Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 4, 2010 @ 10:11 am

Another Trickle of Birds

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 9:00am 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

Migrants were clearly on the move over Florida last night, but most activity was restricted to birds heading north over the peninsula. A moderate push of migrants made their way out of Cuba last night, south winds seem have blown birds over Miami but they may have landed north of Ft. Lauderdale. The Miami radar indicates that at least some of this wave made it into southeast Florida but most of it flew overhead. Otherwise the heaviest migration action was over the central belt moving north into the Jacksonville radar and eventually out of the state. Radars from central to NE FL were showing moderate to heavy migration on a S–>N trajectory. With no precipitation to concentrate birds along the east coast, expect migrants to be dispersed across the landscape and the best conditions to exist at known spring migration hotspots. The panhandle was quite due to the passing front which is now south of the panhandle, no returns were visible in the area. Birds should be back on the move into the area tonight, migrants could be stacked up behind the weather which may make tomorrow a good day for migrants.

Now it is your turn to post, please share your sightings with the rest of the birding community; remember this site works best as a collaborative effort.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


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