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Old 05-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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You folks up north should be getting your binoculars ready, here come the migrant songbirds! I find this interesting, reading weather maps to predict when they'll be there. I've seen rose-breasted grosbeaks and some warblers so far. Journey North has had some interesting reports on weather and bird migration with cold fronts causing "fallouts" of hundreds of birds seeking shelter on their way north.

Check it out.
Weather and Songbird Migration Update | Journey North News
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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Very cool link, Linrose. Thanks for sharing it!

My winter birds are gone. I need to go our with my binocs and see if any from points farther south are still coming through.

It is already well into nesting season here, despite lows that continue in the 40s.
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We also have night temps in the high 40s, but we have a bluebird box with 5 eggs in it. What birds are you seeing nesting now? Our juncos and red-breasted nuthatches have left also, now we're mostly seeing the year-round birds, cardinals, titmice, Carolina chickadees, Carolina wrens, goldfinch and bluebirds. The bluebirds seem to hide during the winter only to show up in the spring even though I know they are here.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Check out woodcreeper.com | birds are coming… look busy! for radar maps of migrants flying at night. It's updated daily!

I'm excited because there are finally some radar bubbles around Northern Virginia, and I happen to be going out birding tomorrow!

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Those radar bubbles are really amazing!

Good luck birding tomorrow Andrew!
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