Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nexrad Radar Tonight (Thursday)

Well it looks like the first big movement of migrants is starting. The picture of Nexrad radar taken about 10:20 pm shows lots of classic green donuts concentrated mostly in the southern U.S. east of central Texas and south of the Ohio River Valley. Big flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds and waterfowl perhaps???

There is a bit of storm activity near the Gulf Coast that probably masks any movement in that area. With strong winds from the south predicted for the midwest tomorrow (at least they are here in Minnesota) we should see more movement tomorrow night.

It's only going to get better from here!


Marianne said...

In west central Florida we're seeing loads of Northern Parula moving through. Louisiana Waterthrush are being reported too and they don't overwinter here. Definitely indications that migration is on.

MaineBirder said...

we have had some RWBB and Common Grackles slip into Mid Coast Maine this week.

I heard a report of Hummingbirds coming across the Gulf, but don't know how reliable the report was.

Sue said...

Thanks for this, Roger!!

Kathy said...

Thanks for this! Part of the pleasure of birding for me is the anticipation!