Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 10, 2011 @ 10:42 am

Nice Influx And Getaway By Migrants

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 8:30am 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

Will post intrep later today. Computer having a bit of issues. Note that Key West radar was in and out all night. Birding could be great in the SW Everglades.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. It was great yesterday. We scoured KIH and the MDCC Env Ctr and dredged up 9 warbler species with about 12 individuals. Only other interesting migrant was a B-W Vireo. No Tanagers, Orioles, Thrushes, Grosbeaks, or other migrants of any kind. Carlos only managed 6 warbler species at Baggs. Reports from throughout the state echo the complete lack of any significant presence of migrants in peninsular Florida. It is highly unlikely that ALL of the migrants are flying directly from all the points south of us over all of Florida. In years past, at least some would stop here regardless of weather conditions. If we don’t get a pulse in the next week, then there is something else going on.

    • You are in a bit of a hurry to see migrants this year Toe. We don’t usually start to see “warbler days” till a few days from now. Of course you can find specific dates that were good and also earlier but the masses do not come through till later. We expect the birding to pick up real soon, be patient.


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