Posted by: atowhee | March 10, 2020


Those domestic dippers are back at their nesting bridge this “spring” with a moss igloo on the same ledge they’ve used for the previous three years at least.  It’s above Baker Creek under a bridge for the road of the same name.  One dipper flashed past on its way downstream.  Not too likely they are incubating this early, but maybe, activity really picks up when they have nestlings to feed.
Here is nest and dipperwash on the rocks mid-stream:

Also of interest: the Turkey Vulture season has begun along the road, and a lone deer, not often seen in my experience along Baker Creek.

bcr deer (2)Baker Creek Road, Yamhill, Oregon, US
Mar 10, 2020
8 species

Eurasian Collared-Dove  X
Turkey Vulture  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
California Scrub-Jay  1
American Dipper  1
European Starling  X
American Robin  X

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