Eagle Nest Blog

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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Grace in Virginia, Visits Owl Creek, 1/29/2017

Grace Left Creswell, NC the morning of Jan 23 flying north. She crossed into Virginia Beach about 4:00pm Jan 24 (GREEN). She then continued north flying to Owl(s) Creek at the Virginia Aquarium and US Navy property  where she stayed from Jan 25 about noon (YELLOW pointer) until Jan 26 between 9:00 and 10:00am (BLUE). From there she flew to First Landing State Park (ORANGE) and Fort Story. She then flew to Mason Creek in Norfolk (PURPLE) at 3:00pm Jan 28. As of this satellite map Grace is back at Poquoson, VA where she has been many times – WHITE arrow Jan 29 at 9:00am. Click on maps to enlarge.

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Grace Returns to Catfish – Now Creswell, NC Jan 22, 2017

Sure ‘nuf!!! Grace was indeed on her way back to the catfish ponds in Washington County, NC. She overnighted on The North River (YELLOW arrow) then continued southwest crossing the Pasquotank River (PINK), Perquimans River (GREEN), and arrived at the NC Tidewater Agriculture Research Station and private catfish ponds by 9:00am Jan 16 (YELLOW pointer). After a couple days there she has flown east and as of this satellite map Grace is near Creswell, NC (WHITE arrow) where she has visited before. Click on maps to enlarge.

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