Solid but not spectacular night of migration last night.
As we climb the shoulder of the peak of shorebird migration there were an incredible number of peeps out on Sauvie Island this weekend – i estimated over 2500. Sturgeon lake was low at slack tide and the middle exposed flats were just covered in peeps. Not really sure what they were exactly as they were into the sun and a long way out.
Warblers numbers are also picking up.
So here it is, your moment of zen.
Base Reflectivity – RTX
The push of the cold front into the state, with its rain and westerly flows, pretty much shut down large scale migration last night. So there’s really nothing to see on the radar except rain.
Cassin’s Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Vaux’s Swift, and Wilson’s Warbler — all now being reported in the Willamette Valley. And just a bit further south in Josephine County are Western Kingbird, House Wren, Nashville Warbler and Bullock’s Oriole.
Scattered rain cells and the north winds on the back edge of this trough kept migration to a bare minimum last night.
Vanguard Black-bellied Plovers have made it to the Portland area. Scattered Black-throated Gray Warbler reports are popping up. Not much else.
The Central and Mississippi Flyways had the most action last night. Probably the heaviest they’ve seen this year. In the gallery is a snap shot but be sure to head on over to Paul’s archive and catch the whole loop.
National Radar Composite