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5/20/18 6:22 am <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Black Duck, Hand County
5/20/18 4:53 am MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: eBird Report - US-South Dakota-Hecla-107th Street - 45.835x-98.146, May 18, 2018
5/20/18 4:50 am MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Sica Hollow SP Trail of the Spirits area, May 18, 2018
5/19/18 8:16 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crayfish mounds
5/19/18 8:05 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Custer Co.
5/19/18 7:35 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Olive-sided Flycatcher, American Golden Plovers, and shorebirds
5/19/18 7:10 pm <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Kentucky Warbler
5/19/18 6:32 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
5/19/18 12:01 pm 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Backyard Species #105 +++
5/19/18 7:49 am Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Hiddenwood update
5/18/18 6:46 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Snowy Egret, Canyon Lake
5/18/18 6:23 pm Roger Dietrich <rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: GFP News: Bridge Washout Closes Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
5/17/18 7:47 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Great-tailed Grackle, Butte Co.
5/17/18 10:17 am melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] LABU flocks
5/17/18 9:12 am John Gilman <bartgilman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
5/16/18 8:35 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, GREAT EGRET
5/16/18 9:53 am <angels-3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
5/16/18 9:33 am Shari Kosel <jskosel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
5/16/18 9:28 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Injured eagle
5/16/18 8:20 am <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Brown Thrasher
5/16/18 5:06 am Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC field trip, Saturday May 26, 2018
5/15/18 4:29 pm <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whimbrel
5/15/18 1:23 pm Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Mourning Warbler (Pennington County)
5/15/18 8:52 am Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Possible Mourning Warbler (Penn)
5/15/18 7:00 am Bill Bossman <billbossman50...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Trumpeter Swans
5/15/18 6:29 am douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Yard bird!
5/14/18 8:25 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: Update on Sand Lake Waterfowl Hunting
5/14/18 8:21 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fwd: SDOU Website Contact - Other
5/14/18 7:51 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY - GREAT EGRET
5/14/18 7:21 pm 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] foy - bthu
5/14/18 11:54 am CarolineB Stafford <booth10stafford...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] White Pelican
5/14/18 11:28 am <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] WRMC Eastern Lawrence plus Whitewood Cardinal
5/14/18 7:15 am Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Sunday birds
5/14/18 5:40 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] warblers & shorebirds
5/13/18 6:37 pm Michael O'Hara <oharamasonry...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds]
5/13/18 11:25 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
5/13/18 7:14 am <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Terns Sioux Falls Family Park
5/13/18 6:34 am 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Good Week for FOY Birds
5/12/18 8:11 pm <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] WRMC-Central Butte
5/12/18 7:45 pm 'Chris Anderson' <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
5/12/18 10:28 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Swainson's Thrush
5/12/18 8:11 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Bullock's Oriole
5/11/18 7:17 pm <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] WRMC Eastern Butte County
5/11/18 6:46 pm <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Hooded Warbler
5/11/18 6:32 pm <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whitewood Report
5/11/18 2:50 pm Laura Smythe <lauras2016...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Re: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
5/11/18 12:16 pm MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] bbsa correction
5/11/18 12:10 pm MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] buff-breasted sandpipers in Lincoln County
5/10/18 10:30 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] today's birds
5/10/18 7:10 pm 'Chris Anderson' <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder
5/10/18 5:48 pm Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Orioles and Siskins
5/10/18 5:24 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
5/9/18 4:57 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whimbrel
5/9/18 4:39 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Redheaded woodpeckers by Mitchell
5/9/18 2:17 pm Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Jackson Park (Pennington County)
5/9/18 7:35 am <rschriever...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Rosy Breasted Grosbeaks
5/9/18 6:47 am Jim Williams <woodduck38...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Curlew Sandpiper
5/9/18 6:00 am <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY
5/9/18 5:22 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Baltimore Oriole
5/8/18 10:46 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] birdy week
5/8/18 9:19 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Belle sewage lagoons
5/8/18 8:17 pm Jim Williams <woodduck38...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Curlew Sandpiper
5/8/18 7:36 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Elmwood warblers, round 2
5/8/18 7:24 pm Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SDOU Spring
5/8/18 12:56 pm Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] More Caspian Info
5/8/18 12:52 pm Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Caspian Terns
5/8/18 10:48 am Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Warbler fallout
5/7/18 7:43 pm Roger Dietrich <1947rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Silver Lake - Little Blue Heron and others
5/7/18 7:33 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip - May 12
5/7/18 1:55 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Poorwill in Rapid City; Lark Bunting note
5/6/18 5:08 pm Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Lesser Goldfinch (Pennington Co. )
5/6/18 4:20 pm Nancy Hilding <nhilshat...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Crocker Wind Farm Propoal near Waubay NWR
5/6/18 1:49 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron - Hutchinson county
5/6/18 1:19 pm Nancy Hilding <nhilshat...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Tuesday, May 8th,..comment deadline for proposed Wind Farm near Waubey NWR
5/6/18 10:17 am Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Say’s Phoebe, Turner County
5/6/18 7:07 am Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Shorebirds showed up. ET Sparrow hasn’t
5/5/18 9:20 pm <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Century day
5/5/18 12:36 pm 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Brown County This Week
5/4/18 8:13 pm 'R&M Mabie' <rmmabie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Tufted Titmouse
5/3/18 5:35 pm <jpitocch...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/3/18 2:19 pm <carlson2322...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] White faced Ibis
5/3/18 9:51 am 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Eurasian Tree Sparrows - 2 males in my yard
5/3/18 7:32 am <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] DC Booth Parking
5/3/18 6:16 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Fw: [cobirds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs (NO SIGHTINGS)
5/2/18 6:36 pm <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Prairie Warbler Sioux Falls
5/2/18 1:22 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, WILLETS
5/2/18 10:29 am CarolineB Stafford <booth10stafford...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Re: FOY Spring Arrivals
5/2/18 9:05 am <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY Spring Arrivals
5/2/18 8:42 am Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] may day
5/2/18 8:12 am <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] LaCreek trip Saturday
5/2/18 7:48 am melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] GRPC, Custer Co.
5/1/18 6:55 pm Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Towhees
5/1/18 10:32 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Mitchell Birds
5/1/18 7:08 am 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY Birds Week Past
4/30/18 7:38 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Great-tailed Grackle Douglas county
4/30/18 6:13 pm <hartinger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
4/30/18 6:11 pm <hartinger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
4/30/18 5:16 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE SURVEY, Misc. species
4/30/18 4:46 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Bird Survey Report - Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City, April 30, 2018
4/30/18 3:09 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY birds, Badlands region
4/30/18 5:52 am Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] yard birds
4/30/18 5:20 am Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Common Redpoll (Pennington Co)
4/29/18 6:43 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Mitchell birds
4/29/18 6:32 pm 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Spoiler free Movie Comment - Bird related!!
4/29/18 5:05 pm 'Chris Anderson' <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
4/29/18 11:48 am Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Field trip
4/29/18 6:22 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Lincoln's Sparrow
4/29/18 5:54 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Sparrows are back in my yard
4/29/18 5:00 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC field trip results
4/28/18 8:05 pm 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] April Big Day 102 species
4/28/18 6:30 pm 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] All Quiet on the Eastern (South Dakota) Front
4/28/18 12:00 pm <gyrfalcon...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Northern goshawk
4/28/18 9:56 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
4/27/18 8:14 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NHBC monthly meeting, May 3rd
4/27/18 7:29 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Belle Fourche sewage lagoons
4/26/18 9:06 pm Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Loon at Wall lake, with fishing lure and line
4/26/18 8:18 pm melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Shorebirds, Canyon Lake
4/26/18 7:15 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] BUTTE/MEADE COUNTIES: GREATER SAGE GROUSE, COMMON LOON, etc.
4/26/18 7:11 pm Gary and Jan Small <garyandjansd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Clay County Eurasian Tree Sparrow
4/26/18 6:11 pm N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Snowy Owl, Butte County
4/26/18 3:04 pm <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] BUTTE/MEADE COUNTIES: GREATER SAGE GROUSE, COMMON LOON, etc.
4/26/18 10:57 am 'Maggie Engler' <birdwoman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FOY Swainson's Hawk
4/26/18 9:19 am 'Maggie Engler' <birdwoman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FW: FOY Swainson's Hawk
4/25/18 7:43 pm Barry Parkin <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Smiths longspur McPherson
4/25/18 7:13 pm Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder - April 28
4/25/18 8:39 am N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Saturday NHBC field trip
4/24/18 7:12 pm <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Winter Wrens
4/24/18 6:44 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Mitchell migrants
4/24/18 6:31 pm Susan Wismer <swismer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whoopers
4/24/18 5:34 pm Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Possible Red-shouldered Hawk at Farm Island
4/24/18 5:14 pm 'Jensen, Kent' <kent.jensen...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Dakota Nature Park / Brookings Birds
4/24/18 3:04 pm 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] New Nebraska online bird guide
4/24/18 7:53 am 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Tundra Swan - Fort Randall Dam
4/24/18 6:52 am 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Pierpont & Roy Lakes
4/22/18 9:18 pm Roger Dietrich <1947rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Yankton area
4/22/18 3:03 pm <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Short-earred owl
4/22/18 12:16 pm 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] red-breasted merg and eastern meadowlark
4/22/18 11:36 am Ro Qu <richardqhansen...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Swainson's hawk and Short eared owl.
4/22/18 2:50 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] more FOY birds
4/22/18 1:13 am 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Birds in Charles Mix and Douglas county
4/22/18 12:19 am 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] foy BIRDS
4/21/18 7:45 pm 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Spring Arrivals
4/21/18 5:34 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] FW: SD-Birds
4/21/18 1:53 pm 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Spring Arrivals
4/21/18 1:46 pm MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Roberts County Apr 20, 2018
4/21/18 10:56 am Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Shrike
4/20/18 5:32 pm 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] NEW BIRDS
4/20/18 4:34 pm 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] breeder arrivals and more
4/20/18 2:30 pm <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Whooping cranes in Gregory county this morning
4/20/18 11:51 am Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Pennington Co.)
4/20/18 9:49 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> [sd-birds] Repeating Sparrow Trap Enhancment
 
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Date: 5/20/18 6:22 am
From: <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Black Duck, Hand County
Last week, while surveying waterfowl, I came upon an American Black Duck in the very northeastern section of Hand County. I was able to get a pretty good luck at it with a spotting scope and I didnt see any evidence of hybridization. It was hanging with 3 drake mallards so I will presume it was a drake. The pond is near the center of the section on private land so viewing from any nearby roads would be difficult.


Shorebirds have been few and far between up here. Last week I was seeing a few Pectorals, White-rumped, Bairds, Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers along with a few Hudsonian Godwits. I did find a pair of Ruddy Turnstones in Brown county a couple miles east of Erickson GPA. Also found one small group of Red-necked Phalaropes in with a larger group of Wilsons Phalaropes in Hand County.


Barry Parkin
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 5/20/18 4:53 am
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: eBird Report - US-South Dakota-Hecla-107th Street - 45.835x-98.146, May 18, 2018
Here's a nice little group of woodland birds I found at a shelter belt about 3 miles south of Hecla on Friday, May 18.

There were good numbers of shorebirds around Hecla, but not much diversity, mostly Dunlins, Stilt Sandpipers, and
White-rumped Sandpipers.

Mark Otnes
Fargo ND

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Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:47:10 AM
Subject: eBird Report - US-South Dakota-Hecla-107th Street - 45.835x-98.146, May 18, 2018

US-South Dakota-Hecla-107th Street - 45.835x-98.146, Brown, South Dakota, US
May 18, 2018 12:21 PM - 12:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
24 species

Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Mourning Dove 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Alder Flycatcher 1 Empidonax, Identification by voice
Least Flycatcher 5
Western Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
House Wren 4
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 5
Tennessee Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Yellow Warbler 9
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 4
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45798199

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


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Date: 5/20/18 4:50 am
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Sica Hollow SP Trail of the Spirits area, May 18, 2018
Here's my belated bird report for Sica Hollow from Friday morning, May 18. It's interesting that I had a blue-winged warbler near the main parking lot
on the east side and Kenny had a Kentucky warbler a day later. I also had Northern Parula. The blue-winged warbler and Parula were both Roberts County
birds for me.

Mark Otnes
Fargo ND



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Subject: eBird Report - Sica Hollow SP Trail of the Spirits area, May 18, 2018

Sica Hollow SP Trail of the Spirits area, Roberts, South Dakota, US
May 18, 2018 6:01 AM - 8:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.7 mile(s)
52 species

Wood Duck 2
Mallard 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Wild Turkey 2
Turkey Vulture 10
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Least Flycatcher 12
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 9 Over 1.7 miles
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 20 Over 1.7 miles
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 3
Swainson's Thrush 5
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 3
Ovenbird 7
Blue-winged Warbler 1 At first heard, then seen, non-hybrid male bird. Along main road, east side of park. Good views. Bright yellow with greenish yellow on back , black stripe through eye, blue-gray wings and upper tail with white wing bars, white under tail
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 32
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 24
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 9
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
American Goldfinch 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45791385

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


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Date: 5/19/18 8:16 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crayfish mounds
I'm wondering if people ever see those mud crayfish mounds while out
birding. There is a guy visiting SD from OH looking for that crayfish and
so far he has struck out. If anyone knows of places let me know. We looked
around the Mitchell but found nothing. Thanks

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com

 

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Date: 5/19/18 8:05 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Custer Co.
There was a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in my yard late this evening, a new
yard and state bird for me. I hope it stays until morning, to be
photographed in better light.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 5/19/18 7:35 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Olive-sided Flycatcher, American Golden Plovers, and shorebirds
I was impressed to see hundreds of American Golden Plovers in a field just NE of Silver Lake in Hutchinson county and in the nearby, flooded field there were a dozen Black-crowned Night Herons and hundreds of shorebirds: Dunlins, Stilt Sandpipers, White-rumped Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpipers, Upland Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwits, Long-billed Dowitchers, and Killdeer. I also saw FOY Olive-sided Flycatcher. I haven't gone through my photos yet, but maybe I'll be able to add some later.

