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7/17/18 1:57 pm Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] CARACARA (NO)
7/17/18 1:00 pm <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Caracara NO
7/17/18 12:46 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crested Caracara
7/16/18 6:16 pm douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch
7/16/18 6:11 pm douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: White-winged Doves in Edgemont
7/16/18 4:55 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] White-winged Dove, Edgemont (info from eBird)
7/16/18 3:35 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Last seen - Caracara
7/16/18 2:32 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch
7/14/18 7:56 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
7/13/18 1:37 pm 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SDOU Fall Meeting and Paper Session
7/13/18 12:29 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fort Randall Dam Area
7/13/18 11:48 am Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] meeting etc
7/12/18 7:25 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder
7/12/18 6:22 pm <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Black-necked Stilt
7/11/18 8:22 pm Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Test
7/10/18 3:35 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] shorebirds etc.
7/10/18 4:21 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC field trip this Saturday; potluck dinner this Thursday
7/9/18 7:17 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, SFBC field trip - July 14
7/9/18 1:48 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Cara Cara
7/8/18 5:27 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crested Caracara - YES but not in same place
7/7/18 9:32 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NO Crested Caracara this evening
7/7/18 2:27 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Pacific Wrens, Lawrence Co.
7/7/18 6:46 am randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara still present this morning
7/7/18 5:15 am <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crested Caracara still present this morning
7/6/18 7:33 pm randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crested Caracara
7/6/18 7:19 pm Laura Smythe <lauras2016...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Best guide feature ever! I so need this :D
7/5/18 10:02 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Mitchell Burrowing Owls
7/3/18 8:22 pm Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Cassin’s Sparrow (Fall River Co)
7/3/18 4:31 pm douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Birding Minnehaha Co with Mick and Jim
7/1/18 2:17 pm Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Surrogate Feeding
6/29/18 7:14 am melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Kestrel & Poorwill observations
6/29/18 6:34 am melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] GREG & HOME, Jackson Co., other wader notes
6/27/18 4:36 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC July monthly meeting
6/25/18 2:46 pm douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
6/24/18 4:18 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Least Terns, N. Bobwhite and Cuckoos
6/23/18 11:07 pm Douglas Chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Bird List for Bristlecone Pine Trip through SD, WY, UT, NV and CA and back.
6/23/18 7:07 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC field trip results
6/20/18 3:53 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
6/18/18 8:35 pm <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] 2018 WRMC Results
6/17/18 4:07 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fathers' Day
6/17/18 8:46 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Silver Lake
 
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Date: 7/17/18 4:15 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
32 species and 245 individuals were observed on the weekly Canyon Lake Park
survey yesterday, July 17, by 6 surveyors. Birds of note included:
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper,
Cordilleran Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Violet-green Swallow, Red-breasted
Nut5hatch, Cedar Waxwing and American Goldfinch (occupied nest).

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 7/17/18 1:57 pm
From: Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] CARACARA (NO)

I searched until about 11 am, going way out Lower Spring Creek Rd., with no luck.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 7/17/18 1:00 pm
From: <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Caracara NO
I searched til about 10 am this morning. A few others were looking as well with no luck that I’ve heard.
Scott Stolz

 

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Date: 7/17/18 12:46 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara
Did anyone see the caracara last night or today (Tuesday)? I went between 7
and 8 last night but did not see it. It would be helpful if birders could
post the results of their search for the bird. Thanks!

Jocie


 

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Date: 7/16/18 6:16 pm
From: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch
Thank you for posting this Kelly. I will never have anything to do with Facebook, so miss things that are important.

But I refuse to have everything about me looked at like big brother. To say nothing about sorting through all the “Renee made a salad today.”





“And… it was GOOD!”



