Here we are in late May and birds continue to push north to the breeding grounds while the earliest arrivals sit on eggs or even feed the recently hatched. We should still see migration on the NEXRAD radar network into early June, but expect things to slow down over the next week. On that note, I’m getting to a few deadlines that require my undivided attention and so after today I’m going to suspend my daily posts to www.woodcreeper.com in an effort to complete these projects. If I see any major flights going on over the Mid Atlantic or the Upper Midwest I’ll be sure to ‘tweet’ it out on Twitter (@woodcreeper) and possibly get it out to www.woodcreeper.com if time allows- so be sure to follow me on Twitter to keep updated! I will also work on summarizing this spring for a later post this summer so stay tuned.
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