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Date: 5/19/18 7:10 pm
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Kentucky Warbler
Tina and I had a Kentucky Warbler at the picnic area at Sica Hollow today. Also northern parula, bay breasted, and mourning warbler amongst others.
Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 5/19/18 6:32 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
Some warblers the last few days : Chestnut-sided, Magnolia and Mourning.
Been slow here and with spring migration kinda mixed up- feel lucky to see
them. Bells Vireo and YB Chats showed up.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 5/19/18 12:01 pm
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Backyard Species #105 +++
Last evening a new backyard species #105 of a Blackburnian Warbler. Backyard has been very busy last few days. Today we have 6 Baltimore Orioles coming in for jelly and oranges and a dip in the fountains. Fountains have been by far my best investments for bringing in a variety of bird species. The Blackburnian brings the backyard warblers to 18 species. Yes some we're pre-fountains. A strong north wind has stranded a few new species here this morning with the best being a Lazuli Bunting at Moccasin Creek. It has been 8 years and 4 days since my last sighting of one in Brown County. Warblers have been starting to make appearances the past couple days although in low numbers. Tennessee and Blackpoll and now Redstart numbers have been higher. FOY species from this week in order of appearance:

Bobolink
Magnolia Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Orchard Oriole
Chimney Swift
Common Nighthawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Mourning Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo

Missed out on a Chestnut-sided that Dan found a day or two ago.

Gary Olson
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 5/19/18 7:49 am
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Hiddenwood update
Folks, this forward from my brother in Mobridge on Hiddenwood SP.

Mick Zerr
SFBC





*Mick: Thursday night, over a foot of rain fell in the Java Hills. This
caused about half of the spillway to be taken out along with the access
bridge and about half of the earthen dam. Fortunately we had no campers
scheduled to come in until Friday morning. The dam is one of the oldest of
this type in the state. The lake is now a giant mud hole. The park is
closed as we can't get in because the bridge is gone. If the state decides
to repair the dam, it will take several years. Attached is a photo
<https://flic.kr/p/27eZbQq>. Tom*


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Date: 5/18/18 6:46 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Snowy Egret, Canyon Lake
This afternoon I found a Snowy Egret at the upper end of Canyon Lake
in Rapid City.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 5/18/18 6:23 pm
From: Roger Dietrich <rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: GFP News: Bridge Washout Closes Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
FYI: I thought some folks on the list serv might be interested in this announcement.


Roger Dietrich
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> Bridge Washout Closes Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
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> PIERRE, S.D. – Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area near Selby is closed due to last night’s heavy rainstorm that washed out the bridge leading to the area.
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> Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials say the heavy rains washed out the dam and bridge on the road to the park, which is the only way to access the area. The park will be closed indefinitely as officials assess the situation and future options.
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Date: 5/17/18 7:47 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Great-tailed Grackle, Butte Co.
This evening there was a Great-tailed Grackle displaying at Nisland Slough
in Butte Co. There also was a male Cinnamon Teal among the waterfowl. At
the Belle Fourche sewage lagoons, Red-necked Phalaropes and Black-necked
Stilts are still around.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 5/17/18 10:17 am
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] LABU flocks
Lark Bunting migration seems to be peaking, as in the past 24 hours I
have seen/heard some large flocks in my area of NE Custer Co. and
adjacent Pennington Co. There was a flock of over 70 birds around my
place yesterday, with smaller flocks along Lower Spring Creek Rd. I
saw similar numbers during a morning drive today. They appear to be
feeding on dandelion seeds. They are sometimes quite vocal, esp. when
perched along a fence. A flock of Lark Buntings singing is a
tremendous sound.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:12 am
From: John Gilman <bartgilman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
We do raptor rehab here at Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, has this eagle been helped?

John Gilman

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Date: 5/16/18 8:35 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, GREAT EGRET
At 6:45 p.m., I observed 1 Great Egret at the southwest end of the lake - in
a tree. It looks like the birds spend the daylight hours away from the lake
and then fly in to roost in the evening. This evening I only saw one of the
two birds which have been seen on previous days.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 5/16/18 9:53 am
From: <angels-3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
There is a Federally Licensed Raptor Rehabilitator in Pierre. She
operates All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, and operates the rehab
facility at her home. If there is a Federally-licenses rehabber near
Sioux Falls, that would be a lot closer to Mitchell.

The Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agents should be notified ASAP
anytime an injured raptor is located, given that the US Attorneys Office
is in the middle of a large prosecution concerning Eagles. I help Maggie
with transport to Pierre. I always have a cover letter stating why I am
in possession of a raptor, and my transport destination. Maggie always
is in contact with Fish/Wildlife personnel. Awhile back, I took a male
Bald Eagle to Pierre. Fish/Wildlife were consulted on every step.

Sue Whitney Callahan
Rapid Ctiy



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Date: 5/16/18 9:33 am
From: Shari Kosel <jskosel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
Jeff, I know Maggie Engler is on this group so she may be able to offer resources in your area. Their number at the Black Hills Raptor Center is (605) 381-9707 or email is <info...> <mailto:<info...>.



> On May 16, 2018, at 10:28 AM, Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> wrote:
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> Who do I contact about an injured eagle. It's about 2 miles west on 245th west of Highway 37 North of Mitchell. I did leave a message with the local game warden.
>
> Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS <https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS> http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ <http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/> https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com <https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com/>
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Date: 5/16/18 9:28 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Injured eagle
Who do I contact about an injured eagle. It's about 2 miles west on 245th
west of Highway 37 North of Mitchell. I did leave a message with the local
game warden.

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com

 

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Date: 5/16/18 8:20 am
From: <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Brown Thrasher
I've seen a brown thrasher 3 times in a week - all in the same 1 block area, so I'm assuming it is the same bird. Very jumpy and shy, but that reddish brown, stripy breast & long tail are dead giveaways. Always a pleasure to see one...

Carlee
Aberdeen


 

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Date: 5/16/18 5:06 am
From: Ingrid Arlton <arltonie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC field trip, Saturday May 26, 2018
The Northern Hills Bird Club will be conducting a half day field trip on the grounds of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and surrounding trails. We'll meet at the main entrance in front of the bathrooms at 6:45 AM on Saturday, May 26, 2018. 
Parking is available in the Mount Rushmore National Memorial parking lot for a fee. The fee structure has changed: $10.00 for an annual parking pass or a $5.00 annual parking pass for those age 62 and older. There is no longer a separate daily fee.
The Blackberry Trailhead is accessed by walking across from the Mount Rushmore parking lot. We'll need to drive to the Wrinkled Rock area. There is free parking at the trailhead there.
Ingrid Arlton and Larry Putnam


 

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Date: 5/15/18 4:29 pm
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whimbrel
I had a whimbrel today on a small seasonal mudflat east of Mobrige and about a quarter mile west of the Pollock junction.
Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 5/15/18 1:23 pm
From: Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Mourning Warbler (Pennington County)
Having now had the chance to look carefully at my photos of the possible Mourning Warbler, I do believe that is what I observed this morning near the second bridge over the Rapid Creek (going E-W) along Hammerquist Rd. No eye ring, grey head, blackish mask and thick collar, bright yellow below. Photos can be seen at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45708375 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45708375>.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City
 

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Date: 5/15/18 8:52 am
From: Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Possible Mourning Warbler (Penn)
I saw a warbler this morning at Hammerquist RD. that could be a mourning warbler. Will have to look at photos for eye ring, that would indicate Macgillvray’s. Near 2 nd bridge, coming east to west.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 5/15/18 7:00 am
From: Bill Bossman <billbossman50...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Trumpeter Swans
For the past few days I have seen a pair of Trumpeter Swans at Krogman Dam
on the Mellette County/Todd County line on the west side of U.S. Highway 83.

 

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Date: 5/15/18 6:29 am
From: douglas chapman <dougchapman3...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Yard bird!
While enjoying my morning coffee, I saw a Cape May Warbler in my fully flowering crab apple tree.

What a sight. But as I reach to see if I could get a shot Baete Forsyth showed up for my spring check and.....well, that was that.

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Date: 5/14/18 8:25 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: Update on Sand Lake Waterfowl Hunting
Folks, you might be interested in this update.
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Date: Mon, May 14, 2018 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Update on Sand Lake Waterfowl Hunting
To: Dave Azure <dave_azure...>


Good Afternoon,



Last fall, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service initiated a 60-day comment
period to gather public input into the possible expansion of waterfowl
hunting on Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. You either provided
comments or indicated that you wished to be kept informed as the evaluation
process progressed. This letter is to provide an update on the public
input that was received and to explain how that input was used in the
decision that was made.



Before expanded waterfowl hunting on Sand Lake Refuge could be evaluated,
we first needed to know exactly when, where and how such an expansion might
occur. To increase the likelihood of public support, we chose to invite
the public to share their ideas and perspectives. With this input in hand,
our plan was to craft a proposed hunt that met the expectations of
sportsmen and women while achieving the objectives of increased hunter
recruitment, retention and reactivation. The details of this proposed hunt
would then be evaluated for compatibility with other Refuge activities and
the Refuge’s purpose of providing a resting and breeding area for migratory
birds.



After the 60-day comment period ended, we reviewed the public’s input and
found that we received very few comments on the questions of “when, where
and how” an expanded waterfowl hunt on Sand Lake Refuge might occur..
Rather, the comments received at the public meetings (held in Aberdeen, SD
on Nov. 1 and Columbia, SD on Nov. 2), by phone calls, and in writing
revealed that an overwhelming majority of people are opposed to expanding
waterfowl hunting on Sand Lake Refuge. While a variety of reasons were
offered, a common and recurring theme was that people value and treasure
Sand Lake Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Even though many recognized the potential of having both a sanctuary and an
area open to waterfowl hunting, many of these same people still preferred
that waterfowl hunting not be expanded on the Refuge. Therefore, after
careful attention to all comments received, we decided to not consider the
expansion of waterfowl hunting on Sand Lake Refuge any further at this
time.



I want to thank you for your interest in Sand Lake Refuge and for taking
the time to become involved in this process. Whether you were for or
against this proposal, your input was sincerely appreciated and we learned
a tremendous amount about how the Refuge is valued by the public.



If you have any questions or want more information on this or anything else
related to Sand Lake Refuge, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the
above address, or by calling me at 605-885-6320, ext. 215. Once again,
thank you for your interest in Sand Lake and we look forward to seeing you
at the Refuge in the near future.





Dave Azure

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge

39650 Sand Lake Drive

Columbia, SD 57433-7109

605-885-6320, ext. 215


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Date: 5/14/18 8:21 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fwd: SDOU Website Contact - Other
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Date: Mon, May 14, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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Hi, I am doing research for a book on the role of homing pigeons in
military communications. After the Civil War, the Army briefly experimented
with using them out West. In particular, a Colonel Miles tried, in 1877, to
train them in Department of Dakota, which encompasses both current states.
He mentions that a local, very common hawk constantly preyed on the
pigeons. Would you know, or have a good guess, at what species of hawk that
might have been? One that would be fast enough to catch a fast-flying
pigeon? Any information you can share about this would be appreciated.
Thanks very much. Regards, Elizabeth Macalaster

 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:51 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY - GREAT EGRET
2 Great Egrets which were observed over the weekend at Canyon Lake in Rapid
City returned to the lake this evening (Monday, May 14). Jackie Stucky-Strom
and husband, David, were fishing at the lake and observed the birds when
they flew to trees at the southwest corner of the lake, by the marsh. I
just returned from there at 8:15 and they were still there and should be
there in the morning.

Jocelyn Baker


 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:21 pm
From: 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] foy - bthu
first of year broad-tailed hummingbird, today. same arrival date as last
year.
this male hummer was observed at yates pond, near cheyenne crossing,
at the top of spearfish canyon. this has been a very dependable location
to observe this species.

george prisbe
hanna, lawrence county
5700'

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Date: 5/14/18 11:54 am
From: CarolineB Stafford <booth10stafford...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] White Pelican
White pelican, breeding plumage on Sheridan Lake this morning. May be the
one that was on Canyon Lake several days ago.
Caroline Stafford

 

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Date: 5/14/18 11:28 am
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] WRMC Eastern Lawrence plus Whitewood Cardinal
We birded Eastern Lawrence county Sunday and today as part of the West River Migration Count and logged 79 species and 1855 birds. Highlight for the area was a Palm Warbler. Other highlights included 2 Red-necked Phalaropes on Sale Barn Rd near St. Onge, 11 Least Flycatchers, our first count Rough-winged Swallows-Brown Thrashers-Catbird-Ruby Crowned Kinglet. Sparrows were too thick to count them all in certain areas. Raptor numbers increased with 1 Sharp-Shinned, 1 Swainson’s, 10 Red-tails, and 5 Kestrels. This will probably be a record year for Bobolinks and we counted 25. There were more individual warblers but the species remained about the same as Butte county with Orange-crowned, Yellow, Yellow-rump, Wilson’s, and Common Yellow throat plus the one male Palm Warbler.

We arrived home and were treated with a brief visit by a female Northern Cardinal on the ground at our feeders. This was a first ever at our home.

