Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant2
Scrubland (Sykesville) May 16, 2010
Photo by Felicia Lovelett

Ring-necked Pheasant3 (97K)
Ellicott City (Saint Johns) March 28, 2010
Photo by Jon Ford*

Ring-necked Pheasant1
Photo by Scott Berglund

But the question remains whether either of these Howard County birds is really a wild bird. From Wesley Earp: "I would be suspect of any bird in the county right now with Phil Muth's game farm centrally located in Dayton. Especially due to the escape of large numbers of pheasant last winter [2009-2010] due to snow damage to the pen."

* Sponsored by Kurt Schwarz