Migration over New Jersey

Alright! The Northeast corridor has been open for several evenings now. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

Migration was widespread across the east coast last night and heaviest from the mid-atlantic to extreme northeast. Again, the trajectory suggests that Sandy Hook would be a good bet this morning, but as we have seen recently this pattern at this time of year appears to favor all New Jersey migratory hotspots. I’m personally enjoying my backyard…now to find an Olive-sided Flycatcher!

Good Birding

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One Response to Migration over New Jersey

  1. David says:

    It was quite birdy this morning, although it’s hard to tell if the differences today were due to actual numbers or more time spent looking.

    Here’s the list from 8:00am – 10:00am:

    Eastern Screech-Owl – Traded calls with at 9:30am!
    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Downy Woodpecker
    Northern Flicker
    Eastern Wood-Pewee
    Eastern Phoebe
    Eastern Kingbird
    White-eyed Vireo
    Red-eyed Vireo
    Blue Jay
    American Crow
    Tree Swallow
    Carolina Chickadee
    Tufted Titmouse
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    Carolina Wren
    House Wren
    Eastern Bluebird
    Wood Thrush
    American Robin
    Gray Catbird
    Northern Mockingbird
    Brown Thrasher
    European Starling
    Cedar Waxwing
    Blue-winged Warbler
    Northern Parula
    Yellow Warbler
    Magnolia Warbler – Seem to be everywhere today
    Black-throated Blue Warbler
    Black-throated Green Warbler
    Blackburnian Warbler – 3 – beautiful looks after FINALLY locating
    Prairie Warbler
    Blackpoll Warbler
    Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
    Common Yellowthroat
    Wilson’s Warbler – First for me at HMF
    Canada Warbler – Female, really drab
    Scarlet Tanager
    Eastern Towhee
    Chipping Sparrow
    Field Sparrow
    Song Sparrow
    Northern Cardinal
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    Indigo Bunting
    Brown-headed Cowbird
    Baltimore Oriole
    House Finch
    American Goldfinch