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9/22/18 12:03 am Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Black-headed Grosbeak in Roberts Co
9/21/18 6:36 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Sabine's Gull, Orman dam
9/21/18 3:09 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Migrants!
9/20/18 12:10 pm <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Weekend fall migration 9/15-16
9/20/18 11:00 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Winter 2017 BIRD NOTES issue
9/20/18 9:28 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Bird Notes And new Atlas book
9/20/18 4:06 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
9/20/18 1:21 am Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Black hllls
9/19/18 7:25 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Bird Notes
9/18/18 8:04 am randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Backyard birds
9/17/18 7:04 pm Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] New book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
9/17/18 4:27 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] todays birds
9/17/18 6:27 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Sully Edmunds
9/17/18 2:09 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] new book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
9/16/18 9:30 pm Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] BBC 9/15/18 Outing Results
9/16/18 1:13 pm Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC field trip
9/15/18 6:43 pm MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NE South Dakota on 9/14
9/15/18 9:35 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] new book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
9/14/18 8:18 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Custer Co. birds
9/14/18 11:36 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] LBB Gulls
9/13/18 10:24 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Big Bend FT P
9/12/18 7:37 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
9/11/18 7:02 pm 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fall Meeting - Reminder ... rooms held until 02 October
9/11/18 1:21 pm Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Northern Waterthrush (Pennington Co.)
9/10/18 10:23 pm Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC trip report
9/10/18 6:53 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Sunday in Harding /Perkins counties - Townsend's Warbler and more
9/9/18 11:02 pm Elizabeth Krueger <ekrueger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Great Egret at Orman Dam
9/7/18 8:39 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder
9/7/18 7:51 am 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Breeding Bird Atlas book now available - update about purchases
9/7/18 7:50 am 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Breeding Bird Atlas book now available
9/6/18 9:22 pm Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Northern Hills Bird Club field trip, this Saturday
9/6/18 7:04 am Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Re: Cassin's Vireo still here
9/5/18 10:34 am Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip - Sept. 8
9/4/18 11:35 pm 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Townsend's Warbler-Hell Canyon
9/4/18 12:07 pm 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo still here
9/3/18 7:26 pm Michael O'Hara <oharamasonry...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] hummingbird
9/3/18 6:01 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Warblers at Lake Herman State Park in Lake County
9/3/18 4:51 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
9/2/18 9:24 pm randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Hummingbirds
9/2/18 11:44 am 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> RE: [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon
9/1/18 6:59 pm Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ft pierre
9/1/18 2:26 pm 'Swanson, David' <David.Swanson...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon
8/31/18 3:11 pm MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Black-throated Blue Warbler at Sica Hollow
8/31/18 12:50 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PIPITS CALLIOPE
8/30/18 3:26 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
8/30/18 12:17 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
8/29/18 7:51 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Snipe fest and other birds on Tuesday
8/28/18 11:03 am <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Golden-winged Warbler
8/28/18 7:08 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
8/26/18 7:28 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC Field trip results
8/26/18 6:33 pm <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Least Tern Mickelson GPA Hamlin County
8/26/18 1:38 pm Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch
8/25/18 8:27 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron, Oglala dam
8/24/18 9:09 pm <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Neotropic cormorant at Leola
8/24/18 7:04 pm <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whitewood Report
8/24/18 8:36 am melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] New yardbird: RBNU
8/23/18 12:41 pm 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Call for Papers
8/23/18 12:39 pm 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Call for Papers
8/23/18 8:17 am <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron (juv.) - Oglala Lakota County
8/23/18 7:31 am Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC meeting, September 6, 2018
8/22/18 7:39 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Merlin
 
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Date: 9/22/18 12:03 am
From: Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Black-headed Grosbeak in Roberts Co
An immature Black-headed Grosbeak lunched at my tray feeder today, then visited again and again until sunset.  I've only had two previous occurrences of this species in my yard; in 2007 and 2008 - all springtime adults.  Photos and a short video are on my flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/lifewithbirds/
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: 9/21/18 6:36 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Sabine's Gull, Orman dam
This evening I found a juvenile Sabine's Gull at Orman dam. Although this
species often is a loner, this particular bird was with a bunch of
Ring-billed Gulls below the west-side entrance booth to the park. It is
right on schedule as they usually are around the 3rd week of September.
However there was almost nothing else at the reservoir.

There were quite a few shorebirds at the Belle Fourche sewage lagoons but
it was too dark to identify most of them.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 9/21/18 3:09 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Migrants!
Swainsons Hawks are moving thru Faulk Co. Spectacular numbers.
Along with gulls, pelicans, swallows after the rain.
Michael Melius

 

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Date: 9/20/18 12:10 pm
From: <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Weekend fall migration 9/15-16
This past weekend in Aberdeen, we had a large group of Chimney Swifts (the flying cigar!) of about 50 flying around near NSU. I assume they were migrating as we have Chimney Swifts in the area during the summer, but usually only a small group of 8 or so.