The beautiful Western Tanagers are still coming to our feeders. We put out our oranges/nectar/jelly feeder yesterday hoping Orioles would arrive. No Orioles yet, but the Tanagers are dining on the Oriole feed in addition to the suet block.

Vic/Donna Fondy
605-269-2553


 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:15 am
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Sunday birds
Yesterday I ended up birding a big loop in the southeast, starting with a dismal hour or so at Newton Hills. Lots of thrushes and a Blue-winged Warbler there, but it was difficult to find much else in the fog/drizzle.

Silver Lake in Hutchinson County had a number of interesting finds, including two Black-crowned Night-Herons, Black Terns, Dickcissels, an American Bittern, and a Kelly Preheim. No luck on the Little Blue Heron.

A place called McCart Slough in Miner County had a rookery with Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, and lots of Great and Snowy Egrets.

Lake Thompson in Kingsbury County had quite a number of Sanderlings, pretty much anywhere there was a gravel beach (north, west, and the Oldham grade aka 218th St). The rec area on the north shore also had two Ruddy Turnstones, three Common Terns, and two Western Grebes.

On the way home in the evening, I spent a few hours at Lake Herman State Park near Madison, where the warblers were thick. Vast majority were Yellow-rumped and Yellow, but there were also Magnolia, Blackpoll, Tennessee, OC, Black-and-white, and a Bay-breasted.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD

 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:40 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] warblers & shorebirds
Birded with Mark Otnes this weekend in the SE. Total we had 18 warbler
species between 3 site. We had to work for everthing, just little pckets of
warblers many species onsys or twosys. Marks ebird checklists below.



Thanks to Scott Stolz found shorebirds in the area northeast of Mitchell SD.
Highlights for me : Hudsonian Godwits, many American Golden Plovers, Dunlin
and Ruddy Turnstones.





Newton Hills State Park Horse Camp, Lincoln, South Dakota, US
May 12, 2018 5:48 AM - 10:29 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck X
Blue-winged Teal X
Ring-necked Pheasant X
Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture X
Mourning Dove X
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Least Flycatcher X
Yellow-throated Vireo X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee X
White-breasted Nuthatch X
House Wren X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet X
Gray-cheeked Thrush X
Swainson's Thrush X
Wood Thrush X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Ovenbird X
Northern Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler X Known local
Black-and-white Warbler X
Tennessee Warbler X
Orange-crowned Warbler X
Nashville Warbler X
Common Yellowthroat X
American Redstart X
Magnolia Warbler X
Yellow Warbler X
Blackpoll Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler X
Wilson's Warbler X
Field Sparrow X
Harris's Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow X
Lincoln's Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X
Indigo Bunting X
Baltimore Oriole X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
American Goldfinch X




Union Grove SP, Union, South Dakota, US
May 12, 2018 11:47 AM - 12:36 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
21 species

Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
Gray Catbird 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 15
White-throated Sparrow 6
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 2





Outdoor Campus (Sioux Falls), Minnehaha, South Dakota, US
May 13, 2018 6:11 AM - 8:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
58 species

Canada Goose 13
Wood Duck 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 8
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 8
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 12
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 22
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 4
Northern Waterthrush 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 9
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 11
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Wilson's Warbler 2
Clay-colored Sparrow 2
Lark Sparrow 1
Harris's Sparrow 12
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 4
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 7
House Sparrow 2











Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 5/13/18 6:37 pm
From: Michael O'Hara <oharamasonry...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds]
cape may warbler bathed in water falls and went to Ash tree to preen for five about minutes.  Mike O'Hara, Renner., SD

 

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Date: 5/13/18 11:25 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
A beautiful male just showed up in my yard.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 5/13/18 7:14 am
From: <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Terns Sioux Falls Family Park
Last night there were three Caspian terns as well as some Forster's terns at Family Park in Sioux Falls.

This morning when I went there was a small flock of FOY Black Terns ~25. I didn't see the Caspian terns this morning, but it was raining so they may just have been hunkered down. Also a couple Grasshopper Sparrows nice enough to be perched on some dead sunflowers and singing away despite the rain.

Happy Migration & Happy Mother's Day,

Bridget Jacobs
Sioux Falls, SD


 

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Date: 5/13/18 6:34 am
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Good Week for FOY Birds
First.

Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Mom's!

Second. A good week of birding in the northeast part of the state with 27 FOY species. Around Aberdeen and a trip to Roy Lake SP early in the week turned up:
Blackpoll Warbler
Forester's Tern
Upland Sandpiper
Cliff Swallow
Willow Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Osprey

Birded with Alyssa Anderson on Wednesday at Pierpont Lake and we found:
Gray Catbird
Black & White Warbler
American Redstart
Lark Sparrow

Thursday I went back out by the farm and on 415th Ave. the hotspot for shorebirds from last springs SDOU meeting in Aberdeen you can forget about much there this spring. DRY. A sorry sight. Birded a friends yard with a Rose-breasted Grosbeak seen there and a Marsh Wren at a small pond slough on 416th Ave. Then went past the Hecla marsh and found:
Hudsonian Godwit
Dunlin
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Willet
Sora (back at the holding pond at Riverside Cemetery)

Past couple of days around Aberdeen:
Ovenbird
Green Heron
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Northern Waterthrush
and in the backyard coming to the fountains:
Tennessee Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (who is a real clean fanatic, at least 3 times a day with very vigorous shaking off and preening after)

Gary Olson
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 5/12/18 8:11 pm
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] WRMC-Central Butte
We birded Nisland-Orman Dam-Arpan-North of Belle Fourche today as part of the West River Migration Count. Another cool, foggy, and very wet day but with an overwhelming number of birds and very muddy back roads. We counted 84 species and 2873 birds. In the Arpan area (East of Orman Dam) we had so many birds it was impossible to accurately count them. There would be mixed flocks of sparrows on the road, ducks on the small ponds either side of the road, mixed flocks of Cowbirds-Red Wing BB-Yellow Headed BB-Grackles mixed in with the cows, Kingbirds on the fences, along with birds in the trees and flying overhead. It took us 9.5 hours for the route instead of our usual 8 hours.

Highlights of the day included a Sandhill Crane at Nisland slough (possibly nesting?), White-faced Ibis and Bullock’s Oriole at Orman Dam, Black-necked Stilt, and a Lapland Longspur (a first for the count) on Arpan Road. Shorebirds included Greater-Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted and Upland Sandpiper, and Least and Stilt Sandpiper. Raptors were still scarce but included Northern Harrier, Coopers Hawk, Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks, and American Kestrel. Warblers were also scarce but included Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned, and Common Yellowthroat.

Vic/Donna Fondy
605-269-2553

 

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Date: 5/12/18 7:45 pm
From: 'Chris Anderson' <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
Today eleven members of the Sioux Falls Bird Club visited Union Grove State
Park, and a number of wetlands and flooded farm fields in Lincoln County
between Beresford and Sioux Falls. The day was certainly chilly by May
standards, but we found just over 100 species as a group, including 13
warbler species at Union Grove.

On the way back to Sioux Falls, we searched for the Buff-breasted Sandpipers
seen yesterday near 471st Ave and 285th St, to no avail. We did find several
flocks of American Golden-Plovers, some Hudsonian Godwits, White-rumped
Sandpipers, Dunlins, and Short-billed Dowitchers in the surrounding area.

On my way home, I saw five White-faced Ibis at the Harmodon Park sloughs at
57th St and Highway 11 in southeastern Sioux Falls.

Our next club outing will be Saturday, June 9 to Newton Hills State Park.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD


Today's group species list (to the best of my memory/eBirding):

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Mallard
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
American Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Upland Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit
Dunlin
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Lesser Yellowlegs
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Bobolink
Western Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow




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Date: 5/12/18 10:28 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Swainson's Thrush
I've seen them at Farm Island already this year, but this is the first one in my yard this year.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 5/12/18 8:11 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bullock's Oriole
Last night a first year male Bullock's oriole was at my jelly feeder. Still have a male Baltimore Oriole coming to the feeder also.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 5/11/18 7:17 pm
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] WRMC Eastern Butte County
We birded Vale-Newell-Newel Lake and back roads to Nisland today as part of the West River Migration Count. The weather was pretty soggy with fog/light rain in the morning and fairly heavy rain in the afternoon which made for muddy roads. We managed 75 species and 2089 birds. Several FOY birds for us in this area including American Avocet, Upland Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalaropes, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Tree-Violet Green-Cliff-Barn Swallows, Hermit Thrush, Bobolink, and Chestnut-collared Longspur. Sparrows were so thick in some places they were difficult to count. Raptors were scarce and we counted only 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Northern Harriers, and 1 Golden Eagle. Warblers were also scarce with only Orange-crowned, Yellow, and Yellow-rumped found.

Vic/Donna Fondy
605-269-2553
 

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Date: 5/11/18 6:46 pm
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Hooded Warbler
There was a female hooded warbler this afternoon at Fisherman's Point below Oahe Dam.

Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 5/11/18 6:32 pm
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whitewood Report
Spring migrants are arriving slowly at our home 1.5 miles South of Whitewood including White-throated Sparrow 5/5, Black-headed Grosbeak 5/6, Yellow and Wilson’s Warblers and Lazuli Bunting 5/8, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Western Tanager 5/9, Brown Thrasher 5/10, and Clay-colored Sparrow 5/11. There are 4 Western Tanagers that are spending most of the day around the feeder area eating from the suet block.

The Mallards and Common Mergansers are seen frequently either in the sky or bobbing down Whitewood Creek and we have lots of the resident birds. Also lots of Chipping Sparrows.

Vic/Donna Fondy
605-269-2553
 

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Date: 5/11/18 2:50 pm
From: Laura Smythe <lauras2016...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
As of today 11 May, 11:38 am the pelican is still in residence (south end) Canyon Lake
Thanks for the report Judy Hengen and Jocelyn Baker ~ Llife List bird for meeeeeeeee 😊
Have a very Birdy weekend Everyone!
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Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN



An American White Pelican was observed at 6:15 p.m. today, May 10, at Canyon Lake in Rapid City. It was at the south end of the lake.

Judy Hengen and Jocelyn Baker, paid City


 

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Date: 5/11/18 12:16 pm
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] bbsa correction
The BUFF-BREASTED sandpipers were just north of 285 street, not 284 Street. Mark Otnes


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Date: 5/11/18 12:10 pm
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] buff-breasted sandpipers in Lincoln County
At 2 pm, at least 13 birds just north of 284 Street and 471 Avenue on west side of road. Mark Otnes


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Date: 5/10/18 10:30 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] today's birds
As with Terry, my Pine Siskins are still at the SF feeders. Baltimore
Oriole count is 3, with two male fighting fiercely. New arrivals, both
FOY's at the yard, and both Yardbirds, a Black and White Warbler and a
Common Yellowthroat. At least 5 Harris' Sparrows, Indigo Bunting,
Chickadees, Cowbirds, Grackles, RW Blackbirds, House finch, House Sparrow,
Orange Crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrows, Song Sparrows,
Waiting for my first Hummingbird.

Mick
SFBC


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Date: 5/10/18 7:10 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 trip this coming
Saturday (May 12) to Union Grove State Park near Beresford. We will leave
the Outdoor Campus at 7:00 a.m., so please arrive a few minutes early so we
can organize carpooling. For anyone wishing to meet us at the park (and it
sounds like there are a few of you), we should arrive at the park by 7:50
and will park in the lowest parking lot (just keep hanging lefts once you
enter the park).



Remember to bring good footwear and a rain jacket, as we will be doing some
walking, and a snack/lunch to enjoy at the park if you want before we head
to some shorebird spots on the way back to Sioux Falls.



Chris Anderson

Sioux Falls, SD


 

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Date: 5/10/18 5:48 pm
From: Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Orioles and Siskins
Pine Siskins refuse to leave for the summer evidently. Was down in numbers a bit but tonight there were at least 11 still hanging around.

Their company...more Baltimore Orioles than I’ve ever had. Filled the jelly and orange feeder this morning. Filled it again when I got home. Just went out and looked and the jelly is almost gone again. As I look right now there are 6 males and 2 females that I can see in my back yard.

Plenty of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in the yard as well as the hummingbirds that are back.

Terry Sohl
Brandon

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Date: 5/10/18 5:24 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
An American White Pelican was observed at 6:15 p.m. today, May 10, at
Canyon Lake in Rapid City. It was at the south end of the lake.

Judy Hengen and Jocelyn Baker, paid City


 

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Date: 5/9/18 4:57 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whimbrel
There was a Whimbrel on the south side of Stone Lake in Sully County today.
Shorebirds & warbler diversity is increasing this week.





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 5/9/18 4:39 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Redheaded woodpeckers by Mitchell
My brother just called me and told me that the red headed woodpeckers are
back at the farm and they were at the nest box that they raised young in
last year. We stuffed newspaper in the hole last week because house
sparrows were going in it and excavating the shavings. Brother was able to
pull the newspaper out. Hopefully the redheaded will nest in that box
again. The box is filled with Aspen shavings so they should like Excavating
it. Now to prevent starling attacks.

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com

 

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Date: 5/9/18 2:17 pm
From: Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Jackson Park (Pennington County)
In the last two days, migration has finally come alive in Rapid City, in particular in Jackson Park. Large numbers of sparrows have been seen, with the highest number being Clay-colored. Others include Chipping, White-crowned, Lincoln’s, and a single Harris’s. Lots of the usual warblers, Yellow, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle), and Orange-crowned, and Common Yellowthroat, but I’ve also seen Tennessee, Blackpoll, Audubon’s, American Redstart, and Northern Waterthrush. Other FOY birds seen included Brown Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Cliff Swallow, Least Flycatcher, and House Wren.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 5/9/18 7:35 am
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Subject: [sd-birds] Rosy Breasted Grosbeaks
I spotted some birds I'd never seen before at my backyard feeder in the center of Lennox yesterday. Two male and one female Rosy Breasted gGosbeaks. Very striking!!

