Coley arrived in Virginia near Richmond on Saturday, but he has been delayed by bad weather there today.
Wrights Pond, VA where Coley’s biding his time
March 14 – Flew from Jacksonville, Florida to South Carolina about 50 miles north of Savannah and the Georgia border, about 178 miles.
March 15 – Made it to central North Carolina after about 220 miles of good flying today.
March 16 – Another good day reaching about 12 miles east northeast of Richmond, Virginia, about 175 miles today.
March 17 – I believe that bad weather has held him up and from the looks of the weather report, it was a good thing that he has not attempted to head north today. I am sure he took advantage of the headwaters of the York River, which happens to be my old Osprey research area from 43 years ago; the many small lakes in the area likely allowed him to catch a fish or two.
Coley has about 275 miles more to go to reach home. With the bad weather in the Northeast, I suspect he will be delayed a day or two more so arrival in Jamaica Bay may not happen until Thursday.
LEGEND Bull’s eyes = Osprey’s location every hour. Lines = Sequence of locations in time (not the actual flight path)