Tonight is very similar to last night. Rain, but with birds trying to push through across New Jersey, Long Island, and Connecticut and then a lack of movement to the east and north. Tonight, there’s more rain and there’s going to be even more rain later. I think the advice from last night holds. Today there were some concentrations in Connecticut and I think that’ll be the case tomorrow. I don’t see any big fallouts developing in Mass or RI considering the strength of the rain and the fact that the rain intensity is supposed to increase overnight ahead of migration.
I remember the ]spring migration of 2006 in New England being similar to this one, with a lot of rain and the birds making an effort to push through it anyway, resulting in few good migration days and a slow, constant trickle of birds north regardless of the rain. Considering that, it’s worthwhile to make a point to hit the migrant traps on a regular basis, because there are singles of new birds appearing each day and the same thing could happen this year, with a slow, persistent trickle of birds northward and less big eventful days of migration. Multiple days of rain do tend to bottle migrants up to a point and I think there’s a chance that once this rain frees up this weekend could produce some good days.