The 7th annual hawkwatch on the James River, sponsored by Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory, enjoyed its best day ever today, March 23rd, with 173 birds. The next best daily total was 136 on March 23, 1998. Yesterday's total of 75 was also quite good for the site and the season total is now a bit ahead of the normal total for this stage, at just under 500 birds. There were 9 species recorded for both today and yesterday and 10 species for the 2 days. The site has never registered 10 species in a day. Bill Williams was also on hand today. Other arrivals were a Barn Swallow yesterday and a flock of 11 Greater Yellowlegs today. Brian Taber You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.