Posted by: woodcreeper | October 6, 2008 @ 9:42 am

Very little migration last night

Not much on the radar last night, migration-wise. 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

Only north Florida showed some small signs of migration last night, while the rest of the state appeared relatively quiet. Miami and Key West radars indicated very small southwest-bound pulses of birds, but whether they will result in apparent changes on the ground remains to be seen. I suspect some of the birds Mark had reported from Fort Zach may have moved on, and given the size of Key West, such changes might be apparent. Miami, though, might be more difficult. Of course I have no way of checking, so make sure to stop by and let everyone know what you saw out there.

Good Birding,


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  1. Banding reflected your observations, David. It was fairly slow, with vireos, thrushes and flycatchers in good condition, but warblers in poor condition. Perhaps they had tough flights through the weather and fewer foraging opportunities due to continual rain this weekend. Our most unexpected bird: freshly killed female Belted Kingfisher in Net 15 along with a huge female Cooper’s Hawk. Like the headless Burrowing Owl-Cooper’s Hawk combo last year, we were tempted to slap a band on the kingfisher…….


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