It's that time of year when the young are being fed in the nest and those no longer in the nest are finding their way in the big wild world. Most stay close to their parents while looking for food, and even continue to be fed by them. A case in point is the Dipper.
I was fortunate enough to find an adult and two juveniles along the river nearby. I was actually looking and checking for Spotted Flycatchers in an area I know that they like. On this occasion they still had not arrived, but by standing still and just using my ears to hear the Flycatchers the Dippers flew up stream close to where I was. They obviously didn't notice me and started to look for food. I did my best to keep still, while at the same time shuffling into a position to see if I could take any shots.
I was absolutely delighted to watch the young being fed by the one very active adult bird. They gave me some great moments, very close and I was able to leave them as I found them without any disturbance. I could have stayed longer, but eventually they would have seen me and made off. So I left them to it.
Very well camouflaged juvenile on the the left, with adult busy looking for food.
Hello Adam: This is all quite exceptional; a wonderful series from start to finish. I have never had the pleasure of witnessing this kind of sequence. Dippers are among my favourite birds, and it is a source of regret that we have none here. I consider myself very fortunate to have seen four of the world's five species.ReplyDelete
What a great series of photos of the dipper.
So cute that the young dipper is being fed.
I enjoyed your photos.
What a great series on the Dipper. Adorable capture of the young Dipper being fed.ReplyDelete
I wish I could see the Dipper here, they are beautiful. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
Wonderful series... You got some very nice shots of the feeding activity. They display great camouflage.ReplyDelete
I just love the feeding photos. These are really exceptional images. I'm not familiar with the dipper -- they are lovely.ReplyDelete
You take some wonderful photos, those are really neat! :)ReplyDelete
Your shots are very nice and the birds so cute!ReplyDelete
These are fabulous photos!ReplyDelete
What a precious thing to get to witness and take photos of! They sure blend in to their surroundings!ReplyDelete
Really great snapshots of the dippers! I have never seen these birds in the wild.ReplyDelete
What great photos. They really are difficult to spot.ReplyDelete
beautiful photos today (like always) - lovelyReplyDelete
Such sweet birds - great camouflage and great shots!ReplyDelete
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