Today, April 20th, only one day after our 1000th bird, we are almost at 1100. Bill Williams, Fred Blystone and I watched for almost 3 hours as an excellent variety of hawks crossed the James. The total of 70 is not in the top 10 days for the total of hawks and vultures we tally, but it is the best total of hawks at 61....only 9 Turkey Vultures today. The previous Northern Harrier daily high of 6 was surpassed at 9. The previous Broad-winged daily high of 4 was surpassed at 7 (we don't see flocks of Broad-wingeds here) and the previous Cooper's Hawk daily high of 5 was surpassed at 7. The 21 Sharp-shinned Hawks was the second-best daily total. Bring on the kites! Brian Taber The 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.