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Baby bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison getting ready to jump the creek, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison launches, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison is airborne, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison sticks the landing, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Baby bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison looking for milk, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison looking for milk, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Bison relaxing, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Baby bison finds milk, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bison herd on private land south of Badlands National Park, May 2019.
Pronghorns share the grassland with the bison, Custer State Park, May 2019. Pronghorns, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck (left) chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019.
The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck (left) chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019.
The old pronghorn buck chases a member of its herd, Custer State Park, May 2019. Pronghorns, Custer State Park, May 2019. Pronghorn, Custer State Park, May 2019. This was a bit confusing.  There were eight animals off in the distance, and it wasn´t until I got the big lens on them that I could tell there were three elk and five deer.  What´s up with that?  It was just a coincidence, they weren´t hanging out together.  The deer took off and the elk did not follow. 
 Custer State Park, May 2019. Elk, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, May 2019. Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, May 2019. Swallow trying to feed the chick inside the nest box, Custer State Park, May 2019. Swallow trying to feed the chick inside the nest box, Custer State Park, May 2019. Swallow trying to feed the chick inside the nest box, Custer State Park, May 2019.
Swallows, Custer State Park, May 2019. Bird in a stream, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019.  The closest I can come to a bird ID is Yellow-rumped Warbler, Myrtle variety. Bird in a stream, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019.  The closest I can come to a bird ID is Yellow-rumped Warbler, Myrtle variety. Magpie, Custer State Park, May 2019. Prairie dog, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019.
Prairie dog, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019. Prairie dog, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019. Prairie dog, Wind Cave National Park, May 2019. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bighorns, Badlands National Park, May 2019.
Bighorns on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019.  There are three ewes and three lambs in this image. Bighorns on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019.  There is a lamb at lower right. Bighorns on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bighorns on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019.  There are two lambs in the center of the image and another partially obscured by his mother at upper right. Bighorns on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019.
Bighorn on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bighorn on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bighorn on the peak above Ancient Hunters Overlook, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bighorn ewe, Badlands National Park, May 2019. Sneak in one image from the previous month, bighorn herd in Badlands National Park, April 2019.
Sneaking in three images from close to home, starting with ducks on what I believe is a muskrat hut in a pond near my house, May 2019. Geese next to a pond near my house, May 2019. Geese in a pond near my house, May 2019.

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