 

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Date: 5/9/18 6:47 am
From: Jim Williams <woodduck38...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Curlew Sandpiper
Not being seen this morning

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Date: 5/9/18 6:00 am
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, CANYON LAKE PARK SURVEY
41 species and 247 individuals were observed by 6 surveyors at Canyon Lake
Park yesterday, May 7. Birds of note included: Spotted Sandpiper, Tree and
Violet-green Swallow, warblers (Orange-crowned, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow,
Yellow-rumped), sparrows (Chipping, Clay-colored, Lark, White-crowned,
Song), Spotted Towhee and Yellow-headed Blackbird (RARE at park).

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 5/9/18 5:22 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Baltimore Oriole
A male oriole finally showed up at my jelly feeder last night.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 5/8/18 10:46 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] birdy week
Very busy week for migrants. Thanks to Terry Sol's sharing, yesterday I
checked the wetlands around Worthing SD, south of Sioux Falls. South of the
town, the radio tower marshes had little to offer, but north of Worthing,
(1 mile north), the birds were found. FOY Upland Sandpiper (3) along the
road and the Hugo land along Lincoln Co. #had a nice flock of 50 A. Golden
Plovers, and a half mile west, a field had Least Sandpipers, Solitary SP,
etc. and L. Yellowlegs, 20 Forster's Terns sitting with about 30 Short
Billed Dowitchers and a Semipalmated Plover, plus Wilson's Phalarope. On to
the Pet Cemetery marshes where Many Yellow-headed Blackbirds were sitting a
few feet from the road, along with Coot, Redheads, Wood Ducks, and L. Scaup
plus FOY Western Kingbird. The male Redheads were doing neck stretching
and making strange sounds to impress the females.(see the video
<https://flic.kr/p/26UvYEG>)
Today, thanks to Chris Anderson's sharing, Doug Chapman (fresh back from
Romania), and I found most of Chris's reported warblers at Elmwood Park in
SF.
Upon arriving home, I hoped to find some warblers in my yard, and did find
a Tennessee along with a small flycatcher species plus the two Pine Siskins
that have been around for months. An hour later, three FOY Rose-breasted
Grosbeaks arrived. A few minutes later, a pair of Baltimore Orioles
arrived, promptly finding the grape jelly feeder.Our neighborhood has a
large cottonwood that the Orioles have nested in for at least 3 years, and
I wondered if this couple were the same ones. Thinking about the great
distance from N. South America and many dangers two small birds would face,
the odds of two making it for 4 or more years in a row were small, but they
both shot up to the nesting tree and stayed there. If only they could
talk!
As I looked back at the feeders, a Red-winged Blackbird male took off after
one of the 5 Brown-headed Cowbirds that were feeding on the ground. He
chased him all around and was never more that a foot away from him. The
Red-wings know what Cowbirds are up to!
But, looking back at the feeders after this fun chase, the frosting on
the cake was waiting. Not only was it a FOY, but a first for the new yard
(3 years at this new western SF location). A beautiful first year male
Indigo Bunting was eating away at a feeder. I am now over 90 species for
the yard on my way to the goal of 100. I can't wait to see what will come
in tomorrow! Some photos here <https://flic.kr/p/26UvYEG>. (including map
of north Worthing area)

Mick
SFBC

 

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Date: 5/8/18 9:19 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Belle sewage lagoons
Shorebird/waterbird migration continues at the Belle Fourche sewage lagoon
with noticeable turnover in species composition compared to last week. New
this evening were foy Red-necked Phalaropes mixed in with the Wilson's
Phalaropes, ~40 dowitchers (assumed to be long-billed), Stilt Sandpipers,
and Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers. Gone were the ibis, Caspian Terns,
yellowlegs, and Least Sandpipers. At least 3 Black-necked Stilts are still
there.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 5/8/18 8:17 pm
From: Jim Williams <woodduck38...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Curlew Sandpiper
Western MN, Lyon County. South shore Lone tree Lake. Confirmed.

Jim Williams
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Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Richardson <johnpr409...>
> Date: May 8, 2018 at 8:41:03 PM CDT
> To: Jim Williams <woodduck38...>
> Subject: Re: Sandpiper
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Richardson
>
>> On May 8, 2018, at 7:41 PM, Jim Williams <woodduck38...> wrote:
>>
>> Is there an exact location? We would chase with defined location. Thanks for helping on this.
>>
>> Jim Williams
>> birding blog at startribune/Wingnut
>> Earth always bats last.

 

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Date: 5/8/18 7:36 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Elmwood warblers, round 2
I went back to Elmwood Park tonight around 6:15. All the warbler species I saw at lunch were still represented minus the Ovenbird (but plus Nashville, which I forgot on the noon email, see below).

Just as things seemed to be quieting down and I was getting ready to leave around 7:30, another batch of warblers dropped in out of nowhere - lots of Yellows, but also Magnolia, Black-throated Green, and Golden-winged.

A pretty fun day of birds.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD


> On May 8, 2018, at 12:46 PM, Chris Anderson <canderson1...> wrote:
>
> I went to Elmwood Park in central Sioux Falls over my lunch hour, where I found a very large group of Orange-crowned warblers (at least 40) plus a number of other warblers - Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Tennessee, Wilson’s, Black-and-white, Blackpoll, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, and American Redstart. Wish I had more than half an hour to look through them!
>
> Other non-warblers of note were Blue-headed and Warbling Vireos, Gray Catbird, Broad-winged Hawk, Chimney Swift, and Wood Thrush. I do believe Cooper’s Hawks are nesting there as well, which did not seem to bother the warbler frenzy.
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Date: 5/8/18 7:24 pm
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SDOU Spring
Folks, ON LINE registration <http://sdou.org/SDOU/NextMeeting.aspx> for the
JUNE 1-3 SDOU Spring meeting at Martin/LaCreek is now available on the SDOU
website <http://sdou.org/SDOU/NextMeeting.aspx>. Deadline for meal
registration is May 25.

Mick
SDOU

 

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Date: 5/8/18 12:56 pm
From: Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] More Caspian Info
I will add that the rock bar has about 50 pelicans on it as well so it's quite noticeable.

Cheryl Vellenga
Sisseton, SD
 

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Date: 5/8/18 12:52 pm
From: Cheryl Vellenga <killdeer54...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Caspian Terns
There are 3 minimum Caspian Terns hanging out on a distant rock bar on Buffalo Lake in Marshall Co. - viewable with scope from BIA-3, the north/south "Buffalo Lake Rd."

Cheryl Vellenga
Sisseton, SD
 

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Date: 5/8/18 10:48 am
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Warbler fallout
I went to Elmwood Park in central Sioux Falls over my lunch hour, where I found a very large group of Orange-crowned warblers (at least 40) plus a number of other warblers - Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Tennessee, Wilson’s, Black-and-white, Blackpoll, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, and American Redstart. Wish I had more than half an hour to look through them!

Other non-warblers of note were Blue-headed and Warbling Vireos, Gray Catbird, Broad-winged Hawk, Chimney Swift, and Wood Thrush. I do believe Cooper’s Hawks are nesting there as well, which did not seem to bother the warbler frenzy.

Chris Anderson
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Date: 5/7/18 7:43 pm
From: Roger Dietrich <1947rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Silver Lake - Little Blue Heron and others
i birded north of Yankton today, first at Edelman WPA. Best birds there are a nice group of Black-crowned Night-Herons and a Peregrine Falcon.

A farm pond a couple of miles south of Silver Lake had 56 Wilson’s Phalaropes.

At Silver Lake I looked for and found the Little Blue Heron the Kelly Preheim reported yesterday. I got a few poor, distant images. There was a nice assortment of birds in the area.

List below:

Roger Dietrich
Yankton, SD
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eBird Checklist Summary for: May 7, 2018

Number of Checklists: 7
Number of Taxa: 60

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): US Highway 81, Utica US-SD (43.0508,-97.3985)
Date: May 7, 2018 at 8:04 AM
(2): Edelmann WPA
Date: May 7, 2018 at 8:14 AM
(3): 27266–27298 US Highway 81, Marion US-SD (43.4344,-97.4209)
Date: May 7, 2018 at 9:31 AM
(4): Silver Lake
Date: May 7, 2018 at 9:36 AM
(5): 43322–43356 289th St, Menno US-SD (43.1982,-97.4281)
Date: May 7, 2018 at 2:21 PM
(6): 43670–43714 292nd St, Menno US-SD (43.1546,-97.4605)
Date: May 7, 2018 at 2:51 PM
(7): US-SD-Menno-43945–43967 292nd St - 43.1549x-97.3901
Date: May 7, 2018 at 3:05 PM

45 Snow Goose -- (4)
43 Greater White-fronted Goose -- (4)
10 Canada Goose -- (2),(4),(5)
3 Wood Duck -- (4)
42 Blue-winged Teal -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5)
18 Northern Shoveler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)
6 Gadwall -- (2),(4)
24 Mallard -- (2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
6 Northern Pintail -- (3),(6)
13 Redhead -- (2),(6)
43 Lesser Scaup -- (2),(4),(6)
18 Ruddy Duck -- (2)
5 Ring-necked Pheasant -- (2),(4),(7)
1 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2)
42 Double-crested Cormorant -- (2),(4),(6)
34 American White Pelican -- (4)
2 Great Blue Heron -- (4)
5 Great Egret -- (4)
1 Little Blue Heron -- (4)
9 Black-crowned Night-Heron -- (2)
21 White-faced Ibis -- (4)
1 Turkey Vulture -- (4)
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- (3)
2 Sora -- (2),(7)
24 American Coot -- (2),(4),(5),(6)
1 Black-necked Stilt -- (4)
15 Killdeer -- (1),(4),(5),(6)
5 Upland Sandpiper -- (4)
1 Hudsonian Godwit -- (4)
1 Dunlin -- (4)
12 Baird's Sandpiper -- (4),(6)
58 Wilson's Phalarope -- (3),(4)
1 Spotted Sandpiper -- (4)
5 Greater Yellowlegs -- (4)
3 Lesser Yellowlegs -- (4)
7 Franklin's Gull -- (3),(4)
15 Ring-billed Gull -- (4)
4 Black Tern -- (4)
5 Forster's Tern -- (4)
19 Mourning Dove -- (2),(4),(6)
1 Peregrine Falcon -- (2)
9 Eastern Kingbird -- (2),(4),(5)
2 Blue Jay -- (2)
2 American Crow -- (4)
11 Tree Swallow -- (4),(7)
8 Bank Swallow -- (4)
11 Barn Swallow -- (2),(5)
1 American Robin -- (2)
2 Brown Thrasher -- (4)
2 Orange-crowned Warbler -- (4)
2 Chipping Sparrow -- (4)
1 White-throated Sparrow -- (2)
1 Vesper Sparrow -- (6)
4 Song Sparrow -- (2),(4)
86 Yellow-headed Blackbird -- (2),(4),(5),(6)
11 Bobolink -- (4),(7)
20 Western Meadowlark -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6)
115 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6)
20 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (2),(4),(6)
24 Common Grackle -- (1),(3),(4),(5)


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Date: 5/7/18 7:33 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip - May 12
This coming Saturday, the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have a field trip to look for migrating songbirds at Union Grove State Park near Beresford. We will meet at the Outdoor Campus in SF a bit before 7 a.m. to carpool. If the weather is ok, we will likely be at Union Grove until late morning, have a snack or early lunch at the park, and then stop at some shorebird spots near Worthing on the way home. All are welcome to join!

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Date: 5/7/18 1:55 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Poorwill in Rapid City; Lark Bunting note
At noon today I was birding along Rapid Creek and had a Common
Poorwill fly out of some trees right next to me. It flew across the
creek and landed in the grass. I went to that side and looked for it,
but didn't see it until it flew back across the creek. While I sat
looking for it someone came walking along the sidewalk and the bird
flew again. I did not try to re- locate the bird, having had three
good looks as it flew. The site was within about 50 yard of the bridge
on East Main at Brennan St., downstream from the bridge. I think the
bird was still there when I left.
On the way home, I found several Lark Buntings long roads in
Pennington & Custer Cos. This may be the most punctual first of year
bird I know of, going back to my first year here, 1982, when 8 May was
the FOY date.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:08 pm
From: Richard Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Lesser Goldfinch (Pennington Co. )
I observed a male Lesser Goldfinch at Wilderness Park , near the RC Outdoor Campus this afternoon. Also had FOY Yellow Warbler, and Least Flycatcher.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 5/6/18 4:20 pm
From: Nancy Hilding <nhilshat...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Crocker Wind Farm Propoal near Waubay NWR
Nancy Hilding
President
Prairie Hills Audubon Society,

To SD Birds,

Is anyone on this list reading the Crocker Wind Farm Environmental Assessment and/or followed it's PUC application process or is otherwise familiar with
the area and project in some way. Prairie Hills Audubon Society, will need to send comments in on that project, but we are in the other half of
the state, really far away from Waubay and the prairie pothole region. So advise and concerns from locals to us, about the proposed project would be welcome.


