Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 13, 2009 @ 8:22 am

Thursday Radar…

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

Light to moderate movement of birds was apparent on the radar last night. Birds continue to move through the state, although a front has slowed down the movement. Birds could be seen moving in front and behind the storms over the panhandle, they should be picking up some good migration with the flow seemingly open down the eastern boundary of the Mississippi flyway. All radars across the state showed at least some migration activity with heaviest activity in the northewestern part of the state. Winds were similar across much of the state for the majority of the night, birds were mostly moving from NNW –> SSE.
Pulses were also seen entering the Miami radar, as well as heading into the Upper and Lower Keys. Miami did have some light activity throughout the night; the majority of the activity came from the West and some from the Lake O area. Fall migrant traps along both coasts and the Keys should be checked this morning for new arrivals. Last night a nice flow of migrants was apparent on the Key West radar, they seem to be coming from the west coast beaches as well as Lake Ingraham. If you head out, please stop by afterward and post your observations as this site works best as a collabrative effort!

Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. There was a nice variety of warblers (7-species), feeding along the stone wall leading into the main gate of the C. Deering Estate this morning:

    Prothonotary Warblers (2)(male & female)
    Yellow-throated Warbler (1)
    Prarie Warblers (3)
    Black & White Warblers (2)
    American Redstarts (3) (1-male & 2-females), Pine Warbler (1)
    Parulas (2)
    Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
    At Crandon Park, a flock of 40 Black skimmers were on the beach.

    Jim King
    Miami-Dade Parks


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