W20 Tracking Archives 2018

January 2018

January 9:  The transmitter data for Bald Eagle W20 is still a little sporadic; we're missing a couple of days' worth of information and the battery level on the bird's GPS transmitter is still fairly low. Tracking shows that on New Year's Day, W20 left Widewater and flew about 24 miles to Mason Neck State Park. Sometime in the next two days, the eagle flew to Leesylvania State Park. On January 3, the eagle made a quick trip across the Potomac River to Maryland and then flew back; since then, the eagle has remained at Leesylvania State Park.

January 18: W20 is back "home" at Widewater! On January 13, she flew about 15 miles from Leesylvania State Park to Maryland. After spending a couple of days there, she flew across the Potomac again and visited the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve before flying back to her home base at Widewater.

January 24: Bald Eagle W20 stayed close to home this week, exploring the seven-mile stretch of the Potomac between Widewater and the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. 

January 31:  W20 checked in from the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve again, but made a circuitous journey within the past week! On January 26, the eagle started to make her way north through Stafford County, following I-95 part of the way. As she neared Southbridge, Virginia, she turned east and flew across the Potomac River into Maryland.  A couple of days of tracking data is missing from this latest data dump, but we know that the eagle was still in Maryland on January 30. On the morning of January 31, the bird flew west again across the Potomac to Virginia. 

February 2018

February 6: Bald Eagle W20 left the Crow's Nest Natural Area on February 5 and flew east to Fairview Beach in King George County. This eagle is only about 36 miles upriver from eagle MN18!

February 15: Bald Eagle W20 checked in today from Maryland! It looks like the eagle made most of the trip on February 8, when she crossed the Potomac and kept heading north through Maryland. The eagle is currently near Smallwood State Park on the Mattawoman Creek. 

February 21: W20 is still in Maryland, though made a quick trip to Virginia in the past week. On February 17, the eagle started moving south from the Mattawoman Creek. On February 20, the bird made a quick trip across the Potomac to Virginia, then flew back to Maryland. Today, the eagle checked in along the Potomac River just south of Purse State Park.

March 2018

March 6: On February 22, W20 flew back to Virginia -- and then spent the next 12 days covering quite a bit of ground in King George and Stafford Counties. For the past couple of days, the eagle has been back in her home territory of Widewater, Virginia.

March 14: After her check-in last week, Bald Eagle W20 flew back to Maryland for a few days where she hung out at the Mattawoman Creek again. On March 13, she flew back to Virginia and spent several days in Stafford, before flying to King George County again. At today's check-in, she was within three miles of Bald Eagle MN18, near Fairview Beach. 

W20 Tracking Archives 2017