Doug

> On Jul 16, 2018, at 4:32 PM, 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Hey birders,
> Marcus Cranston reported seeing a Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch just south of Rapid City recently. I'm waiting to hear back on the day. The GPS location is: 43.9848614,-103.2619773. The information is on the SDOU Facebook page and the SD Birding Facebook page. He has a great photo to share of the Crested Caracara sitting on a fence post.
> https://www.facebook.com/sdoubirds <https://www.facebook.com/sdoubirds>
> South Dakota Ornithologists' Union - Home | Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/sdoubirds>
> www.facebook.com <http://www.facebook.com/>
> South Dakota Ornithologists' Union, Sioux Falls, SD. 494 likes. South Dakota Ornithologists' Union
>
>
>
>
> Kelly Preheim
>
> Armour, SD
>
>
> "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson
>
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Date: 7/16/18 6:11 pm
From: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: White-winged Doves in Edgemont
Nathan Pieplow sent me this.

Doug Chapman
Sioux Falls


> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
> Subject: White-winged Doves in Edgemont
> Date: July 16, 2018 at 2:05:12 PM CDT
> To: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...>
>
> Hi Doug,
>
> I found a pair of White-winged Doves today in Edgemont, at 807 3rd Avenue.. I thought maybe you would like to post it to the SD listserv! Hope all is well with you. I have been in the Black Hills for a few days -- heading home tomorrow.
>
> Nathan


 

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Date: 7/16/18 4:55 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] White-winged Dove, Edgemont (info from eBird)
A pair of White-winged Doves has been reported in Edgemont (not by me) on
eBird. See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47234220 for details.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 7/16/18 3:35 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Last seen - Caracara
The Crested Caracara was last seen at 10:24 AM this morning, Monday, July 16th.


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

 

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Date: 7/16/18 2:32 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch
Hey birders,

Marcus Cranston reported seeing a Crested Caracara near Hart Ranch just south of Rapid City recently. I'm waiting to hear back on the day. The GPS location is: 43.9848614,-103.2619773. The information is on the SDOU Facebook page and the SD Birding Facebook page. He has a great photo to share of the Crested Caracara sitting on a fence post.

https://www.facebook.com/sdoubirds

South Dakota Ornithologists' Union - Home | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/sdoubirds>
www.facebook.com
South Dakota Ornithologists' Union, Sioux Falls, SD. 494 likes. South Dakota Ornithologists' Union





Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson

 

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Date: 7/14/18 7:56 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
Today a dozen birders visited the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls and Good Earth State Park and Lake Alvin southeast of town. We were unfortunately unable to locate the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at the OC, however it was seen several times today by other folks and photographers, the latest (to my knowledge) being around 6 pm this evening.

At Good Earth, we had a number of nice summer resident species, including Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-throated Vireo, Dickcissel, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Bluebird, Sedge Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. At Lake Alvin, there were several Orchard Orioles. All told, we observed 50 species on the day.

Thanks to everyone who participated today. Our next club outing will be Saturday, August 18th to look for migrating shorebirds.

Chris Anderson
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Date: 7/13/18 1:37 pm
From: 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SDOU Fall Meeting and Paper Session
Greetings,

The 2018 SDOU Fall Meeting and Paper Session is scheduled to be held 02-04 November in Madison, SD. A block of rooms (15) at $70 per night has been set aside at the AmericInn Lodge and Suites. Ask for the SDOU block. These rooms will only be held until 02 October so make your reservations early to join us in Madison.

AmericInn Lodge and Suites, Madison, SD
<madison.sd...><mailto:<madison.sd...>
P: 605-256-3076

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Date: 7/13/18 12:29 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fort Randall Dam Area
We were camping at the Fort Randall Dam for a couple of days in this hot, humid weather this week. The campground was loaded with bird songs and birds busy feeding young, so I really enjoyed it and kept lists of what I saw. It was really interesting to observe all of the activity. I noticed an odd behavior I'd never seen before. The Red-headed Woodpeckers were violently pecking the heads of and killing the Western Kingbird fledglings. I saw it happen to three of the young kingbirds. Of course this had to happen at my campsite.


The sandbar below the dam was distant, but it seemed that each time I checked it, there was something different and it was a hopping place. Birds seen on the sandbar: several Forester's Terns, Least Terns, Black Terns and a few Caspian Terns. At one point there were a few American White Pelicans, 4 American Avocets, a Marbled Godwit and 25 or so Willets along with many Ring-billed and Franklin's Gulls. There may have been a Piping Plover, but I wasn't sure due to the heat shimmer.