Also had a mixed group of warblers in the big American Elm tree the next yard over. Hard to identify as they don't stay still long, but I saw at least 3 distinct species hopping/flitting around. (They weren't any of the super obvious ones like Yellow Warbler or Yellow-Rumped...)


One had a distinctive call, wish I was better with sound ID of warblers, but just haven't take the initiative...



Also, the silent migration of gulls was in full swing the last couple of weeks. Amazing how you would never notice them passing through if you didn't look up...


Carlee
Aberdeen, SD
 

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Date: 9/20/18 11:00 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Winter 2017 BIRD NOTES issue
I mis-wrote about an article in the Winter, 2017 issue of BIRD NOTES. The
article, "Summary of Research Presentations at the Fall 2017 SDOU Meeting"
was written by Nancy Drilling. The cover and back page photographs by Mick
Zerr were great. Jocie Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 9/20/18 9:28 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bird Notes And new Atlas book
I, too, thank Nancy Drilling for assuming the editorship of our quarterly
publication. This issue has a great article summarizing the presentations
by speakers at last year's fall meeting in Spearfish, written by Dr. Dave
Swanson (USD).

On another note, the Rapid City Journal this morning published
information about the new Breeding Bird Atlas 2 book that was just released
by SDGFP. It stated that it can be purchased by calling GFP at
605/223-7662 at a cost of $35.00. If you order a copy, you'll be very
pleased with it! I am! Jocie



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'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:49 PM
To: <sd-birds...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bird Notes





I received my copy of "Bird Notes" today.

I would like to thank Nancy Drilling for doing all the work to get it
published and mailed out!





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD







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Date: 9/20/18 4:06 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
27 species and 113 individuals were observed Monday, September 17, at
Canyon Lake Park by 5 observers. Birds of note included: Blue-winged Teal,
Common Merganser, Spotted Sandpiper, Osprey, Bald Eagle and Cedar Waxwing.

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Date: 9/20/18 1:21 am
From: Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Black hllls
Birded with Doug B. Yesterday was able to see Clark's Nutcracker & Pygmy
Nuthatch near He'll Canyon. Also saw Rufous Hummingbird at Randy's.

 

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Date: 9/19/18 7:25 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bird Notes
I received my copy of "Bird Notes" today.

I would like to thank Nancy Drilling for doing all the work to get it
published and mailed out!





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 9/18/18 8:04 am
From: randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Backyard birds
Last night I had an interesting group of birds visit. A late-ish rufous hummingbird, a bunch of clay-colored sparrows, a Lincoln's sparrow, house wren, a flicker intergrade male, female western Tanager, yellow warbler, and a swamp sparrow. My garden is a veritable jungle with enough pigeon grass clumps for the sparrows.

Randy Podoll
Sturgis


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Date: 9/17/18 7:04 pm
From: Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] New book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
A book, THE SECOND ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, arrived at my home today.  The atlas took place from 2008 until 2012, a long time ago.  However, the book delay was well worth the wait – it is FANTASTIC.  The species’ accounts written by Nancy Drilling which include distribution and status, habitat and breeding biology, maps, tables, photographs for each species (mostly by Doug Backlund but also others), are VERY informative and interesting.  Thank you and kudos to Nancy Drilling, Eileen Dowd Stukel and others who made this AMAZING book possible!!  Contact SDGF&P for additional information.

Jocie Baker, Rapid City

 

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Date: 9/17/18 4:27 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] todays birds
The yard feeders are have been almost birdless the last few days, with the
lone rangers being RT Hummers, so I drove a few miles west to Wall
lake/Dewey Gevik for an hour. Here are the species seen: 1,000 Franklin's
Gulls, 500 Ring-billed Gulls, 2 Pelicans, 10 Great Egrets, 9 Great Blue
Herons, 2 Kingfishers, 4 DC Cormorants, 7 Wood Ducks, 1 Solitary Sandpiper,
2,000 Starlings, 100 Cowbirds, 1 Yellow-headed Blackbird, 200 Red-winged
Blackbirds, 2 juvenile Ibis, assume they are White-faced. 1 Wilson's Snipe,
2 Pied-billed Grebes, 3 Eastern Kingbirds, 1 Green Heron, 2 Killdeer, 30
mallards, 1 Marsh Wren, 1 Swainson's Hawk, 2 Turkey Vultures, 4 Gadwalls,
35 Canada Geese, 1 G. White-fronted Goose, and 20 BW Teal. Lighting was
poor, so photos are not that great.

Mick
SFBC


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Date: 9/17/18 6:27 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Sully Edmunds
Inspired by mark O. report. I birded Sully and Edmunds Counties for shore
birds etc.



Buff-breasted Sandpipe-1

Black-bellied Plover - several in different areas

American Golden Plover - several in different areas

Sanderling - 2

Killdeer- hundreds

American Avocet

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semi-palmated Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Baird's Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper

White-faced Ibis

Wilson's Snipe





Also saw a few Great & Cattle Egrets.







