Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | September 25, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

Some Migration Into State

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SE Mosaic Radar Loop 25September/2010

Last night isolated storms and showers continued to persist over the interior sections of the state. East winds continue to dominate the region pushing most of the bird activity to the west. The winds have also helped to keep precipitation over the interior portions of the state. A possibility of a few cells moving onshore at sunrise may drop some water on the early worms going birding along the coast though.

Some migration was noted on the radar in the northern regions of the state. Birds may have been flying at low altitudes as they were not visible on radar. Signatures were picked up at the Miami and Melbourne radar in the early morning hours leading us to think that they were indeed traveling at low altitudes. This movement is consistent with rouge birds heading into the wind down the east coast on their way to the Caribbean. Showers over the state between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. would have dropped some of the birds down. Looking at the relatively low densities moving last night we don’t expect a whole lot. Rain will play a big part in seeing migrants this morning. If it rained over you between 2-5 a.m. go out and check your favorite migrant trap for new arrivals. Hope some of these birds came down for the birders as migration has been some what slow this fall thus far. Lets not whine though it has been a good fall as well, and looking at the radar last night over the Mississippi flyway reminds us of whats to come. CATBIRDS; LOL.

Have a great day and post your sightings here.

Nature is Awesome
Angel & Mariel

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  1. I LOVE Catbirds and can’t wait for them to be back “meowing” in the thicket next door. 🙂 Looking for some good birds to be at Sanibel tomorrow….


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