Dipper Note 01.28.16

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



Posted in Sightings, Watch Notes

Dipper Note 01.02.16

Bob reports that during the 17th Annual Lithia Park Dipper Walk that six birds were sighted along Ashland Creek.


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Dipper Note 11.09.15

Linda writes:

Peter and I saw an unbanded  dipper with a little yellow on its bill foraging between bridges 1 and 2.

IMG_3144 dipper 11-9-2015 near bridge 2

photo by Peter Kreisman

Posted in Watch Notes

Dipper Note 10.30.15

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

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17th Annual Ashland Dipper Count–Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

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

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