The water has been rushing through the out take below the dam and with all of the rain we received overnight there will be more. I noticed that they may be trying to keep the sandbars from being flooded for the nesting Least Terns and Piping Plovers. I also saw the crew out there inspecting the sandbar and putting more signs on it to keep people off of the sandbars.

I will add photos to my Flickr site and I continue to report about birds on my public, Facebook bird site: BirdTeach. https://www.flickr.com/photos/rookiebirder/







Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 7/13/18 11:48 am
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] meeting etc
Don't forget our SFBC July outing tomorrow (Outdoor Campus
<https://gfp.sd.gov/toc-east/> at 7:00 AM) Everyone is welcome. You do not
need to be a member to take part. Membership is only $5, and money is used
to take care and fill the feeders at Good Earth SP, and maintain our blind
at Dewey Gevik
<http://www.siouxfallsbirdclub.org/dewey-gevik-nature-area.html>. New
members get a nice shoulder patch. You can join on-line
<http://www.siouxfallsbirdclub.org/> using PayPal.
Special thanks to Phil at Wild Bird Connection
<http://www.wildbirdconnection.com/1901.html> for donating a very nice
thistle feeder, and a ceramic bird bath for Good Earth. Also thanks to Ace
Hardware and Agricare Nutrition <http://www.agricarenutrition.com/> for
donating seed.

Mick
SFBC
www.siouxfallsbirdclub.org/


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Date: 7/12/18 7:25 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder
Just a reminder that the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have a field trip this coming Saturday, July 14th. We’ll meet at the Outdoor Campus at 7:00 a.m. to carpool out to Good Earth State Park to look for nesting songbirds. Over the last few Thursdays evenings, I’ve been regularly observing Yellow-throated Vireos, lots of Dickcissels, Indigo Buntings, and Eastern Towhees out there, and on Sunday I also heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. The hummingbird feeder at the visitor center has been consistently busy too, so we should have some interesting finds. The bugs have been a bit pesky out there this summer, so remember to bring repellent or wear long sleeves.

Chris Anderson
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Date: 7/12/18 6:22 pm
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Black-necked Stilt
I had a black-necked stilt today at Gerken Refuge and GPA near Faulkton. Also a nice variety of shorebirds (15 species) including long-billed dowitcher, stilt, solitary, baird's, least, semipalmated, pectoral, and both yellowlegs. There is some good shorebird habitat there but it does have to be worked on foot as there is no good vehicle access.
Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 7/11/18 8:22 pm
From: Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Test
A test email

 

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Date: 7/10/18 3:35 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] shorebirds etc.


I birded in Sully County today to check for migrating shorebirds. I found a
few.



American Avocets -126- which is more than I saw all spring migration here.
Also very few bred in the area this year.

Pectoral Sandpiper-2

Least Sandpiper-2

Spotted Sandpiper w/young

Piping Plover w/young

Marbled Godwit-14



Also the big surprise was a Sandhill Crane along the road to Little Bend.









Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 7/10/18 4:21 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC field trip this Saturday; potluck dinner this Thursday
The Northern Hills Bird Club's monthly meeting is this Thursday, a potluck
dinner at Nancy and Phil Hall's house in Spearfish.See previous message for
directions.Please RSVP by July 11th to <nancydelaneyhall...>

The NHBC will lead a half-day field trip this Saturday to Ward and Keough
Draws near Hanna. Meet at Cheyenne Crossing for a 7:30 am departure. This
will largely be a walking field trip. The walking is not difficult but the
grass may be wet so be prepared for wet feet/pant legs.

If anyone is interested, we can visit Vanocker Canyon on Saturday to look
for the Crested Caracara BEFORE the field trip. Note that this bird has not
been seen since Sunday morning. If we do this, we would meet in Sturgis for
a 5:30am departure. Please notify me if you want to do this.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 7/9/18 7:17 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, SFBC field trip - July 14
Following an eBird report from earlier today, I was able to track down a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron this evening at the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls. It was near the western of the two bridges, where the buckthorn along the marsh opens up just north of the bridge. It flew nearly as soon as I saw it, and I couldn’t find it again.

