Painted Bunting in Slim Buttes, Deer Draw
Custer National Forest, Harding County, SD
May 26, 2011

I first saw this bird feeding on the dirt road with some Chipping Sparrows. I only managed a couple of shots as it moved uphill and out of sight. I looked for it for several days but never saw it again. I believe this is the 3rd record of Painted Bunting for South Dakota.