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Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 9/17/18 2:09 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] new book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
A book, THE SECOND ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, arrived at my
home today. The atlas took place from 2008 until 2012, a long time ago.
However, the book delay was well worth the wait - it is FANTASTIC. The
species' accounts written by Nancy Drilling which include distribution and
status, habitat and breeding biology, maps, tables, photographs for each
species (mostly by Doug Backlund but also others), are VERY informative and
interesting. Thank you and kudos to Nancy Drilling, Eileen Dowd Stukel and
others who made this AMAZING book possible!! Contact SDGF&P for additional
information.

Jocie Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 9/16/18 9:30 pm
From: Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] BBC 9/15/18 Outing Results
Seven members of the Brookings Birding Club joined forces Saturday, Sept, 16 and set out on a half-day excursion to find migrating species at Oakwood Lakes State Park  (Brookings Co) and Mickelson Marsh (Hamlin Co).
Though the majority of the 44 species of birds found were local commoners, a few notable delights brought agreement that the day was a great success. 

The group walked 2 miles along the Mortimer Shoreline Trail and the paved road at Oakwood Lakes SP.  The trail held a few pockets of sparrows and chickadees with possible warblers mixed in but the birds stayed high and were constantly flitting back and forth above us, hiding behind the foliage.  A couple of flashes of yellow were just that - then gone. 

Walking the paved roads often serves up the best in birding the parks, so we made that our return route.  Our conversation had turned to the hunger pangs we were having from the aroma of hot dogs roasting on campfires, when a flutter of activity above and just ahead renewed our focus and our hopes.  Soon, a bright, fresh-plumaged Blue-headed Vireo popped into a opening in the lower-level canopy just above us backed by bright blue sky.  It moved repeatedly into and out of this spot to our great delight.  Moments later, a Nashville Warbler busily worked the same area.
Mickelson Marsh water levels are too high for most shorebirds.  There were still a lot of Franklin's Gulls, a few dabblers, a lone Long-billed Dowitcher and a lone White-faced Ibis.  A scan of the northern shoreline revealed that the Trumpeter Swan is still about, standing on the same mound where I first saw it a few weeks ago.  It was a new bird for some in the group!

A complete list for the outing:
Canada GooseGreater White-fronted Goose
Trumpeter SwanBlue-winged TealMallardPied-billed GrebeMourning DoveAmerican CootKilldeerLong-billed DowitcherFranklin's GullRing-billed GullDouble-crested CormorantAmerican White PelicanGreat Blue HeronGreat EgretSnowy EgretWhite-faced IbisTurkey VultureCooper's HawkBelted KingfisherRed-bellied WoodpeckerDowny WoodpeckerNorthern FlickerEastern PhoebeBlue-headed VireoRed-eyed VireoBlue JayAmerican CrowTree SwallowBlack-capped ChickadeeRed-breasted NuthatchWhite-breasted NuthatchAmerican RobinGray CatbirdBrown ThrasherCedar WaxwingChipping SparrowField SparrowRed-winged BlackbirdCommon GrackleNashville WarblerCommon YellowthroatNorthern Cardinal
Cheryl Vellenga
Sisseton, SD

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Date: 9/16/18 1:13 pm
From: Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC field trip
Hi,
On 22 Sep the Northern Hills Bird Club will have a trip to the Whitney
Preserve and nearby areas. Meet at the Coffee Cup Travel Plaza at the
intersection of Rt 79 & 18, east of Hot Springs. We will depart from there
at 7:15. This is a half day trip. There is no charge for the trip and
birders of all experience levels are welcome.

Contact Gene Hess at <gene...> for more information.


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Date: 9/15/18 6:43 pm
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NE South Dakota on 9/14
I birded Sica Hollow State Park to the north side of Sand Lake on Friday 9/14. 
 
Sica Hollow was pretty slow there were two small warbler flocks one made up of Nashville Warblers and the other made up of Orange-crowned Warblers.  The most unexpected bird as an Osprey circling above the park.
Roy Lake had 3 Common Loons and not much else.
 
Around Hecla I got a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers.  The other shorebirds present were both yellowlegs, snipe, killdeers, Pectoral Sandpipers, and a few Least Sandpipers.
 
The best bird of the day was a Clark's Grebe along the north dike road at Sand Lake NWR. 
 
There were scattered Yellow-rumped Warblers throughout northern Brown County.
 
Mark Otnes
Fargo ND

 

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Date: 9/15/18 9:35 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] new book - The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of South Dakota
A book, THE SECOND ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, arrived at my
home today. The atlas took place from 2008 until 2012, a long time ago.
However, the book delay was well worth the wait - it is FANTASTIC. The
species' accounts written by Nancy Drilling which include distribution and
status, habitat and breeding biology, maps, tables, photographs for each
species (mostly by Doug Backlund but also others), are VERY informative and
interesting. Thank you and kudos to Nancy Drilling, Eileen Dowd Stukel and
others who made this AMAZING book possible!! Contact SDGF&P for additional
information.

