Breeding season wrap-up:
Checked Bridge 3 nest boxes and found no evidence that the Bridge3 pair had a second brood. The nest box had a clean nest inside. No fecal material,eggshells,etc.
No dippers seen. The Bridge 3 pair had only one brood this year which successfully fledged .Their second attempt failed for unknown reasons.
Checked Hersey St. nest and it looked used . The Hersey St. pair had two broods that successfully fledged.
Dippers from elsewhere:
Fellow Dipper fans,
I’d like to report a sighting of a Dipper on Crater Lake at the base of Chaski Falls, a seasonal, snow fed falls that comes down the caldera wall. There have been multiple sightings, a strange location as it is a very short, shallow, steep falls that originates from a scree slope.
Pepper reports seeing the female near Bridge 3.
Received this email from a visitor to Ashland:
In Lithia park, under and just below the bridge numbered 3, we saw a pair of dippers, both apparently adults and, we inferred, a mated pair. They dipped, they surfed down the cataracts, they flew, and they got food in the water. One had a red band on its right leg and the other seemed to have a blue one on the right leg; both had blue bands on the left legs. We watched them for 5 or more minutes, and saw at least one of them returning to under the bridge (where we inferred there was a nest).
Thank you, Daphne!
Peter and Linda report that the Hersey St. birds may have fledged as they did not see any birds in the nest area.