Dipper Note 03.30.15

Main St.: there were no dippers on the creek there seen  i suspect a bird was in the nest incubating. Could not tell for certain and did not want to disturb.

At Bridge 3 hatching has occurred. It may have been in the last day or so.   When I arrived I saw one of the adults foraging just above the bridge and then carry food to the nest. I watched a series of 4 feedings then the second adult flew in and landed below the bridge . It then flew up to the nest and stayed. The second adult fed a couple of more times then stood preening on a rock below the nest box.
foraging for food to feed young

foraging for food to feed young

Bridge 3

Bridge 3

I assume the adult in the box was brooding the young.

I then went up to the reservoir and checked the dam spillway and the nest boxes under Bridges 1 and 2 and saw no evidence of nest building up there  and no dippers.
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