Tracking Archives for BI20

August 2016

August 22: Since his release, BI20 has been exploring the area around Belle Isle State Park. The bird has remained within four miles of the park, and has explored Lancaster Creek and Balls Millpond. This morning, the eagle was 2.65 miles directly north of his release location.

August 24: Later in the day on August 22, BI20 started to fly east across the peninsula and toward the Chesapeake Bay. During the past 48 hours, the bird has flown about 14 miles, most of which was flown on Monday afternoon. This morning, the eagle checked in at Shell Creek in Northumberland County.

August 30: BI20 remained in the Northern Neck this past week, exploring several creeks in a ten-mile stretch. This morning, the bird checked in on Bailey Prong, a stream that feeds into Cranes Creek.

September 2016

September 5: For the past week, BI20 remained in the Northern Neck, and has moved upstream along the Great Wicomico River. Appropriately enough, this morning the eagle was about a quarter-mile from a cape called Eagle Point.

September 9: This week, BI20 continued to explore the Great Wicomico River.

September 14: During the past five days, BI20 flew about 41 miles, from Northumberland County over the Rappahannock River. The eagle is now in Middlesex County, right across the river from her release location at Belle Isle State Park.

September 22: This week, it's back to the Great Wicomico River. BI20 has been exploring a four-mile stretch of the river that empties into the Potomac.

September 27: BI20 flew north through Northumberland County this past weekend, before heading east along the coast, where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The eagle is now about a mile east of the town of Ophelia.

October 1: Bald Eagle BI20 spent the rest of September along the coast of Ophelia, exploring the banks of the Potomac River. As of October 14, the eagle has not checked in since the start of the month. The bird's battery appears to be somewhat low on charge.