Posted by: woodcreeper | April 11, 2008 @ 6:22 am

More birds over Florida

There’s something to be said for consistency. 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.

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

I don’t need to say much, except “read yesterday’s post”. Last night we did see a larger pulse of new birds from Cuba to the mainland, as well as a similar one into southeastern Florida from the Bahamas, but otherwise the pattern mimicked that of yesterday. Heavy migration continues out of North Florida, which should result in a net loss of birds over the area. However, several waves of new migrants are expected over the next couple of nights as conditions shape up both over the Gulf and the Florida Straits. I’ll post Bob Duncan’s migration forecast later today, so stay tuned.

Good Birding


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