Sunset near Isabel, South Dakota.
I was able to visit my hometown over Easter weekend and wanted share a few pictures from Saturday and Sunday. No real theme in this post other than scenes or animals I thought were interesting. Click on an image for a larger file to view and thanks for dropping by.
Saturday evening after supper I went out in search of a beautiful sunset and saw this young Ferruginous Hawk on an old telephone pole. (At least that is what I think it is as I'm not as good at identifying hawks as I'd like to be.)
I believe this is an American Kestrel... also sometimes called a sparrow hawk.
Prairie grass against a small rain cloud colored by the setting sun.
A view of the great metropolis of Isabel (taken southeast of town and looking northwest.)
I teased my mom that I got a great shot of Isabel's skyline and she said that she would put it in her weekly paper (The Isabel Dakotan)... well here it is and we will see!
A prairie windmill in the waning light of evening.
Star light and the last light from the sun share the sky with the same windmill as above (click on the image to see the stars).
I woke up before the sun on Easter Sunday morning to hike out to a known "Lek." This is a place were male sharp tailed grouse do their mating dance. I did not find any at that particular place but was able to find another lek later in the morning closer to the Moreau River about 10 miles south of Isabel. Unfortunately the birds were skittish and a herd of cows had also frequented the place recently so this is the best shot I could get. (please pardon the cow pies.)