Category Archives: Fall Migration 2009

Nice flight out of the NE and into the Mid-Atlantic this morning

Winds aloft last night were out of the northeast, giving migrants just enough impetus to head south. Here’s the radar from 6:00pm last night through 6:00am this morning. Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the … Continue reading

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No migration, but some in the pipe

The last two nights have been a bust, in terms of migration activity. Southerly winds and steady rain have kept migrants grounded across the region, which has had some good results as far as birding is concerned. A Western Kingbird … Continue reading

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Heavy Migration Over the Eastern Flyway

After several nights of poor migration conditions, the floodgates finally reopened. Here’s the radar from 6:00pm last night through 6:00am this morning. Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation. The low pressure system, … Continue reading

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Rain Rain and More Rain

That’s the lead, and the story. Wait for this system to pass and we’ll see some new birds heading our way. Good Birding David Hanging out with the family at Mike, Trish and Phoebe’s place in some beautiful country in … Continue reading

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Against the Wind

Winds were clearly not favorable for migration last night, as those at the surface were from the SW at 5kts, and those aloft were even stronger from the same direction. So why the migration event? You tell me! Here’s the … Continue reading

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