Birds keep-a-coming

High pressure over the Great Lakes is churning out more northwest winds over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, which triggered another migration event last night. Here’s the radar from sunset last night through 5:00am this morning.

Frames are every 1/2 hour. Click on the thumbnail to view the full-sized animation.

Base Reflectivity image from Fort Dix Base Velocity image from Fort Dix Base Reflectivity image from Dover AFB Base Velocity image from Dover AFB Base Reflectivity image from Upton NY Base Velocity image from Upton NY Composite Base Reflectivity image from the Northeastern USA

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Okay- back to the radar. So winds were northwest over the region last night and as you can see from the regional composite birds were moving down into New Jersey via New York and New England. Northwest winds continue this morning, which bodes well for coastal migrant traps from Sandy Hook down to Cape May this morning. Since migration is now lightening up considerably, choosing a tried-and-true migrant trap is paramount. Additionally, today’s weather should be good for a Golden Eagle / Goshawk flight which has been picking up over the last week or so.

Good Birding



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