Welcome to JELLEN IN THE BLACK HILLS ~ My digital journal, where I highlight the natural wonders around me ~ the birds, beasts, botany, and beauty ~ in a National forest in SW South Dakota ~ and sometimes beyond.
Tuesday, June 9
A Western tanager near Box Elder Creek in the NE Hills area, at a wayside park.
A great blue heron with a fish, on the outskirts of N Rapid City.
A mama mer- ganzer and three chicks on Box Elder Creek in the NE Hills...
A robin ignored my being about 15 feet away, landing in a big puddle and taking a vigorous bath like it needed reviving after a long, hard flight...