Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 22, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

Winter Migrants Thinning Out…

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

Welcome back Badbirderz! Migrants are feeling the urge to fly and have made northward movements in the last couple of weeks. Small pulses of migrants have been seen on radar crossing the Gulf and FL Straights headed for the mainland. Our wintering friends should be thinning out as radar images suggest. A look at the SE regional radar last night clearly displays a movement along the NE Florida coast of what we expect to be wintering migrants. The densities recorded in these images were quite impressive north of Daytona to Jacksonville.

If you experience an evacuation of your winter friends or arrivals of first of season migrants; write to us and lets us know what you are seeing in your yard, patch, migrant trap or favorite birding spot.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Here at Corbett:
    Palms and Yellow-rumps are becoming scarce. The huge flocks of Robins have all but dissappeared. Catbirds still a plenty. Numerous blue-headed vireos and Ruby-crowned around still. A few Parulas here and there. Overall been pretty quiet. Especially since we are almost completely dry!

  2. Hello! Was pleased to hear my FOS common yellow throat at Lake Conestee this morning.


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