This is a Grasshopper Sparrow that has decided to spend the holiday season in West Ocean City, MD. The sparrow was first found by George Armistead during the 2013 Ocean City Christmas Bird Count. Grasshopper Sparrows typically migrate south from Maryland during the colder months. To see more photos of Grasshopper Sparrows check out the species at the Maryland Biodiversity Project: http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=1292
Photo by Jim Brighton.