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.
Friday, June 19
Tree Swallow, Spotted Towhee, Eastern Kingbird
Wed. at Custer Park, I found someone home in one of the many birdhouses attached to the fenceline at the buffalo round-up (an annual event) corrals. This tree swallow left while I watched him the first time, then he was home again in apt. 21 when I came back.
I took one of the dirt county roads out of the park, and found this spotted towhee singing in a tree...another towhee was somewhere nearby answering. My first sighting of the towhee.
The second new bird I found Wed. on the county road was the Eastern kingbird! Score!