Dipper Note 04.11.16

The American Dipper pair at Bridge 3 continue to feed their nestlings. They are growing as evidenced by the increased volume of their begging calls when either of the adults flies in with food. The adults are now identifiable  to gender by the color bands they are now wearing. Both birds have a dark blue and a silver USGS band on their left legs . The male has a pair of dark blue bands on his right leg and the female has a pair of red bands on her right. (If you are filling out an observation form and can see the color bands please take the time to note that in the appropriate field.)

The pair that has been seen down around Hersey St. appears to be incubating a clutch of eggs in the nest box there. They are also identifiable to gender by color bands. Both birds have a light blue over silver band on their right legs. The male has a pair of light blues bands on his left leg and the female has a pair of orange bands on her left.

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