Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls
adapted from my photo of 2008

Monday, June 27, 2011

South Dakota birding

I've finally gotten a bit of birding done (ignoring for the moment the remaining boxes in the garage). I did my Breeding Bird Survey east of Rapid City last Wednesday, went birding with a new SD birding friend south and east of Rapid on Friday, and went with the Northern Hills Bird Club on a field trip to the upper northeast corner of the state on Saturday. I'm hoping to take a bit of bird-exploring time this afternoon after my husband goes to work his 3-11 pm shift at the Weather Service. Lots of neat birds so far, and many more to look for. Best photos up here so far are ones I've posted on my Facebook page, but I am just so happy to have gotten them that I have to share them here too -- a Northern Saw-whet Owl up in Harding Co., SD.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Texas to South Dakota accomplished

I have arrived!! I left Fort Worth after the movers cleared out our house about 6:30 PM on Wed., 6/8, and drove to Oklahoma City for the night. Then yesterday (our wedding anniversary) I drove the remainder of the 1110 miles and arrived in Rapid City about 8:00 PM (MDT). The fence folks are finally able to begin putting in the dog fence that we ordered in April. It's been so rainy that the test fence post hole that they had drilled has had standing water in it. It's still wet, having rained again last night, but they can at least begin on the uphill fenceline area.

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