Dipper Notes 03.08.15

American Dipper 1_01…checked on the dipper’s nest building progress today at Bridge 3 and Main St. Bridge.

At Bridge 3 I saw both dippers below the bridge. The female who is the notably darker and smaller bird was sitting on a rock below the nest.The male was foraging in the creek. The nest appears complete and I suspect egg laying may have begun from the way the female was staying close to the box.

At Main St. I saw both birds and they appearred to be putting the finishing touches on the nest. I saw the female bring some pine needles into the nest and the male also came to the box carrying some other material.

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female Bridge 3

female Bridge 3

male foraging Bridge 3

male foraging Bridge 3

female at Main St. Bridge same pose as last week

female at Main St. Bridge
same pose as last week

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