Month: March 2010

  • Nothing last night, but that’s about to change!

    Winds were downright belligerent last night, and out of the totally wrong direction, at that. Okay, so I’m bitter that I had to walk the dog in what felt like hurricane-force northwest winds. Either way, migration along the eastern flyway was nil. But that’s only part of the story. The Central and parts of the […]

  • The latest flight

    Winds turned ESE yesterday, as the latest low-pressure system and cold front approached from the west. This resulted in light to moderate migration across the Eastern and Mississippi flyways last night, with the heaviest migration occurring well to our south along the Gulf Coast and Florida Peninsula. Migration over New Jersey, however, was quite low […]

  • The storm

    While not the wallop of migrants I was expecting, we did get hit with a small wave of new birds last night which appear to have been grounded by the heavy rains and northerly winds early this morning. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm last night through 5:00am this morning. Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click […]

  • The calm before the storm

    Very little migration was apparent on the local radar last night, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this trend will continue. Here’s the radar from 7:00pm yesterday through 5:00am this morning. Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. On the regional composite you can see some moderate […]

  • Northwest winds; birds stay put. Looking forward to Friday AM.

    Can you tell by the title that I’ve been “tweet”ing a bit too much?? Nothing was moving last night as the winds were out of the NW and, well, why press your luck when it’s this early in the spring!? But have you seen the wind forecast for Thursday night?? SSW winds are on tap […]


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