Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | August 30, 2009 @ 12:57 pm

Birds Over My Hammy

This is the radar from 7:00pm last night to 11:00am 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

Lots of migration was going on last night, all radars across Florida showed a fury of activity. The panhandle may have had birds coming in as lots of migrants were displaced over the ocean this morning. Birds would have had to choose a location to land as it got later in the morning. The southern shores of the panhandle look like your best chance to find these birds that came in this morning.
The west coast radars did not pick up any high densities of birds but did show birds entering the radar in the morning from St. Pete to the Sarasota area. Migrants that came in should be seen along the beaches.
Migrant traps along the east coast look like your best chance for any densities along Florida.
The Miami radar showed lots of migrants coming and going last night and this morning. Coastal locations look best today as west winds were in effect till this morning. The Cape and the shores of Biscayne Bay look particularly nice today. Anyone birding those area we would love to hear from you.
Key West radar showed the biggest flight to Cuba we have seen all season last night. More migrants were on the way in even as it got late in the morning, as of 10:00 am migrants seem to still be aloft. The Tortugas and Key West should be seeing more birds around today, west winds would have put more birds on Key West though. We would love to be out there today!
Now it is your turn, let us know what you are seeing out there. There has to be migrants around today given the wide distribution of pulses picked up on radar last night. Good birding to all and we hope your weekend was great.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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