Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | March 3, 2012 @ 8:32 pm

They Are At It Again!

This is the radar from 5:00pm last night to 11:00am 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

As we get closer and closer to the spring equinox birds are becoming restless and a long journey awaits in the coming days and months. The days of waves of migrants flying over in the cover of night are almost here. Just a week ago a sizable wave of migrants made the crossing over the FL Straits. The next morning we hear from a friend that Mrazek Pond Pond in Everglades National Park was teeming with wading birds. Waders are among the first to arrive in South FL during late February to early March. This is a great time to be out looking for the uncommon or the early unexpected migrant.

A cold front has moved into the peninsula and will approach South FL by Sunday. Expect a strong wind shift from the SW–>NW with wind gusts as high as 40mph in some areas of South FL. These conditions will make birding harder but if you get out early you should be able to beat the deteriorating conditions forecast for tomorrow.

Go out and check on what is moving either in or out of your area. Winter visitors are starting to depart back north and new migrants are coming in from the south where they spent their winter. As always we invite all of our readers to post their sightings and birding stories for us all to read. As a community we can all learn more about the wonders of avian migration. We look forward to reading your posts in the following months. Don’t forget to “LIKE” the Badbirdz Facebook page, just click on the link to the right and click “LIKE” https://www.facebook.com/Badbirdz

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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  1. The N Parulas are back in N Florida. I heard them Sat morning for the first time this year. We are also seeing very large flocks of Robins moving through.


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