[nfc-l] Nocturnal migration will become heavy next couple nights.

2009-05-12 Thread david nicosia
All, As this cold high pressure system overhead shifts offshore by Wednesday afternoon a strong southerly flow of air aloft will set up for Wednesday Night. Latest computer models are showing between 40 and 50 knots from the south-southwest between about 2000 and 5000 feet above ground

[nfc-l] Big Migratory Push Next Week Eastern U.S??

2010-03-26 Thread david nicosia
All, Being a meteorologist, I can't help myself here, but the potential exists for an early "heat" wave in the eastern 1/2 of U.S beginning Wednesday and lasting into next weekend(April 3-4). A very large and anomalous high pressure system is projected to set up off the southeast U.S coast by

[nfc-l] Dual-Polar Radar coming 2011-2012

2010-07-06 Thread david nicosia
All, The next two years will see all NWS radars equipped with dual polarization which essentially adds a vertically oriented pulse to the horizontal oriented pulse of energy. There will be a slew of new radar products to learn and interpret. The advantages of dual polar are that

Re: [nfc-l] Dual-Polar Radar coming 2011-2012

2010-07-08 Thread david nicosia
Martin To: david nicosia ; nfc-l@cornell.edu Sent: Thu, July 8, 2010 11:30:29 AM Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Dual-Polar Radar coming 2011-2012 Dave, Are there any polarimetric radar stations (a beta site) with a web link up and running at the moment that we might view in coming weeks as fall migration

Re: [nfc-l] Dual-Polar Radar coming 2011-2012

2010-07-08 Thread david nicosia
Thanks Bryan for more details on this. I recently saw a presentation on Dual-polarization and that is where I gleaned the information. I don't have the in-depth knowledge that you do. Our office (WFO Binghamton) is getting the dual-pole upgrade in June 2011. I know we are near the top of the

[nfc-l] Big Nocturnal Migration possible this holiday weekend in the Northeast/Middle Atlantic States

2010-08-30 Thread david nicosia
The unusual warmth will remain with us most of the week in the northeast. This could stall any major migratory push for a time. But... a strong cold front will pass through the eastern seaboard by Friday night after Hurricane Earl passes to the northeast. Northerly winds will prevail beginning

[nfc-l] The Next Cold Front

2010-09-06 Thread david nicosia
Let me try this again... As Bill Evans has stated previously, the next cold front will pass through the northeast by Wednesday evening. Initially, northern New England will have some post-frontal showers with northern NY having some lake effect rain showers (not quite cold enough yet for the

[nfc-l] Good Nocturnal Flight Upstate NY 9/11/10

2010-09-11 Thread david nicosia
Got up before sunrise and from my deck I counted the following nocturnal migrants between 515 am and 600 am... 265 SWAINSON'S THRUSH 83 VEERY 9 WOOD THRUSH 6 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER many other chips, zeeps, dzrts etc that I could not id. I thought I heard a DICKCISSEL but was

[nfc-l] Night Migrants Binghamton/Johnson City NY Wed 9/15/10

2010-09-15 Thread david nicosia
Between 3:15 and 5:15 am heard the following night migrants from my home: SWAINSON'S THRUSH - 631 VEERY- 33 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH - 14 WOOD THRUSH- 2 Large flight of SWAINSON'S THRUSH. Ratio of SWAINSON'S to VEERIES is falling... with GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES increasing as expected. There were

Re: [nfc-l] Night Migrants Binghamton/Johnson City NY Wed 9/15/10

2010-09-15 Thread david nicosia
: david nicosia To: bluewing-gr...@googlegroups.com; NFC-L@cornell.edu Sent: Wed, September 15, 2010 8:20:35 AM Subject: [nfc-l] Night Migrants Binghamton/Johnson City NY Wed 9/15/10 Between 3:15 and 5:15 am heard the following night migrants from my home: SWAINSON'S THRUSH - 631 VEERY- 33 GRAY

[nfc-l] Bird Echoes on the Radars Early This Morning!

2011-02-16 Thread david nicosia
While finishing my overnight shift at the National Weather Service this morning, I couldn't help notice a sure sign of spring: bird echoes on NWS radars from the lower Mississippi valley to the lower Ohio Valley!  The echoes correlated well with southwesterly winds at 925 mb of around 20-25

Re: [nfc-l] Bird Echoes on the Radars Early This Morning!

