Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 3, 2009 @ 8:03 am

Light to Some Moderate Migration Over FL

This is the radar from 6:00pm last night to 7:30am 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

Not much was moving for the majority of Florida last night as can be seen on the radar. Some movement was noted in the western panhandle as well as Jacksonville. The rest of the state did not see much of anything except for Miami which had some nice movement over the early hours of the night. We were out watching the moon last night and recorded four to five birds a minute passing in front of the moon. On the radar images you can see what looked like a front passing companioned with a high pressure system through N. Florida and S. Georgia; this weather pattern seem to have cut off Florida seeing any southward movement by migrants. Georgia and the Carolinas definitely had good migration overhead, let’s see if the doors open tonight and allow for southward migration in Florida. The Keys had some more incoming birds out of Miami; they may have landed in the Keys and not continued south. Where is Mark Hedden these days?
Good birding to all and have a great day, lets hope the temps drop and we can get a break from all this heat. Only N. Florida seems to be getting some of the much needed cooler temps.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. A lot quieter today at Cape Florida; banded 11 birds including a sharp-shinned hawk and Tennessee & worm-eating warblers. Some good flights of tree swallows, though; probably the most we’ve had.

  2. I know; we miss those days!
    The birds are around but birders are either not looking for them or not reporting them. Either way keep passing by here and see what other birders that usually do not post on the TAS board are reporting. If you tell your birding friends to post on here then you will see more reports. BTW No Whinning is allowed on this site Toe. LOL


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