Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 1, 2009 @ 8:29 am

Some Migration Over Florida

This is the radar from 6:00pm 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

Please note the Miami radar went down so the complete animation is unavailable.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. On Thursday morning in Eaglecrest Park: a female or young male American Redstart, a few Yellow Warblers and

    the harsh “chuck” of the
    female Common Yellowthroat
    moves around the lake

  2. Pretty decent day at Green Cay. Didn’t have a chance to get out there until mid-day but here’s the highlights:

    American Redstart, Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, Common Yellow-throat, Yellow-throated, Northern Waterthrush and Louisiana Waterthrush, 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a Yellow-throated Vireo. Not great numbers of any of the above but they were here and that’s better than most of September!

  3. the young Cooper’s Hawk
    hides among the oak’s branches
    with a fresh dead rat

  4. Another good one at Cape Florida!
    The blob of rain crossing the tip of the peninsula in the early morning hours brought more migrants down. I heard a lot of nocturnal calling from Swainson’s thrush and various warblers before sunrise. It rained lightly the first hour after sunrise and then was cloudy until 1030 AM, when it started to clear and a cooler NW wind started to softly blow. ( 🙂 ) Similar species to yesterday, but the percentages were different. More white-eyed vireos, tanagers (both) and eastern wood pewees; less warblers.

    Today’s banding totals:

    Black-throated blue warbler 27
    White-eyed vireo 17
    American redstart 13
    Common yellowthroat 7
    Black & white warbler 7
    Red-eyed vireo 6
    Ovenbird 5
    Swainson’s thrush 4
    Tennessee warbler 3
    Eastern wood-pewee 3
    Summer tanager 3
    Swainson’s warbler 2
    Yellow-throated warbler 2
    Magnolia warbler 2
    Northern waterthrush 2
    Northern parula 1
    Acadian flycatcher 1
    Hooded warbler 1
    Yellow-throated vireo 1
    Painted bunting 1
    Veery 1
    Scarlet tanager 1
    Wood thrush 1
    Gray catbird 1

    112 birds of 24 species.

  5. Matheson and Sadowski in the afternoon were both rather quite.

    Blackburnian Warbler (2)
    Tennessee Warbler (6)
    Magnolia Warbler (1)
    Black-throated Blue Warbler (5)
    Worm-eating Warbler (1)
    Yellow-throated Warbler (2)
    Redstart (~10)
    Black-and-White Warbler (2)
    Parula (1)
    Prairie Warbler (2)
    Ovenbird (3)
    Common Yellowthroat

    Scarlet Tanager (2)
    Swainson’s Thrush (3)
    Eastern Wood-Pewee (1)
    Indigo Bunting (1)
    Painted Bunting (1)


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