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Nancy Hilding
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Date: 5/6/18 1:49 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Little Blue Heron - Hutchinson county
Bill Van Der Hagen, photographer and birder, sent me a photo of the Little Blue Heron that he saw today. He found it in a flooded area at the northeast corner of Silver Lake, which borders Hutchinson and Turner counties just north of Freeman, SD.


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 5/6/18 1:19 pm
From: Nancy Hilding <nhilshat...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Tuesday, May 8th,..comment deadline for proposed Wind Farm near Waubey NWR
Nancy Hilding
Prairie Hills Audubon Society

to SD-BIrds list serve,


Notice about comment deadline for a windfarm EA that would impact USFWS grassland easements near Waubay NWR


May 8th, 2018 Comment Deadline
Crocker Wind Farm Environmental Assessment (EA)

The Crocker Wind Farm project (Project) proposal would place 14 turbines, associated infrastructure, and 14 transmission poles on Fish and Wildlife Service grassland easements in South Dakota. This area is southwest of Waubay NWR, southeast of Aberdeen and northwest of Watertown in Clark County. It occurs with that area of NW SD that has lots of lakes, ponds and wetlands.

Grassland easements are voluntary agreements made with landowners that protect grassland habitats for waterfowl, migratory birds, and other wildlife. South Dakota is home to some of the last native grassland habitats in the Prairie Pothole Region. This area also provides potential for expansion of energy, including wind energy.

The proposed Project includes up to 120 wind turbines, up to 4 permanent meteorological towers, associated access roads and temporary crane paths, temporary laydown/staging area, an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility, collector and communication systems, and a new Project substation (Wind Farm Facility). Crocker is proposing to place 14 turbines and associated facilities on land protected with United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) grassland easement . The Crocker EA says the Project will not permanently impact any USFWS-protected wetland basins. Crocker is also proposing to place up to 14 transmission poles on USFWS grassland easement land.

The USFWS explains: "To balance the needs of wildlife and people, the Service first works with wind energy companies to avoid impacts to Service easement interests. Where that is not practicable, the Service coordinates with wind energy companies to minimize impacts to protected resources and trust species and may consider a land exchange."

The Service opened a 30 day comment period when the draft Environmental Assessment was originally announced. To provide the public with additional time to review and comment the Service is extending the comment period by two weeks. The Service will accept comments until May 8, 2018. Interested parties can submit comments electronically at <crocker_comments...> or by mail to:

Crocker Wind EA comments
Waubay NWR Complex
44401 134 A Street
Waubay, SD 57273

For more information and a copy of the draft EA please visit

https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147612353
Draft EA:
https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Crocker Final Draft EA(2).pdf
maps of area:
file:///Users/mac/Downloads/Crocker EA Maps 01242018.pdf

Or Roya Mogadam, <Roya_Mogadam...>, (303) 236-4572

This EA is tiered to - Final Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
http://plainswindeis.anl.gov/documents/fpeis/index.cfm


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Nancy Hilding
6300 West Elm, Black Hawk, SD 57718
or
Prairie Hills Audubon Society
P.O. Box 788, Black Hawk, SD 57718
<nhilshat...>
605-787-6779, does not have voice mail
605-787-6466, has voice mail
http://www.phas-wsd.org
https://www.facebook.com/phas.wsd/
Skype phone -605-787-1248, nancy.hilding
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Date: 5/6/18 10:17 am
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Say’s Phoebe, Turner County
Around 11:30 a.m. today after finishing up a shorebird survey route in Lincoln and Turner Counties south and west of Sioux Falls, I found a Say’s Phoebe just south of the intersection of 283rd St and 458th Ave. This is about half a mile south of Mud Lake. It was flycatching in an open area near a puddle that had a handful of Yellowlegs.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD


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Date: 5/6/18 7:07 am
From: Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Shorebirds showed up. ET Sparrow hasn’t
Went south of Sioux Falls this morning. Shorebirds have FINALLY showed up in force in this area. The sloughs south of Worthing had good numbers and variety, pretty much the things you’d expect. Also had White faced ibis.

Many suitable areas seemed to have shorebirds. There are flooded fields near both bridges over the Big Sioux by Brandon. Both had quite a few shorebirds this morning.

As for the Eurasian Tree Sparrows I had in my yard Thursday....I had brief sightings of a single bird, two more times that day. I haven’t seen them since, and I have spent quite a bit of time watching the yard.

Terry Sohl
Brandon

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Date: 5/5/18 9:20 pm
From: <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Century day
Glad that Spring has finally chosen to take off its coat and stay awhile. I had 100+ species in Oglala Lakota and Bennett Counties today. Nothing rare, but it was nice to see long-shot species such as Black-necked Stilt (1), Caspian Tern (2), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1), and Eastern Meadowlark (4). LaCreek was birdy, but a special shout-out to Wakpamni Lake in SE Oglala Lakota Co. and its associated wetlands for being jam-packed with birds, including 15 species of shorebird.


Was great to spend the middle of the day with the Prairie Hills Audubon Society / Black Hills Group of Sierra Clubs-sponsored field trip to NWR. 72 species were observed during the visit.


Peter Hill
Pine Ridge
Oglala Lakota County
 

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Date: 5/5/18 12:36 pm
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Brown County This Week
Around Aberdeen this past week have the following FOY species from either Wylie Lake and Park area, Riverside Cemetery and Moccasin Creek (Mog right Mick). This morning hundreds of fancy migrating sparrows all over town, which none we're FOY for today but big numbers on White-crowned, White-throated, Lincoln's with lesser numbers of Harris's. Only new warbler this week was Palm who have been easy to find past few days. First flycatcher Least. This weeks list:

Barn Swallow
Bank Swallow
Palm Warbler
Harris's Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Least Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Flycatcher

Gary Olson
Aberdeen

 

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Date: 5/4/18 8:13 pm
From: 'R&M Mabie' <rmmabie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Tufted Titmouse
Had a Tufted Titmouse visit my backyard briefly this afternoon. Unfortunately there was a lot of noise at one of my neighbors and heavy traffic up and down the alley that chased it away. I watched for it the rest of the day and this evening but it never returned. If it comes back I'll post again.

Some of the birds seen/heard in the area this week were: Piping Plover, Upland Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Eastern Whip-poor-will, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Swainson's Thrush, Gray Catbird, Spotted Towhee, Lark Bunting, Grasshopper Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bobolink and Baltimore Oriole.

Ron Mabie
Pickstown, SD.
 

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Date: 5/3/18 5:35 pm
From: <jpitocch...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I am interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range. All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail. There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/ https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this research.

Audubon Society reporting
http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102


 

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Date: 5/3/18 2:19 pm
From: <carlson2322...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] White faced Ibis
There has been a flock of white-faced Ibis (59 this morning) hanging around 1/2 mile west of the intersection of 168th St (38th Ave NW) and Sioux Conifer Road (453rd Ave). Third day in a row.
Erland Carlson, Watertown

 

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Date: 5/3/18 9:51 am
From: 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Eurasian Tree Sparrows - 2 males in my yard
Wasn't going to work at home today, glad I did. Just looked out at my
feeders.I have two, male Eurasian Tree Sparrows.



Photos:



http://www.sdakotabirds.com/blog/archives/1522



Terry Sohl

Brandon


 

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Date: 5/3/18 7:32 am
From: <treasurecreek...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] DC Booth Parking
The monthly meeting of the Northern Hills Bird Club is tonight 5/3 at the DC Booth fish hatchery in Spearfish. I was concerned about parking. DC Booth advised the gate would be open but the parking is somewhat limited. Normal parking is at Spearfish Park. I would suggest that we leave the limited parking to seniors-handicapped-walking difficulties, with others using the Spearfish Park parking.

For those using the limited parking, turn left after the gift shop and the parking area is just after the railroad car. My directions are vague because I can’t really remember the parking area, but you should be able to see it.

The parking area has lighting, but those that are parking at Spearfish Park may want to bring a flashlight as the hatchery is not set up for night activities and it is dark at 9 PM.

Vic Fondy
VP-NHBC
605-269-2553
 

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Date: 5/3/18 6:16 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Fw: [cobirds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs (NO SIGHTINGS)
. . . from the COLORADO List-Serve . . .


neat stuff and great field research possibilities, IMHO.


<sebastianpatti...>
Sebastian T. Patti
(Lincoln Park)
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614-3354
PHONE: 312/325-9555 (o)
CELL: 773/304-7488
FAX: 312/325-9017(o)


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From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:04 PM
To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs

It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I am interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species breeding range. All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail. There is also a link to the map with previous years results based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmowasongmapper.weebly.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca8f6db3c355a454e7e5608d5b0949121%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636609074484833220&sdata=mPmGW5CbJDuMJEtZZwKSpG235zvVuUHrJBH%2BWBjBMho%3D&reserved=0

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this research.

Audubon Society reporting
https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.audubon.org%2Fmagazine%2Fspring-2017%2Fthis-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ca8f6db3c355a454e7e5608d5b0949121%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636609074484833220&sdata=4su0ZGKv1jPIl5cTLG7qhoeqr6KRCZ1QpmI2qqfvNSY%3D&reserved=0

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102

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Date: 5/2/18 6:36 pm
From: <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Prairie Warbler Sioux Falls
Birded this evening at outdoor campus in Sioux Falls. Ran into another birder there and we were talking about what we were seeing, mostly yellow-rumped warblers. We spotted a very yellow warbler, and in looking at it with binoculars we were very surprised to see it was a prairie warbler! It was relatively close and we were fortunate to watch it for several minutes as it foraged in the trees back and forth across the path.

Other warblers tonight were more usual suspects, many yellow-rumped warblers, a couple orange-crowned, and a palm. I went out tonight hoping for a FOY warbler and ended up with a new life bird! I love migration!

Happy Birding,

Bridget


 

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Date: 5/2/18 1:22 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON CTY.: RAPID CITY, WILLETS
I just checked the lake and there were 18 Willets present at 2:00 p.m. Jocelyn Baker



From: <sd-birds...> <sd-birds...> On Behalf Of CarolineB Stafford <booth10stafford...> [sd-birds]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 11:28 AM
To: <sd-birds...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Re: FOY Spring Arrivals





Canyon Lake, Rapid City



16 Willets loafing on gazebo island in the middle of lake. Have been noted by Monday census group, still here.





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Date: 5/2/18 10:29 am
From: CarolineB Stafford <booth10stafford...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Re: FOY Spring Arrivals
Canyon Lake, Rapid City

16 Willets loafing on gazebo island in the middle of lake. Have been noted
by Monday census group, still here.

 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:05 am
From: <carlee.miller...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY Spring Arrivals
This morning so far, just walking around campus and to work I have seen FOY (for me) Yellow-Rumped Warblers (Myrtle), two male Chipping Sparrows chasing each other around and a White-Crowned Sparrow flitting into the bushes.

And not a new arrival, but something kind of odd - a Turkey Vulture hanging out in a tall tree on campus instead on the water tower with the rest of the committee.

Carlee
Aberdeen


 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:42 am
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] may day
Monday and Tuesday, with the wind changes, 22 species visited the yard.
Highlights included FOY Brown Thrasher <https://flic.kr/p/25ELXnA>.(video),
and ,likely, last of the year Pine Siskins. Another FOY for the yard was a
pair of Blue-winged Teal <https://flic.kr/p/JCCDdw>. (video), and House
Wren. Also, the Mourning Doves and EC Doves were feeding right next
<https://flic.kr/p/26GrJNJ> (photo) to each other. It was at least an hour
till dark, but two bats were feeding, plus "Mel" the muskrat was swimming
by the Mallards.
Other species of birds:
Song, Lincoln's, and White-throated Sparrows
House Finch
Goldfinch
Cowbirds
C. Grackles
Red-winged Blackbird
Crow
Turkey Vulture (fly over)
Robin
Downy WP
Starling
C. Goose (fly over)
House Sparrow

Mick
SFBC

 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:12 am
From: <petermhill...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] LaCreek trip Saturday

The Prairie Hills Audubon Society is sponsoring a field trip to LaCreek NWR in Bennett County this Saturday (May 5). Meet at 10:00am at the refuge headquarters. All are welcome!


Peter Hill
Pine Ridge
Oglala Lakota Co.



 

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Date: 5/2/18 7:48 am
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] GRPC, Custer Co.
Around 6:30 this morning I distinctly heard a Greater Prairie Chicken
booming, amidst the pleasant din of meadowlarks and doves in Spring
Creek valley. I got in my vehicle and drove towards the sound, and
traced it to the Folsom school section. There was a STGR lek there for
decades, although it's become less active in recent years, while one
about a half mile east has become quite busy. I had to stand in the
back of my pickup to get a view of the school section lek, in full
sun. I could see six birds, too far to tell STGR from GRPC. They were
just standing around at the time.
At the same time, I counted 13 birds on the lek to the east. That lek
is on a small prairie dog town, and there's a pair of Burrowing Owls
standing amidst the grouse.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 5/1/18 6:55 pm
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Towhees
Found two towhees on Farm Island tonight. There was one spotted sandpiper and lots of white-crowned sparrows last night.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD


 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:32 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Mitchell Birds
I forgot to tell everyone that yesterday the white crowned and clay colored
sparrows showed up in droves. I also heard 1st Upland Sandpiper.

North of Alexandria I had 81 long billed dowichers a few minutes ago.

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/ https://kansasgarden.blogspot.com

 

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Date: 5/1/18 7:08 am
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY Birds Week Past
Have seen the following FOY birds this past week. Most in or close to Aberdeen.

