South Dakota Birds and Birding -- My Favorite Photos

CURRENTLY REVAMPING MY FAVORITES SECTION!! IT'S BEEN AWHILE!!

The photos below are a mix of my personal favorites, for either the photo itself, or for the experience in getting the photo. Photos are provided in no particular order, although bird photos are at the top, while landscape and animal photos are at the bottom.  Click on a photo of photo name to view the higher-resolution photograph.  Enjoy!!

BIRDS
Horned Puffin - Fratercula corniculata Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia Elegant Trogon - Trogon elegans 
Horned Puffin
August 8th, 2010
Near Seward, Alaska
Black-billed Magpie (and Bison)
January 2017
Yellowstone National Park, WY
 
Elegant Trogon
November 2015
Florida Canyon, Arizona
 Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia  Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae  Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
 Burrowing Owl
August 22nd, 2008
Near Brandon, South Dakota
 Costa's Hummingbird
November 2015
Madera Canyon, Arizona
Rough-legged Hawk
February 12th, 2011
Lyman County, South Dakota
 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus  Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis  Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
 Gyrfalcon
February 16th, 2004
Near Presho, South Dakota
 
 Gila Woodpecker
April 20th, 2014
Tucson, Arizona
Great Kiskadee
December 2nd, 2015
Near Volga, South Dakota (!!)
 Le Conte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii  Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana  Northern Hawk Owl - Surnia ulula
  Le Conte's Sparrow
October 21st, 2016
Lincoln County, South Dakota
Western Bluebird
May 1st, 2008
Zion National Park, Utah
Northern Hawk Owl
December 13th, 2004
Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota
Elf Owl - Micrathene whitneyi Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
Elf Owl
May 7th, 2008
Outskirts of Tucson, Arizona
Blue Grosbeak
May 30th, 2015
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
  Black-throated Green Warbler
May 24th, 2012
Acadia National Park, Maine
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Osprey
December 28th, 2007
Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Rufous Hummingbird
August 6th, 2013
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Roseate Spoonbill
December 10th, 2012
Everglades Nat'l Park, Florida
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum  
Ring-necked Pheasant
December 2008
Near Presho, South Dakota
Cedar Waxwing
June 28th, 2011
Ecola State Park, Oregon
 
     
     
     
     
     

OTHER WILDLIFE

Mountain Goat - Oreamnos americanus  Gray Wolf - Canis lupus   Grizzly Bear - Ursus arctos
Mountain Goat
August 2016
Glacier National Park, Wyoming
 
Gray Wolf
March 3rd, 2013
Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota 
 Grizzly Bear
August 2nd, 2016
Banff National Park, Canada
     
Bobcat - Lynx rufus   Western Diamondback Rattlesnake  - Crotalus atrox  Dall Sheep - Ovis dalli
 Bobcat
May 7th, 2008
Near Tucson, Arizona
 Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
April 17th, 2014
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
 Dall Sheep
August 13th, 2010
Denali National Park, Alaska
     

LANDSCAPES / OTHER PHOTOS

 Saguaro Sky - Arizona Lake Louise - "Teahouse Hike"   Fly Agaric Mushroom - Photo
 Saguaro Sky
May 5th, 2008
Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Lake Louise "Teahouse Hike"
July 2016
Banff National Park, Canada
Fly Agaric Mushroom
August 2010
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
 Lightning Flats - Montana    
  Lightning Flats
July 2002
Eastern Montana
   

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

Long-horned Bee - Eucerini mellisodes   Meadowhawk - Sympetrum  Ambush Bug - Phymatinae
Long-horned Bee
July 2015
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
 
Meadowhawk
August 2015
Brandon, South Dakotaa
 Ambush Bug
August 2015
Brandon, South Dakota
     
     
     


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