Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 30, 2008 @ 7:12 am

Very Light Migration over FL

Here is the radar from 8:00pm to 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 radar last night showed very light migration, the radar that had some movement was the Jacksonville radar. The winds have continued to blow from the NNW–>SSE and any birds moving would be expected to be along the Eastern edge of FL. The Miami and the Key West radar did not show much to any migration at all. Winter migrants have started to move in so be on the lookout for Sparrows, Ducks and any other wintering birds. Good luck birding. Today might be the last day of nice weather before we get back to the usual muggy day. Have a nice day and enjoy what is left of the cool weather. Please don’t forget to post your sightings, it will be greatly appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Great job you two!

    You seem right about the Key West radar not showing much migration, but the Miami radar did show a moderate push of birds. The Melbourne radar also showed a light push right down the east coast, so you’d expect some replacement of the birds at Cape Florida today (less retraps than after a night of no migration), but probably low numbers overall.

    I guess we’ll see when the data comes in!

  2. 11 banded at Cape Florida; several very skinny so probably residual birds from the last movement. Looking at the SE loop; are some birds beginning to work their way down into NC by late in the night? They’re probably GCKI or something and I can dream that they’ll get as far south as here.


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