Dipper Note 05.25.18

Stopped by Bridge 3 today. No sign of any dippers. Creek level low. Peeked under bridge and the second box where the pair were apparently were building their second nest held an incomplete moss dome. Likely no second brood, possible predation of one of the adults.

Checked Bridge 1 area and no dippers seen or heard.

Went down to Main St. and saw one adult fly up to the nest box from Bluebird Park vantage.  I thought I heard young. Crossed Main and went down for a better view of the box and saw one adult leave the nest box. Did not return in the time I was there.

Definitely need some more observations from along the creek.

fdl

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Dipper Note 05.12.18

Local photographer and birder Jesse Hodges posted some nice video and photos of the Bridge 3 dippers here:

Two Loon Photography

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Dipper Note 05.07.18

The pairs at Bridge 3 and Main St. are busy finishing their second nest and feeding the recent fledglings. There is not currently a verified number of how many birds fledged from each nest. so far I can only confirm two from each. Any reports are appreciated.

fdl

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Dipper Note 05.05.18

Peter reports dipper fledglings at Main St. being fed under the bridge and just upstream.

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Dipper Note 05.03.18

American Dipper fledgling at Bridge 3:

american dipper fledging 1

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