Posted by: woodcreeper | October 30, 2010 @ 6:12 am

Here they come!

More birds moved into and out of Florida (more in than out, though!) Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am 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

No real “fallout” weather to speak of- but hotspots in the northern 2/3 of the state should be hopping this morning, and new birds should be apparent throughout the state.

Good Birding,



  1. This morning there was a flock of indigo buntings in my yard in the Little Havana area of Miami. There was at least 8 or 10 of them, with a really nice view of one in the open. I’ve seen painteds, but never the indigos before in this area. There also were 3 cooper’s hawks (probably the residents) circling around. Otherwise the regular stuff.

  2. We had a nice day at the banding station today. We banded some diversity with Catbird, Warbler, Bunting and Raptor species. Best bird of the day was a Red-shouldered Hawk we got to lock one on! Killer bird in hand.

    Also seen were Merlin, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Short-taileds (1LM, 1DM), Swainson’s and Coopers’s Hawk, B & T Vultures, and Osprey.
    A small flock of Tree Swallow coasted by heading SE. Also saw a House Finch, awesome. House Wrens called from the old ponds along the pond trail.
    Palm Warblers and Painted Buntings were by far the most numerous birds around today.

    Nature is Awesome
    Angel & Mariel


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