I was on Hamilton Street around 7:00 p.m. tonight (Sat.) between Broad and Patterson looking to change lanes when I saw a hawk about two feet from the ground in a parking lot with wings spread, I think about to grab a critter of some sort. My passenger thought I didn't see a car (which I did) and we were out of view of the hawk. I think I've seen a hawk just a few blocks from there near the community center on Thompson. My hawk sighting came after a trip to Staunton and the Frontier Culture Museum where I saw a nest of barn swallows in the Irish barn. Three other nests were unoccupied. Diane Bumpass P.S. I wrote earlier asking about possible residents of a nest in the side of my neighbor's house. We finally decided it was sparrows as had been proposed on the list.