Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 27, 2009 @ 9:09 am

Light Movement

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 8:00am 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 a mix of storms passing through Florida and birds taking flight late in the evening headed for the southern portions of the state. In the early evening birds started to take to the wing before coming down due to the approaching weather. Birds seem to have moved after the storms boogied out to the bay. A small push of migrants was picked up by the Miami radar coming in from the west.
Key West saw its nightly push of birds out of Lake Ingraham to the lower keys.
Inland locations look best for migrants today due to east winds; some movement was picked up along the Miami coast as well.
Good birding to all and thanks to all that have contributed to the site, we really appreciate it.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. Like clockwork, a Kentucky Warbler has returned to the Matheson Hammock service road. Continue down the service road to the area where the road drops in elevation and the hammock opens up. There is a tree that forms a bridge over the path. On the right side of the path there is a large tree trunk that forms an arch (like the one is St. Louis, only smaller). The Kentucky was a few yards behind this. It did its “chuck” call a couple of time before dropping down into the brush.

    The road still had most of the same birds from the last two days, but a smaller number it seemed. By the puddle there was a Louisiana Waterthrush and a little further up a Northern.

  2. You are the man Toe!


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