North to northeast winds dominated Florida last night, and a moderate flight was evident across most of the state. This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 7:30am this morning.
The SE mosaic radar loop indicates that most of the state experienced some migration last night. Most birds were heading NNE->SSW across the state which will favor inland and west coast migrant traps this morning. Heaviest density was seen over the panhandle once again moving N–>S over the Gulf. Another push of migrants took the wing headed to Cuba and points west such as the Yucatan Peninsula.
An interesting observation on the radar is what appears to be migrating raptors in the first three frames of the SE mosaic radar. Looking towards the central part of the state just west of Melbourne heading towards Winter Haven a “line” is apparent on the radar moving west. These returns are typical of raptor migration and could have well been birds moving, awesome. It is very quick but you can pick it up if you are fast enough.
Hope to hear from you the readers/birders soon, we would love to know what is around today.
We hope to hear from the Ladies at the Cape with a report of what was banded today. We had a great day yesterday with numbers and diversity looking up.
Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel