Posted by: woodcreeper | September 22, 2008 @ 5:57 am

Slow going over Florida

Strong east/southeast flow over the Sunshine State appears to have reduced migration to only a few die-hard birds. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm 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

Not much appears to have moved last night, with only small southbound pulses apparent on most radars. With the good diversity and moderate densities being reported over the last few days, expect birding conditions to remain stable, with only slight shifts at any one location. Tonight the northeasterlies will build in behind the latest cold front, allowing for a flight of new birds into the region.

Good Birding,


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  1. Yep, it’s slowed down a lot at Cape Florida. There are birds around, probably a mix of birds that have been there a few days and a smattering of individuals that just arrived. They’re pretty net-savvy, though, and were busy foraging all day. 16 new birds banded today and the same yesterday. Highlights were SWWA and a couple of CWWI.


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