Today was more of a calm day. We stayed at a hotel last night, and this morning, we picked up my dad from the airport. We did some shopping, and headed to our condo. When we got to the condo, I noticed that a stream ran straight along side it. Eagerly, my brother and I hopped out of the car with our football to get some play time in,. Before we could start, I had to walk to the edge of the river to scope it out. There were two AMERICAN DIPPERS about fifteen feet out. I was really excited because they seemed really tame. I ran back and got my camera while my dad and my brother set up their fly rod. I crept up over a little bridge, when I heard the dipper calling. It landed ten feet away! I crept up behind a little plant and laid flat on my stomach and fired away.
For the next 40 minutes I was watching four American Dippers feed and sing all along this little creek.
I got the best looks of dippers I had ever seen in my life.
After being patient with the bird above on the stick, he flew across the river, and slowly walked towards me. I was laying down flat on the rocks, with my camera barely above the water. I laid very still trying to photograph it, but it walked too close! Over my lens in fact! I don't have any photos to show how close it was, but I was shaking with excitement.
I got up and left. There were trout everywhere so I wanted to fish. But I had no luck.
Birds Seen today: