Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | November 20, 2009 @ 8:04 am

Light to Moderate Winter Migration

This is the radar from 5:00pm 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

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. Possible Hammond’s Flycatcher at Virginia Key. Teardrop eyering and notched tail. More to come if relocated.

  2. It’s a Least Flycatcher, Toe went back to take a second look at the bird and noticed the bill was wrong for a Hammond’s; the bird also called which made it easy to ID as a Least Flycatcher.

  3. Our afternoon stroll yielded a first of season Yellow-bellied Sapsucker along with the rest of the birds seen yesterday. Tried and tried to turn a Ruby-crowned into a Golden-crowned but no such luck it is still a Ruby. There are more birds around today than yesterday, hopefully something good shows up soon. We heard from Toe and Trey that they had a Dickcissel at Lucky Hammock/Annex along with lots of Sparrows that seem to have shown up today. They had a Clay-colored and lots of Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows but nothing else was found. Last night the radar was picking up returns heading into Miami, hopefully birders will be out this weekend looking for rarities. Can we wish for a Vermillion or Cassin’s Kingbird? Maybe we are just hoping for one but we have been thinking about them way too much, maybe one or both will show up this year.

    Wishful thinking!

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel


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