We had an abbreviated flight last night; lasting from about 8 PM to 2 AM, and it wasn’t particularly widespread. I’m pretty sure the birds are as sick of the rain as i am but at least it was spread out and not too heavy.
Big night for the Atlantic and especially the Mississippi Flyways.
San Diego is reporting the first Lazuli Buntings and Western Kingbirds. We don’t usually get Ash-throated Flycatchers in the Metro area but the Central Valley (CA) is now reporting them.
Locally: Hammond’s Flycatchers, House Wrens, Bullock’s Orioles and Yellow Warblers have now been reported.
A solid night of ….. rain. I’m sure birds are slipping through, we just can’t see them.
So i put in the National Composite (thanks Paul) and the wind map. A good study today about migration and weather. Big flight up the Central Flyway, shut down behind the squall line but advancement up the Atlantic Flyway ahead of the weather.
Central Valley is reporting Bullock’s Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Purple Martins, House Wrens, Wilson’s, Nashville and Yellow Warblers. The Yellow and Nashville Warblers have made it to the Metro Area as well as the Purple Martins.