Date: 3/18/17 1:48 pm
From: linda phelan thompson <lindaphelanlmt...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Dipper question
Very interesting question.

On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Linda Fink <linda...> wrote:

> It may be different on different waterways but on the 6 miles of Agency
> Creek (Yamhill county) that I have surveyed since 2011, the Dippers (7
> pairs in that 6 mile stretch) are usually somewhere in the vicinity of
> their territories on that stream. When the water is high and muddy, I
> sometimes find one across the road in a swampy ditch. Even when I can't
> find them during high water times, as soon as the water goes down a bit
> (which it does quickly on this particular stream), they are back where they
> belong.
>
> On our Nestucca CBC, Don Albright was surprised to find them, one
> high-water year, in their usual bridge areas on the turbulent Nestucca
> River. This year I think our west-side surveyor find one in a ditch.
>
> I don't know where the Dipper I saw feeding on a gravel bar in the middle
> of the North Santiam River by Lyons goes when the water is as high as it is
> now. But my guess is it moves to a smaller stream that flows in somewhere
> nearby. But that's just a guess.
>
> Perhaps the Ashland Dipper surveyors have more definitive information?
>
> Linda, near Grand Ronde Agency, SW Yamhill County
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