Greetings, After spending part of the morning checking out some of the frozen to mostly frozen ponds in Fauquier Co.(Harrison Rd., Belvoir Rd., North Fork Wetlands, Silver Lake, and Thompson WMA Lake) for Red-necked Grebes with no success, I gave up the ship and drove back to Manassas. I stopped by the pond behind the Comfort Suites in Manassas, just off Rt. 234 (Williamson Blvd.) and just south of I-66 and was blown away to see FOUR RED-NECKED GREBES! I was looking for the Redhead pair, but instead, came up with R-n grebes. They looked so out of place in that smallish pond. I had such nice, close views unlike the more distant views of these birds at the sewage plant in Centreville. Here amidst the hustle and bustle of Manassas were some out of town birds for sure. Check your local ponds..you might be surprised! Laura Catterton Manassas, Virginia 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.