Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 5, 2010 @ 5:35 am

Radar Trouble, Birds were moving though…

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 5:00am 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

As we downloaded the radar this morning we noticed that it was down for several hours. Most activity in Florida was evident along the west coast stretching into the central areas of the state. Birds were moving in a general N direction out of Florida. A south wind was prevalent over the northern portions of the state and into Georgia, this means that birds moved out of Florida but without optimal winds down south migrants may be thin in the northern areas of the state today.
Down south there was some returns picked up on the Key West radar, but with an East wind we do not expect much moving in the way of songbirds. What did move may have taken refuge in the Keys or the southwestern coast of FL according to velocity images from the nexrad radar. Wish the radar wasn’t down last night as it makes it hard to decipher what was happening on the radar last night.

Now it is your turn, come back and report your sightings of migrants from Florida and points north. We would love to hear from the birders that visit the site and get feedback as well as see more reports on the site. Good birding to all.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. We had 2) Swainson’s Warblers found in our backyard by Lorraine, one of whom was singing.

    Don Margeson


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