Dipper Note 06.02.17

This morning (7:30-8:15) I observed both adults at both bridges making multiple trips to their nests with food.

PeterIMG_4916 bridge 1 female 6-2-1017

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Dipper Note 05.31.17

At bridge 3 in 20 minutes the male went to the nest at least 3 times with food but came back out with food and we heard no singing from the nest. He did a little foraging between trips to the nest but mainly seemed to be waiting to try again.
At bridge 1 in 10 minutes the male fed 4 times and there was singing from the nest.
No sight of females at either nest.
Linda and Peter

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Dipper Note 05.26.17

At bridge 1 we saw and heard no dippers from 7:15 to 7:30.
At bridge 3 the banded male showed up after 10 minutes and stood guard, called and preened for several minutes. Then the female flew out of the nest downstream and didn’t come back. After she left, the male flew briefly to the nest twice and then stood guard again. No sign of feeding.

Linda and Peter

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Dipper Note 05.12.17

Tamara sent these photos from April of the Bridge 1 male and the banded female:

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Dipper Note 05.10.17

Visited both Bridge 1 and Bridge 3 yesterday and it appears the females are now incubating the second brood with the males standing guard. The fledgling are likely on their own now. Any sightings of the young birds along the creek are welcomed and encouraged !

fdl

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