Additionally, the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have a field trip this coming Saturday, July 14th. We’ll meet at the Outdoor Campus at 7:00 a.m. to carpool. Our ultimate destination is Good Earth State Park, but we will probably spend a little while looking for the YCNH before departing.

Chris Anderson
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Date: 7/9/18 1:48 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Cara Cara
Finally after fighting with yahoo to get onto Flckr. Here is a link to the
photos I took Saturday of the Crested Cara Cara - Randy Podall found Friday
evening.





https://www.flickr.com/photos/99749825@N06/42588915814/





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Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 7/8/18 5:27 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara - YES but not in same place
This morning at 6 am I stumbled across the Caracara while driving south on
Vanocker Canyon towards it's previous location. It popped up about 3/4 mile
north of where it had been, flew ahead of my vehicle a bit, and then darted
into the forest at some tall cliffs next to the road. All of this is about
8 miles from I-90 on Vanocker Canyon Rd. So it is still around but not
roosting in the same place and it thinks it is a forest bird and so maybe
not easily visible when perched.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 7/7/18 9:32 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NO Crested Caracara this evening
Dick Latuchie and I looked for the caracara in Vanocker Canyon from ~6-8:30
pm tonight. No luck. But we saw a great consolation prize - a mountain
lion! It came out on the gravel road where the caracara was seen, about 30
yds away from us. Otherwise, it was a lovely evening and we saw a nice
variety of other birds.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 7/7/18 2:27 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Pacific Wrens, Lawrence Co.
Now that the habitat in Ward Draw is no longer suitable for Pacific Wrens,
it appears that some may have popped east over the hill and set up shop in
Keough Draw. This morning I heard two and possibly three birds singing,
about 3/4 - 1 1/4 miles up the trail from Hanna Rd.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 7/7/18 6:46 am
From: randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara still present this morning
Got some poor quality photos this am. Apparently bring your favorite road kill with you and stake it out.


Randy Podoll

Sturgis, SD


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Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara still present this morning



Ricky Olson just called and asked me to tell everyone that the bird was still in the same location this morning at about 5:15 mdt. it is an adult bird, unmistakeable.

Scott Stolz
Fort Pierre, SD






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Date: 7/7/18 5:15 am
From: <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara still present this morning
Ricky Olson just called and asked me to tell everyone that the bird was still in the same location this morning at about 5:15 mdt. it is an adult bird, unmistakeable.
Scott Stolz
Fort Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 7/6/18 7:33 pm
From: randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crested Caracara
This evening while checking the hummingbird spot up Vanocker canyon at Elk Creek I observed a Crested Caracara in a dead tree right above the gravel road. When I stopped to observe it right in front of the car it flew behind me into the large pine tree next to the road. Since I didn't have a camera or my cell phone I left and hopefully it will be in the tree tomorrow morning.


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Date: 7/6/18 7:19 pm
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Subject: [sd-birds] Best guide feature ever! I so need this :D
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Date: 7/5/18 10:02 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Mitchell Burrowing Owls
I posted this on Facebook and realize many people aren't on there. Thought
this was worth sharing.

My mom spotted burrowing owls at my brother's pasture by Mitchell on July
3. She asked my other brother what the birds were perched on the rocks.
Confirmed after looking with binoculars. Pretty cool. I know Richardson's
ground squirrels are in the area. Assuming the owls use their burrows for
nesting.

Are they solitary nesters or will they nest in groups?

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Jeff Hansen
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Date: 7/3/18 8:22 pm
From: Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Cassin’s Sparrow (Fall River Co)
After being away for a couple of weeks in Washington, where I saw a lifetime’s worth of Pacific Wrens, Pac-Slope Flycatchers, Auklet’s, Murrelet’s, and Guillimots, we returned over the weekend, and I went to Edgemont to see if the Cassin’s Sparrows were still about. I found at least two singing birds, about a mile north of the highway, on the same two-track where they have been seen earlier in June. Got brief looks at them in comparison to the plentiful Brewer’s Sparrows, and managed to get a sound recording despite the winds. This was a State bird for me, my last one being the Cassin’s Kingbirds seen during the spring meeting of the SDOU. Anybody have a tip on Cassin’s Auklet?

