A Bonaparte’s and a Ring-billed Gull at Fulton Pond in southern Howard County on December 11. This is the last Bonaparte’s I saw in 2014 at this location.
A male Eastern Bluebird finishes his bath at Meadowbrook Park on December 13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet eating suet at our home feeder in Columbia, Maryland on December 18. I have never seen a kinglet eat suet before.
A Hermit Thrush visits our feeder area in Columbia on December 18.
Another view pf the Hermit Thrush. The last time we had one was in 2007.
A Merlin, a small but pugnacious falcon, perches on the top of a tree in Columbia.
A Winter Wren pops up for a very brief view at Font Hill Park in Howard County
A female Purple Finch- the heavy streaking and white eye line distinguishing it from a House Finch- perches amid natural Christmas ornaments in western Howard County on December 20. Purple Finches arrived in larger than usual numbers this year.
Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (white throat instead of red) poses in western Howard County on December 20
A female House Finch finds an apple to its liking–western Howard County, December 20
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