Today I learned that the banded Main St. male had been found yesterday morning up at the Ashland Drinking Water Plant by Reeder Reservoir . It had apparently died after striking a window at the plant. This male had successfully bred for two seasons with a different female each season. fdl
Bob reports that during the 17th Annual Lithia Park Dipper Walk that six birds were sighted along Ashland Creek.
Peter and I saw an unbanded dipper with a little yellow on its bill foraging between bridges 1 and 2.
photo by Peter Kreisman
Bob reports seeing two dippers on Friday, Oct. 30: “I saw 2 Dippers on Friday, Oct. 30th. One was banded, all I could see was 2 light colored bands on one leg and red on the other. It was foraging above, then below bridge 1. I went up further above the swimming reservoir and when I came back downstream I saw a bird by the concrete reservoir and another fly by it and what looked like a chase downstream. Shortly after one returned back upstream and kept going.”
Note: The banded bird would be the male from Main St./ Bluebird Park nest. That bird was banded June 2014 and has fathered 3 broods over the past 2 seasons. fdl
Bob Quaccia will lead the 17th Annual Ashland Dipper Count on Saturday,
January 2. Participants will meet at the Ashland Plaza at 9:00 a.m., and
the count will take approximately three hours as the group slowly works
its way up through Lithia Park.
For additional information, contact Bob at bquaccia AT hotmail.com