Friday, August 11, 2017

South Dakota August 2017

Found five American kestrel siblings practicing flying, etc.  They had
such power my Dad and I thought they were merlins!
Headed out to South Dakota last week.  Found some pretty great birds! Some other things, too.

Molting male Bobolink

Snoozing Common Nighthawk


Snoozing great horned owl.  Yeah, that was weird
to see it out during the day like that.

Young Grasshopper Sparrow

Young Eastern Kingbird

Common Nighthawk waking up

Common Nighthawk on the wing

You can see the mouth open!

Northern Harrier hunting the field

Female Orchard Oriole

Red-headed Woodpecker

Young Red-headed Woodpecker

 Young Red-tailed Hawk

Another Red-tailed Hawk

Red-headed Woodpeckers.  You can see the
Common Nighthawk in the front foreground!

Western Kingbird

White-tailed fawn

Mule deer

This mule deer doe had twins

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk in flight