Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 8, 2012 @ 6:02 am

Keep Em’ Comin!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 4:30am 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

Quick interpretation of the radar today, sorry. Migrants were on the move sticking mostly over the east coast indicating that Caribbean species are migrating through. Be on the lookout for Kirtland’s and Connecticut Warbler and Bicknell’s Thrush, we are in their window right now!
Birds were migrating with the help of southerly winds over the straits and S. FL but as we travel north a bit a westerly component could have pushed migrants over to the east coast. Lots of migrants departed the state last night with the mass of migrants heading north over the Okefenokee NWR. This has been the case for much of the spring. Do any of our readers bird this area? Morning flight calls at this location must be amazing.
Prevailing winds seem to vector birds towards the Space Coast and with a decent amount of migration moving S->;;N over Miami radar we know birds were headed this way. We expect the best birding from Broward County north along the coast up to Jacksonville. Hit your local migrant traps and share with us what you see :)

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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