This male Painted Bunting is the second one that I have photographed in Maryland. In February, 2008, I photographed one in Arnold, MD. This one was photographed in Bowie, MD on April 11, 2010. It would be interesting to know if it is the same bird. Either way, they are way off course and are rarely seen this far north.
The Bowie homeowner has been very gracious to the birding community. It was first sighted in late February.