Part 1: Rapid City Birds

These are all birds that have visited our backyard in western Rapid City.
Most of the photos were taken through our back window.
Many of the birds live in the neighborhood, and many are regular visitors during different parts of the year.


Western Tanager
  

Blue Jay
  

Red Breasted Nuthatch
  

Chickadee
  

Cedar Waxwing
  

Catbird
  

Dove
  

Downy Woodpecker
  

Northern Flicker
  

House Finch
  

Hairy Woodpecker
  

Goldfinch
  

Grackle
  

Lazuli Bunting
  

Junco
  

Bullock's Oriole
  

Robin
  

Sparrow
  

Black-headed Grosbeak
  

White-Crowned Sparrow
  

Starling
  

Towhee
  

Red-Wing Blackbird
  

White Breasted Nuthatch
  

Red Crossbill
  


bird killer!

Part 2: South Dakota Birds

Most of these bird photos were taken in the Black Hills.

Mountain Bluebird
  

Bald Eagle
  

Great Blue Heron
  

Osprey
  

Fledgling Herons being harrassed by an Osprey
  

Common Yellowthroat
  

Golden Eagle
  

Gray Jay or Canadian Jay
  

Great Horned Owl
  

Great White Egret
  

Grouse
  

Red-Tailed Hawk
  

Killdeer
  

Belted Kingfisher
  

Magpie
  

Mallard Ducks
  

Tree Swallow
  

Meadowlark
  

Pelican
  

Red Headed Woodpecker
  

Red-Naped Sapsucker


Seagull (passing through?)


Turkey Vulture
  

Wild Turkey (common and some rare brown wild turkeys)
  

Yellow Headed Blackbird
  

Peacock ("Miles" was the neigborhood Peacock in Cleghorn Canyon)
  



Conspicuously absent is our South Dakota state bird, the Ring-Necked Pheasant.
We're still waiting to be in the right place at the right time for a good photo!


More to come!



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