Monday, March 7, 2011

Dipping and Diving

Yesterday my daughter, Catherine, was telling me about a weekend out of town for her birthday in Red Lodge, Montana.  She said they walked down along an icy stream that was still partially frozen and frigid.  They were watching a bird which she described to me as being black and looking somewhat like a robin.  She said it was so fascinating, he was diving down into the water and bobbing in and out of the rapidly flowing stream.  When we hung up I got on the Cornell website and typed in "diving songbird".  Sure enough up popped this little bird - the American Dipper.  I don't know if you're familiar with it but I'm not.  It's the only truly aquatic songbird in North America!    Diane

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