Posted by: woodcreeper | October 29, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

More birds over Florida


Sorry for the late post- but I was traveling all day. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 7:30 AM 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.

Base Reflectivity image from Key West, FL Base Velocity image from Key West, FLBase Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

Birds were on the move across the state last night, beginning the night with a N–>S trajectory and finishing off with a NE –> SW trajectory.
I just got off the phone with Michelle Davis, and it looks like the Black-throated Blues hit Cape Florida pretty hard overnight…which is hard to make sense of given the wind direction…
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  1. Today it was Girls Gone Wild at Cape Florida. Fat chicks running amok all over the place! Particularly those of the Black-throated blue persuasion. 145 birds banded; 101 of those were blues. Warblers dominated, with Cape Mays, worm-eatings, common yellowthroats, parulas and redstarts in the mix. Winds were strong all day out of the NE but really started to crank in the high 20’s by the end of the day when we were closing the nets to leave.

  2. Can ANYONE explain why I have gone from having a yard full of migrating birds to NOTHING at all. The only birds that returned and that I see and feed daily are the painted buntings.


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