January Photo of the Month

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Our photo of the month was submitted by SFVAS member Bob Thille. He spotted this Wood Duck at the National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota in October 2011. Bob, who has birded on and off for about 15 years, spotted this male and his mate in a hatchery pond holding rainbow trout of up to six lbs. He and his wife were in the Black Hills on their way home after a two-month wander through the Upper Midwest. Bob used a Lumix FZ100 to zoom in and fill the frame.

Please submit your photos to Lynn.Maddox@sfvaudubon.org. Only one picture per photographer per month please! Ideally, the picture will be taken within our area and the information will include the location and the date it was taken, what camera and lens was used, a short account of how the picture was taken, and profile of the photographer. Good shooting! Thanks, Lynn.