Posted by: woodcreeper | April 28, 2008 @ 9:37 am

Big flight over Florida (delayed post due to internet complications)

I was able to hit the Homestead Public Library this afternoon and finally download the radar. Here it is from sunset last night through 7:30am 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, FL Base Reflectivity image from Miami, FL Base Velocity image from Miami, FL Composite base reflectivity for the Southeastern USA

As you can see there was a very large flight of birds into south Florida from Cuba and the Caribbean, as well as a large flight over the entire state. Movement was generally SSE–>NNW. Birds will be dispersed across the landscape today, but should be apparent at spring migrant traps.

Good Birding,

David

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