North-central Maryland, 18 January, 2014

Northern Harrier in the process of harassing a Barred Owl perched in a tree as shown next:

Northern Harrier in the process of harassing a Barred Owl perched in a tree as shown next:

This Barred Owl waited while the harriers swooped around, then dropped into the adjacent field, grabbed a small mouse and flew back into the woods

This Barred Owl waited while the harriers swooped around, then dropped into the adjacent field, grabbed a small mouse and flew back into the woods

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An adult Red-headed Woodpecker shows off its colors in a woodlot on Ruggles Road in northwestern Carroll County.

Wild Turkey track in the snow near Ruggles Road.  My hat shows the size

Wild Turkey track in the snow near Ruggles Road. My hat shows the size

A Yellow-rumped Warbler braves the cold weather foraging on a driveway in northern Carroll County.

A Yellow-rumped Warbler braves the cold weather foraging on a driveway in northern Carroll County.

An immature White-crowned Sparrow joins a White-throated Sparrow at a feeder.

An immature White-crowned Sparrow (left bird)  joins a White-throated Sparrow at a feeder.

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