Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 4, 2009 @ 10:27 am

And Then There Was West Winds…

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 8:30am 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

The night started off with west winds but then changed over to SW winds, this wind gave birds a tailwind which helped them make it into Miami this morning. Birds could be seen entering the Key West radar last night and with some rain out there they may have some new birds around. Miami radar was picking up pulses through out the night, the west winds pushed birds to the east and therefore best bets would be coastal migrant traps from Miami to Broward. North Miami should also see a new influx this morning according to the radar images. Birds could be seen over the Atlantic in the early morning, we suspect that these birds were blown out into the ocean with the winds. Birds will need to make their way to land as the sun rises, this may cause the birds to arrive later in the morning. All in all there was activity through out Florida, central and the northern portions of the state saw alot of activity last night. North Florida looks good this morning from the east to the west. Lots of movement last night in the northern portion of the state. It would be interesting to hear some sightings. The Florida/Georgia border seem to have a new influx of birds heading north, good luck to you out there. Good Birding everyone, and enjoy the spring migration.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

All sightings will be greatly appreciated and will help out the whole birding community. Thanks for visiting Badbirdz2.

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