All, I stopped by the power line cut at Manassas Battlefield this morning in hopes of finding the Clay-colored Sparrow. I struck out rather resoundingly as I wasn't even able to find a Field Sparrow! I walked the entire powerline cut from the Jeb Stuart Visitor's Center to where it crosses I-66 and found only a bunch of juncos, about 20 Song Sparrows and one White-throated Sparrow. Perhaps the flock has moved to another area. The power line cut continues north across Rt. 29 and there is excellent habitat there. On the other hand, I could have just missed them somehow. I would be interested to know if anyone sees this bird again this winter. I have had several signs of spring - a towhee singing last week for starters and then the Pine Warbler singing in Highland County yesterday. Bring it on! Sue -- Susan Heath Fairfax County Centreville, VA sheath@xxxxxxxxx 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.