Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | October 2, 2011 @ 6:24 am

More Birds On The Move

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

Off to band no time for intrep today, sorry folks.

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel



  1. You guys are getting some awesome bird action out at the Cape!! Our passerines down here in the Middle Keys have really screeched to a halt. A couple of days last week gave us really nice diversity, but the last two days have been scarce. Over the last 3 mornings, Larry McDaniel and I have made an effort to cover the hammock before the hawkwatch, but to little avail.

    Today’s birds were little more than Gnatcatchers, a couple of Baltimore Orioles, an Indigo and a Painted Bunting and… I really can’t think of anything else!

    The hawkwatch, however, has been great.
    We had 658 raptors Sunday
    Osprey – 20
    Mississippi Kite – 4
    Northern Harrier – 25
    Sharp-shinned Hawk – 70
    Cooper’s Hawk – 44
    Short-tailed Hawk – 3
    Broad-winged Hawk – 76
    Red-shouldered Hawk – 6
    Swainson’s Hawk – 1
    American Kestrel – 14
    Merlin – 1
    Peregrine Falcon – 393
    Unidentifiable falcon – 1

    Additionally, non-migratory raptors of the following species were seen:
    Bald Eagle – 1 (adult)
    Turkey Vulture – 10+
    14 raptor species total

    We have also noticed considerable movements of waders – all moving southward including Great Blue Heron flocks, Great Egrets in large numbers, and Anhinga flocks. Blue-winged Teals are also a regular flyby.

    Folks can read the full report at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch blog:

  2. Today at Indianhead Park I found the following migrants:

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1
    Acadian Flycatcher-1
    Least Flycatcher-2
    White-eyed Vireo-3
    Red-eyed Vireo-7
    Swainson’s Thrush-2
    Wood Thrush-1
    Gray Catbird-2
    Worm-eating Warbler-1
    Black-and-white Warbler-1
    Tennessee Warbler-1
    Common Yellowthroat-3 females
    Hooded Warbler- 2 m/f
    American Redstart-4
    Northern Parula-1
    Magnolia Warbler-2
    Scarlet Tanager-2

    The Teenage Birder
    Tallahassee, FL


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