Jocie Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 9/14/18 8:18 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Custer Co. birds
The first fall White-crowned Sparrow appeared at my place in NE Custer
Co. today. It is a little early, especially since I haven't seen a lot
of sparrows yet, except on Sept 11 when Vespers were numerous along
Lower Spring Creek Road, esp. the gravel section.
I've seen a Prairie Falcon and Cooper's Hawk near my yard in the past
week. I wish they'd settle into the valley here, learn to hunt
starlings. A fall flock of those has grown steadily in the past 20
years. I counted well over 100 today, hanging out on the powerline and
apparently enjoying some recently abandoned farmsteads nearby. They
are quite the aerial foragers over the open prairie, widely dispersed
and sailing light and agile as any bird, catching who knows what
insects 100 feet high and more.
I've had either or both Yellow & Wilson's Warbler in my yard the past
two weeks, as well as House Wren. Seven Gray Partridge have been
around my garden recently. They'd been rather quiet all summer.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 9/14/18 11:36 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] LBB Gulls
Today there was 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Divers/Fisherman's Point. 5
were adults. They opened a tube in the Stilling Basin to release more water
from Lake Oahe.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 9/13/18 10:24 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Big Bend FT P
I went to Big Bend Dam yesterday there are thousands of Franklin's Gills for
Pierre to Big Bend. Near Lower Brule was a Caspian Tern and a few Common &
Forster's Terns. Ring-billed &Franklin's Gulls with a couple Black Terns
near Big Bend Tailrace. Many White Pelicans and DC Cormorants. The over 100
Cattle Egret still on the Island.



Warblers etc.



The last 2-3 several people have seen a total of around 17 species of
warblers and 5 species of vireos on Farm Island. Apparently you have yo bird
in the morning and fight the zillion mosquito's. Check e-bird for Farm
Island lists.



On the Ft Pierre side of river far less warblers & mosquito's. In my yard
lately a few of Nashville, Wilson's and Orange-crowned Warblers. I also had
1 Veery and 1 Gray-cheeked Thrush along with a few Swainson's.



Gulls in Oahe Tailrace area Franklin's & Ring-billed maily. A few California
and occasional Lesser Black-backed. The beach near Legion Cabin in Pierre
has had a few Common & Forster's Tens lately.



Sharing is half the fun of Birding



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Date: 9/12/18 7:37 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
A Double-crested Cormorant was observed again September 10 on the weekly
park survey at Canyon Lake Park by 6 birders. It has been seen on the
surveys each week since July 16 except for last week. A total of 35 species
and 444 individuals were present including the following birds of note:
Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, White-throated Swift, Spotted Sandpiper,
Osprey, Bald Eagle, Eastern Kingbird and 5 Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 9/11/18 7:02 pm
From: 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fall Meeting - Reminder ... rooms held until 02 October
The annual Fall Meeting and Paper Session of the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union is not all that far down the road. Festivities will take place at the C. Ruth Habeger Science Center on the campus of Dakota State University<https://dsu.edu/about-dsu/maps-and-directions> in Madison, South Dakota and shall commence at 7:00 pm CDT on Friday, November 02, 2018 with registration and socialization to be followed by a presentation at 8:00 pm - Hint: it may involve feathers, it may involve flight, and/or it may involve iridescence.

Saturday morning will begin with a short field trip to Lake Herman State Park, followed by presentations of research on South Dakota birds, lunch on your own, an afternoon paper session, business meetings, a banquet should you elect to partake, and concluded with a keynote presentation, "Grassland Bird Research 1998-2018: What Have We Learned?" by Dr. Kristel Bakker.

Sunday morning will offer another field trip opportunity before the meeting concludes.

The meeting is open to everyone, SDOU member or not - registration (required) is $12 and the Saturday evening banquet (optional) is $20. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done on the SDOU web site at www.sdou..org<http://www.sdou.org/> - if you prefer not to pre-register and would rather pay at the door please just drop me an e-mail and let me know that you plan to attend and if you do or do not intend to attend the banquet.

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
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P: 605-256-3076


Jeffrey S. Palmer
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Dakota State University
Madison, SD 57042

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Date: 9/11/18 1:21 pm
From: Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Northern Waterthrush (Pennington Co.)
This morning at Hammerquist Rd. I observed a Northern Waterthrush, as well as Orange-crowned and Yellow Warblers and Common Yellowthroat. There were also a good selection of Sparrows - Grasshopper, Clay-colored, Field, White-crowned Vesper and Lincoln’s.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 9/10/18 10:23 pm
From: Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC trip report
Seven participants on the 8 Sep trip to the Out Door Campus West recorded
36 species on a beautiful day. The list follows.

Mallard
Turkey Vulture
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Clay-colored Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Western Tanager
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
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Date: 9/10/18 6:53 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Sunday in Harding /Perkins counties - Townsend's Warbler and more
Sunday night was opening night of the 2018 fall owl-banding season at Slim
Buttes so I decided to make a day of it and go birding in the area.

