Tuesday I helped with the revived Kerr Lake CBC organized by Brian Bockhahn, covering a sector encompassing Island Creek Recreation area and Ivy Hills Park and WMA in Mecklenburg County. As Will Cook noted, the weather was beautiful; this was the first CBC in Virginia that I have been bitten by a mosquito on. I also heard several Spring Peepers, and saw one basking turtle. I enjoyed exploring a new area with very little car or people traffic. I found nothing spectacular, with my highlights being: 1 Barred Owl that flew across the road late in the day 2 R. S. Hawks 1 R. B. Nuthatch 1 Brown Thrasher 3 Pine Warblers 2 Purple Finches Gene Sattler 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.