Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 29, 2009 @ 8:02 am

Moderate Migration

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 7:00am this morning. East winds once again dominated over the state last night.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Last night birds were on the move, the west coast looks especially good today. Moderate to heavy densities were picked up on the Tampa Bay radar, lots of birds were making their way into this region as the sun rose. It would be nice to see some reports from that area today; it looked good on the radar. In the panhandle you can see birds that were on the coast leaving as the sun sets, migrants were moving north into Alabama. The Jacksonville radar picked up pulses but most of the birds seem to have made into Georgia with concentrations around the Okefenokee Swamp area. Further down the state Miami radar did not pick up any significant movement from the Caribbean; on the other hand the Key West radar showed lots of movement. Most interesting is a late flight around 6am out of the Keys area, birds could be seen splitting into two different groups as they flew north. Seems that the birds may be landing somewhere along the west coast, Lake Ingraham or Flamingo might be worth a check today. The other group took an eastward trajectory and flew around the east side of the Keys; birds could be concentrated in the Marathon or Islamorada area. Natural areas such as Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, Long Key State Park, Curry Hammock State Park, and Bahia Honda State Park could be holding the birds that flew east. Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site, Carrysfort Circle, and John Pennekamp SP may also be holding migrants today if birds continued north. Good birding to all and enjoy the beautiful day.

All sightings posted to Badbirdz2 are greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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