This morning I was watching the goldfinches and white-throated sparrows in the shrubbery behind the apartment in which my wife and I live in Galax, VA (Carroll County half), when a larger bird that was olive on top, gray on the breast, with a bright rufous crown and a white throat appeared. I checked both the NG and Rising's _Sparrows of the United States and Canada_: green-tailed towhee. It's a western bird and an obvious stray, but worth reporting.
Bob -- Bob Perkins Historian and general outdoorsman Galax, Virginia perkybear@xxxxxxxxxxxx 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.