Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 3, 2010 @ 5:56 am

Wishing We Had Some Rain Over My Hammy!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 11:30am 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

Off to the banding station, will write more later today. More birds were coming in all night. Lots of signatures moving down the east coast today, look out for migrants along the central east coast of FL. Miami radar shows lots of birds moving way high over the radar at 5:00 a.m. see no reason for them to land. St. Pete area may look decent but not sure how much put down. Have a great day birders and birdies!

Hope to see some reports from our readers, we will post our banding report later today.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel


  1. We banded some goodies at the Cape yesterday. Diversity was better than it has been for days now. We banded 70+ birds indicating an influx of migrants into the key. Falcons were out an about with Peregrine, Kestrel and Merlin seen over the park.

    Best bird banded had to be a Yellow-breasted Chat for sure followed by a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. The rest of the birds made up of Caribbean species such as BTBW, AMRE, COYE, BWWA, NOPA, OVEN, PABU etc…

    We also had some interesting observations such as a Common Snipe flyover, House Finch, and Tree Swallows returning south.

    Hope the Cape was as good today!

    A & M

  2. Lorraine and I birded Ft. DeSoto from 10:00 AM-2:30 PM, covering North Beach, Arrowhead, The Mulberry Tree and the East Beach Turnaround. For the second time in a week, I got a life bird, today it was a Mourning Warbler, a female on the road side of the Mulberry Tree area, less than 20 feet from where I got my Life Connecticut 4 years ago. Where we saw the significant birds is listed.

    1) American Kestrel On power lines near the sparrow field
    2) Peregrine Falcon 1 adult 1 immature flying over North Beach Oak Grove
    40+) Black-bellied Plover
    20+) Wilson’s Plover North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    120+) Semipalmated Plover
    2) Piping Plover North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    12) American Oystercatcher 11 at North Beach Lagoon, 1 banded
    9) American Avocet North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    1) Greater Yellowlegs North Beach Lagoon
    60+) Willet
    1) Long-billed Curlew North Beach Lagoon
    30+) Marbled Godwit most at North Beach Lagoon
    40+) Ruddy Turnstone
    18) Red Knot North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    35+) Sanderling
    60) Semipalmated Sandpiper North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    45) Western Sandpiper
    75+) Least Sandpiper
    2) Dunlin North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    80+) Short-billed Dowitcher
    2) Caspian Tern North Beach Lagoon
    300) Royal Tern
    1200+) Sandwich Tern
    450+) Common Tern
    60+) Forster’s Tern
    300+) Black Skimmer
    2) Belted Kingfisher North Beach Lagoon
    1) Eastern Phoebe Arrowhead
    2) White-eyed Vireo
    1) Red-eyed Vireo
    3) Tree Swallow North Beach Lagoon
    1) Barn Swallow North Beach Bird Sanctuary
    10) Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    2) Gray Catbird Tower Area
    2) Yellow-throated Warbler North Beach Sabal Palms
    4) Pine Warbler North Beach Australian Pines and 1 in Arrowhead
    2) Prairie Warbler 1 at Mulberry Tree
    57) Palm Warblers most on the ground at North Beach
    1) Black-and-White Warbler North Beach Oak Grove
    1) Mourning Warbler female Mulberry Tree
    5) Common Yellowthroat 3 at Mulberry Tree
    1) Hooded Warbler Mulberry Tree
    1) Orchard Oriole Mulberry Tree

    Don Margeson


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