Posted by: woodcreeper | October 20, 2008 @ 7:00 am

Moderate migration over Florida, and D-Rays head to the Fall Classic

Northeast winds dominated Florida last night, and a moderate flight was evident across most of the state. 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

The regional composite indicates that most of the state experienced some migration last night, although clearly not as extensive as the last two nights. Most birds were heading NNE->SSW across the state which will favor inland and west coast migrant traps this morning.

So how about those Devil Rays? (yes, I still call them the Devil Rays… I think changing the name was stupid, unlike Oldsquaw, which I do now refer to as Long-tailed Duck). Being a NY Mets fan, I find it to be my duty to root against the Phillies- so GO DEVIL RAYS!

Good Birding,


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  1. I went to Kendall Indian Hammock and did some thorough birding there this morning, although I still did not bird about 40% of the park:

    Red-eyed Vireo (2)
    Yellow-throated Vireo
    Gray Catbird (2)
    House Wren
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (8)
    Tennessee Warbler (8)
    Nashville Warbler
    Northern Parula (5)
    Black-throated Blue Warbler (8)
    Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
    Yellow-throated Warbler (2)
    Cape May Warbler
    Prairie Warbler (2)
    Palm Warbler (10)
    Black-and-white Warbler (2)
    Common Yellowthroat (3)
    Indigo Bunting (3)
    Painted Bunting (4)
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak

    Not a single American Redstart! No Magnolia Warblers, either.


  2. Long tailed duck go @#$% yourself!

    Residue from yesterday plus probably more GRCA and COYE at Cape Florida. 87 birds banded. Did band a WOTH!

  3. How can you possibly like the Mets? Go Phillies!
    Man why do birds migrate on days when I have to work?
    Save some birds for Friday okay!
    Good Birding

  4. Gallus

    May I point you to last night’s Daily Show for my official statement (as dictated by Jon Stewart)


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