2011-02-16 Thread david nicosia
From: Samuel Galick To: david nicosia Cc: NFC-L Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 12:55:20 PM Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Bird Echoes on the Radars Early This Morning! Hey Dave, I saw this too! But more often than not so early in the season, these can be insect blooms

Re: [nfc-l] Bird Echoes on the Radars Early This Morning!

2011-02-16 Thread david nicosia
I will definitely check this next couple nights. Makes sensebugs go with the wind, birds use the wind to go where they need to go. Thanks Dave. From: David La Puma To: david nicosia Cc: Samuel Galick ; NFC-L Sent: Wed, February 16, 2011 3:29:13 PM Subject

Re: [nfc-l] Good migration conditions tonight?

2011-05-15 Thread david nicosia
Check out the radars now...there appears to be good migration echoes  near and east of the showers and storms. Great fallout conditions for middle atlantic??? From: David La Puma To: Andrew Albright Cc: nfc-l Sent: Sun, May 15, 2011 10:07:33 PM Subject: Re:

[nfc-l] Nocturnal Calls This morning

2011-05-16 Thread david nicosia
Woke up at 4 am this morning and was not that tired so decided to sit out on my deck and see what kind of migration was taking place. I checked the radar and there was fairly heavy migration south of my location with much less farther north. Cloud ceilings were very low as occasional fog clipped

[nfc-l] A first look at Dual Polar Radar Imagery for a noctural migration event 8/5/11

2011-08-05 Thread david nicosia
All,   I now have access to real-time dual polar radar imagery from NWS Pittsburgh from work. Early this morning on 8/5/11, there was a modest migratory echo pattern around the NWS Pittburgh radar. I have the legacy "base reflectivity"or  "Z"  images that we are accustomed to. In these legacy

[nfc-l] NIght Flight Calls 9/12/11

2011-09-12 Thread david nicosia
Got up before dawn to listen for night migrants. Radar echoes were "moderate" as I have seen much heavier bird migration echoes on radar. >From 515 am to 600 am from my deck I heard the following:   85 SWAINSON'S THRUSH 39 WOOD THRUSH ~ 20 THRUSH sp (wood thrushes and/or veeries???) 11

[nfc-l] Night calls 9/24/2011

2011-09-24 Thread david nicosia
Listened for one hour this evening   1040 pm to 1140 pm...the flight appears high as skies are clear, winds light southwesterly. Not ideal. Many calls very high up and inaudible. But have had some nice fairly low GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and SWAINSONS THRUSH calls.   Numbers are as follows:  

[nfc-l] Night Flight Calls Johnson City, NY 9/26/11

2011-09-26 Thread david nicosia
Got up early this morning and listened for 1 hour between 430 am and 530 am. There was very little wind and light fog. There was little traffic and other noise. Great listening conditions. There was a fairly heavy flight, especially of SWAINSON'S THRUSH.   Below are my counts:   SWAINSON'S

[nfc-l] First Big Southbound push of fall migrants next few days in northern U.S??

2012-08-03 Thread david nicosia
All,  I have noticed every night that the radar bird echoes are picking up more and more even when the winds are not that favorable. A significant cold front, the first of this budding upcoming "cold" season, will be upon the northern U.S soon. It will first cross the  upper Plains Saturday and

Re: [nfc-l] First Big Southbound push of fall migrants next few days in northern U.S??

2012-08-04 Thread david nicosia
sparked some ideas for me...   Best,  Dave Nicosia  From: Bill Evans To: david nicosia ; NFC- L Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2012 9:00 AM Subject: Re: [nfc-l] First Big Southbound push of fall migrants next few days in northern U.S?? I’ve noticed via flight

[nfc-l] Nocturnal Migrant before sunrise this morning

2012-08-13 Thread david nicosia
Woke at 430 am and could not fall back asleep. So instead of counting sheep, I decided to sit on my deck and count migrating birds or at least try.  I began 450 am and ended at 520 am so it was a solid half hour...then back to sleep! There was a decent flight going on as I could hear many calls

[nfc-l] Thrushes early this morning

2012-09-02 Thread david nicosia
While working the overnight shift at NWS Binghamton I stepped outside for just a few minutes at the airport around 430 am  and   heard 4 SWAINSON'S THRUSH and 1 WOOD THRUSH.  There were also quite a few chips...zeeps and other calls I don't know. It was a heavy flight no doubt.  The radar was full

[nfc-l] Heavy Nocturnal Migration Johnson City, NY September 15th, 2012

2012-09-15 Thread david nicosia
In one hour, 1015 to 1115 pm I counted 280 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES and 13 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES by nocturnal calls. There were many  many other weaker, zips, seeps chips etc that I don't know. There were a couple moments with up to 5 thrushes calling at once! Some were very low and of course many were

[nfc-l] Black Bellied Plovers Broome County

2012-09-22 Thread david nicosia
While packing my car later this evening, I heard at least 4 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS flying pretty low as cloud ceilings are low after the rain has stopped. They were calling their typical unmistakable call. I also heard several SWAINSON'S THRUSH. I was not doing any "official" night counting.

