Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 16, 2009 @ 7:02 am

Another Push Out Of Cuba

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 6:30am 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

Last night there was another medium exudos from Cuba. East to ESE winds dominated the night once again. Birds appeared to make landfall somewhere in the southern portions of Miami-Dade. We have not had any early morning rain or wind shifts to cause the bird to land in good numbers. Well good birding and enjoy springs treasures.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. John Chestnut County Park in North Pinellas County was hopping with birds today, so much so we spent all of our 2.5 hours from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on the north trail, never making it to the Peggy Park Trail. The natural Symphony was outstanding led by 30+ Northern Parula. While there was nothing unexpected we saw and heard a great variety. Species of note were as follows.

    1) Limpkin ( in the pond just north of the entry to Boot Ranch )
    3) Forster’s Tern
    5) Royal Tern
    1) Eastern Phoebe
    2) Great-crested Flycatcher
    2) Purple Martin
    3) Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    12) Tufted Titmouse
    1) Carolina Chickadee
    12) Carolina Wren
    1) House Wren ( singing )
    3) Ruby-crowned Kinglet ( 2 were singing )
    3) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher ( we had about 30 on the same trail a month ago )
    3) Gray Catbird
    X) Cedar Waxwing
    1) White-eyed Vireo ( singing )
    3) Blue-headed Vireo
    1) Yellow-throated Vireo ( singing )
    3) Red-eyed Vireo ( all singing )
    1) Orange-crowned Warbler
    30+) Northern Parula ( most singing )
    100+) Yellow-rumped Warbler
    3) Yellow-throated Warbler ( 2 singing )
    10) Pine Warbler ( half singing )
    2) Prairie Warbler ( singing )
    25) Palm Warbler ( 1 singing )
    2) Black-and-White Warbler
    3) Ovenbird
    4) Common Yellowthroat ( 1 singing )
    5) Swamp Sparrow
    5+) American Goldfinch

    Don Margeson
    St. Petersburg

  2. This weekend in the Three Lakes WMA area I saw, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite, and five Red-cockaded Woodpeckers fighting over territory. Got great pics of Bluebird and Brown Headed Nuthatch watching the Red-cockadeds.

    Saw my first Mississippi Kite of the season while driving north toward St. Cloud. It crossed east to west diving under the power lines on the right and over the fence on the left.


  3. I just finished a 2 hour bike ride and bird count, the ride was approximately 4 miles round trip.

    Here is what I saw:
    4 Wood duck
    5 Ringneck Duck
    3 Mottled Duck
    1 PB Grebe
    3 DC Cormorant
    4 Anhinga
    5 Cattle Egret
    36 White Ibis
    4 A. Kestrel
    3 Black Vulture
    3 Turkey Vulture
    24 C. Moorhen
    16 Coot
    9 WW Dove
    9 RB Woodpecker
    1 Pileated Woodpecker
    1 L. Shrike
    5 Blue Jay
    1 Purple Martin
    6 N. Mockingbird
    2 G. Catbird
    1 Blue-headed Vireo
    4 N. Parulas
    1 Prairie Warbler
    1 Black-throated Green Warbler
    6 Palm Warbler
    1 N. Cardinal
    39 Boat-tailed Grackle
    6 RW Blackbirds

    Good Birding,
    Walter & Sue

  4. 1 Gray Kingbird
    3 Cedar Waxwings (rare in Key West)

    Noticed an increase over the last few days of Gray Catbirds.

    Carl Goodrich

  5. Recent Sightings

    AM. Avocet 2 (alternate plumage, Bystre Lake)
    Greater Yellowlegs 6 (Bystre Lake)
    dowitcher (sp?) 1
    Red-cockaded Woodpecker 7
    4 species of vireos
    White-eyed 7
    Yellow-throated 5
    Blue-headed 4
    Red-eyed 2
    Pine Warbler 50
    No. Parula 2
    Black & White 1
    Palm Warbler (mostly eastern) 20
    Bachman’s Sparrow 7

    Murray Gardler


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