It’s a tough call, whether to continue the radar migration posts through November. It can be a great month for large movements of the common winter species, or as Sam Galick pointed out yesterday on Jerseybirds
, it represents the best month for rarities in Cape May. Either way, I’ve just gotten my Mac up and running and can finally post the radar again, so I figured I’d give it a whirl and see how it compares to my old PC. So far I’m pleasantly surprised.
Here’s the radar from sunset last night through sunrise this morning:
Frames are every 1/2 hour for reflectivity and velocity, and every hour for the regional composite. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.
With the remnants of Noel spinning off the northeast, winds turned northwest over the region and set off some moderate to heavy migration. Movement was generally NNW–>SSE. The big question will be “what were those birds!?” 1000000’s of American Robins? White-throated Sparrows? Pine Siskins? Northern Saw-whet Owls? You’ll have to go find out and report back!
P.S. Come check out my migration forecast for the Mid-Atlantic on Birdcapemay.org
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