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 Post subject: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
PostPosted: Jan 02 6:42 am 
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We did Bird of the Month for a bit in years past and i thought (as did others) that it would be fun to continue, since i still haven't given up on this forum (why? i'm not sure, stubborn?), i guess if the Admin ever kicks me off here and takes down my oystercatcher banner i'll call it a day but until then...
Welcome to the New Year.

So, who's game?
American Dipper, any shots will do, not a contest, just a visual reference celebrating a bird that deserves to be recognized.

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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Typically i will venture out to the sunshine coast for these birds, but i have seen them on the north shore a number of times.

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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Great shots Paul & good choice, I love Dippers but don't have nearly enough photos of them! :lol: Here's a few I can add ...
ImageAmerican Dipper by featherweight2009, on Flickr
ImageAmerican Dipper by featherweight2009, on Flickr
ImageAmerican Dipper by featherweight2009, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
PostPosted: Jan 02 12:02 pm 
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I love American Dipper's! No other bird has that personality, that songbird diving underwater personality!
Also that song is so intricate, so many variations!

I Love Dippers!

ImageAmerican Dipper by Rob -Alexander, on Flickr

This one was at Ambleside Park, Capilano River was a raging muddy torrent so the American Dipper's visited the ocean! This one caught a Pill bug!

ImageAmerican Dipper with isopod by Rob -Alexander, on Flickr

Also when Capilano River is raging, a good place to find American Dipper's is Yew Lake, up Cypress Provincial Park!

ImageAmerican Dipper on Lilypad by Rob -Alexander, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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Thank you Paul for bringing back this thread, and an excellent choice too. The pictures so far are wonderful. I've only ever seen one of them and that was almost 3 years ago. This guy was hanging out at Hyde Creek in Coquitlam.

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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I'm quite the dipper myself, which is why I have no photos to contribute. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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zwest wrote:
I'm quite the dipper myself, which is why I have no photos to contribute. :mrgreen:


Anyone know where zwest can get his dipper? Let's make it happen :)

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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I'd recommend any 'Dipper virgins' visit Goldstream Park in early November during the Chum run. You get those coveted egg shots, the river glitters gold from the fall leaves and the Dippers shine blue. My shots are from Oct 27th, early in the run, so no egg shots (if I can sweet talk Paul into posting them for me). I think they are still there.
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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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From Chilliwack river
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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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posted on behalf of Ogopogo (Cheryl) :)

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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ogopogo wrote:
I'd recommend any 'Dipper virgins' visit Goldstream Park in early November during the Chum run. You get those coveted egg shots, the river glitters gold from the fall leaves and the Dippers shine blue. My shots are from Oct 27th, early in the run, so no egg shots (if I can sweet talk Paul into posting them for me). I think they are still there.
Cheryl (Victoria)


posted! by the way, your shots were taken on my birthday :)

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 Post subject: Re: January Bird of the Month - American Dipper
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Here are a couple I took at MacKay Creek trail in Abbotsford...

ImageAmerican Dipper by Neal, on Flickr

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