The only warbler flock I found all day was at Shadehill's Ketterling Point
in Perkins Co., an excellent migrant trap. There were just 5 warblers - 3
were Yellow Warblers and one was a Nashville Warbler, an unusal find in
West River. I had long excellent looks at the fifth warbler, a Townsend's
Warbler, which is a very unusual find in South Dakota. At the Pasture 7
prairie dog town (along the road to Lemmon Lake), Sprague's Pipits and
Chestnut-collared Longspurs were still present but I did not find the
Burrowing Owl that usually is there.

In Harding Co., I briefly stopped in at the Reva Gap campground at Slim
Buttes. An immature Northern Goshawk let me admire it for several minutes
while it watched the American Robin activity all around it. White-throated
Swifts still are around the rock formations there.

The owl-banding season had an auspicious start as an elk bugled while we
were setting up the nets. Although the elk population in Harding Co. has
exploded in the past few years, I had never heard a bugle before. A Common
Poorwill called overhead as we waited for owls to arrive. We ended up
catching three juvenile Northern Saw-whet Owls.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 9/9/18 11:02 pm
From: Elizabeth Krueger <ekrueger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Great Egret at Orman Dam
This morning we saw what we assume was one Great Egret three times along
the northwestern shore of Belle Fourche Reservoir. It flew over us a
number of times, so we got close looks.

Elizabeth Krueger
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Date: 9/7/18 8:39 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder
Just a reminder, the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have a field trip tomorrow (Sept 8) to look for migrating songbirds in the Sioux Falls area. We will meet in a different spot than normal, this time convening at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum on the east side of Sioux Falls at 7:00 a.m. It is located at 1900 S Perry Pl, adjacent to Perry Nature Area off of Arrowhead Pkwy/Highway 42.

And also an advance notice - our October business meeting is being rescheduled from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11 at Good Earth State Park.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD
 

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Date: 9/7/18 7:51 am
From: 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Breeding Bird Atlas book now available - update about purchases
We recently revised our website, and it appears that you can no longer purchase books directly from the site. According to the website, you should call the following number to make a purchase: 605-223-7662. You can leave a message on that line if the individual is not available.

Thanks.
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Date: 9/7/18 7:50 am
From: 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Breeding Bird Atlas book now available
I'm happy to inform you that the book version of the second South Dakota Breeding Bird Atlas is now available. We are offering a free copy of the book to those who participated in atlas data collection. A while back, I asked for a review of a listing of such folks, and that is the list that appears in the book's acknowledgements and what we plan to use for this special distribution.

If you see your name below and would like to claim your copy, please send me your complete mailing address, including zip code (send to me, not the SD Birds list). Please send this information to me by September 17 at the latest.

For others, you may purchase the book from the Game, Fish and Parks website for $35: https://gfp.sd.gov/gifts/

Eileen Dowd Stukel
SDGFP, Pierre
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Date: 9/6/18 9:22 pm
From: Gene Hess <gene...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Northern Hills Bird Club field trip, this Saturday
The Northern Hills Bird Club is sponsoring a half day field trip to the
Outdoor Campus West this Saturday, 8 Sept. We will meet at 7 a.m. at the
Wilderness Park/City Springs parking lot. This is located at the west end
of the Outdoor Campus on City Springs Rd, across from the Candlewood
Apartments. There is a large parking lot next to a playground (link to
Google maps below).

On Wednesday our weekly survey had 39 species including a number of
migrants. Last week's survey also had a few migrants among the 34 species
recorded.

The trip is free and all are welcome.

Gene Hess
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Here is a link to Goggle maps for the meeting place:

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Date: 9/6/18 7:04 am
From: Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Re: Cassin's Vireo still here
Please note the date and time from Doug’s post. He and I spent a good part of the day yesterday and were unsuccessful in relocating either the Vireo, or the Townsend’s Warbler. Highlights included Lewis’s Woodpeckers, some brilliant Wilson’s Warblers, a good group of Flycatchers (Dusky, Cordilleran, Willow, and Western Wood-Pewee), and good looks at a scruffy Canyon Wren.

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Date: 9/5/18 10:34 am
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip - Sept. 8
This Saturday, September 8th, the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have its monthly field trip to look for migrating songbirds in the Sioux Falls area. We will meet in a different spot than normal, this time convening at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum on the east side of Sioux Falls at 7:00 a.m. It is located at 1900 S Perry Pl, adjacent to Perry Nature Area off of Arrowhead Pkwy/Highway 42. We will bird the grounds there for a while and then head over to Beaver Creek Nature Area southeast of Brandon, for what will likely be a half day trip unless folks choose to extend it into the afternoon.

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Date: 9/4/18 11:35 pm
From: 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Townsend's Warbler-Hell Canyon
This afternoon there was a female Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon, high in
the pines about where the asphalt starts.

Doug Backlund
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Date: 9/4/18 12:07 pm
From: 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo still here
In Hell Canyon this morning, past the asphalt, near where the old fence
crosses the canyon.

