A bit of the Flint Hills seen from the Kansas Turnpike. The hilltops of this tallgrass prairie are capped with cherty gravel.

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 A smartly patterned white-crowned sparrow.

A smartly patterned white-crowned sparrow.

 Tussling trumpeter swans.

Tussling trumpeter swans.

 My father caller the great blue heron a shitepoke.

My father caller the great blue heron a shitepoke.

 There is a heron head there somewhere.

There is a heron head there somewhere.

 Yellow-headed blackbird, red-winged blackbirds and brown-headed cowbirds.

Yellow-headed blackbird, red-winged blackbirds and brown-headed cowbirds.

 Talking over a duck.

Talking over a duck.

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A blue jay perched on the ground.