Now that was migration! Birds took to the wing over the straights in style.
This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 8:30am this morning.
North to northwest winds blanketed the majority of the state last night triggering an impressive flight by the birds. Conditions were excellent for birds to fly long distances and bypass most of the S. FL. When birds were put down in FL earlier in this week by the front, they started a localized movement south under cover. Birds were flying out of areas that had not previously shown much of an influx in the days past. As the sun set it was apparent that birds had clear skies to the south. The tailwind felt nice on our faces as it brought in some drier air even though it was still drizzling. The birds must have felt the same, good conditions, clear skies, tailwind and bellies full; a massive flight to the Caribbean was in store.
Birding conditions should be interesting around the state, we know lots of places were hit by the migration vacuum but how about the gems in the rough? We want to hear from you the readers and let us know where are the birds today?
As of 9 a.m. birds were still on the wing in and around the state and may be landing in your area now. Coastal locations on the east coasts may be best, but can also be dead since winds pushed birds out to sea. Yesterday’s low shot passed us and is well north of FL at this point which opened the door for birds to fly to their wintering destinations. Hope to hear from you the birders and let us know what is around today.
Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel