An American Dipper pauses its search for aquatic insect larvae on a mossy rock.
These birds dive underwater in freshwater rivers and swim around looking for food. Depending on the time of year their diet includes insect larvae, salmon eggs and salmon fry. After finding food they surface and find a spot on a rock, log or on the rivers edge to eat. They are quite entertaining to watch!
During the salmon run sometimes the foraging dippers steal the show. It’s fun to see park visitors discover dippers for the first time.
Pic of the Day!
Photographer: Vinay Chakravarthy
Photo: Great Eared Nightjar. Shoat at Thattekad.
Congrats! Sudipto. This is an amazing picture. And it truly deserves to be the Pic of the day
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A female Harrier swooped over where this male was sitting in a field, causing him to take flight. By the way, I slipped and fell on ice and sprained my finger on the way out to see this guy😬 Glad I went anyway