Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | May 8, 2011 @ 7:47 am

Green With Envy Over Florida

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 7:00am 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

A mass exodus occurred last night leaving us with less birds around than there were yesterday. Looking at the mosaic radar loop of the SE one can see how birds shot up the east coast out of Miami, over Melbourne radar eventually out of the state via Jacksonville. A new influx of birds entered the Miami radar from both the eastern Caribbean and the Keys. Birds that were flying in from the southern Caribbean definitely passed us by but the second influx should be around but dispersed over the landscape. A small squall line looks to have met up with birds over the northern Everglades region and looks to have brought them down. Elsewhere around the state migrants will be sparse so you will have to work harder to see some birds. Again Connecticut season is now get out and bird and you may get lucky.

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Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. Out having coffee in yard and there are more migrant birds around, different ones than yesterday. Today there is an ovenbird, northern waterthrush, c.yellowthroat, female blackpoll, male black-throated blue, and the indigo is still there. Mentioned yesterday the elderberry- black -throated blue and the blackpoll were eating the berries. Best of all, in the neighbor’s avocado tree there is a yellow-billed cuckoo perched on a branch! This is a first for the yard (technically the neighbor’s). Can I count it as a yard bird? Little Havana area of Miami.

  2. Nice, thanks for the report Frank. We would call it a yard bird, it was seen from inside your yard 🙂 We saw 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoos at the Cape today among many other migrants.

    A & M

  3. Today (9th) and yesterday have seen a few A. Redstarts and Black-throated Blues, all females, in my yard. They do not seem in a hurry to leave!


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