Migrants on the move....

April 15, 2008- 930pm

Predictably, migrants are moving tonight with the light southerlies and warm air. The image above was taken from Buffalo NEXRAD. This picture indicates a light but developing movemnt of birds over Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow with the change in weather and a strong nocturnal movement of birds. We always check on what is happening with the doppler radar before leaving for the day's fieldwork. The radar picks up migrating birds (and insects) as well as it picks up storms. Click here for a comprehensive tutorial on the subject of monitoring and researching migrating birds using radar.