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City




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Date: 7/3/18 4:31 pm
From: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Birding Minnehaha Co with Mick and Jim
Hi Birders,

Pat Dunn’s brother Jim is in town for a family reunion and he joined Mick Zerr and I today. We missed his most desired bird—-Upland Sandpiper. Both sites where we have seen a pair all spring summer had none showing. Bobolink was the only other species we missed that was desired.

We saw 67 species: best are noted below:

Cattle Egret 1 (not seen in minnehaha co in several years)
Red headed woodpecker 3
Sedge Wren
Bald Eagle
Swainson’s Hawk
Willow Flycatcher
Purple Martin
Lark Sparrow
Orchard and Baltimore Orioles

Thanks for such a great day guys.

Doug

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Date: 7/1/18 2:17 pm
From: Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Surrogate Feeding
    I've been observing the feeding of fledglings at the feeders for years and although I've occasionally seen the young of one species begging fervently to be fed by an adult of a different species, their pleas have always been in vain - until this morning.  The young female Downy wasn't even begging really, just waiting on a branch by the suet feeder and watching all the other woodpeckers until an adult Hairy female sidled up to the little gal and offering her beak loaded with suet, waited a good 15 seconds or so while the little Downy reached her beak into the one 3 times its size and cleaned it all out.    There was no time to grab a camera - I would've missed that magical moment - but it's a picture I'll always keep close to my heart.

Cheryl Vellenga
Sisseton, SD

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"   Rose Kennedy
 

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Date: 6/29/18 7:14 am
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Kestrel & Poorwill observations
I recently observed an American Kestrel apparently taking Cliff
Swallow young from nests on the Hwy. 44 bridge near Interior. It
happened twice, the first time just as I was parking by the road. It
was 5:15 pm, the kestrel appeared on the sunny west side of the bridge
not quite mid-way across the river, and flew east with something in
its grasp. It was pursued briefly & loudly by dozens of swallows and
disappeared from my view amidst the cottonwoods. This bridge has
hundreds of Cliff Swallow nests.
I decided to sit and wait for it to happen again. Soon a kestrel was
perched & preening on a nearby cottonwood east of the road. Around
5:35, it flew east, and shortly after that a kestrel, the other one I
think, appeared west of the bridge and the scene described above was
repeated. This time I got a look at something small and whitish that
it was carrying. I stayed until 6:15 but didn't see it happen again. I
didn't actually see the kestrel(s) snatch a young swallow from a nest,
but I'm pretty sure that's what happened.
The night before, 26 June, I did a nightjar survey along Sage Creek
Road in Badlands NP. There is one stop, west of the campground, where
I've heard Common Poorwills in the past. This time, around 9:25 pm, I
was greeted by calls of many Woodhouse's Toads scattered over the
landscape around me. I could hear ten or twelve, and their calls
effectively masked COPO calls. The toad makes a loud wahhhhhh call
that starts with a rising whoo sound. The whoo sound is not too
similar to a poorwill, but with so many toads calling at once, it was
very hard to pick out poorwill calls. All I could hope for was picking
out the regular rhythmic pattern of poorwills, and that I did. I think
there were two COPO there, although only one at a time in the
minute-long time increments of the count.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 6/29/18 6:34 am
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] GREG & HOME, Jackson Co., other wader notes
On 27 June I found a Great Egret east of Interior, along the White
River Road. Also along that road was a pond with at least four Hooded
Merganseres. The pond is south of the road in the Buffalo Gap Natl.
Grasslands. There may have been more mergansers on the shore.I
observed through a scope from a distance. As far as I could see, they
seemed to be full grown, and their plumage was the plain brown and
gray of a female or juvenile, so perhaps they nested there?
In recent nights, doing nightjar surveys, I've heard several Soras on
the prairie in eastern Custer & Pennington Cos. There is lots of
standing water around here now. I've also heard an American Bittern
several times in June, at dawn or dusk, at a pond one mile west of
Folsom in NE Custer Co.
On the 27th, birding almost all day on public land prairies west and
east of Wall, in Badlands NP and east of Interior, I never heard or
saw any Long-billed Curlews.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 6/27/18 4:36 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC July monthly meeting
The July monthly meeting of the Northern Hills Bird Club will be a a
potluck dinner at Nancy and Phil Hall’s house on July 12th. We will eat at 6:00
pm, followed by our monthly meeting. The Hall’s are located at 2121 Blue
Bell Loop in Spearfish. Directions: from Exit 14 on I-90, go west on
Colorado Blvd. Turn right onto Sandstone Hills Drive. When you reach
Branding Iron Drive, turn right. Branding Iron becomes Blue Bell Loop after
you travel under a big high line wire. 2121 is on the right side of the
road and is a brown house.

