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Even More Dippers – Water Ouzels

June 13, 2013

This is my third post on the amazing American Dipper, also known as the Water Ouzel. I really do find them amazing! I was visiting Kokanee Creek Provincial Park yesterday and went to see what I could find on the creek running through the park. I heard a loud “cheeping” ( not adequate to describe the call) and when I investigated I found a fluffy little American Dipper chasing an adult Dipper. The adult kept moving down the stream to find food to feed the noisy little fledgling. I was lucky enough to capture how the water flows over the bird as it looks under water for food.

I hope you enjoy the photos – I certainly enjoyed watching these two birds yesterday.

American Dipper

American Dipper

Dipper or Water Ouzel - you can see why they earned the name

Dipper or Water Ouzel – you can see why they earned the name

more dipping

more dipping

Young Dipper calling for food

Young Dipper calling for food

Young Dipper waiting for food

Young Dipper waiting for food

Underwater browsing

Underwater browsing

all writing and photos copyright Joanne Siderius

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