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What

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

Observer

anitadraper

Date

June 6, 2018 02:27 PM CDT

Description

Saw the bittern on the shore of a creek. It was running a live garter snake through its beak, up and down the length, as if masticating the snake prior to consumption. Snake was limp after a couple minutes. Screenshot is from the video we posted on social media.

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Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 21, 2018 07:40 AM CDT

Description

First spotted it flying in pasture north of farm yard. A few minutes later spotted another flying in stubble field south of farmyard. Suspect they are the same one, but of course, cannot be positive.

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Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 25, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

Description

Saw a Northern Harrier flying low over a water source through agricultural fields and took some pics and a long video of it.

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 8, 2018 11:57 AM CDT

Description

Saw it flying toward us and was able to take some pics as it flew past.

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What

Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 25, 2018 03:25 PM CDT

Description

Spotted it perched on a fence post along a gravel road, facing an area that led down to a large slough.

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Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 20, 2018 11:23 AM CDT

Description

Saw it perched on the fence post of a cemetery on the edge of town. It flew into the nearby spruce trees after I took its pic.

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Merlin Falco columbarius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 8, 2018 12:35 PM CDT

Description

Spotted it perched in the trees lining a farmyard lane.

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American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 16, 2018 01:40 PM CDT

Description

Saw this kestrel land outside my livingroom window. Went out and snapped a photo before it flew off. 20 mins later it was back above my mixed seed feeder where the small birds eat. Both times its bloody beak wore the remains of a fresh kill.

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What

White-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus townsendii

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 29, 2018 07:59 AM CDT

Description

Saw it feeding on rangeland where it hid behind a shrub upon noticing my presence.

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What

White-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus townsendii

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 28, 2018 10:39 AM CDT

Description

I don't know what it was doing, but it took off when it spotted me.

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What

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 25, 2018 02:53 PM CDT

Description

First time I've seen a meadowlark sing from a sitting position.

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What

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 25, 2018 11:55 AM CDT

Description

Heard it sing and then spotted it on a fence post.

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What

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 24, 2018 11:02 AM CDT

Description

Heard it singing and then spotted it on a fence post.

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Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 19, 2018 05:26 PM CDT

Description

Spotted on fence post after hearing it singing.

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Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 22, 2018 01:55 PM CDT

Description

Spotted on roadside

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What

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 15, 2018 10:23 AM CDT

Description

Flew from ditch into a field as I approached.

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What

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 22, 2018 12:27 PM CDT

Description

Spotted it in a pasture where it was feeding on an open carcass. It took off. I filmed it flying overhead.

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What

Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 1, 2018 04:10 PM CDT

Description

One skunk scurrying through a stubble field.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 22, 2018 01:19 PM CDT

Description

Two killdeer on the shore of a large slough.

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What

Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 29, 2018 07:56 AM CDT

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What

Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 17, 2018 08:13 AM CDT

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Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 29, 2018 07:14 AM CDT

Description

Sighted a widespread flock on a stubble field.

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 30, 2018 04:30 PM CDT

Description

A couple of Ring-billed Gulls were observed on ice near a small amount of open water.

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 15, 2018 03:49 PM CDT

Description

Spotted it walking around snowy stubble field.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 11, 2018 07:06 AM CDT

Description

Perched in treed area overlooking prairie.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 4, 2018 08:37 AM CDT

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 13, 2018 04:24 PM CDT

Description

Observed 2 raccoons scrounging in agricultural field because. Sensing danger, they tried to rush away but their paws kept breaking through top snow layer.

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What

Eastern Pasqueflower Anemone patens

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 27, 2018 11:33 AM CDT

Description

First Prairie Crocus sighting of 2018.

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What

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 18, 2018 07:18 AM CDT

Description

Spotted this Northern Shoveler pair on some open water near a flock of other waterfowl.

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What

Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius

Observer

anitadraper

Date

April 13, 2018 03:41 PM CDT

Description

Saw this Northern Harrier perched on a small knoll overlooking a slough area.

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