Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 31, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

March 31

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 11:00am 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. in sunlight, the head
    of a Worm-eating Warbler
    looks like a pecan

  2. a puddle transforms
    when a Louisiana
    Waterthrush arrives

  3. Hi All,

    A rather good day today with 13 species of warblers seen, but no outstanding numbers or rarities involved. I eked out 75 species in the 9 1/2 hours birding the park today, which is quite low, however, there was a high tide all day today, with the full moon and I did not walk the 3 mile hike to the end of the spit and missed numerous shorebirds and waders, but concentrated on the inland areas. These are the highlights:

    Northern Gannet 2 adults
    Clapper Rail 1
    Sora 2
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7 ( possibly high park count!!)
    Eastern Kingbird 2
    White-eyed Vireo 10 (compared to 57 on 03/26)
    No. Rough-winged Swallow 1
    Barn Swallow 26 ( All moving in the PM)
    Sedge Wren 1
    Hermit Thrush 1
    Wood Thrush 1
    Gray Catbird 87 (LOW for here at this time of year)
    Northern Parula 13
    Yellow-rumped Warbler 12 (will be gone soon!!)
    Yellow-throated Warbler 8
    Ptothonotary Warbler 4 males
    Lousiana Waterthrush 6 (including one singing!!)
    Northern Waterthrush 1 ( seen/ singing!!)
    Hooded Warbler 20 males
    Grasshopper Sparrow 1
    Orchard Oriole 1 male

  4. There is still good birding activity at N. Lido woods in Sarasota, though not the numbers we had yesterday. Prothonotary Warblers seem
    to have moved on. Hooded, Parula, Prairie and Palms are still there in decent numbers as well as White eyed and Yellow throated Vireos.

    Two male Summer Tanagers, an Indigo Bunting and thanks to John Ginavin and Edith Miller, we got crippling views of a Blue Grosbeak.

    One Wood Thrush and a Hermit Thrush, Great crested Flycatcher and two Eastern Kingbird rounded out a good morning. Also seen on the beach was a very dark Royal tern that had an extremely orange/red beak and very dark plumage.

    Pinecraft Park had a Yellow throated Vireo, a Black and White Warbler, many Parulas singing, a few Hooded Warblers and the ever present Louisiana Waterthrush as well as one Hermit Thrush

    Good Birding,
    Rick Greenspun


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