South Dakota Birds and Birding

Recent Photos and Artwork

Below are some of the most recent photos I've taken.   While I primarily shoot birds, I do sometimes shoot other things, so will occasionally put those on this page as well.  You'll also notice I've started to do some drawings of birds, and will post some of my most recent artwork.  Sometimes it's a lot easier to draw at home, than to find time to get out and shoot!!

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Northern Saw-whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus   Northern Saw-whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus            
Northern Saw-whet Owl   Northern Saw-whet Owl            
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota            
January 2015   January 2015            
                 
Merlin - Falco columbarius   Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus   Ferruginous Hawk - Buteo regalis   Prairie Falcon - Falco mexicanus   Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
Merlin (with Starling)   Bald Eagle   Ferruginous Hawk   Prairie Falcon   Rough-legged Hawk
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
January 2015   January 2015   January 2015   January 2015   January 2015
                 
Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus   Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus   Prairie Falcon - Falco mexicanus   Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini   Sabine's Gull - Xema sabini
Evening Grosbeak   Evening Grosbeak   Prairie Falcon   Sabine's Gull   Sabine's Gull
Photo - Minnesota   Photo - Minnesota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
December 2014   December 2014   December 2014   October 2014   October 2014
                 
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis   Nashville Warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla   Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus   Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius   Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus
Red-breasted Nuthatch Nashville Warbler Red-eyed Vireo Blue-headed Vireo Stilt Sandpipers
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
September 2014   September 2014   September 2014   September 2014   September 2014
                 
Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus   Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula   House Wren - Troglodytes aedon   Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis   Snowy Egret - Egretta thula
Warbling Vireo Ruby-crowned Kinglet House Wren Buff-breasted Sandpiper Snowy Egret
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
September 2014   September 2014   September 2014   September 2014   September 2014
                 
Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica   Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus   Spruce Grouse - Falcipennis canadensis    Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea   Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
Pacific Loon Bald Eagle Spruce Grouse Arctic Tern Red-necked Phalarope
Photo - Alaska   Photo - Alaska   Photo - Alaska   Photo - Alaska   Photo - Alaska
May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014
                 
Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea   Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus   White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis   Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius   Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
Blue Grosbeak   Stilt Sandpiper   White-rumped Sandpiper   Orchard Oriole   Arctic Tern
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - Alaska
May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014
                 
Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor   Wilson's Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolor   American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana   American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana   Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Wilson's Phalarope Wilson's Phalarope American Avocet American Avocet Ruddy Turnstone
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014   May 2014
                 
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox   Western Diamondback Rattlesnake - Crotalus atrox   Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna   Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna   Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Anna's Hummingbird Anna's Hummingbird Pyrrhuloxia
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Yarrow's Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus jarrovii   Common Side-blotched Lizard - Uta stansburiana   Desert Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus magister   Zebra-tailed Lizard - Callisaurus draconoides   Ornate Tree Lizard - Urosaurus ornatus
Yarrow's Spiny Lizard   Common Side-blotched Lizard   Desert Spiny Lizard   Zebra-tailed Lizard   Ornate Tree Lizard
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus   Black-tailed Gnatcatcher - Polioptila melanura   Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus   Javelina (Peccary) - Tayassu tajacu   Tiger Whiptail - Aspidoscelis tigris
Great Horned Owl Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Harris's Hawk Javelina (and young) Tiger Whiptail (Lizard)
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Lucy's Warbler - Oreothlypis luciae   Black-chinned Hummingbird - Archilochus alexandri   Yellow-eyed Junco - Junco phaeonotus   Verdin - Auriparus flaviceps   Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Lucy's Warbler   Black-chinned Hummingbird   Yellow-eyed Junco   Verdin   Brown-crested Flycatcher
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum   Gila Monster - Heloderma suspectum   Black-throated Sparrow - Amphispiza bilineata   Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii   Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii
Gila Monster Gila Monster Black-throated Sparrow Gambel's Quail Gambel's Quail
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris   Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris   Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre   Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre   Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma wollweberi
Broad-billed Hummingbird   Broad-billed Hummingbird   Curve-billed Thrasher   Curve-billed Thrasher   Mexican Jay
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Magnificent Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens   Broad-tailed Hummingbird - Selasphorus platycercus   Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis   Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis   Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus
Magnificent Hummingbird Broad-tailed Hummingbird Gila Woodpecker Gila Woodpecker Acorn Woodpecker
Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona   Photo - Arizona
April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014   April 2014
                 
Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus   Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus   Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus   Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos   Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
Snowy Owl   Snowy Owl   Snowy Owl   Golden Eagle   Rough-legged Hawk
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
February 2014   February 2014   February 2014   February 2014   October 2013
                 
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii American Robin - Turdus migratorius Harris's Sparrow - Zonotrichia querula
Clay-colored Sparrow   Blue Jay   Lincoln's Sparrow   American Robin   Harris's Sparrow
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota
October 2013 October 2013 October 2013 October 2013 October 2013
                 
Atlantic Puffin - Drawing by Terry Sohl   Le Conte's Sparrow -- Ammodramus leconteii   Le Conte's Sparrow -- Ammodramus leconteii   Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Drawing by Terry Sohl   Golden-winged Warbler - Drawing by Terry Sohl
Atlantic Puffin   Le Conte's Sparrow   Le Conte's Sparrow   Spoon-billed Sandpiper   Golden-winged Warbler
Pencil Drawing   Photo - South Dakota   Photo - South Dakota   Pencil Drawing   Pencil Drawing
October 2013   October 2013   October 2013   August 2013   October 2013
                 
Dickcissel - Spiza americana   Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba   Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus    Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus    Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata 
Dickcissel   Pigeon Guillemot   Rufous Hummingbird   Rufous Hummingbird   Tufted Puffin
Photo - South Dakota   Photo - Oregon   Photo - Oregon   Photo - Oregon   Photo - South Dakota
August 2013   August 2013   August 2013   August 2013   May 2013
                 
Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata    Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus    Pelagic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax pelagicus    Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba   Spotted Sandpiper -  Actitis macularia 
Tufted Puffin   Pacific Wren   Pelagic Cormorant   Pigeon Guillemot   Spotted Sandpiper
Photo - Oregon   Photo - Oregon   Photo - Oregon   Photo - Oregon   Photo - South Dakota
August 2013   August 2013   August 2013   August 2013   May 2013
                 

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