Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 29, 2010 @ 10:15 am

Thinking of Trans Gulf Migrants & Their Flight Over the Oil Spill =(

This is the radar from 5:00pm 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

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. April 29, 11am Matheson west of Old Cutler
    Northwestern hammock – quite a lot of birds, but not much variety. Highlights included:
    Swainson’s Thrushes
    Blackpoll Wa – very many
    Black-and-white Wa – many
    Ovenbird – many
    Co. Yellowthroat – many, even in the hammock
    Worm-eating Wa – several
    Black-throated Blue Wa
    Am. Redstart
    Nor. Parula
    Ce. Waxwings – tremendous flocks on NW-most area; an estimate of 600 conservative.
    Painted Bunting – 1 male

    I’m sure there was much more but had to run.

  2. Elliot Key report:
    lots of birds flitting around while we set up nets for BioBlitz. Species seen:
    Gray-cheeked thrush
    BT blue
    common yellowthroat
    northern waterthrush
    indigo bunting
    probably something else I’m forgetting off the top of my head.

  3. oh yeah, yellow-billed cuckoo

  4. Hello,

    This afternoon I found an apparent male, Wilson’s Phalarope and a White-rumped Sandpiper on the salt barrens at the south Pasco Palms location, Google (28.217,-82.755).

    Yesterday there was a pair of Black-necked Stilts there also. The Great Horned Owl has 2 youngsters now on the nest along the road.

    Ken Tracey

  5. Honeymoon was interesting today with fair numbers of migrants but unfortunately warblers were rather thin on the ground apart from Northern Waterthrushes. Best bird was a nice Black-billed Cuckoo (possibly only the second or third report for the park) which showed exceptionally well at eye level for several minutes. Lots of Yellow-billeds also and lots of thrushes. Still five Dickcissels around in three areas (rail pond, southern trail to dog beach and near the visitor center). Mosquitoes getting pretty bad out there. From 6.30 am till 3.40 pm I saw the following:

    Magnificent Frigatebird – 2
    Peregrine Falcon – 1
    Merlin – 4
    Solitary Sandpiper – 1
    Sora – 1
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 16
    Eastern Wood-Pewee – 1
    Great Crested Flycatcher – 17
    Eastern Kingbird – 1
    Gray Kingbird – 9
    Marsh Wren – 1
    Gray Catbird – 103
    Veery – 4
    Gray-cheeked Thrush – 9
    Swainson’s Thrush – 29
    Wood Thrush – 11
    Yellow Warbler – 4
    Palm Warbler – 2
    Prairie Warbler – 5
    Magnolia Warbler – 1
    Cape May Warbler – 1
    Northern Parula – 2
    Common Yellowthroat – 4
    Northern Waterthrush – 17
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak – 23
    Blue Grosbeak – 1
    Indigo Bunting – 3
    Summer Tanager – 3
    Baltimore Oriole – 3
    Orchard Oriole – 5
    Bobolink – 1

    Ed Kwater

  6. Late this afternoon, I found an adult male Black-headed Grosbeak in the hammock at
    Kendall Indian Hammock Park in south Miami-Dade County.

    Following are directions: From
    Florida’s Turnpike, exit at Kendall Drive (SW 88 Street). Drive east about 1.2 miles to SW
    107 Avenue, turn left and drive north 0.5 miles to the park entrance. Drive west on the park
    road to the ballfields. Park at the west end of the ballfields; there is a playground and
    restroom just to the west of the ballfields. Walk across the park road to the hammock.
    There is a metal gate near the hammock trailhead. Look for the trail that begins at a
    “Laurel Oak” sign and a “9B” post. Take this trail north through the hammock. Once you are
    almost at the north side of the hammock, look for a post with a green arrow on the east
    side of the trail. The bird was seen in the canopy above the post, and began singing upon
    hearing a recording of its song.

    Brian Rapoza

  7. One of the first birds I heard singing today when I entered the hammock at Lori Wilson Park was the Ovenbird. A chorus of singing was heard until mid-morning. It would have been hard to beat the numbers of birds we saw yesterday, but the tally for me was 12 species of warblers today. No one reported seeing the Hooded, but I had a Northern Waterthrush, otherwise the list was the same as yesterday. The pond was again the center of activity.

    There were at least three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. A Veery was seen early while the hummingbird made another appearance today; at least 2 Red-eyed Vireos.

    The male Indigo and a pr. of Painted buntings spent much time feeding by Ground Doves.

    Phyllis Mansfield,
    Every Day a New Adventure

  8. you’ll probably see quite a few reports from Ft. Desoto today – lots of fun birds – beautiful day.

    Highlights (for me):

    Rose-breasted grosbeak
    Indigo bunting
    Summer tanager
    Scarlet tanager
    Gray catbird
    Orchard oriole
    Red-eyed vireo
    Worm-eating warbler
    Barn swallow
    Blue grosbeak
    Dickcissel (I only found “one”! But was glad to find that one…)
    American redstart
    Yellow warbler
    Swainson’s thrush
    Black-and-white warbler
    Blackpoll warbler
    Chestnut-sided warbler (Thank you Lyn!!! Great to see you again!)
    Blackburnian warbler (BEAUTIFUL male – first time I’ve seen a male! Thanks again Lyn & friends!)
    Gray-cheeked thrush
    Northern waterthrush
    Hooded warbler
    Magnificent frigatebird
    Peregrine falcon
    Eastern wood-pewee
    Eastern kingbird
    Yellow-billed cuckoo
    Great crested flycatcher


    Scott 🙂


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