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Grace at Phelps Lake in NC Feb 10 2017

Grace did exactly as expected the past week. She returned to the NC Agriculture Tidewater Research Station near Plymouth, NC. After a few days there feasting on the catfish in the private ponds, she has flown to Phelps Lake and is there as of this map – WHITE arrow Feb 10 at 9:00am. Click on maps to enlarge.

 

 

 

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Grace in Perquimans County, NC Feb 4 2017

After spending several days flying all about the Peninsula of Virginia -Bethel Landfill (PINK), Seaford (GREEN), Grandville Beach (BLUE), and Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) (ORANGE 9:00am). Grace then made a direct flight from the HRBT to North Carolina (PURPLE at 11:00am). As of this map Grace is in Hertford, NC – WHITE arrow Feb 4 at 6:00pm. She is likely on her way back to the catfish ponds. Click on maps to enlarge.

 

 

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Update Feb 1, 2017 Transmittered Bald Eagles

In May 2016 biologists with The Center for Conservation Biology banded and fitted GSM/GPS transmitters on 12 nestling Bald Eagles in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. One transmitter is no longer sending signals. Below is a map showing the current location as of Feb 1, 2017 (YELLOW CIRCLE) of 11 of the eagles, as well as a map showing their travels since fledging.  Seven of the eagles are in Virginia Beach, two in North Carolina, one on the James River, and one on the Potomac River in Virginia. Click on maps to enlarge.

Nest NO1502 – Norfolk – Purple band RB – Pocaty River north of Land of Promise Rd in Virginia Beach, VA – Yellow Circle

Nest NO1502 – Norfolk – Purple band RC – Stumpy Lake – Virginia Beach

Nest VB1601 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RD – East of Greenville, NC

Nest VB1601 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RE – Little Creek Reservoir – Virginia Beach

Nest VB1002 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RM – Jarvisburg, NC

Nest VB1002 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RN – Red Wing Golf Course, Virginia Beach

Nest VB1104 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RR – Lake Meade, Suffolk, VA

Nest VB1104 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RS – Great Neck, Shorehaven, Virginia Beach

Nest VB1401 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RU – Bird Neck Point, Cavalier Golf Course, Virginia Beach, VA

Nest VB1401 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RV – Pocaty River, Virginia Beach, VA

Nest VB1201 – Virginia Beach – Purple band RX – Westmoreland County, VA Potomac River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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