Sooney V. saw a dipper near Ashland pond on the afternoon of Nov.26:
It was up the creek from the pond, east of the pond. It flew as we walked along the trail, just after I saw it.
Brandon B. sent in this sighting , Dec.1 at 2:30pm :
The birds were chattering and flying together, and they were located about 100 meters downstream from the dam at the swimming reservoir. They were about 40 meters upstream from the first bridge you encounter as you go downstream from the swimming reservoir dam.
The 15th Annual Dipper Walk along Ashland Creek in Lithia Park will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
This year’s walk will coincide with the Ashland CBC. Bob will again be coordinating the count. Stay tuned for further details.
Frank and Barbara met at Bluebird Park on 11/22/2013 and walked Ashland Creek. Saw one unbanded dipper below bridge 1 and that was it. Frank thought he heard a vocalization when up on the bridge then found the bird about 75 meters below the bridge foraging. No other dippers seen or heard during the course of the walk .
Monthly walks are happening and dippers are returning to Ashland Cr. along with higher water volumes and lower stream temperatures.
Bob, Dorsey, Gwyneth, Frank, Barbara
Met at 8:30 at Bluebird. 1st year bird foraging, pale bill, white edges on flight feathers. Might be the same bird Harry Fuller saw and photographed here on August 21.
Up at the res another 1st year bird, similar. This one was foraging along the spillway at the top, then along shore, then flew across to as rock on the east side. Acted like it was familiar with the area.
Walked down. Saw dipper sign intermittently on the way but saw no more dippers.
Bob, Dorsey, Frank, Barbara
Bluebird Park two unbanded 1st year dippers were foraging and going up and down to the underside of the metal bridge to Thai Pepper. One had white-banded primaries and a light lower mandible. Up at the res one unbanded bird foraging (swimming) at upper end. Nothing in between, but occasional fresh droppings.
I was at the Main Street bridge from 8-8:15 on Friday, May 31 and saw no
dippers. Stopped bridge #3 briefly and also saw no activity.