[va-bird] College Creek Hawkwatch

East and southeast winds Saturday and southwest winds Sunday, coupled  with 
very mild temperatures, brought  good flights over the  weekend, March 11 & 12, 
past College Creek Hawkwatch, on the James  River near Williamsburg. The 
previous daily record, over 9 years, for Black  Vultures was 19 and the season 
record was 71, so Tom Armour, Bill Williams and I  were quite surprised that 
the 
weekend total was an amazing 57 Black  Vultures, 50 of those coming on March 
11. The season total for that species now  stands at 80.
 
There were also 62 Turkey Vultures, some Opsreys, Red-taileds and a  Cooper's 
Hawk, for an excellent 2-day total of 129. Butterflies were  frequently seen 
flying out over the water as well.
 
Brian Taber
Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

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