November 22, 2011 on the Fort Pierre National Grassland

Great Horned Owl by Smith Dam

Ferruginous  Hawk, Richland area

Golden Eagle by Cookstove Dam

Short-eared Owl, Richland area

Short-eared Owl in creek bed west of the Richland prairie dog colony.
I saw three Short-eared Owls in here and another by Smith Dam, all in similar roosts.
The dark dirt warms up in the sunlight, and there is good protection from the wind.