Posted by: woodcreeper | September 4, 2007 @ 6:13 am



Okay, first of all, those TAS Board kids need to stop complaining about migration…IT’S STILL EARLY! And besides, LAST NIGHT WAS A BIG FLIGHT! Yes, it’s true- but if you don’t believe me, here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:30am this morning:

Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. 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

The entire Eastern Flyway from Virginia down through the Florida Keys was experiencing moderate to high levels of migration last night. Northern Florida showed considerable influx of new birds, and birds were seen moving SSE down the entire state. A moderate exodus out of the Keys and toward Cuba was also evident on the Key West radar, and another push off of the SE coast toward the Caribbean was evident on the Miami radar. A westerly component to the winds over south Florida should mean good birding conditions along the southeastern coast this morning. With the influx of this magnitude though, all migrant traps across the state should be checked (I mean seriously, were you really planning on going into work today??). Okay, that’s all for now- migration was NOT eventful over New Jersey, and hence I need to finish up some annual reports…

Good Birding
Good Birding! 🙂



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