As Irene moves up coast, birds pour down to the west

I tried to post this at 6am, but the lack of power and the inability for my iPhone to work as a modem precluded it until now. Fort Dix was down last night so the imagery is not presented. Here’s the radar from 7:30am through 9:15pm. I figured that since it’s after the fact and given the strong hurricane, you might want to see it track across the radar through the morning hours.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

  Base Reflectivity image from Dover AFB Base Velocity image from Dover AFB Base Reflectivity image from Upton NY Base Velocity image from Upton NY Composite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

While not a good night for nocturnal migrants (strong southeast flow turning west and then northwest tonight), the storm birding made up for it in spades. Migration was apparent to our west where conditions were clear and winds were already out of the northwest. Those conditions should repeat themselves for us during the next two nights so be sure to check coastal migrant traps tomorrow if you can.

More here at 6am tomorrow!

Good Birding

David

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