Category Archives: Fall Migration 2011

A small push into the region

With so many birds in the system right now it’s hard not to have some level of migration unless conditions are terrible for nocturnal flight. Last night the winds turned light and southerly over most of the region but birds … Continue reading

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Birds unleashed

I have a single word to describe last night’s flight on the radar: WOW Here’s it is 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. It … Continue reading

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A very nice flight

Finally the floodgates reopened over the NE and mid-Atlantic as winds turned WNW and skies cleared. 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 … Continue reading

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Small push to the coast

Migration was light last night, but also highly directional from west to east suggesting a concentration along the coast this morning. Higher densities in southern NJ further suggest that Cape May (rather than Sandy Hook) will hold more birds this … Continue reading

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No migration last night & winterizing the website

Nothing was moving last night over the mid-Atlantic last night as we remain entrenched in the southerlies from a large low over southern Canada. As you might have figured out by now, my posting has gotten a little inconsistent over … Continue reading

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