Posted by: atowhee | March 26, 2017

THIS IS A DIPPER’S SPRING!

Rain and run-off and happy Dippers.  Here’s a note from Frank Lospalluto down in Ashland where Dippers are again nesting in the town’s Lithia Park, with some help from their local friends:

“The American Dippers are nesting along Ashland Creek in Lithia Park.There are currently 2 pairs using 2 of the nest boxes that have been placed under many of the bridges that cross the creek .   Incubation is now happening with hatching do to occur by the end of the week. Peter [Kriesman] made a video this morning of one of the males singing below the nest site.”

Click here to link to video.

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Responses

  1. Harry, does the momma dipper help out as the kids get bigger, but still in the nest?

    m a

    • Yes both parents are very much in attendance on the young dippers who have to be taught to get into the water


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