Sunday, October 25, 2009

Migration Tonight + Spoonbill Update

The wind is currently out of the northwest under clear skies, and is forecast to go to north, then north-northeast overnight, staying light. Nexrad, if I am reading it right, shows blooms at most sites across the northeast beginning about 1/2 hour after sundown tonight - meaning, birds taking off. Auspicious for landbirds in the morning, although it would be better, for Cape May at least, if the winds remained out of the northwest or north, without the east component. The forecast has the wind becoming more easterly as the day progresses tomorrow, okay for Peregrines, less good for other raptors.

The Roseate Spoonbill at Brigantine was found by today's autumn weekend field trip there.

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