Bill, They dive into the mud. Its a trick they learned from the swallows. Darrel
From: "Bill Tice" <ticebill7...> To: "Obol" <obol...> Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:27:12 PM Subject: [obol] Dipper Question
Hi All, With all the rain we have had this year, the rivers are continually swollen, and I have not yet seen a dipper where I would normally see them. It has been my understanding that when the rivers are high, they go higher up where the water is clearer to feed, returning when levels have decreased. The other day I was birding with someone who thought the opposite - that the excess water pushed them down river. I don't remember seeing dippers anywhere where the water was slow flowing. Anyone actually know that dippers do when the water is high?
-- Bill Tice
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