Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 22, 2009 @ 8:47 am

Moderate Migration with a Chance of New Faces

This is the radar from 6:00pm 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

Nature is Awesome, Angel and Mariel



  1. Since there were bird moving last night and I heard 20+ calls in just a couple min. before sunrise this am, decided to get out. And glad I did.

    Not huge numbers but enough to keep me interested for the hour I had to be out. A Blue-winged Warbler at the trail head was great great way to start the walk.

    Location: Violet Cury ELAPP- Hillsborough County
    Observation date: 9/22/09
    Notes: 2646 steps = approx. 1.72 miles
    Number of species: 24

    White Ibis 4
    Red-shouldered Hawk 1
    Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
    Downy Woodpecker 4
    Northern Flicker 1
    Pileated Woodpecker 1
    White-eyed Vireo 3
    Red-eyed Vireo 4
    Blue Jay 8
    American Crow 3
    Tufted Titmouse 20
    Carolina Wren 10
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 18
    Northern Mockingbird 1
    Brown Thrasher 2
    Blue-winged Warbler 1
    Northern Parula 1
    Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
    Yellow-throated Warbler 2
    Black-and-white Warbler 2
    Ovenbird 4
    Eastern Towhee 3
    Northern Cardinal 6
    Bobolink 10

    Jason Guerard
    Lutz, Fla

  2. Barnes this morning 9 warbler species. Eastern Wood-Pewee and Traill’s Flycatcher rounded things out. No sign of the Philly; may have left last night along with most of the other birds.

  3. Fall birding is still slow here on the west coast but a few birds showed up here in the Mangrove Bay Neighborhood on NE St. Pete during an hour walk this morning. I had my first thrush of fall a Wood Thrush, and four species of warblers including 6 Yellow and 1 each Tennessee, Yellow-throated and Black-and-White. Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers numbered at least a dozen.

    Don Margeson
    St. Petersburg

  4. Congratulations — the website is going great! I’ve been traveling a lot and it’s nice to follow what’s going on in FL.

  5. Nice to see the responses from all over the state. Today the ladies at Cape Florida only banded 8 birds, but one was a Hooded warbler. FOS Swainson’s thrush seen, too. Yesterday’s captures were so fat I’m not surprised they took off last night.
    NWS is starting to tease us about a possible front coming next week.


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