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Tonight’s Radar Ornithology Forecast

click on the maps to see them enlarge or see the animation.

may 3 2007 nexrad may 3 2007 nexrad v

I was reviewing the Weather Underground website to see what this weekend’s weather was looking like. I then noticed that the NEXRAD images for Western New York showed a large movement of birds moving through the area. Watch the font map (below-right) at the point at 9:30 when bazillion of birds suddenly appear on the map (green)! Now that you know Tom’s Forcast, wake up early (before going to work) and spend some time Birding! If you are not sure how to read these maps, please visit my post “how to observe migration at night” and I hope that this post will answer any question you might have regarding Radar Ornithology.

may 3 2007 wind may 3 2007 front

Almost forgot my three most recent first for 2007 that I found! Purple Martins (CHECK) were seen while driving to an invasive species meeting yesterday evening. Today while checking bluebird boxes; we had a Yellow Warbler (CHECK) and then a House Wren (CHECK) singing. I can’t wait to see what I come across tomorrow (TGIF)!

7 responses

  1. I need to check northern Ohio next week. I am doing my annual pilgrimage to Crane Creek/Magee Marsh. MAJOR warbler fallout there.
    Doesn’t it blow your mind that a flock of birds could be so big they show up on radar? So cool.

    4 May 2007 at 12:41 am

  2. -I’ve been trying to get in a half hour of birding before work-better than nothing I guess-I appreciate the radar updates.

    4 May 2007 at 5:52 am

  3. The radar updated are interesting – I particularly liked the wind map! I’ve never seen one of those. A day full of CHECKS. May you have more today.

    4 May 2007 at 8:21 am

  4. @ Susan – I bet those warblers are moving good through your area! Should be a good day, be sure to check the Radar!
    @ Larry – great you are getting out! I have also but isn’t as easy as it sounds!
    @ Mary – they have many great maps on the weather underground site! Yes, many checks to include!

    4 May 2007 at 12:35 pm

  5. You have just combined two of my amateur passions. My homepage is set to wunderground. Now I have a new use for it.

    Thanks, Tom.

    4 May 2007 at 5:16 pm

  6. Hey Susan! See you on the boardwalk – cause I’ll be there every morning :0)

    Tom – I’ve borrowed your ‘CHECK’ for my latest post in which I linked to you. People enjoyed my novel idea.

    4 May 2007 at 10:07 pm

  7. @ Trixie – very cool! Be sure to use often, I do! I have been a member of WUnderground for 2 years now!
    @ Cathy – viewed the site, thanks for the link!

    6 May 2007 at 12:19 am

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