05 April 2018 – PNW Migration Update

Caspian Terns have made it to Astoria, Black-throated Gray and Yellow Warblers , Vaux’s Swifts to Eugene, Western Tanagers to Bandon and Black-necked Stilts at Basket Slough.  Game on folks!

I had Dunlins in alternate plumage and a Cinnamon Teal yesterday on the sump i bird every weekday.

Last night’s radar is a bit of a mess but early on you can make out movement that reaches the 20 dBZ level in patches.

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02 April 2018 – PNW Migration Update

Weather is in you’re face birds!

Really not seeing that much, Bullock’s Oriole in the Central Valley (CA).

I saw Yellow-rumped Warblers in full on alternate plumage this weekend, Cinnamon Teal copulating, Osprey’s nest building, Greater Yellowlegs numbers climbing as well as swallows, Sora and Virginia Rails calling from the cat-tails, Pine Siskins moving through, but no new neo-tropicals.  Kind of expected some Yellowthroats but didn’t detect any.

No radar loop today – saving disc space.  But CHECK THIS OUT!

Kids these days — smart as all get out!

 

24 April 2017 – PNW Migration Update

Personally, i am really tired of: 1) being time constrained due to obligations during the work week and 2) RAIN.

I only have one static image from Friday/Saturday, when it wasn’t raining for most of the night, that shows a really nice flight up the Pacific Flyway.

But birds are finding a way to push north.  Lots of new arrivals: American White Pelican, Black-headed Grosbeak, Warbling and Cassin’s Vireo, Wilson, Yellow, Hermit and Nashville Warblers, all expected Empids, Western Tanager, Vaux’s Swift, Cinnamon Teal, Sora, American Bittern, Bullock’s Oriole, Western Kingbird and in San Diego Lazuli Bunting.

A lot of these birds are slightly ahead of schedule