I had to make a couple of genealogy photo stops in the tiny communities of White Owl and Red Owl on Sunday, an area which Gene has not birded much, so we made a day trip out of it. As mentioned, the snow and sleet weren't taking the day off, either. It was an oddly lovely light, though, and the birds were in full spring courting mode. Here are a few of the sights.
Community hall, Alkali
Another abandoned house.
Church, Red Owl
Barn in the spring chill
Please tell me this is not a church with two outhouses. Please.
Great blue heron, not liking us.
Belle Fourche River valley
Distant long-billed curlew
Bear Butte in the mists
Storm across the prairie
Hawk on nest
Swainson's hawk, surveying the situation
Wild turkeys courting
Ten males, seven females in this flock