01 October 2015 – PNW Migration Update

With calm skies we saw a decent movement of birds last night; again mainly in the east Counties.  There is a low pressure system building in the Gulf of Alaska that should come into play in the near future.  The leading edge will put a stiff south wind into the air and slow things down a bit.

There are still plenty of ducks and winter residents to arrive but most of the neotropical summer residents have left.  Ospreys seem to be gone and the Turkey Vultures are thinning out.  Vanguard Snow Geese have arrived out on Sauvie Island.

I put in the National pictures for the Radar (Loop from Paul’s site) and Wind (Loop from Cameron’s site).  With favorable conditions down in the southern portions of the Central and Mississippi Flyfways – those were jammed with birds.  You can also see hurricane Joaquin spinning up in the Caribbean.

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