My search for Henslow's, Le Conte's and White-crowned Sparrows has so far come up empty. I'm still hopeful, though. This morning I returned to Canal St., where I'd found Savannah, Vesper, and Grasshopper Sparrows earlier this month. The morning started out very cloudy, and the birds seemed content to stay hidden and quiet, but the sun peaked out from behind the clouds just after 8 am, and then things began to pick up a little. I found several Savannah and one Grasshopper Sparrow, but no sparrows more interesting than that. But all is not a loss--while the lighting was good I was able to photograph some more common birds perched on the barbed wire and fence posts. I can't resist photographing even very common birds when they present me with such a clean background behind them.