Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 19, 2009 @ 8:52 am

Nice & Chilly Migration

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

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  1. Heard from Manfredi they had a banner day in Key West yesterday (Sunday). Didn’t mention any marquis warblers, but good numbers, plus a Mississippi Kite and other good birds. Will have to wait to see his full report. No birding for Toe this weekend; at Disney since Friday. I’m done with passerines. Now in Sparrow and Pelagic mode. Will hopefully have something to report in the next couple of weeks.

  2. Slower than yesterday at Cape Florida: 50 birds banded. Still a lot of catbirds, palm warblers, black-throated blues, yellowthroats around. Started to see a few accipiters in the sky, but no real numbers. Hawks seem to be running late this year. We did band our FOS Eastern phoebe today!
    Radar looked like birds weren’t flying all night long last night. I sometimes think catbirds and yellowthroats do partial-night flights seeing as they aren’t the most well-designed birds for long-distance flights. This is all speculation, of course; who knows what goes on in a catbird’s head except “GET ME THE NEXT VIRGINIA CREEPER BERRY NOW!!!!!!”.

  3. Coincidentally, I got my FOTS Eastern Phoebe (in Dade) yesterday while driving to work through Coral Gables. I saw a few up in Disney on Sunday. Where’s the Say’s Phoebe were are long due for?


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