Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Watery American Dipper

I saw this little guy feeding in the Stanislaus River.
 
 Never still, he dives and swims in the water and bobs up and down while on land.  It makes it challanging for the photograper.
 Also known as a water ouzel he is fun to watch.
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17 comments:

ewok1993 said...

i love the last image. so peaceful.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely little bird and he does look busy! Terrific captures, Martha, as always! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

ρομπερτ said...

Living in a world of his own. Impressive ! Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Gaelyn said...

I love to watch the dippers bounce and walk under water. You did great to catch these constant movers.

Barb said...

I've actually seen these birds at altitude here in CO, Martha. They are like little divers!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice shots. Birds are hard for me. I'm not patient enough. :-)

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Arija said...

Great shots of someone so very mobile.

Ebie said...

I'd like to learn more about birding. One day I shall go to the Sepulveda Dam and see I can find.

One bird specie I learn today.

J Bar said...

Great dipper.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I know this bird and I can't believe you got such a good picture of it. This is one of the birds I can't believe can stay alive -- surely they use more energy always moving than they ever take in!

Mary said...

Great photo of a bird always diving & swimming :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is cool. I don't think I've ever seen a bird go in such fast moving water.

Paulie said...

Looks like you met the challenge!

Kim, USA said...

Great shot. I love watching birds or animals too. They work hard don't you think? Happy Wednesday!
Watery Wednesday

LauraX said...

terrific photos, mine has a critter this week too!

Cildemer said...

Nice shots! Love watching the birds too;o)

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

It is so much fun to observe and study these little feathered friends. Nice shots.