Posted by: NatureIsAwesome | April 10, 2012 @ 9:43 am

Birds IN – Birds OUT!

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

Winds over much of the US kept nocturnal migration down to a minimum last night. Texas and the lower East Coast were the exception. Down our way migration was evident as birds poured out of FL. As birds were leaving a new batch of newbie’s were on the way over the FL Straits! These birds could be seen crossing the Straits and eventually over the FL Keys with a NW trajectory. We expect these birds to be flying along the cost and with nothing to bring them down, they could fly lazily all day until they come in to rest and grab a bit to eat. Migrant traps along the west coast will likely yield the best birding today. Other migrant traps around the state can also provide you with some migrants that may have trickled in during the night flight.

As always, Badbirdz depends on YOU to report your sightings and be our ‘eyes on the ground’, so please come back and give us an idea of what you are seeing in your neck of the woods. This will help us better understand the radar images and in return we can pass this knowledge onto you 🙂

Nature is Awesome,
Angel and Mariel

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