Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 11, 2009 @ 7:37 am

Stalled Front over the Panhandle and N. FL

This is the radar from 6:00pm last night to 7:00am 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

With the current slow moving front birders in the northern portions of Florida may experience a nice influx of birds today. On radar we see migrants stacking up along with the front which is stalling out; forecast calls for the front to linger for a few days. If you experienced rain over your area from 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. you may have some decent numbers around today. With NNE winds over much of the panhandle and along the west coast we expect coastal locations to be best today, NNW winds over St. Pete may encourage birds into the inland spots but Fort. D may look good. Jacksonville also had some NNW winds hit the coast today.
Miami radar had some activity last night, with a slight ESE wind inland locations look best. Get out there and bird then pass by and report your sightings as this site works best as a collaborative effort.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. Hey all,

    We were fortunate during today’s TAS walk at Matheson Hammock to see the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, previously seen on Thursday, and this time it was not only very cooperative, but it also called. A couple of folks got photos and video. It was seen several times in the oak hammock just south of the bathroom in the east side picnic area. Enter from Old Cutler Road and park in the parking spaces on the left. Walk down the paved path, past a stone shelter to your left, and look for a sign that reads “bathrooms”. The flycatcher was first seen in the oaks just south of the bathroom, it then
    flew east to the mangroves near the water, then worked its way back to the oaks, stopping in the various tree islands along the way. I just saw it
    again as I was leaving directly south of the bathroom over the dirt path. There is a Least Flycatcher in the area, and at one point we had them in close proximity, allowing for an excellent comparison between the two species.

    We had other good birds during the morning, including a fly-over Mizzippi Kite, and a gorgeous male Wilson’s Warbler on the service road west of Old Cutler Road (across from the Fairchild Gardens entrance). The Wilson’s was in the area of tall Gumbo Limbos about 200 past the gate to the service road.


  2. In my 1st 5 minutes in the back yard this morning I saw:

    Chestnut-sided Warbler
    Prairie Warbler
    (2) Swainson’s Thrush

    Marianne Korosy


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