Migration over Jerze & Closing for Winter

LETS GO METS!
What a great game….but alas, it’s the reason I couldn’t wake up early enough to post the radar this morning. Anyway, Here’s the radar from 2 hours after sunset last night (no radar was available for the first two hours) until sunrise this morning. As you can see, birds are still on the move on this 19th of October.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

South winds are forecast for tonight, so I wouldn’t expect another movement until possibly Friday night. But alas, all good things must come to an end, and this Fall migration study is clearly one of them. So after tonight I will not be posting the radar unless something extremely noteworthy shows up. I will attempt to summarize some of the data from this season in the coming months, and I’ll be making some upgrades to the current website to get it ready for Spring. Woodcreeper.com will, of course, remain active between seasons as an irregularly updated photo blog, so please come back and visit.

Thanks to all of you who have visited and commented this Fall- you have made this another great season!

See you at Raccoon Ridge, the ponds at Shark River, or some other frigid winter locale.

Good Birding

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Late fall fallout???

Hmmm…the radar is enticing! It looks like a moderate migration last night was shut down in the early AM hours by an approaching low pressure system that originated in the gulf several days ago. I think most hotspots should be hot today, but the interior locations should be especially stacked with late fall migrants (many sparrows, etc.). You better get out there fast, though, because the rain’s a-comin’ by mid-afternoon!

Good Birding

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

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Birds on the move

Birds are on the move again tonight as winds aloft are strong out of the NW. Winds on the surface are southeast which might keep the birds further inland tomorrow morning. Go get an early start, because the rain is coming! I’ll post the radar in the AM.

Another night of birds!

Birds on the move again last night! Clear skies and Northwest winds in the upper atmosphere made for another favorable night over New Jersey. The westerlies that persisted at the surface should cause birds to shift east as they land, making Cape May (and all other coastal hotspots) a good place to start this morning.

Good Birding

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix

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