American Dipper – Day 17 – A Year of Wildlife

American Dipper

The American Dipper, or water ouzel, is an unusual bird. It's not a large bird - it's about the size of an American robin.  You will find it in the western streams standing on rocks in fast-moving water where it will hop into the water to catch its food. This one hopped into the water …


More of the Heron

In spite of the fact that it was only 23° F and there was a cold breeze blowing, I went down to the river to stalk the heron. And there it was, sitting sleeping on a rock, oblivious to people with children and dogs walking by. I made myself as comfortable as I could while …

Water and Ice

Even though we don't have any snow yet, it's been cold enough for water on the streams to freeze and create some nice ice formations. Still no snow in the forecast. A big change from last year when we had record snowfall. Maralee