Doug Backlund
Pierre, SD
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Date: 9/3/18 7:26 pm
From: Michael O'Hara <oharamasonry...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] hummingbird
We have a immature male RT Hummingbird coming to our feeders that has no hint of any tail feathers. It does look like there may be a hint of black at the end of the back. It flies well but assume he has less mobility. When not at rest he is definitely a stubby like creature.
Mike O'HaraRenner, SD
 

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Date: 9/3/18 6:01 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Warblers at Lake Herman State Park in Lake County
Chris Anderson and I went birding today at Lake Herman State Park in Lake county. We saw nearly 80 species of birds. Some notable birds: Osprey {carrying fish}, Broad-winged Hawk, Olive-sided Flycatchers, Swainsons Thrush, Red-breasted Nuthatch, all 5 vireos including several Blue-headed Vireos and a Philadelphia Vireo. I tried to keep up with recording the amount, so this may be off a bit. We were lucky to see 11 species of warblers:
3 Orange-crowned Warbler
10 Nashville Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
3 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
3 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
10 Wilson's Warbler
I had been hoping to see warblers and it was a great day of birding!


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 9/3/18 4:51 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
34 species and 471 individuals were observed this morning, September 3, at
Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City by 5 surveyors. An Orchard Oriole was observed
for the 2nd time since surveys began in 2010. Other species of note
included: Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Spotted Sandpiper, Osprey,
Bald Eagle, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Yellow
Warbler and Wilson's Warbler.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 9/2/18 9:24 pm
From: randy podoll <rpodoll...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Hummingbirds
Today in Faith, SD at a residence with no less than 5 large filled hummingbird feeders, lots of zinnias, petunias and other assorted flowers, there was an immature male Calliope and a female/immature Rubythroat. The Calliope was the aggressor.


Randy Podoll

Sturgis, SD

 

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Date: 9/2/18 11:44 am
From: 'Doug Backlund' <dougback...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon
I birded Hell Canyon this morning, I found a Cassin's Vireo near the spring.
I suppose it is the same Cassin's Vireo Jeff and Dave saw yesterday. Lots of
birds in the canyon, warblers include Wilson's, Am. Redstart, Yellow-rumped,
Ovenbird, MacGillivray's and an Olive-sided Flycatcher.

I put some photos of the Cassin's Vireo at the link:

http://wildphotosphotography.com/2018summer/Cassin's_Vireo.htm

Doug Backlund
Pierre, SD
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Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2018 3:26 PM
To: SD Birds Listserv (<sd-birds...>)
Subject: [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon

Jeff Palmer and I saw a Cassin's Vireo and an adult male Townsend's Warbler
in Hell Canyon, Custer Co., this morning. The Cassin's Vireo was in a mixed
foraging flock with chickadees and Plumbeous Vireo, along with other
species, along the creek between the old asphalt road grade and the upper
meadow. The Townsend's Warbler was near the upper spring. Quite a few other
migrants were around too, including a Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Dave

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Date: 9/1/18 6:59 pm
From: Ricky Olson <olsonr088...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ft pierre
I had a nice flock of warblers and vireos today. Magnolia & Chesnut-sided
warblers the best. Blue-headed Video also. 4 Lesser-Black Backed Gulls
today.

 

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Date: 9/1/18 2:26 pm
From: 'Swanson, David' <David.Swanson...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Cassin's Vireo and Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon
Jeff Palmer and I saw a Cassin's Vireo and an adult male Townsend's Warbler in Hell Canyon, Custer Co., this morning. The Cassin's Vireo was in a mixed foraging flock with chickadees and Plumbeous Vireo, along with other species, along the creek between the old asphalt road grade and the upper meadow. The Townsend's Warbler was near the upper spring. Quite a few other migrants were around too, including a Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Dave

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Date: 8/31/18 3:11 pm
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Black-throated Blue Warbler at Sica Hollow
I got a female Black-throated Blue Warbler at Sica Hollow State Park just shortly after noon today, near the east entrance to the park. There were a couple of pretty good warbler-vireo flocks in the park. I was surprised to find at least 5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a mixed species flock in the west portion of the park in Marshall County.

Mark Otnes
Fargo, ND

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Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 5:07:22 PM
Subject: eBird Report - 45.742x-97.234 - Aug 31, 2018 1:32 PM, Aug 31, 2018

45.742x-97.234 - Aug 31, 2018 1:32 PM, Marshall, South Dakota, US
Aug 31, 2018 1:32 PM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
20 species

Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 11
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 11
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Swainson's Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 2
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Mourning Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48196138

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


Sica Hollow SP Trail of the Spirits area, Roberts, South Dakota, US
Aug 31, 2018 11:38 AM - 1:26 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
24 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
American White Pelican 12
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 13
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 6
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 10
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 14
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
American Redstart 9
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 1 female. Warbler size and build, somewhat elongated dark olive-green body with small white patch on folded wing at primary base. Dull narrow whitish eye stripe. Pale under tail. Black small bill. Dark cheek.
Scarlet Tanager 2
Indigo Bunting 1

