More Winter Bird Wanderings 11 and 17 February, 2014

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My wife Carol took this pretty photo comparison of White-crowned (on L) and White-throated Sparrows along Bollinger School Road on February 11

A Wilson’s Snipe along Glade Road on February 11, also by Carol

A pretty Horned Lark on a farm in Washington County on February 11

A pretty Horned Lark on a farm in Washington County on February 11

A Red-headed Woodpecker checks its surroundings before flying off.  Bridgeport Road, February 17

A Red-headed Woodpecker checks its surroundings before flying off. Bridgeport Road, February 17

Two Eastern Meadowlarks find the only bare ground after recent heavy snows. You can see the wing of a third meadowlark just in the frame on the far left.  Old Frederick road near Thurmont on February 17

Two Eastern Meadowlarks find the only bare ground after recent heavy snows. You can see the wing of a third meadowlark just in the frame on the far left. Old Frederick road near Thurmont on February 17

This is the only Merlin I have ever seen in the Monocacy valley.  This small falcon perched briefly in a copse of trees near Utica, central Frederick county on February 17

This is the only Merlin I have ever seen in the Monocacy Valley. This small falcon perched briefly in a copse of trees near Utica, central Frederick county on February 17

A Wilson's Snipe is partially hidden by a snowbank near Walkersville on February 17.  There was a big group of robins, two Killdeer and one American Pipit with the snipe.

A Wilson’s Snipe is partially hidden by a snowbank near Walkersville on February 17. There was a big group of robins, two Killdeer and one American Pipit with the snipe.

A Horned Lark in the day's last light--northern Howard County. February 17

A Horned Lark in the day’s last light–northern Howard County. February 17

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