2019 Tracking Archives for RR53

January 2019

January 15: During the past week, Bald Eagle RR53 traveled in a loop. On January 10, the bird checked-in north of Warsaw, Virginia and headed south, crossing over the Rappahannock River and heading north through King and Queen County and Essex County. On December 14, the eagle checked in near Warsaw, Virginia once again.

January 24: During the past two weeks, Bald Eagle RR53 stayed between the Rappahannock River and the Potomac River in Virginia, exploring the counties of Westmoreland, King George, and Essex.

On January 19, the eagle checked in just seven miles east of the city of Fredericksburg, VA, and on January 24, the eagle had moved just south of Colonial Beach, VA near Pope’s Creek.


February 2019

February 1: Since last check-in, RR53 has primarily moved between King George County and Carolina County, VA. The eagle also spent some time on Boykins Island – around the same time that Bald Eagle W20 checked in from the same area!

February 5: Bald Eagle RR53 is in King George County, Virginia this week, traveling between the edge of the Potomac River and developed land inland near Passapatanzy, Virginia.

February 17: During the past two weeks, Bald Eagle RR53 explored a 40-mile stretch from Fredericksburg, VA to Warsaw, VA, between the Potomac River and Rappahannock River. On February 17, the eagle checked in along the Rappahannock on Mulberry Island, a few miles outside of Germans Corner, VA.

March 2019

March 19On February 26, RR53 checked in near Ethel, Virginia. A week later, the bird had traveled 35 miles north to the shoreline of the Potomac River just outside of  Fairview Beach, Virginia. By March 18, the eagle had returned south and checked in again a few miles away from Ethel, Virginia. During the past month, the eagle has explored the same areas bordering a 50-mile stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia.

March 26:  Bald Eagle RR53 remains in the same area. On March 26, the eagle checked in just outside of Passapatanzy, Virginia.


April 2019

April 2: On April 2, Bald Eagle RR53 checked in just outside of Skinkers Corner, Virginia along the Rappahannock River. Earlier in the week, the eagle traveled east into Westmoreland County to explore farmland along the Potomac River before returning to the Rappahannock River shores.

April 21: After spending time at a land fill in King George County, Virginia, Bald Eagle RR53 traveled along the Rappahannock and checked in near Hague, Virginia on April 21.

May 2019

May 19: Bald Eagle RR53 continues to explore the banks of both the Rappahannock River and the Potomac River in Virginia. During the past month, RR53 checked in from locations in Essex County and Westmoreland County. Most recently, the eagle checked in from a forested area along the Potomac.

May 30: Bald Eagle RR53 remains along the shore of the Potomac River in Virginia, near Bonum Creek.

June 2019

June 10: After months of substantial travel between the Rappahannock and Potomoc River banks, Bald Eagle RR53 seems to have honed in on a small territory on the bank of the Potomac in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

June 19: Bald Eagle RR53 remains along the Potomac River, checking in on June 19 from Westmoreland County, Virginia.

July 2019

July 4: Bald Eagle RR53 remains along the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia, but traveled just a couple of miles inland during the past few weeks.

July 30: The mouth of Bonum Creek outside of Hague, VA has been Bald Eagle RR53’s “home base” during the past several months. During July, RR53 made a counterclockwise loop from its home base to the shores of the Rappahannock River, through southern Westmoreland County, and back to Bonum Creek along the Potomac on July 30.

August 2019

August 20:  Bald Eagle RR53 has moved west a bit in the last month- still on the Potomac River in Westmoreland County.  Most recently, RR53 has been hanging out on a long peninsula around Snake Island and Cedar Island, on the sandy shores of Nomini Bay. 

August 27:  RR53 has stayed along the coast of the Potomac River -- flying the sandy shores of Snake Island.  Being that today's update is rather uneventful, an image of RR53's entire location history has been compiled!

September 2019

September 5:  RR53 has been scoping out the landscape -- flying over the Potomac to check out the Maryland side.  On his journey to the "Old Line State", the Bald Eagle passed the Hampton Airport, the Deerfield Airport, and The St Clement's Island Museum.  St Clement's Island, now a State Park, was the location of the arrival of the first Maryland colonists in 1634.  The island features a large cross monument sitting across from a small lighthouse and bell tower.

September 11:  RR53 has been flying between the Potomac River and the Rappahannock River for the past week.  Most notably, though, the eagle flew over George Washington's Birthplace National Monument!  George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, was a Founding Father who served as the first president from 1789-1797.  Washington was the eldest of six children, and lived on a 5,000 acre property with his mother, father, grandfather, and three step siblings at Pope's Creek, in Westmoreland County, VA.

September 18:  RR53 continues to explore the Potomac River; heading south to cross back into Westmoreland County, VA from the Maryland side of the water.

September 25:  RR53 appears to be doing some circles through Westmoreland County, flying west of the Rappahannock River.

October 2019

October 9:  Bald Eagle RR53 continues to travel around between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers.

November 2019

November 11: Bald Eagle RR53 hasn't checked in for a while, but hasn't traveled far from it's last seen location in October along the Rappahannock River, ending up in King and Queen County.

December 2019

December 11:  RR53’s GPS tracker hasn’t transmitted any new data since the November 11th update. It’s uncertain whether something may have happened to the eagle, the transmitter is malfunctioning, or if they've moved permanently out of satellite reception range.  At last check-in, the bird appeared to be behaving normally.

Where is this bird now?

2018 Tracking Archives for RR53