Heavy migration over the northeastern and mid-Atlantic US will mean lots of influx and replacement into our region. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning.
Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
While I had expected the winds to turn more northwesterly last night, it appears that they stuck closer to northerly. This is supported by the velocity image which shows most movement heading N->S across the region. Since migration was heavy and widespread, most fall migrant traps across the region should be seeing some new birds today. Cape May is still a good pick since the regional map shows a good movement of birds down the east coast from New England; while interior locations will be good today for both migrant songbirds as well as diurnal raptors.
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Duke was hopping this morning!
BIG passerine flight driven by:
Golden Crowned Kinglets- ~60
R C Kinglets- ~20
Palm Warblers- ~40
White throats- ~40…first “wave”, we’ve had small groups for a few weeks already.
Fields- lots. I lost count. We saw a lot at Cold Brook on Sunday too….I guess they peak early?
Savannahs- lots. again I wasn’t counting
White Crowned- 6
I thought for sure I’d see my first vesper today but no luck!
flyovers: cooper’s hawk, harrier (1), broadwing
hunting the fields: harriers (3), kestrels (6)
~7:25 to 8:40 at the Celery Farm: Nice morning. 7 warblers incl. Nashville, Parula, BT Blue (f), Blackpoll; my first of fall White-crowned (ad.) Chipping (2-rare at CF); RC King (4+); and Rusty BB’s (flyovers); Heard Junco, RB Nut and flyover Siskins. I guess winter is coming…
Forget to mention several Purple Finch–my first of the fall