Wild Turkey
Horned, Eared and Western Grebe
Solitary Sandpiper
Caspian Tern
Swainson's Hawk
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
House Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brewer's Blackbird

Gary Olson
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 4/30/18 7:38 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Great-tailed Grackle Douglas county
Some First-of-Year birds and a rare bird today in Armour, South Dakota in Douglas county:

Great-tailed Grackle high in a tree above my yard putting on quite a musical rendition.

Brown Thrashers rummaging in a Lilac bush on my way to school.

Chimney Swifts flying over town this evening.

A Yellow Warbler seen while birding with my young Chickadee Bird Club kids after school.

I have photos of the Great-tailed Grackle on my Flickr site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rookiebirder





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: 4/30/18 6:13 pm
From: <hartinger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
One full week ahead of the traditional arrival date, May 7, for our yard.
Fortunately, two quarts of grape jelly on hand.

Barb Hartinger
44.23N/96.62W
Brookings County

 

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Date: 4/30/18 6:11 pm
From: <hartinger...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY Baltimore Oriole
One full week ahead of the traditional arrival time, May 7, for our yard.
Fortunately, two quarts of grape jelly on hand.

Barb Hartinger
44.23N/96.62W
Brookings County

 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:16 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] PENNINGTON COUNTY: CANYON LAKE SURVEY, Misc. species
34 species and 304 individuals were observed this morning (April 30) in
Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City. A MARSH WREN was located in the cattail marsh
at the southwest corner of the lake. Other birds of note included:
Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, swallows (Tree, Violet-green and Barn),
Warblers (Orange-crowned, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped-29), and Song
Sparrow.

Jocelyn Baker, Judy Hengen, Gene Hess, Jackie Stucky-Strom


 

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Date: 4/30/18 4:46 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Bird Survey Report - Canyon Lake Park, Rapid City, April 30, 2018
Canyon Lake Park Survey, Rapid City, Pennington County
April 30, 2018 6:45 - 10:00 AM
Surveyors: Jocelyn Baker, Judy Hengen, Gene Hess, Jackie Stucky-Strom
Conditions: Temp: 46-59F. Wind: 0 Cloud Cover: 70-100%
SPECIES: 34 INDIVIDUALS: 304

Canada Goose 35 25 ADULTS 10 YOUNG
Wood Duck 8
Blue-winged Teal 7
Gadwall 10
Mallard 17
Common Merganser 8
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 45
Accipiter sp. 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Rock Pigeon 6
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 30
Violet-green Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 10
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 1 (UNUSUAL)
American Robin 9
European Starling 13
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 29
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15 CN
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 8
House Sparrow 12




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Date: 4/30/18 3:09 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY birds, Badlands region
I birded in the Badlands NP South Unit and nearby areas of Oglala
Lakota Co. in the past 24 hours, and found quite a few FOY birds.
Thunderstorms in the area last night probably helped, as there were
fair numbers of warblers and sparrows this morning.
At White River/Badlands NP: Swainson's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Cliff
Swallow, Rock Wren
At Kyle Dam: W. Grebe, Brown Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, O-c
Warbler
Elsewhere in Kyle area: NRW Swallow, House Wren, Yellow Warbler, and
Lark, White-crowned, and Clay-colored Sparrows.
Most of these FOY dates are about normal in my experience, while the
YEWA may be my earliest. That yellow bird really lit up trees that are
still brown and gray.
I also found an E. Phoebe carrying nest material under a bridge. A
Ferruginous Hawk near Scenic was a treat. I saw lots of prairie dog
towns but no Burrowing Owls. I have yet to see a Black-billed Magpie
this year.
Michael Melius
Folsom

 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:52 am
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] yard birds
New arrivals in my yard in eastern Sioux Falls this morning included a Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, and a Palm Warbler.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD


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Date: 4/30/18 5:20 am
From: Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Common Redpoll (Pennington Co)
I was somewhat amazed to see a Common Redpoll land on our birdbath late yesterday afternoon. Before this year, I had only a single March observation, and none in April.

Had just returned from four days birding in SE Arizona, where I was fortunate enough to see four new ABA birds - Slate-throated Redstart, Olive Warbler, Flame-colored Tanager, and Tufted Flycatcher. Great birding everywhere you turn down there.

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Date: 4/29/18 6:43 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Mitchell birds
Today I added white throated sparrows to birds seen this spring on the
farm. Still no white crowned.

Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
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Date: 4/29/18 6:32 pm
From: 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Spoiler free Movie Comment - Bird related!!
I always find this laughable when going to see a movie.when they randomly
throw in the call of a Common Loon, or a screaming Red-tailed Hawk. It's
ALWAYS those two, and it seems they're just thrown in, in any situation.
Doesn't even have to be a bird present!



My son and I went to see Avengers: Infinity War. We liked it. Spoiler free
comment though.last scene.something happening on an alien planet. The scene
fades in and the first sound you hear? The haunting call of a Loon!!
Evidently Loons are aliens among us here on Earth. It's the only logical
explanation for their decision to throw in the call of a Common Loon in a
scene set on a foreign planet.



Something I always notice now when watching movies!



Terry Sohl


 

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Date: 4/29/18 5:05 pm
From: 'Chris Anderson' <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip results
Yesterday we had 13 birders partake in the Sioux Falls Bird Club field trip,
visiting various wetlands within Sioux Falls and in western Minnehaha
County. It was a beautiful day with little wind, and we found 80 species.
One particular highlight included Common Loons at three different locations
(Lake Lorraine and the westside Sanford Wellness Center in Sioux Falls, and
Wall Lake west of town); we've definitely had more loons observed in the
Sioux Falls area this spring than in past years. Wall Lake also had a Horned
Grebe and an Osprey.

There were a few Swamp Sparrows at Dewey Gevik, and Savannah and Vesper
Sparrows have come back to the area in numbers as well. At Grass Lake, there
were a few Forster's Terns, and we got some fleeting views of five
White-faced Ibises at the shooting club on the opposite side of the road.

Shorebirds were pretty few and far between, but we did see Greater and
Lesser Yellowlegs, surprisingly few Killdeer, a Spotted Sandpiper, and three
American Avocets (thanks to Terry Sohl for directions to those). Hopefully
they are still on their way.

Our next club outing will be to Union Grove State Park near Beresford on
Saturday, May 12.

Chris Anderson
Sioux Falls, SD


Full species list for the day:

Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider's)
American Coot
American Avocet
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Franklin's Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



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Date: 4/29/18 11:48 am
From: Michael Zerr <zerrmick...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Field trip
Here are a few shots from SFBC's fun April field trip
<https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeVDxAb> yesterday to areas west of SF. For me, I got
a few FOY's. Osprey, Phoebe, Savannah Sparrow, and A. Avocet.
When I got home, this very white EUCD <https://flic.kr/p/JwHV6j> was in the
yard.

Mick
SFBC

 

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Date: 4/29/18 6:22 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Lincoln's Sparrow
Add one Lincoln's sparrow and two more white-crowned sparrows to the birds in my yard this morning. And they are singing - I love that - best sound ever.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD

 

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Date: 4/29/18 5:54 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Sparrows are back in my yard
Just saw 2 white-crowned sparrows and a Harris' sparrow in my yard. It must be spring!


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre


 

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Date: 4/29/18 5:00 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC field trip results
Saturday a van full of BHSU ornithology students plus 4 other folks
participated in the NHBC field trip in Butte Co. We started at a
sage-grouse lek, then visited Belle Fourche sewage lagoons, Orman dam, and
Nisland Slough. We recorded 44 species (list below). Highlight is always
the displaying grouse. The biggest surprise species was a pair of
Black-necked Stilts at the sewage lagoons.

Canada Goose
Snow Goose
American Wigeon
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Greater Sage-grouse
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
White-faced Ibis
American Coot
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Willet
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-dove
Mourning Dove
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
American Robin
House Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle

May field trips: the West River Migration Count will be May 11-14 (contact
Vic Fondy) and the May 26th trip will be to Mt. Rushmore.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 4/28/18 8:05 pm
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] April Big Day 102 species
Scott Stolz and I decided to see how many birds we could find in my area on an April day. We found 102 species of birds in Douglas, Charles Mix and Gregory counties - White Swan Rec. Area, Geddes Lake, pothole area, Lake Andes NWR, Ft. Randall Dam, Corsica Lake and various seasonal ponds around Armour. It was a great day! We birded from 5:15 AM - 8:15 PM. When we got to the White Swan area we saw a couple of groups of Greater Prairie Chickens on the booming grounds and I loved seeing that! We saw a couple of Sharp-tailed Grouse sitting in a tree too.

A few highlights for the day: Cinnamon Teal, Piping Plover, Cattle Egrets, White-faced Ibis, Bonaparte's Gulls, Forster's Terns, Sandhill Cranes, American Bittern, Peregrine Falcon, and Northern Rough-winged, Tree and Barn Swallows.

Shorebirds: American Avocets, Upland Sandpiper, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Hudsonian Godwits, Marbled Godwits, Baird's Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitchers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Greater Yellowlegs, Willets, and Lesser Yellowlegs.

Sparrows: Chipping, Field, Vesper, Savannah, Song, Lincoln Sparrows, Dark-eyed Junco and Spotted Towhees. The only warblers were Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

It was a beautiful, spring day to be out birding! I will add photos to my Flickr site tomorrow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rookiebirder/



Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 4/28/18 6:30 pm
From: 'Terry Sohl' <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] All Quiet on the Eastern (South Dakota) Front
With all the snowmelt, it's a shorebird habitat extravaganza here on the far
eastern edge of the state. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell the
shorebirds. Been trying all week to photograph shorebirds, but it's hard
when the birds aren't there! Today, I started out at dawn by Worthing in
Lincoln County, went up through western Minnehaha County, all the way up to
Madison and then Lake Thompson, and back. Shorebirds? There were a few
scattered Yellowlegs here and there, but despite all that driving, I'd guess
less than 30 Yellowlegs total (with probably 5 of those Greater). I saw 7
American Avocets north of Humboldt. 3 Willets at 2 different spots. 4 total
Pectoral Sandpipers. 4 total Wilson's Phalarope. 3 total Wilson's Snipe.
One Spotted Sandpiper on Wall Lake beach. And.that's it! For starting at
6:30 AM and not getting home until 2:30 pm, and for driving 150+ miles,
that's not many shorebirds!



It doesn't help when the lakes NW of Madison still have a bunch of ice! I
wasn't expecting that, but the Highway 81 lakes still had a lot of ice, and
much of Lake Thompson north of Oldham grade was still ice covered. Wasn't
just slow for shorebirds, there weren't many other waterbirds around (except
for a billion or so Coots). There were a handful of Great Egrets around,
and I saw my first two Green Herons of the year down by Worthing. But even
gulls weren't all that plentiful compared to past years. Someone needs to
tell the birds we've thawed! Come back!



Despite the relatively slow birding for this time of year, there were some
highlights. FOY (for me) included the Green Herons, Spotted Sandpiper,
Wilson's Phalarope, Wilson's Snipe, Barn Swallow, Sora, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, Belted Kingfisher, Western Grebe, and Bonaparte's Gull. There were
also 3 Common Loons at Wall Lake, one of which was fishing close to shore
and allowed for some nice photos.



Hopefully that 35 mph south wind tomorrow and tomorrow night brings some
shorebirds with it! A few photos from today:



https://www.sdakotabirds.com/blog/archives/1512



Terry Sohl

Brandon


 

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Date: 4/28/18 12:00 pm
From: <gyrfalcon...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Northern goshawk
Several minutes ago I had a northern goshawk riding the thermals fly by. Here in Sioux Falls east of I-229 . Got excellent views
Todd

 

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Date: 4/28/18 9:56 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ft Pierre
Yesterday



Gulls : Great Black-backed, Ring-billed, California & Franklin's

Highlights

5 Caspian Terns

2 Piping Plovers

3 Burrowing Owls

Common Loons



Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 4/27/18 8:14 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NHBC monthly meeting, May 3rd
The next monthly meeting of the Northern Hills Bird Club will be Thursday,
May 3rd. It will be held at the DC Booth Historical Fish Hatchery in
Spearfish, 2nd floor conference room in the two-story gray admin building.
It starts at 7pm with a short business meeting and then our program.

The program will be presented by Bat Biologist Joel Tigner. Joel
specializes in bats and bat habitat and has conducted bat surveys under
contract for federal/state/private landowners/managers in SD, ND, WY, MT,
NC, WV, UT. He has also designed/installed over 65 bat-friendly mine
closures in SD, WY, MT, SC. After his presentation he will take folks out
to the ponds and try some audio detection.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 4/27/18 7:29 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Belle Fourche sewage lagoons
Some interesting birds yesterday at Belle Fourche sewage lagoons (just
north of town on Hwy 85): White-faced Ibis, Caspian Tern, two pairs of
Cinnamon Teal and seven shorebird species (Willet, Killdeer, Marbled
Godwit, Amer. Avocet, Baird's and Least sandpipers, and Greater
Yellowlegs). Water levels are low so this may be the best shorebird spot in
the area this spring.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 4/26/18 9:06 pm
From: Terry Sohl <tlsohl...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Loon at Wall lake, with fishing lure and line
Well this is horrible. At wall lake beach. Quite a few fishermen. And a common loon is struggling with a lure hooked on its bill, and side. No way he makes it without help.

Terry Sohl

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Date: 4/26/18 8:18 pm
From: melius <mmelius...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Shorebirds, Canyon Lake
Late this afternoon there were 5 Willets and 1 G. Yellowlegs at Canyon
Lake in Rapid City. Generally near the upper end of the lake, although
the Willets did fly to the spit on the island for a while. Also, three
Ospreys were active and vocal and a thrill to watch.
A Bald Eagle was on the nest along Spring Cr. at Hwy. 79 today. Its
posture seemed to me to indicate incubation.
Michael Melius

 

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Date: 4/26/18 7:15 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] BUTTE/MEADE COUNTIES: GREATER SAGE GROUSE, COMMON LOON, etc.
Sorry, I meant to say that I observed 6 Caspian Terns at Bear Butte Lake but
didn't include the species name.

