Dipper Note 04.28.18

Bob reports Main St. was active with feeding and the pair was busy building their second nest. So fairly synced up with the timing of Bridge 3. The activity at Main St. can be viewed from Bluebird Park.

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Dipper Note 04.27.18

Tim and Pat report nest building activity by the Bridge 3 pair. They saw them carrying material up to the second box while continuing to feed the first brood.

I stopped by briefly and saw the pair feeding and removing fecal sacs. The young from this first brood may fledge early next week.

Likely a similar time event for the Main St, birds.

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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 pipes  on both sides. This side is visible from Bluebird Park. not certain they were foraging or planning their next nest.

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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.

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