Dipper Note 07.10.14

No recent reports or sightings of the dippers from the reservoir nest.

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Dipper Note 07.03.14

L. and I spent about 90 minutes walking the creek down from the dam, and found one adult dipper. It spent most of it’s time above and below bridge 3, foraging. We did not see it fly off to feed a fledgling. We lost it down by bridge 4. We watched it for about an hour in total. PKdipper adult, 7-3-2014, above bridge 3

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Dipper Note 07.01.14

PK reports that no dippers were seen at the reservoir nest site both in the morning and afternoon.

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Dipper Note 06.30.14

We spent about 1 hour below the dam from about 10:30 this morning. The Great Blue Heron with the rag was standing right where we last saw the fledgling (yesterday). The adult dipper was on the lower dam abutment. I went down by the water and the heron flew up over the dam, and spooked the dipper which first flew downstream, landed briefly, and then flew upstream and over the dam. It returned in about 15 minutes and then sat on a rock just downstream of us until we left. So no sign of fledglings, but the adult is clearly hanging around for a reason. Will continue to check back. PK

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Dipper Note 06.29.14

We observed the dippers for about 45 minutes from about 8:00 AM.
We saw 3 feedings to one fledgling in that time. The fledgling was stationary in the streamside reeds the whole time. The adult also made one extended visit to the nest, so we assume there is at least one nestling left. The adult did spend over 15 minutes preening (oiling?) on the lower dam abutment. PK

dipper fledgling, 6-29-2014, reservoir damdipper fledgling, 6-29-2014, feeding time

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