Hello VA and Richmond birders, I birded from Sunken Meadow (Surry Co.), back to the City of Richmond this morning between 7.00 a.m. & Noon. Highlights were around 6,000 RING-BILLED GULLs leaving the James River at dawn (flying inland). Expected species observed; FOX SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, 1 BROWN THRASHER, AM. WIGEON, GADWALL, HOODED MERG. PG County was a little birdy, with 40 or so HORNED LARK, SAVANAH SPARROWS, couple thousand CANADA GEESE that were too far away to scrutinize. Also a couple hundred Tundra Swan. I was planning on going to Flowerdew Hundred but it is closed until spring. Best was a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK flying/hawking 4 feet above the road surface, along the hedgerow, hoping to flush it's lunch. Arun Bose, Richmond, VA You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.