Where was He: MN72 Archives 2020


January 9: MN72 has spent that past month flying throughout the Indian Head, Maryland area, and seems to be making regular trips across the roughly one mile-wide Potomac River. Apart from Indian Head, MN72 spent the most amount of time flying through King George County, Virginia. 

January 17: It’s been another week of patrolling the tidal creeks and rivers near Indian Head, MD for Bald Eagle MN72. He’s continued to fly in a roughly circular direction throughout the six mile-wide area, making plenty of stops over agricultural and rural areas. His most recent position appears to be on the edge of a small pond near a private residence.

January 28: In addition to flying his usual routes near Indian Head, MN72 visited Mason Neck State Park during the past week – the site of his release in August 2017! He didn’t remain in the area long, though; he crossed the Potomac and returned to Maryland within the same day.

 February 13: MN72 spent most of his time during the past week moving throughout the Indian Head area. The dense concentration of movement seen near Marsh Island and Hog Island in the Potomac River might suggest the area is particularly rich in resources or safe perching locations.

 February 21: MN72’s tracking unit has shown some interesting data during the past week! Early on, he circumnavigated the Indian Head, Maryland area as usual. Soon after, he began a one-way flight path to the west. Crossing the Potomac River and entering Virginia, he continued on for 15 miles and made a quick stop at Lunga Reservoir. Then, he flew about 30 miles south to his most recently known location near the center of Spotsylvania County.