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Date: 8/31/18 12:50 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PIPITS CALLIOPE
Thanks to Dan Svingen the last couple days I was able to see a Calliope
Hummingbird in Pierre and several Sprague's Pipits on the Ft Pierre
Grassland.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



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Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 8/30/18 3:26 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
A Double-crested Cormorant, first observed on the July 16th Canyon Lake
Park survey, was observed again by six surveyors on the Monday (August 27)
survey along with 3 Osprey which were actively "fishing" at the lake. A
total of 27 species and 295 individuals were present. Species of note
included: Wood Duck and Mallard with young, 15 Chimney Swift, Red-eyed
Vireo, Barn Swallow pair feeding 4 nestlings, Gray Catbird, and Cedar
Waxwing.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 8/30/18 12:17 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY, RAPID CITY
A Double-crested Cormorant, first observed on the July 16th Canyon Lake
Park survey, was observed again by six surveyors on the Monday (August 27)
survey along with 3 Osprey which were actively "fishing" at the lake. A
total of 27 species and 295 individuals were present. Species of note
included: Wood Duck and Mallard with young, 15 Chimney Swift, Red-eyed
Vireo, Barn Swallow pair feeding 4 nestlings, Gray Catbird, and Cedar
Waxwing.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 8/29/18 7:51 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Snipe fest and other birds on Tuesday
Thinking that two days of north winds would bring in lots of migrants, I
did a lot of birding on Tuesday. It didn't really work out that way but I
still saw some nice birds.

Early in the day at Sevey's Lake in Meade Co., there were 31+ Wilson's
Snipe on a 50-yard stretch of mud on the north end. They were walking in
and out of the grass so there probably were more. Several miles farther
east, on W. Elm Springs Rd, ~2- Bobolinks were mixed in with a large black
bird flock in a millet field.

I spent a long time at Shadehill reservoir in Perkins Co. I found few birds
and only three verified migrants (Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ovenbird,
Swainson's Thrush) at this usually productive migrant trap. I did find a
Mourning Dove on a nest (doves routinely nest until the end of September).
There also were quite a lot of Swainson's Hawks in the area.

I had better luck at the Pasture 7 prairie dog town (Lemmon Lake Rd) on the
national grassland in Perkins Co. I found one Sprague's Pipit, which is
quite reliable at this location in the fall. There were quite a few
Chestnut-collared Longspurs, including two males chasing as if they were on
territory, and some very young birds. Same situation with Horned Larks.
Makes me suspect that these were local or semi-local birds rather than from
somewhere else.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 8/28/18 11:03 am
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Golden-winged Warbler
There was a golden-winged warbler on Farm Island this morning amongst a decent flock of early season migrants including blackburnian, magnolia, Tennessee, Wilson's, and orange-crowned warblers (11 species) as well as blue-headed vireo.
Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 8/28/18 7:08 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
Yesterday I had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in
my yard. I also saw my first of season Swainson's Thrush.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 8/26/18 7:28 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC Field trip results
Saturday morning nine observers found 52 species on a pleasant but smoky
morning. We started at Piedmont, followed Tilford Road and ended up at
Sevey's Lake on Elk Creek Road, all in Meade County. The route encompossed
town, pine and oak edges, grasslands, and wetlands. Surprises were a couple
of warblers in Piedmont, 7 raptor species, and mixed migrant sparrow
flocks.

The next Northern Hills Bird Club event is our monthly meeting on September
6th, at the Sturgis library beginning at 7pm. The program will be on
'Birdingf Trinidad and Tobago', presented by Ingrid Arlton and Larry Putnam.

Field trip list:
Mallard
Gadwall
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe (with brood)
Wild Turkey (with brood)
Eurasian Collared-dove
Mourning Dove
American Coot
Killdeer
Lesser Yellowlegs
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Golden Eagle
Prairie Falcon
American Kestrel
Northern Flicker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Say's Phoebe
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Blue Jay
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Cedar Waxwing
American Robin
Mountain Bluebird
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Clay-colored Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Orchard Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 8/26/18 6:33 pm
From: <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Least Tern Mickelson GPA Hamlin County
While working on county ticks and an August big day, Scott Stolz and I found a least tern in the southeast corner of Mickelson GPA in Hamlin county along with many shorebirds, ducks, gulls and the continuing Trumpeter Swan that Cheryl Vallenga found. We started both Saturday and Sunday in dense fog and still ended up with 114 birds on Saturday and so far we have 117 birds today.


We had trouble finding warblers for the most part and only ended up with 12 species over 3 days with the highlight being Blackburnian in a couple places. We did end up seeing 14 species of shorebirds. We birded Grant, Deuel, Hamlin, Brookings, Kingsbury, Codington, Day and Brown counties.


