Date: 8/4/19 3:06 pm From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Nesting - American Dippers
Will Evans, who lives in Carbondale, sent me this request. Have any of you Cobirders followed Dipper nests this year?
I have made no American Dipper sightings on the Crystal River in Carbondale.
Heavy snow pack and big runoff here. My question is whether American Dipper researchers report any indication of nest building location adjustment in anticipation of an unusually high runoff. Last year, I watched a nest on a rock in the middle of Grizzly Creek (drains into the Colorado upstream from Glenwood Springs). This year water was so high the trail was flooded and nest there would have washed away.