This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 11:00am this morning..
Not much time to post right now but a big low has entered FL from the west imbedded with strong storm cells producing Gail force wind gusts and loads of rain with possibility of hail through out Central Florida. Birds did take off from Cuba and the Caribbean headed N-NNW and seemed to have put down just ahead of the squall lines. Naples area may see some substantial migrant pile up due to the rains just north of the area. Anyone south of the weather system stands a good chance of seeing some incoming migrants as they will not fly through the band of thunderstorms associated with the front. This will effectively shut down migration and cause birds to land which could result in fallout conditions along the frontal edge.
Birders in the western panhandle may see some fall out conditions as well if birds took off on a trans-gulf migration last night. Northerly winds behind the front could cause birds to slow in their approach and therefore will likely hit the coast instead of flying inland. Concentrations would be augmented by rain of course so if any rain comes in between the birds and land; birds will materialize at migrant traps such as Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island, AL as well as Gulf Breeze. Let’s hope we hear from the Duncan’s with a report of the birding conditions in the area.
Get out and bird if you can and come back and share your sightings with the rest of the Florida radar birding community! Please leave comments on how this weather system affected your birding today and if birds were in your area
Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel