale, VA in Northumberland County, VA

 

 

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Grace at Lake Taylor in Norfolk 3/12/2017

Grace did some flying last week. She began at the NC Tidewater Research Station, flew to Phelps Lake, then back to TRS. She then flew across Albemarle Sound to the Chowan River and back to TRS. On March 11 about 10:00am she left TRS heading north and spent the night near Sunbury, NC. The morning of March 12 she crossed into Virginia flying to Hunters Chase in Norfolk on Lake Whitehurst. As of this map Grace is at Lake Taylor in Norfolk March 12 at 6:00pm – WHITE arrow.

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Grace Returns to Tidewater Research Station 3/2/2017

Grace just cannot resist returning to the NC Tidewater Agriculture Research Station and the private catfish farm. After a few days on the Peninsula area in Virginia, she crossed Chesapeake Bay and flew to the Great Dismal Swamp NWR (GREEN), then north into Isle of Wight County (BLUE and ORANGE). From there she headed south back into North Carolina (PURPLE), arriving at TRS at 3:00pm on March 2 (YELLOW pointer). As of this satellite map Grace is at TRS WHITE arrow Mar 2 at 8:00pm. Click on maps to enlarge. PS – I have no idea what the green lines are so just ignore them. The other red data poits are when Grace was at TRS Feb 21-23.

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Grace Returns to Virginia Peninsula Feb 25 2017

Grace hung around the Tidewater Research Station for a couple days, but then on Feb 23 at Noon she headed North. By 3:00pm she was at the Bethel Landfill off I-64 in Hampton, VA. That was a straight line flight of about 95 miles in 3 hours. As of this satellite map Grace is on Chisman Creek in York County – WHITE arrow Feb 25 at 5:00pm. Click on maps to enlarge.

 

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