So again, like last night, Illinois is experiencing very little migration tonight because of unfavorable due easterly winds. The radar's pretty dim folks. Get used to it too. Though the northern third of the state (it may even be as specific as northeastern Illinois) may get some northeasterly winds tomorrow night, easterly/southeasterly winds are set to continue at least through Thursday. So the birds will be fattening up again for the next few days, and maybe making some very short movements here and there. Stronger fliers will probably be migrating nonetheless, as some relatively larger migrants still have a ways to go and have no time to lose (American Golden-Plovers still have to make it all the way to the highlands of Argentina!). Regardless, don't expect any huge movements at least as far in the future as the wind forecast predicts.
Anyway, we can see that we're getting a double whammy of easterly winds from 2 to 3 systems: the high pressure system over Lake Huron, and the low pressure systems west and southwest of us. It'll be a while, folks.
Cool. Here's to fat, healthy migrants, and maybe finding a few of 'em too.