Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 28, 2011 @ 11:22 am

Heavy Migration Out Of Florida; Big Time

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 10:30am 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

We are having internet problems today but finally we were able to animate and get the radar up. Our condolences to everyone that have been affected by these horrible tornado producing storms. Our hearts go out to you and your families.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. Hi folks,

    We had a good number of migrants present in our neighborhood this a.m., mostly Indigo Buntings, but a total of 10 Neotropical passerines, warblers notably absent except for two Magnolias. They were present at 8 a.m., not going according to script and arriving during the late a.m., like the fallout at Dauphin Island Tuesday. There was a report of a lot of birds at Ft. Pickens around noon.

    We had really strong S winds all day yesterday into the night, the front coming in probably around 1 a.m. These birds were not present when I made my neighborhood walk late yesterday. Furthermore, the birds here this morning were not tired, which should have been the case had they hit the front while over the Gulf, with the SW Pass buoy reading N 30 knots at 3 a.m. I suspect they came in overnight, before the front entered the Gulf. An overnight arrival would not be surprising this late in the season as they could have taken off from much farther south than N. Yucatan, like from Chiapas or Belize or even points farther south. It would be interesting to know what radar showed.

    Bob Duncan

  2. This morning we had great close views of a LaSagra’s at Gumbo Limbo Nauture Center. Bird was along boardwalk that starts at south side of building, in large gumbo limbo and ficus 30′ to left of boardwalk entrance then 100′ to reight (west). Foraging below canopy and at times only a few feet from ground. I will try to post some pics. Otherwise only one redstart in area.

    Delray Oaks (Congress Ave, Delray Beach) had a few more migrants YB Cuckoo, B&W Warbler, Blackpolls, Cape Mays, Parula, Redstarts, Ovenbird.

    Good Birding, John and Russ


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