Barry Parkin
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 8/26/18 1:38 pm
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Red-breasted Nuthatch
I saw at least 3 red-breasted nuthatches on Farm Island this morning - close to the gazenbo.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 8/25/18 8:27 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron, Oglala dam
The immature Little Blue Heron, first reported by Peter Hill a couple of
days ago, was still at Oglala dam this afternoon. It had moved to the
opposite (south) side of the lake but was still visible from the spillway.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 8/24/18 9:09 pm
From: <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Neotropic cormorant at Leola
Barry Parkin and I found a young neotropic cormorant at the lake on the north side of Leola in McPherson county this afternoon. It wandered around the lake as we birded the trees in the area. In the trees on the north side of the lake we also had a yellow-bellied sapsucker
Scott Stolz
Fort Pierre

 

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Date: 8/24/18 7:04 pm
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whitewood Report
We finally had some Hummingbird activity with one Rufous during the day on 8/22. A second Hummingbird was seen 8/22 just before dark which we thought was a Ruby-throat, but it was pretty dark.

Tonight we had 20+ Common Nighthawks a little after 6 PM overhead then moving southeast.

Vic/Donna Fondy 1.5 miles South of Whitewood.
605.269.2553
 

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Date: 8/24/18 8:36 am
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] New yardbird: RBNU
I have two pine trees at my place in NE Custer Co., and this morning
there was a Red-breasted Nuthatch foraging and calling there, my first
record for this species.
Last spring I counted up the yard birds I've had here over the years,
a surprisingly high total of about 135. The general area is mostly
grassland, a little farmland, and scattered homesteads with trees. My
trees are mostly shrubs--plums, chokecherries, lilacs--and a few
larger trees such as cottonwood and green ash. Conspicuously absent
from my list are bluebirds. Both Eastern and Mountain Bluebirds are
common migrants and breeders in the wider region, I've seen both in
spring migration within a few miles of my land, but never in my yard.
My yard list does include species I've seen or heard flying over, e.g.
both crane & yellowleg species, Whimbrel, Sprague's Pipit. Also birds
like Sora and A. Bittern that I've heard from a neighbor's pond just
over 1/4 mile to the south. I doubt there's any strict definition of
"yard bird" so I think detecting a species while I'm in my yard is
good enough.
I've had every sparrow species you could expect to find in this part
of western SD, including a Baird's which was singing in migration from
the grass just north of my trees.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 8/23/18 12:41 pm
From: 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Call for Papers
The annual Fall Meeting and Paper Session of the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union is scheduled 02-04 November 2018 at the C. Ruth Habeger Science Center on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison, SD. We invite you to present a paper on any aspect of South Dakota ornithology at this meeting - please just send me a title (tentative is fine, we can change it later) and a brief, 250 words or less, abstract of your talk.

We look forward to your presentations and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jeffrey S. Palmer
College of Arts & Sciences
Dakota State University
Madison, SD 57042

(605) 256-5190
<jeff.palmer...><mailto:<jeff.palmer...>
http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/palmerj/<http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/palmerj>

sola fide, sola gratia, sola scriptura


 

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Date: 8/23/18 12:39 pm
From: 'Palmer, Jeff' <Jeff.Palmer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Call for Papers
The annual Fall Meeting and Paper Session of the South Dakota Ornithologists' Union is scheduled 02-04 November 2018 at the C. Ruth Habeger Science Center on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison, SD. We invite you to present a paper on any aspect of South Dakota ornithology at this meeting - please just send me a title (tentative is fine, we can change it later) and a brief, 250 words or less, abstract of your talk.

We look forward to your presentations and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jeffrey S. Palmer
College of Arts & Sciences
Dakota State University
Madison, SD 57042

(605) 256-5190
<jeff.palmer...><mailto:<jeff.palmer...>
http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/palmerj/<http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/palmerj>

sola fide, sola gratia, sola scriptura


 

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Date: 8/23/18 8:17 am
From: <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron (juv.) - Oglala Lakota County
I observed a juvenile Little Blue Heron at Oglala Dam this morning. Saw it from afar and thought it was a Snowy Egret (which are rare at the dam - don't think I've ever seen one there) and then got a nice, much closer look. Had the classic juvie LBH light gray lores & bill becoming black towards the tip, and dull gray-green legs. I know these are regular in eastern SD but rare this far west.


Peter Hill
Pine Ridge
Oglala Lakota Co.
 

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Date: 8/23/18 7:31 am
From: Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC meeting, September 6, 2018

The program for the Thursday, September 6th, 2018 meeting of the Northern Hills Bird Club will be a presentation called "Birding Trinidad and Tobago".  Larry Putnam and Ingrid Arlton will share their experiences and photographs from their March 2018 birding trip to these islands.  

The club's business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and precedes the presentation.  The Northern Hills Bird Club meets at the Sturgis Library  (1040 Harley-Davidson Way). Non-members are welcome and refreshments will be served.


 

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Date: 8/22/18 7:39 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Merlin
Today, in the marsh adjacent to Makoce Washte prairie north of Wall Lake,
there was a Greater White-fronted Goose sitting with a Great Egret, BW Teal
and gulls, while across the street was a juvenile Merlin.

Mick
SFBC


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