Dipper Note 04.25.18

Bob writes:

Bridge 3 still has young being fed in the nest on Tues 24th. I had a moment this morning to look under Main St and watched a Dipper make 3 trips to the downstream nest hole with something in its mouth. Then it flew to the upstream nest box and took away a fecal sac. Heard the young inside.

So perhaps the Main St pair are planning a second nest in the drain pipes under the bridge fdl

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Dipper Note 04.23.18

Checked Main St. nest. The pair were feeding. Water levels are fairly low in the creek for this time of year. I watched a couple of feeding by both parents. After one feeding the adults moved to the downstream end of the bridge and one bird flew up to drain pipesĀ  on both sides. This side is visible from Bluebird Park. not certain they were foraging or planning their next nest.

fdl

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Dipper Note 04.16.18

Bob and Dorsey report a pair if dippers have built a nest in the box below Main St. bridge. They were feeding young in the nest.

This nest box was used a couple years back but not the last two seasons.

The pair at Bridge 3 continues to feed its young. Nest timing for both pairs appears to be similar.

fdl

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Dipper Note 04.11.18

Donna wrote that there was a dipper foraging just below the Hersey St. Bridge this morning. The box under the bridge was used for nesting in 2016.

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Dipper Note 04.09.18

feeding nestlings at Bridge 3Bridge 3 pair were feeding young regularly this afternoon when I visited. Last Thursday when I visited I saw the male with food fly up to nest but no urgency about it. But today both adults were working hard.

Bridge 1 area had a bird , the male ? , singing in the area. No sign of the orange-banded Hersey female. She may be missing in action. As there have been no reports the last two weeks.

fdl

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