Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 11, 2009 @ 11:10 am

Veteran’s Day Radar

This is the radar from 6:00pm last night to 9:30am 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

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Hi All,

    With today’s variable winds between the morning and afternoon produced an excellent species count of 55 at my house here 500 feet from the Gulf!! Although no unusual species were seen (including 3 very bad misses that are seen almost daily!!!), there were some good numbers of the more common migrants. I would like to pose a question to all of you knowledgeable birders: Between dawn and 10:00 AM 241 Yellow-rumped Warblers were detected (ALL MOVING SOUTH), with the southeast to east winds at 10-15 mph. Well this afternoon between 2:30 and 5:30 a total of 478 Yellow-rumped Warblers were detected (ALL MOVING NORTH), with a strong west to northwest wind at 15-20 mph: Both morning and afternoon there was intermittent showers. Here’s the question, are these birds resident winter birds just moving from thier feeding grounds back to their night time roosts or are they moving north to hit the north winds??? ALL of these birds were roughly 200 feet off the ground and were detected by both sight and sound. It is interesting to note where I lived last fall (about 3 miles from the Gulf), the same thing would happen as the Yellow-rumps would be moving south in the morning and back north in the afternoon. In my opinion I think these may be wintering birds, but I would like to know some other opinions on this!!

    Other birds of note:

    Magnificent Frigatebird 16 ALL MALES in 2 flocks of 7 and 9 in the PM
    Merlin 1
    Peregrine Falcon 1
    American Robin 2

    Very few landbird migrants were on the move today other than the Yellow-rumps, although Palm and Yellow-throated Warblers were also noted.

    Let me know what you think!!

    Good Birding!!

    Dave Gagne


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