Μάιος 30, 2022

South Dakota

Trip to South Dakota 5/28-5/30/2022
So I went to South Dakota to visit my grandparents and though that I would write about it. (Partly since I am bored).
Day 1: We got so South Dakota at abotu 3:30 p.m. after a 5 hour car ride. My grandparents own a farm out in the country (Live in town) that used to have sheep. It is a wonderful spot to birdwatch. We had a bonfire and didn't do much birdwatching that day. One suprise was seing a Smooth Greensnake, I had never seen a green snake before that! I also saw a Tom Turkey all fanned out. Lastly I am pretty sure that I saw a Clay-Colored sparrow a lifer!
Day 2: Well I am horable at writing so this will be short. But I belive that I may have seen a Northern Rough-Winged Swallow and I think a Yellow bellied flycatcher both lifer's! In the old barn I found a whole bunch of Great horned Owl feathers, some suggesting it was killed (By what?). Going on a hike we found a very small nest with a tiny blue egg belonging to a bird the color brown that I saw fly up but that was not event he best thing on the hike we saw a very small fawn laying in the grass not moving like a good fawn.
Day 3: I got sick so instead of getting to stay the rest of the week till friday I had to come back with my parents. But I did get a sapsucker picture!
So that was our trip...

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Μάρτιος 05, 2022

O'Dowd Lake Park

3/5/2022
Today I went to O'Dowd lake park in Shakopee, MN in search of a lake with open water and I was not disappointed. There is a small part of the lake with some sort of motor floating to keep the water circulated to keep it from freezing over. We were able to walk out on the fishing pier to get some better photos of the birds which were 15-20 Trumpeter Swans a Lifer before today I was never able to photograph and identify swans, Lots of Canada Geese, 3 Mallards a new bird for 2022, and 3-4 Hooded Mergansers also a lifer. Off of the water I saw a few Crows, a couple of Blue Jays, and heard a Cardinal. O'Dowd Lake Park is definitely a place that I would recommend and visit again!
Happy Birding, Keith
This is my best photo of the day

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