American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus

ML188186711



eBird Checklist S61506570
Sevenmile Creek--Prickly Pear Land Trust (restricted access)
Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.6399, -112.0994 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call; Song
Behaviors
Foraging or Eating
Breeding
Tags
Playback
Unspecified

Media notes

Observation details

First observation at 1035. 1 counted on property. 1 individual(s) singing. First sighting at this site! Heard it singing along the restored section of the stream in reach 3 and spotted it near an upstream pointing "V" formed from two logs that were imbedded in the channel when it was constructed during summer 2018. Watched the dipper foraging for several minutes, both dipping its beak or head into the water and also submerging completely. We saw it capture aquatic invertebrates (unidentified) a few times. Singing was infrequent and fairly quiet; it spent most of its time foraging while we observed it. Did not hear or see it on the return several hours later. This section of the stream seems well-oxygenated, is not incised, and is surrounded by a disturbed floodplain with a community of mostly non-native ruderal species and grasses (eg. Kochia scoparia, Agropyron intermedium). There is essentially no shrub cover along the banks yet, though there are a few sapling Alnus incana and Salix exigua that were planted during restoration. Detections (number 15-minute intervals in which the species was detected): 2 on property.

Technical Information

Recorder
TASCAM DR-05
Microphone
Accessories
Original file size
24,657KB

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