Re:[nfc-l] [cayugabirds-l] FOG - Night Flight

2012-09-28 Thread david nicosia
As it stands now, I think there is a good chance for low ceilings lasting well into the night. Probably less than 1000 feet all night...there will be fog too... especially over the hills. Winds are expected to be NW around 5-15 knots up through about 5-6 thousand feet through the night. Not

Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOG - Night Flight

2012-09-28 Thread david nicosia
Bird echoes rapidly expanding on radar after sunset!   From: david nicosia To: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes ; CAYUGABIRDS-L ; NFC- L Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:41 PM Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOG - Night Flight As it stands now, I think

[nfc-l] Update on Night Flight

2012-09-28 Thread david nicosia
. From: david nicosia To: david nicosia ; Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes ; CAYUGABIRDS-L ; NFC- L ; Bluewing Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 7:33 PM Subject: [bluewing-group] Re: [cayugabirds-l] FOG - Night Flight Bird echoes rapidly expanding on radar after sunset

Re: [nfc-l] [nysbirds-l] Minimal Migration or Population Decline?

2013-06-17 Thread david nicosia
This is anecdotal. But each year I do an informal survey of the singing males at New Michigan State Forest in Pharsalia Chenango County, NY. I try very hard to not recount birds  and I have been doing this almost yearly since 2009. This is a boreal like forest...one of the  few you can find

[nfc-l] Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Migration beginning to become evident on radar

2013-07-14 Thread david nicosia
- Forwarded Message - From: david nicosia To: Cayugabirds- L ; Bluewing Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:45 PM Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Migration beginning to become evident on radar I have noticed radar echoes blossoming some after sunset more so than the last couple weeks

Re: [nfc-l] Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Migration beginning to become evident on radar

2013-07-14 Thread david nicosia
In upstate NY I should say...sorry... From: david nicosia To: "NFC-L@cornell.edu" Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:46 PM Subject: [nfc-l] Fw: [cayugabirds-l] Migration beginning to become evident on radar - Forwarded Message ----- From: dav

[nfc-l] Thrush Migration 5-6 am this morning 9/9

2013-09-09 Thread david nicosia
Got up at 5 am and listened for night calls, particularly thrushes, and found a decent flight, especially as they descended between 540 am and 555 am. During this time there were so many thrushes coming down that it was hard to count so I just estimated my numbers. Many times it was hard to tell

[nfc-l] Migration evident on radar in the deep south tonight!!

2014-02-18 Thread david nicosia
This is the first time I personally have noticed bird echoes on radar in the deep southern U.S  in the southerly wind flow now. Spring is coming!!!  -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES

[nfc-l] Major migratory push across northeast PA on radar now

2015-04-30 Thread david nicosia
Radar shows  high returns over northeast pa heading north. Tommorow could be an awesome day with many new arrivals! Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES

[nfc-l] Beginnings of Fall Migration evident on radar last night

2015-07-02 Thread david nicosia
Worked the overnight shift last night and noticed classic radar blossoms develop after sunset. Of course they were much smaller than peak migration but the doppler winds did show a northwesterly to north component. The radar echoes were biological in nature so I imagine they were birds already

[nfc-l] Heavy Nocturnal Flight Binghamton Airport Last Night

2016-05-05 Thread david nicosia
  I got finished by with work at 11 pm last evening andin the parking lot before I got into my car I heard a"stream" of chips, zips, zeets and zeeps! I listened for about5 minutes and it was constant. There were at least 3 SOLITARY SANDPIPERS that flew by. Additionally, I was surprised to heara

[nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

2017-09-10 Thread david nicosia
All,  I used my phone to record a nocturnal flight near twilight as the birds werecoming down this morning. I know I had SWAINSON'S THRUSH and VEERY. I ampretty sure I had a GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and also WOOD THRUSHand ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. I also had some unidentified calls. So I amplified

Re: [nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

2017-09-10 Thread david nicosia
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Re: [nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

2017-09-10 Thread david nicosia
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Re: [nfc-l] NFC recording 7 minutes twilight this morning

2017-09-10 Thread david nicosia
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