Potholes & Prairie 2007
We've got the whole fam damily out here in the middle of North Dakota at The Potholes & Prairie Birding Festival. This is the fifth annual P&PBF and this year it's in Carrington, ND, a tiny prairie town about an hour northwest of Jamestown.
We're hanging out with old friends here, both feathered and human, and digging the scene in general. Today the sun is shining brightly. Yesterday was like a day in the monsoon season. But the birds did not seem to mind.
Yesterday's avian highlight, a male LeConte's sparrow singing on territory.
Today's: a couple of sora in a slough in the middle of the coteau. Breathtaking!
Must fly to the next activity here: a wine tasting for which Julie, Jessie, Ernie, and I are playing music. We played last night at Ernie and Ann's ranch for the opening evening's picnic. Much jocularity was experienced by all.
Tomorrow: driving westward to favorite places like Chase Lake and sacred places beyond.