Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 10, 2008 @ 6:00 am

Light Migration Throughout The State

This is the radar from 6:00pm to 5:00am this morning. The N–>NNW dominated the state last night with the exception of N. Florida where the winds started out the night as WNW–>N. Winds were blowing strong in the south at an average of 17knts throughout the night.

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

Migration was slow throughout the state last night; there was some movement but not enough that we expect them to be really noticeable on the ground. Jacksonville radar showed the most movement last night mostly moving in from Georgia. Late in the night was when the most movement is detected on the radar, with that we expect the birds to not have moved far and sites in the north should be your best bet. Central FL had some movement that was evident on the radar with most birds heading towards inland sites. A portion of the birds that made into the central portion of the state headed down towards the south, we expect inland sites from Lake O to ENP to have some new winter birds this morning. The Key West radar showed some interesting movement, it would be nice to see some reports from there to see what really happened down there. All in all there was some movement but not huge numbers, birds were around this weekend and the Swainson’s Hawk flight down here was incredible on Saturday. We had 25 SWHA in one thermal over our head all at once, what an awesome experience! Sparrows were everywhere with five species in one corner of the Lucky hammock area including Clay-colored, Grasshopper, Lincoln’s, Vesper and Savannahs.
Enjoy nice cool weather while birding everyone, have a blast out there.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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