The third week in March, just as spring is beginning, is typically very good for migration at College Creek and this year is no exception. Despite some wet, cool and foggy weather recently (Bill Williams even counted 2 days during snow!), hawks, eagles and vultures have been steadily heading north. From March 18-22, about 150 have been recorded, bringing the season total to nearly 500. The season averages about 1,000, so we're off to a great start. Cooper's Hawks and Red-taileds are ahead of the average pace. A few Northern Harriers are beginning to show up, but we are still waiting for our first American Kestrel, which as you may know, seem to be in short supply in recent years. Friday looks good, but then more rain is predicted. Thanks to both Tom Armour and Bill, who have been at the site nearly every day. Brian Taber College Creek Hawkwatch is located on the James River, near Williamsburg and is sponsored by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. 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.