Jocelyn Baker, Rapid City





From: <sd-birds...> <sd-birds...> On Behalf Of
<osprey...> [sd-birds]
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:04 PM
To: <sd-birds...>
Subject: [sd-birds] BUTTE/MEADE COUNTIES: GREATER SAGE GROUSE, COMMON LOON,
etc.





This morning (April 26) I observed 2 male Greater Sage Grouse at the Middle
Creek lek (west of Belle Fourche)

from 7:10-7:30. They were still "strutting" when I departed for Nisland
Slough where I observed (and heard) a Long-billed Curlew and many waterfowl
species. Yellow-headed Blackbirds were there in good numbers. At Bear
Butte Lake, the adult Common Loon was still present along with a number of
Tree Swallows at Ernie Miller's next boxes and 6 (yes, 6 - 4 in one group
and 2 in another) along the south shore. I may also have observed the
Red-breasted Merganser pair, observed on Sunday, but wasn't able to get a
sufficient look before they disappeared.

Jocelyn Lee Baker, Rapid City





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Date: 4/26/18 7:11 pm
From: Gary and Jan Small <garyandjansd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Clay County Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Very exciting bird in our yard this evening! We had a Eurasian Tree Sparrow on the ground under our feeders around 8:00. Fuzzy photos posted on South Dakota Birding Facebook page. Light was fading and the photos are through our dirtiest window but the main identifying characteristics are visible.

Gary and Jan Small, Vermillion

 

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Date: 4/26/18 6:11 pm
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Snowy Owl, Butte County
This evening while scouting for the upcoming NHBC field trip, I flushed a
Snowy Owl. It was ~1/4 mile north of the intersection of Kinghorn and
Brooker Rds., which is several miles north of Orman Dam.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 4/26/18 3:04 pm
From: <osprey...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] BUTTE/MEADE COUNTIES: GREATER SAGE GROUSE, COMMON LOON, etc.
This morning (April 26) I observed 2 male Greater Sage Grouse at the Middle
Creek lek (west of Belle Fourche)

from 7:10-7:30. They were still "strutting" when I departed for Nisland
Slough where I observed (and heard) a Long-billed Curlew and many waterfowl
species. Yellow-headed Blackbirds were there in good numbers. At Bear
Butte Lake, the adult Common Loon was still present along with a number of
Tree Swallows at Ernie Miller's next boxes and 6 (yes, 6 - 4 in one group
and 2 in another) along the south shore. I may also have observed the
Red-breasted Merganser pair, observed on Sunday, but wasn't able to get a
sufficient look before they disappeared.

Jocelyn Lee Baker, Rapid City


 

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Date: 4/26/18 10:57 am
From: 'Maggie Engler' <birdwoman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FOY Swainson's Hawk
Peg & Rob McIntire and I birded the country roads northeast of Rapid City,
and then to Bear Butte Lake to find the Caspian terns on Saturday April 21.



We have a pleasant morning, and saw many expected species, plus several
really good looks at Loggerhead Shrikes. On Cottonwood Road north of Bear
Butte, we found a Swainson's Hawk. Peg got a good photo.



We did see Caspian terns, a dc cormorant, and many waterfowl, along with a
sighting of the Fondy's from Whitewood! We did not find avocets, however.



Maggie Engler

Rapid City SD


 

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Date: 4/26/18 9:19 am
From: 'Maggie Engler' <birdwoman...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FW: FOY Swainson's Hawk




From: Maggie Engler [mailto:<birdwoman...>]
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:21 AM
To: <sd-birds...>
Subject: FOY Swainson's Hawk



Peg & Rob McIntire and I birded the country roads northeast of Rapid City,
and then to Bear Butte Lake to find the Caspian terns on Saturday April 21.



We have a pleasant morning, and saw many expected species, plus several
really good looks at Loggerhead Shrikes. On Cottonwood Road north of Bear
Butte, we found a Swainson's Hawk. Peg got a good photo.



We did see Caspian terns, a dc cormorant, and many waterfowl, along with a
sighting of the Fondy's from Whitewood! We did not find avocets, however.



Maggie Engler

Rapid City SD


 

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Date: 4/25/18 7:43 pm
From: Barry Parkin <nun2brite2002...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Smiths longspur McPherson

I was working in McPherson County today and came upon a Smiths Longspur. Life bird so it was a good day. Thanks to Scott Stolz for helping with the ID. All I could come up with was Black headed Grosbeak immature male. Other FOYs today included Black necked Stilts at Erickson GPA, Chestnut collared longspurs (many) and Willet (one) in McPherson. Also Dunlin and White faced Ibis in Brown county.

Barry Parkin
Aberdeen
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Date: 4/25/18 7:13 pm
From: Chris Anderson <canderson1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] SFBC field trip reminder - April 28
Just a reminder that the Sioux Falls Bird Club will have our April field trip this coming Saturday the 28th. We’ll meet at the Outdoor Campus at 7:00 to carpool as we check out the wetlands near Sioux Falls. The forecast is for great weather, 60s and sunny, which should help make for a great day.

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Date: 4/25/18 8:39 am
From: N Drilling <dril0008...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Saturday NHBC field trip
This Saturday the 28th we will have the rescheduled Sage-grouse field trip.
We will leave at 5 AM from the CH Travel Center at the intersection of
Highways 85 and 212 on the north end of Belle Fourche. After hopefully
seeing sage-grouse, we will look for returning migrants in the surrounding
area. This will be a half-day trip. If you have them, bring your two-way
radios.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City

 

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Date: 4/24/18 7:12 pm
From: <littlebend...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Winter Wrens
I had three winter wrens on Farm Island this morning. One of them was singing for long stretches. I've never heard them sing in migration before. Hermit thrush also arrived in the Pierre area. I had 4 or 5 on the island and another four feeding up on the street in front of the house along with several eastern phoebes which were ground feeding to find insects. Lots of yellow rumps, both kinglets, and creepers on the island.
After an absence, the Great black-backed gull was back below Fisherman's Point.
Kenny Miller
Pierre

 

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Date: 4/24/18 6:44 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Mitchell migrants
Walking around the farm today I had song sparrows. One Harris's. Some
chipping. Numerous juncos. Ruby crowned kinglets. A hermit thrush. Yellow
rumped warblers. And an orange crowned warbler.

Also trapped 7 house sparrows and 3 starlings.



Jeff Hansen https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
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Date: 4/24/18 6:31 pm
From: Susan Wismer <swismer...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whoopers
My prize for an afternoon drive home from Pierre was coming upon 3
Whooping Cranes loafing in a stubble field puddle halfway home. I
didn’t scare them off when I stopped alongside the road. What a nice
surprise!


Susan Wismer



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Date: 4/24/18 5:34 pm
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Possible Red-shouldered Hawk at Farm Island
I'm 98% sure there was a red-shouldered hawk by the gazebo on Farm Island tonight. I didn't get a good look at the wings, but the rest of the coloration seemed right.


Had one flycatcher, one song sparrow singing, numerous yellow-rumped warblers, one orange-crowned warbler, and 4-6 golden-crowned kinglets. One kingfisher was hunting along the causeway.


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken


 

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Date: 4/24/18 5:14 pm
From: 'Jensen, Kent' <kent.jensen...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Dakota Nature Park / Brookings Birds

There are some new arrivals at DNP. I was out this morning with an OLLI class on Birding - we had an hour or so before the rain chased us inside. New birds for the season were: yellow-rumped warblers, hermit thrush, Eastern phoebe & yellow-bellied sapsucker. We also saw several ruby-crowned kinglets.

Last evening (4/23) an American Woodcock was calling repeatedly and conducting its flight display adjacent to Larson Nature Center ( west side near the wood shed). You can both see and hear it from the parking lot.

Happy Birding all!

KC


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Date: 4/24/18 3:04 pm
From: 'Dowd Stukel, Eileen' <eileen.dowdstukel...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] New Nebraska online bird guide
I'm forwarding this link FYI: https://birds.outdoornebraska.gov/ This resource is spearheaded by Ross Silcock and Joel Jorgensen.

Eileen Dowd Stukel
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Date: 4/24/18 7:53 am
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Tundra Swan - Fort Randall Dam
I saw a lone Tundra Swan at the Fort Randall Dam yesterday. It was downstream across from the campground near the island. https://www.flickr.com/photos/rookiebirder/







Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 4/24/18 6:52 am
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Pierpont & Roy Lakes
Birded at Pierpont and Roy Lakes yesterday. Both spots very active, with most but not all species found in both locations. In the 2 locations and some in-between found 12 FOY species. Fun to see some new arrivals with some winter species getting ready to move on. Other then the following list other FOY bird of last few days was a BCNH on Saturday. Fox Sparrow we're numerous in both locations as we're Broad-winged Hawks. Yellow-rumps more numerous at Roy but Chipping Sparrows more at Pierpont. The Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown Thrasher and White-throated Sparrows Roy only. Common Loons at Wylie Lake in Aberdeen.

Wilson's Snipe
Lesser Yellowlegs
Common Loon
DC Cormorant
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Brown Thrasher
White-throated Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird

Gary Olson
Aberdeen
 

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Date: 4/22/18 9:18 pm
From: Roger Dietrich <1947rogerd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Yankton area


I ran my shorebird route today northwest of Yankton to the Lesterville and Utica areas. I did not find as many shorebirds as I thought I would but did find a lot of birds. The best bird of the day as an American Bittern that froze in place on the edge of a flooded pasture and gave me opportunities to take pictures. It was nice seeing a lot of Yellow-headed Blackbirds also.


eBird Checklist Summary for: Apr 22, 2018

Number of Checklists: 14
Number of Taxa: 59

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): 30800–30898 430th Ave, Yankton US-SD (42.9119,-97.5955)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 8:18 AM
(2): 42907 304th St, Lesterville US-SD (42.9810,-97.6091)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 8:38 AM
(3): 30379–30399 427th Ave, Tabor US-SD (42.9834,-97.6552)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 9:15 AM
(4): 30331–30333 426th Ave, Tabor US-SD (42.9910,-97.6748)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 9:44 AM
(5): 42360–42422 301st St, Scotland US-SD (43.0251,-97.6879)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 9:57 AM
(6): 30067–30089 426th Ave, Scotland US-SD (43.0344,-97.6756)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:20 AM
(7): 42668–42898 301st St, Scotland US-SD (43.0249,-97.6570)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:42 AM
(8): 405 Kisely Ave, Lesterville US-SD (43.0343,-97.5960)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 11:28 AM
(9): 42774–42794 300th St, Lesterville US-SD (43.0392,-97.6164)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 11:44 AM
(10): 29834–29902 429th Ave, Lesterville US-SD (43.0527,-97.6165)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM
(11): 43233 299th St, Lesterville US-SD (43.0515,-97.5570)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 12:41 PM
(12): 29833–29869 433rd Ave, Utica US-SD (43.0579,-97.5374)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM
(13): 298th St, Utica US-SD (43.0678,-97.5307)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 1:31 PM
(14): 43498–43538 305th St, Utica US-SD (42.9667,-97.4968)
Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 1:58 PM

20 Canada Goose -- (2),(4),(7),(13)
2 Wood Duck -- (13)
136 Blue-winged Teal -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(7),(8),(9),(11),(13)
367 Northern Shoveler -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(7),(8),(9),(10),(12),(14)
48 Gadwall -- (2),(3),(6),(7),(8),(14)
34 American Wigeon -- (3),(4),(5),(6),(7),(13),(14)
62 Mallard -- (1),(2),(4),(7),(8),(9),(11),(12),(13)
1 Northern Pintail -- (10)
90 Green-winged Teal -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(7),(10),(14)
119 Canvasback -- (7),(8),(9),(10),(12),(13),(14)
15 Redhead -- (3),(7),(10)
126 Ring-necked Duck -- (2),(4),(5),(6),(7),(11),(13),(14)
419 Lesser Scaup -- (1),(2),(3),(5),(6),(7),(8),(9),(10),(11),(13),(14)
61 Bufflehead -- (2),(4),(6),(7),(10),(11),(14)
2 Common Goldeneye -- (9)
18 Hooded Merganser -- (2),(6),(13)
12 Common Merganser -- (3),(4),(13)
132 Ruddy Duck -- (6),(7),(8),(9),(10),(13)
4 Ring-necked Pheasant -- (3),(8)
27 Pied-billed Grebe -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(6),(8)
121 Double-crested Cormorant -- (1),(3),(6),(8),(9),(10)
34 American White Pelican -- (5),(6),(9)
1 American Bittern -- (12)
5 Great Blue Heron -- (1),(6),(10),(14)
1 Great Egret -- (6)
18 White-faced Ibis -- (1)
2 Northern Harrier -- (2),(4)
3 Bald Eagle -- (10),(11)
8 Red-tailed Hawk -- (1),(2),(4),(5),(6),(7),(10),(14)
979 American Coot -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7),(8),(9),(10),(11),(12),(13),(14)
11 American Avocet -- (2),(7),(11),(14)
21 Killdeer -- (2),(4),(5),(7),(13),(14)
3 Long-billed Dowitcher -- (1),(11)
58 Greater Yellowlegs -- (1),(2),(7),(11),(14)
19 Lesser Yellowlegs -- (1),(2),(7),(14)
509 Franklin's Gull -- (2),(3),(5),(7),(8),(11)
155 Ring-billed Gull -- (2),(3),(5),(7),(8),(9),(10)
4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (2)
3 Mourning Dove — (2)
1 Great Horned Owl -- (7)
5 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) -- (3),(9),(11),(13)
3 American Kestrel -- (1),(2)
1 Loggerhead Shrike -- (6)
4 Tree Swallow -- (11)
41 American Robin -- (2),(9),(14)
11 European Starling -- (1),(2)
1 Chipping Sparrow -- (2)
4 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) -- (3)
2 Vesper Sparrow -- (3)
2 Savannah Sparrow -- (13)
3 Song Sparrow -- (3)
1 Lincoln's Sparrow -- (14)
1 Northern Cardinal -- (14)
119 Yellow-headed Blackbird -- (1),(9),(10),(11),(12)
41 Western Meadowlark -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(6),(7)
227 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1),(2),(3),(6),(7),(12),(13),(14)
4 Brown-headed Cowbird -- (2)
22 Common Grackle -- (3),(4),(14)
3 House Sparrow -- (2)


Roger Dietrich
Yankton, SD
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Date: 4/22/18 3:03 pm
From: <birdingsd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Short-earred owl
Walked at Family Park this morning.

