Pineclaw and Leafstorm go on a patrol to WindClan to speak to Rabbitstar, and they are attacked when they had just barely crossed the border. Leafstorm is badly wounded, and Pineclaw tells Morningstar that they couldn't scent the WindClan cats because the WindClan cats were covered in ThunderClan scent.
Later, he brings a mangled and frozen bird to Morningstar. When Morningstar complains, he snaps at him, telling Morningstar that that was all he could find, because of WindClan's theft of ThunderClan prey, and Morningstar tells him that he knows he is trying his best.
Morningstar: "Is that all you could find?"
Pineclaw: "No, actually. There are squirrels and mice all over the place, but I thought you'd prefer this."
—Pineclaw and Morningstar after Pineclaw brought a mangled bird to campBattles of the Clans, page 144