Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 7, 2008 @ 6:15 am

Cold Front Triggers Migration

This is the radar from 6:00pm to 5:30am this morning.
Winds were blowing from NNE–>East last night, with winds blowing at an average of 10 knts.

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

Jacksonville, Melbourne and St. Pete radars were going off last night; birds were coming into the state from Georgia and moving their way downward. The northern portion of Florida received a new push of birds with birds continuing their flight into the central portion of the state. Birds were moving in a SW trajectory around N. Florida with an eastern movement in central FL. St. Pete radar looked awesome later in the night, birds made it there with the east wind shift in the late night. Ft. DeSoto and surrounding areas may have some new birds today. Further south we expect inland sites to be best today. South FL did have some movement but nothing compared to the North. The winter migrants are on their way down so polish up on your wintering bird IDs and have a blast out there. Any reports from the field would be appreciated.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. I had first-of-season American Robins fly over my house in Seminole County early this morning. Probably 40 birds total. Pretty quiet here otherwise.

  2. We had our first-of-season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on Wed., Nov. 5 and on Sat., Nov 8, we had our FOS Wilson’s Snipe.


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