Much of the waterfowl has gone, but several FOYs today including a very surprising Short-eared owl who flew up out of some long grass on the North-east corner of the lake. Five loons were present yesterday evening, but none seen this morning.

Its hard to believe after getting almost 20inches of snow last week, but I think Spring might finally be on its way.

Happy Birding,

Bridget




 

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Date: 4/22/18 12:16 pm
From: 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] red-breasted merg and eastern meadowlark
this morning, at bear butte lake in meade county, i observed a lone, male
red-breasted merganser. it mostly had its head tucked, apparently having
just arrived overnight, and was near the south shore of the lake. this is
not a common sighting for us west river folks.

there was not a lot of activity at the lake, just a smattering of expected
waterfowl. though there were two pair of greater scaup.

also of note, was a singing eastern meadlowlark, along avavlanche road,
just inside the the lawrence county line.

happy earth day to all.

george prisbe
hanna, south dakota

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Date: 4/22/18 11:36 am
From: Ro Qu <richardqhansen...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Swainson's hawk and Short eared owl.
Last year at my mom's farm north of Mitchell, there was a pair of swainsons
hawks that nested and raised one young, but neither my brother Jeff or
myself was ever able to locate the nest. This year 2 days ago I counted 8
Swainsons there and today there is still a pair. Hopeful they will nest
again.

We also saw a short eared owl on the James River bottom grassland.

 

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Date: 4/22/18 2:50 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] more FOY birds
More FOY Birds:



Chestnut-collared Longspur-4

Black-crowned Night Heron -1

Broad-winged Hawk - 2

Swainson's Hawk - 1





Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 4/22/18 1:13 am
From: 'Preheim, Kelly' <Kelly.Preheim...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Birds in Charles Mix and Douglas county
In the last few days, I've been seeing some FOY birds:

Peregrine Falcon

Barn Swallow

Swainson's Hawks - are numerous {migrating} and sitting in groups

Willet

Wilson's Phalarope

White-faced Ibis

Say's Phoebe

American Avocets, Marbled and Hudsonian Godwits are around the flooded fields and roads.


Bill Van Der Hagen is out in the area birding today. He was not able to locate the Whooping Cranes near Burke, SD. He saw 8 Common Loons at the Ft. Randall Dam and took photos of a Long-tailed Duck in a seasonal pond near the refuge.


Kelly Preheim

Armour, SD

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Date: 4/22/18 12:19 am
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] foy BIRDS


Todays FOY birds:



White-faced Ibis -2

Willet -1

Barn Swallow - 1

Savannah Sparrow

Brewer's Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird



Sharing is half the fun of Birding



Ricky D. Olson

Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 4/21/18 7:45 pm
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Spring Arrivals
While the geese and most of the duck species we normally see, have been in the Aberdeen area the past few weeks plus I did get an invite to go out with Alyssa Anderson and her NSU class to Sand Lake NWR on Thursday. That outing got me 13 FOY species between the refuge and the Hecla Marsh. FOY's include:

Blue-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Coot
Avocet
Marbled Godwit
Franklin's Gull
AW Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
White-faced Ibis
Purple Martin (at Paul Mammenga's colony)
Yellow-headed Blackbird

A drive out by the farm on 415th Ave. in Marshall County turned up minimal ducks and species. Folks may recall the huge shorebird fallout there for last spring's SDOU meeting. The drought up this way has dried up a very large portion of that slough, (real bad last summer) and has been minimal already the past couple years for breeding species. There is enough melt and run off water back right now that I'm hopeful of another good shorebird showing within the next few weeks.

Yesterday a walk along Moccasin Creek here in Aberdeen turned up some more FOY species. They include:

Greater Scaup
Belted Kingfisher
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

and close to home Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Twenty FOY's in 2 days. Not bad.. As of yet I have checked only one of the Bald Eagle nests I'm aware of in this area and did have one individual on nest with another standing guard real close by. Neighbors House Finch pair was working on a nest yesterday as well. Redpoll number have dropped drastically past couple days and seems like I'm seeing bigger bunches of DE Junco's.

Gary Olson
Aberdeen

 

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Date: 4/21/18 5:34 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] FW: SD-Birds




From: Gary & Cindy Olson [mailto:<olsonfam...>]
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:53 PM
To: <tatanka40...>
Subject: SD-Birds



Hey Ricky



I haven't talked with you for awhile. Birds are picking up here. I tried
twice today sending a message to the sd-birds list but it doesn't seem to be
going out or that is my assumption anyhow. Can you let me know if you get
this email OR if you got it thru the normal list serve route. Thanks!





While the geese and most of the duck species we normally see, have been in
the Aberdeen area the past few weeks plus I did get an invite to go out with
Alyssa Anderson and her NSU class to Sand Lake NWR on Thursday. That outing
got me 13 FOY species between the refuge and the Hecla Marsh. FOY's include:



Blue-winged Teal

Ruddy Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Coot

Avocet

Marbled Godwit

Franklin's Gull

AW Pelican

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

White-faced Ibis

Purple Martin (at Paul Mammenga's colony)

Yellow-headed Blackbird



A drive out by the farm on 415th Ave. in Marshall County turned up minimal
ducks and species. Folks may recall the huge shorebird fallout there for
last spring's SDOU meeting. The drought up this way has dried up a very
large portion of that slough, (real bad last summer) and has been minimal
already the past couple years for breeding species. There is enough melt and
run off water back right now that I'm hopeful of another good shorebird
showing within the next few weeks.



Yesterday a walk along Moccasin Creek here in Aberdeen turned up some more
FOY species. They include:



Greater Scaup

Belted Kingfisher

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Hermit Thrush

Ruby-crowned Kinglet



and close to home Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Twenty FOY's in 2 days. Not bad.
As of yet I have checked only one of the Bald Eagle nests I'm aware of in
this area and did have one individual on nest with another standing guard
real close by. Neighbors House Finch pair was working on a nest yesterday as
well. Redpoll number have dropped drastically past couple days and seems
like I'm seeing bigger bunches of DE Junco's.



Gary Olson

Aberdeen


 

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Date: 4/21/18 1:53 pm
From: 'Gary & Cindy Olson' <olsonfam...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Spring Arrivals
While the geese and most of the duck species we normally see, have been in the Aberdeen area the past few weeks plus I did get an invite to go out with Alyssa Anderson and her NSU class to Sand Lake NWR on Thursday. That outing got me 13 FOY species between the refuge and the Hecla Marsh. FOY's include:

Blue-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Coot
Avocet
Marbled Godwit
Franklin's Gull
AW Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
White-faced Ibis
Purple Martin (at Paul Mammenga's colony)
Yellow-headed Blackbird

A drive out by the farm on 415th Ave. in Marshall County turned up minimal ducks and species. Folks may recall the huge shorebird fallout there for last spring's SDOU meeting. The drought up this way has dried up a very large portion of that slough, (real bad last summer) and has been minimal already the past couple years for breeding species. There is enough melt and run off water back right now that I'm hopeful of another good shorebird showing within the next few weeks.

Yesterday a walk along Moccasin Creek here in Aberdeen turned up some more FOY species. They include:

Greater Scaup
Belted Kingfisher
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

and close to home Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Twenty FOY's in 2 days. Not bad.. As of yet I have checked only one of the Bald Eagle nests I'm aware of in this area and did have one individual on nest with another standing guard real close by. Neighbors House Finch pair was working on a nest yesterday as well. Redpoll number have dropped drastically past couple days and seems like I'm seeing bigger bunches of DE Junco's.

Gary Olson
Aberdeen

 

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Date: 4/21/18 1:46 pm
From: MARK OTNES <markotnes...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Roberts County Apr 20, 2018

I birded a few hours in the early afternoon on Friday in Roberts County. There were patches of waterfowl here and there with the best being at Cottonwood Slough below.

I saw more waterfowl further north in North Dakota. Swans are abundant in the Fargo area, but got none in Roberts.

Got a huge blackbird flock right on the North Dakota - South Dakota line just to the east of the casino. It consisted of red-winged, yellow-headed and Brewer's blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, and common grackles.

Mark Otnes
Fargo ND

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Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:40:34 PM
Subject: eBird Report - US-South Dakota-New Effington-Whittier Avenue - 45.853x-96.918, Apr 20, 2018

US-South Dakota-New Effington-Whittier Avenue - 45.853x-96.918, Roberts, South Dakota, US
Apr 20, 2018 12:21 PM - 12:43 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
28 species

Canada Goose 12
Northern Shoveler 14
Gadwall 3
Mallard 10
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 8
Lesser Scaup 23
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 35
Hooded Merganser 8
Common Merganser 43
American White Pelican 1
Bald Eagle 2
American Avocet 2
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 40
Herring Gull (American) 6
Forster's Tern 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 1
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 8
Purple Finch 1 1 wine colored male singing

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44753834

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Date: 4/21/18 10:56 am
From: Charlene Bessken <ladyhawk155...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Shrike
I saw a shrike - possible Loggerhead - on the electric wires along Grey Goose Road. Have to go back that way, so will try to get a better look.


The bald eagle eggs at Farm Island have hatched. It looked like the adult was feeding young this morning.


Robins are carrying nesting material. Heard one wild turkey gobbling.


There are a few yellow-rumped warblers on Farm Island.


Please let this be spring!!!


Charlene "Charlie" Bessken
Pierre, SD


 

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Date: 4/20/18 5:32 pm
From: 'Ricky Olson' <tatanka40...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] NEW BIRDS
TODAY'S NEW BIRDS : PIPING PLOVER, EASTERN PHOEBE,OSPREY, VESPER SPARROW

THIS WEEK- SAY'S PHOEBE





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Ft Pierre SD




 

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Date: 4/20/18 4:34 pm
From: 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] breeder arrivals and more
today marked the return of red-naped sapsuckers to the higher elevations of
lawrence county at hanna. prior to this we had our first yellow-rumped
warbler (audubon's) on wednesday, ruby-crowned kinglets, one of our most
common breeders, returned on the 16th.

chipping sparrows are back, but not yet singing.

also, today, we had a flock of 120+ common redpolls in the balsom poplar
trees behind our house.

other recent highlights have been fox sparrow (only the third observation
of this species over the past 14 years); white-winged crossbills making a
typical cameo appearance; and two pair of cassin's finch that visit the
feeders each day.

george prisbe
hanna, lawrence county
5700'

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Date: 4/20/18 2:30 pm
From: <sstolz1...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Whooping cranes in Gregory county this morning
After receiving a report last night, I checked out the area this morning after conducting my grouse surveys near Whetstone Bay. Sharptails were really putting on a show.
There were 5 adult whooping cranes along Highway 47 about 9 miles south of Burke. A few hundred sandhills were also in the area but not really associating with the whoopers.
Had many foy birds this morning as well, including Ruby and golden crowned kinglets, orange-crowned and yellow-rumped warblers, forsters tern, lark and vesper sparrows, great egret and spotted towhee.
Spring is wanting to come but winter just won't let go.
Scott Stolz
Fort Pierre

 

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Date: 4/20/18 11:51 am
From: Dick Latuchie <rlatuchie...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Pennington Co.)
I observed several Ruby-crowned Kinglets this morning at Mary Hall Park in Rapid City, a FOY bird for me in SD. Also had a flyover Trumpeter Swan, pretty unusual.

Dick Latuchie
Rapid City

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Date: 4/20/18 9:49 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...>
Subject: [sd-birds] Repeating Sparrow Trap Enhancment
After watching a Youtube video on trapping house sparrows where the trapped
sparrows could retreat to a shed gave me the idea to add a SHELTER BOX to
my trap.

The secret to catching house sparrows in a repeating sparrow trap is to
have decoy birds in the trap. The problem with most repeating sparrow
traps is the birds suffer from stress and die. They need shelter from
predators, the weather, and a place to roost at night. By adding a shelter
box to the trap, the trapped birds will remain healthy and in turn attract
more house sparrows. Until I started using the shelter box I never caught
house sparrows in this style trap in the spring time. I keep the decoy
birds watered and well fed with cracked corn, millet, quick oats, and sand.

I made this 5 minute video that shows how it works:
https://youtu.be/545T5jBaRmc

Saw my FOS purple martins down the street. I'm sure my trapping of house
sparrows has improved their success rate.

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Jeff Hansen, Topeka
https://www.youtube.com/BackyardBirdsUS
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