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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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

08 April 2016 – PNW Migration Update

Unfavorable but light winds did not deter migrating birds.  Most of the action was up in the Seattle area with a very strong flight across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Also, a significant movement along the coast.

Sora, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak and Western Wood Pewee have now been reported in the northern Willamette Valley.