Last night marked the third consecutive night of migration over the region. Of the three nights this was clearly the lightest movement for most of the region (except for Maine) which likely reflects the status of migration-ready individuals. Here’s the radar from 7:30pm last night through 5:00am this morning. UPDATE: Word on the Higbee dike is of a strong warbler morning flight… Cape May is still a great place to be this morning! (Thanks T.J.)
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Light northeast winds and relatively clear skies over the region triggered another night of migration last night, but densities remained low throughout the northeastern US and mid-Atlantic. Caribou and Portland, Maine radars were the exception to the rule as they showed moderate to heavy migration on NW winds. Technically last night represented night #2 of migration over Maine, as the last cold front hadn’t cleared them by liftoff on Thursday night (as it had for the rest of the region).
Radial velocities indicate that most targets were heading SSW last night suggesting again that interior migrant traps should be the best bet today. NE winds today will also benefit inland hawkwatches throughout the region.
Looking ahead it seems like we’re in store for a week-long dry spell which may come unbuttoned by next weekend… stay tuned!