Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 27, 2009 @ 6:28 am

Birds and Weather

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

Last night radars began to show some activity of migration until weather came into play and birds seem to have decided to ground and wait for a better day. Jacksonville radar did have some movement but again it seized as the storms moved into Florida. The most movement we saw on the radar was in the St. Pete/Sarasota area with some of the returns moving south along the west coast till storms came in and shut it down. If indeed the returns were birds the may have grounded somewhere in the area south of Naples. Melbourne radar also had some nice activity visible on the radar but was also shut down by the incoming weather. Miami radar showed some small scale movement and looks like most of what came in yesterday stayed around. The panhandle looks like it will be very wet today as some big storms are moved in last night. Have a great day and pass by Badbirdz2 and share your sightings with the Florida birding community.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Hi all,

    The Abreus report of “radars lighting up” on 10/24 were on target. Lucy and I went to Ft. Morgan, Al today and had 23 species of Neotropical migrants, pretty good for so late in the season, including 10 species of warblers. Most numerous were thrushes, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Myrtle and Palm Warblers, though not in great numbers, about what could be expected from a trickle out from an overflight last night. Some Savannah and Swamp Sparrows were found as well. Best bird was a Scissor-tailed Flyc. and Winter Wren.

    Bob Duncan

  2. Today it was slow but not dead at Cape Florida; think a small blob of rain went across overnight and put down some black-throated blues and Cape May warblers. A hawk or falcon managed to find the only gray-cheeked thrush in the park, and ate it over one of our trails. 19 birds banded; almost all BTBW but a pretty female hooded warbler was there, too.


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