Nancy and Phil will provide the main dish, dishes, utensils, and beverages.
Please bring a side dish.

Please RSVP by July 11th to <nancydelaneyhall...>

 

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Date: 6/25/18 2:46 pm
From: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Kim R Eckert <eckertkr...>
> Date: June 25, 2018 at 11:08:46 AM CDT
> To: <MOU-NET...>
> Subject: [mou-net] AOS / ABA checklist
> Reply-To: Kim R Eckert <eckertkr...>
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> The 2018 supplement of the American Ornitholological Society (formerly the American Ornithologists’ Union, or AOU) checklist has now been published. This year there are no lumps or splits affecting the checklists of Minnesota or the American Birding Association (ABA) area, and the only English name change is that Gray Jay is now Canada Jay (which is what this species used to be named until 1957). There are also some changes in scientific names and/or sequence involving some sparrows, woodpeckers, and hawks which affect the MN checklist.
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> Following is a link to the ABA blog that summarizes everything:
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> http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html <http://blog.aba.org/2018/06/aos2018.html>
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Date: 6/24/18 4:18 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Least Terns, N. Bobwhite and Cuckoos
Hey birders,


I guess I haven't posted in awhile, so here a few highlights of what I'm seeing in my part of the state:


Ft. Randall Dam today: 5 Least Terns - the water is high above the dam and pretty low below revealing the sandbars

Gregory county today: a singing Northern Bobwhite

Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge yesterday: 1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, many Cattle Egrets, 1 Snowy Egret, 3 Great Egrets, and Western Grebes carrying very small chicks on their back.

There are many birds everywhere singing and tending to their young. Its a great time to be out birding! I post photos and more about my outings on my BirdTeach Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BirdTeach-367011353690070/

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Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 6/23/18 11:07 pm
From: Douglas Chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bird List for Bristlecone Pine Trip through SD, WY, UT, NV and CA and back.

