Dipper Note 03.15.20

Bob reports that both birds were at Bridge 2 carrying moss and the occasional pine needle up to the nest box.  So  both birds are apparently active and healthy!

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Dipper Note 03.12.20

A lone American Dipper was at Bridge 2 , likely the male, standing on the rocks right below the bridge. A few short bouts of singing were heard. No active nest building and no sign of the other pair member. Another bird did come into Bridge 2 territory and a territorial scuffle commenced. After some chasing and loud calling the intruder flew upstream with the Bridge 2 bird in pursuit. After about 5 minutes the Bridge 2 bird returned to his vigil. Some question remains about the fate of the female as a peek under the bridge revealed only  the beginnings of the moss dome.

 

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Dipper Note 03.05.20

We have updated the About page here : About  to reflect the current status of the project.

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Dipper Note 03.04.20

nest buildingA pair that has been spotted quite frequently this winter just below the Granite St. Reservoir has started nest building in the nest box under Bridge 2. Richard Katz first saw the birds yesterday (03.03.20) carrying moss up to the box . I was there this morning and the activity continued. It appeared that the female was doing most of the work as the male stood guard. I looked at the box when I arrived and no moss dome was evident. So they have just begun. See our study area map: Study Area 

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Dipper Note 05.22.19

Peter reports:

Hersey Street: no dippers seen

Bridge 3:1 juvenile which worked its way upstream.

Bridge 1: 1 adult under the Bridge.

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