Posted by: woodcreeper | August 17, 2008 @ 6:16 am

Birds over My Hammie

Light northeasterly winds triggered light to moderate levels of migration last night, as birds could be seen taking to the skies across the state just after sunset. Here’s the radar from 6:00pm last night through 5:00am 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

The regional composite indicates that migration was heaviest into the northern part of the state, while lesser numbers appear to have made it into Southern Florida and beyond. The Miami and Key West radar indicate a light-to-moderate push of birds heading due south into the tip of the peninsula, with some birds making their way into the Florida Keys and crossing into the Straits for points south. As with yesterday, the lack of precipitation to concentrate birds means that the best locations today will be those noted for their predictability in fall. Given the easterly component to the wind, I suspect that the east coast locations will be missing many of the birds, and instead they’ll be dispersed throughout the interior part of the state.

Good Birding,


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  1. Dead at Cape Florida today. 3 migrants banded.
    We’re waiting for TS Fay to stir things up midweek…


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