|(AKA Water Ouzel)|
|I watched the bird who left these tracks behind. Dippers do come to shore. They forage in the water, or on the banks, and even on objects in the water. They can go under the water too!|
|A freshly deposited dipper scat. I saw the bird drop this scat and went over to take the photo. This scat is only moments old. It was deposited right on the edge of the river, so it eventually washed away due to wind and wave action. The white material is uric acid.|
|A dipper on the edge of the Eel River in Humboldt County, California.|
|A dipper in the middle of the Eel River. As you can tell by this, and all the other photos below, I really love watching these birds. They hunt in the water and are just fascinating to watch.|
|A dipper deep in the river's waters.|
|A dipper hunting at a small riffle|
|A dipper with its head completely under the water. They can completely submerge and hunt underwater too.|
|A dipper halfway under the river water.|
|Dipper hunting in shallow water.|
|A dipper peering intently into the water, looking for food.|
|A young dipper on the rocks.|
|Dipper hunting a riffle|
|A dipper mid-river.|
|A dipper on a wet rock, with the exuviae of an invertebrate at its feet.|
|Dipper taking a rest break.|
Break time on a rock.
|A dipper with prey it caught. I think this is a small fish, but it could also be a tadpole.|
|A dipper with prey.|
|A young dipper.|
|The dipper is also called the water ouzel, after their habit of hunting under the water.|
|Young dipper is the shade.|
|A dipper hunting mid-river.|
|A dipper calling from a perch on a rock.|
|Dipper taking flight.|
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