> Hello All,
>
> It happened! My trip to FINALLY see the Ancient Bristlecone Pines (at long last) was very successful. More on that later.
>
> But of course I stopped along the way, as I drove. Easier and I got to stop at other locations too (Fort Laramie, Owens Lake, Manzanar (the first Japanese ‘Camp” WWII) as well as the Bristlecone grove in Baker Nevada too. (Saw the slice of Prometheus. So sad. Ah! well.)
>
> And…I brought my binoculars and stopped when something looked “interesting”.
>
>
> I also saw Sidalcea covillei (an endangered plant endemic to California’s Owen’s Valley and lots of other great plants and butterflies.)
>
>
> Here is my bird list. I saw 163 species, many of which I had not seen for years. Nope. No lifers, but that’s okay.
>
>
> Canada Goose,
> Blue-winged Teal,
> Cinnamon Teal,
> Northern Shoveler
> Gadwall,
> Mallard,
> California Quail,
> Gambel’s Quail
> Chukar,
> Ring-necked Pheasant,
> Pied-billed Grebe,
> Western Grebe,
> Clark's Grebe,
> Eurasian Collared-Dove,
> Common Ground-Dove,
> Mourning Dove,
> Greater Roadrunner,
> Lesser Nighthawk,
> Common Nighthawk,
> Common Poorwill,
> White-throated Swift,
> Costa's Hummingbird,
> Broad-tailed Hummingbird,
> Calliope Hummingbird,
> American Coot,
> Black-necked Stilt,
> American Avocet,
> Snowy Plover,
> Piping Plover,
> Killdeer,
> Semi-palmated Sandpiper,
> Western Sandpiper,
> Lesser Yellowlegs,
> Greater Yellowlegs,
> Wilson's Phalarope,
> Red-necked Phalarope,
> Ring-billed Gull,
> Western Gull,
> California Gull,
> Great Egret,
> Snowy Egret,
> Great Blue Heron,
> Turkey Vulture,
> Northern Goshawk,
> Swainson's Hawk,
> Red-tailed Hawk,
> Ferruginous Hawk,
> Golden Eagle,
> Belted Kingfisher,
> Lewis's Woodpecker,
> Red-headed Woodpecker,
> Acorn Woodpecker,
> Williamson's Sapsucker,
> Red-naped Sapsucker,
> Red-breasted Sapsucker,
> Downy Woodpecker,
> Hairy Woodpecker,
> White-headed Woodpecker,
> Northern Flicker,
> American Kestrel,
> Peregrine Falcon,
> Prairie Falcon,
> Olive-sided Flycatcher,
> Western Wood-Pewee,
> Gray Flycatcher,
> Dusky Flycatcher,
> Pacific-slope Flycatcher,
> Cordilleran Flycatcher,
> Black Phoebe,
> Say's Phoebe,
> Vermilion Flycatcher,
> Ash-throated Flycatcher,
> Cassin's Kingbird,
> Western Kingbird,
> Eastern Kingbird,
> Plumbeous Vireo,
> Warbling Vireo,
> Pinyon Jay,
> Steller's Jay
> Blue Jay,
> California Scrub-Jay
> Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay,
> Clark's Nutcracker,
> Black-billed Magpie,
> American Crow,
> Common Raven,
> Horned Lark,
> Tree Swallow,
> Violet-green Swallow,
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow,
> Cliff Swallow
> Barn Swallow,
> Mountain Chickadee,
> Verdin
> Oak Titmouse,
> Juniper Titmouse,
> Bushtit,
> White-breasted Nuthatch,
> Pygmy Nuthatch,
> Brown Creeper,
> Rock Wren,
> (Canyon Wren), [Surprisingly, NOT SEEN OR HEARD]
> House Wren,
> Pacific Wren,
> Marsh Wren, (western: just as with Winter Wren, look for a split)
> Bewick's Wren,
> American Dipper,
> Golden-crowned Kinglet,
> Eastern Bluebird,
> Western Bluebird,
> Mountain Bluebird,
> Townsend's Solitaire,
> Swainson's Thrush,
> Crissal Thrasher,
> LeConte's Thrasher,
> Northern Mockingbird,
> House Sparrow,
> American Pipit,
> Cassin's Finch,
> Red Crossbill,
> Lesser Goldfinch,
> Lawrence's Goldfinch,
> Green-tailed Towhee,
> Spotted Towhee,
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow,
> Canyon Towhee,
> California Towhee,
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow,
> Chipping Sparrow,
> Brewer's Sparrow,
> (Black-chinned Sparrow), DESIRED!!! BUT NOT SEEN, AND I REALLY LOOKED!! (I have only seen it twice.)
> Vesper Sparrow,
> Lark Sparrow,
> Black-throated Sparrow,
> Sagebrush Sparrow,
> Bell's Sparrow,
> Lark Bunting,
> Fox Sparrow,
> Song Sparrow,
> Lincoln's Sparrow,
> Golden-crowned Sparrow,
> Dark-eyed Junco,
> Yellow-breasted Chat,
> Yellow-headed Blackbird,
> Western Meadowlark,
> Bullock's Oriole,
> Baltimore Oriole,
> Scott's Oriole,
> Red-winged Blackbird,
> Brown-headed Cowbird,
> Brewer's Blackbird,
> Common Grackle
> Great-tailed Grackle,
> Orange-crowned Warbler,
> Virginia's Warbler,
> MacGillivray's Warbler,
> Lucy’s Warbler,
> Common Yellowthroat,
> Yellow Warbler,
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s),
> Black-throated Gray Warbler,
> Townsend's Warbler,
> Western Tanager,
> Black-headed Grosbeak,
> Lazuli Bunting.
>

 

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Date: 6/23/18 7:07 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC field trip results
During today's NHBC field trip, we observed 49 species on a route that went
from Rochford to Black Fox campground to Deerfield Lake in Pennington Co.
Full list is below. Highlights (besides the beautiful sunny day) were
displaying Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in several locations, nice views of
Bobolinks, and two large eaglets at the Deerfield Lake Bald Eagle nest.
Notable misses were Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, and Red Crossbill.

