Great pics. I haven’t stumbled on any sharpies yet. Hopefully I do before they are too wild
I don't know what part of the state you are tromping around in, but I do most of my bird hunting south of 94, between Jamestown and Bismarck. Last year the area around Strasburg was good to me. This year it has been Ashley and Streeter. Also, been seeing birds in new areas, and in larger numbers in the normal haunts.
This is about the time of year that they flock up and become spookier than all get out, though. Any I collect after mid-October, I look at as a gift.....