Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 9, 2010 @ 10:14 am

Mother’s Day Radar

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 9:00am this morning.

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

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. So we stayed all day today for the final banding session at Cape Florida, Spring 2010. Nets were open from 0615 until 1650. It was quiet first thing (all the birds apparently left last night) so it was obvious when new flights of birds came in. They would drop out of the sky into the treetops, giving their flight calls for a few minutes, then would settle in to feed quietly. There was never a huge fallout, but instead small flocks of birds came in all day long, especially around 0830-0930, 1100ish, and 1330-1500.

    We banded 87 new birds today. Northern waterthrush were the most abundant, followed by American redstart. Common yellowthroats and Ovenbirds were also well-represented. A few Blackpolls came in later, as well as several Connecticut warblers. One of these was banded and a couple more were seen, including one that had the nerve to walk around under one of our nets, touching it occasionally but not getting captured. All in all, it was a nice final day!
    We are closing shop early because winds are forecast to be lousy for Cape Florida action for the next week.


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