Our next scheduled activity will be our monthly meeting and summer potluck
on July 12 in Spearfish.

Canada Goose
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Common Nighthawk
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
American Kestrel
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
American Crow
Blue Jay
Canada (Gray) Jay
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
European Starling
House Sparrow
Cedar Waxwing
American Robin
Mountain Bluebird
Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Goldfinch
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Dark-eyed Junco (White-winged)
Black-headed Grosbeak
Bobolink
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird

 

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Date: 6/20/18 3:53 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
In the Oahe Tailrace today Kenny & I saw:



3 - Common Loons

3 - adult Common Mergansers- 2 male 1 female

1 - 2nd cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull



Several Ring-billed & California Gulls.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 6/18/18 8:35 pm
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] 2018 WRMC Results

The West River Migration Count for 2018 was conducted May 11-15, 2018. Weather was very poor at the start of the count but improved as the count continued. It was necessary to add one additional day because of weather.

2018 set new record high numbers for 22 species including Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-neck Phalarope, Caspian Tern, Western Wood Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Hermit Thrush, Yellow warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, and Red-winged Blackbird. In addition, many previous high count numbers were tied.

Total birds seen in 2018 were 28638 which is well above the previous 10 year average of 23774 birds. The birds per observer hour was also up from the 10 year average of 87 to 105 in 2018. A new high species count of 207 was also recorded in 2018. There were 48 field and feeder watchers participating. Two new species, Lapland Longspur and Common Redpoll, were recorded in 2018. County coordinators were: Butte-Vic Fondy, Custer-Michael Melius, Fall River-Nancy Drilling, Harding-Charlie Miller, Lawrence-Marybeth Albrecht, Meade-Gene Hess, and Pennington-Jocie Baker. Thanks to all of the county coordinators for lining up observers, collecting the results, entering them on the reporting sheets, and sending the results for tabulation and dissemination to all. Thanks also to each and every observer for taking the time to get out and participate. It was a great time to be out birding and enjoy seeing spring arrivals and migrants.

Vic Fondy-WRMC Coordinator
605-499-8764 (Currently in Alaska)
 

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Date: 6/17/18 4:07 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fathers' Day
Decided to sit out in the Sioux Falls yard for a while to see "father
birds". I did see a few, but lots of "mother" birds showed up also. Plus a
few that might be questionable parents.
I tried to photograph all of them, but two eluded the camera; the Goldfinch
and the Crow were camera shy. The N. Flickers spent a few days excavating
their hole in the Willow tree, and one (male) has been sticking its head
out often, but I do not know if they are rotating, as the other one is
around also.
I also had time to see which birds were feeding the most on specific
locations or feeders. Here is the breakdown:
Ground feeding under feeders: Female RW Blackbird was the winner, with
Cowbirds second.
Suet rubbed into tree bark: C. Grackles were grabbing chunks and taking to
young consistently. Second place were House Sparrows.
Raised platform feeder: Morning Doves first and Male RW Blackbird second.
Hopper feeder: House Finches
Tube feeder: House Sparrows, Grackles, and RW Blackbird all tied.
Ground feeding in the shrubs: Cardinal and Song Sparrow- tie.
Ground feeding away from feeders: Grackles
Bird bath bathing: Robins
Grape jelly feeder: Baltimore Orioles first and Robins second
Hummingbird feeder: No birds, just beautiful Red Admiral butterfly.
Creek edge: Mallards first and Grackles second. (I throw cracked corn on
creek edge)
See photos here. <https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmHM2jw>
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmHM2jw

Mick Zerr
SFBC

 

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Date: 6/17/18 8:46 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Silver Lake
This morning there is an adult YC Night-heron roosting at the Silver Lake
waterbird colony in Hutchinson Co. I did not find the Little Blue Heron
reported awhile back.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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