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!

 

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20 March 2017 – PNW Migration Update

A very rainy weekend — again.  It cleared up late Saturday night but too late for any birds of significant numbers to move north.

But, last night was clear and there was an accommodating south wind so the birds were on the move.  We’re still at the beginning of the migration so we are not getting “green doughnuts” but we do have some 20+ dBZ returns.

In the Central Valley more Western Kingbirds are being reported as well as Common Yellowthroats.  In the Portland area Violet-green Swallows, Rufus Hummingbirds, Osprey and an increasing number of shorebirds.  I observed over sixty Greater Yellowlegs, a few L.B. Dowitchers and a large flock of peeps (unidentified) on the wing this weekend.

The Central and Mississippi Flyways were also pretty active last night.  National Composite Radar is included thanks to Paul