Saturday, November 20, 2010

Camera Critters #137

Not long ago, I presented an image of an American Dipper which I took in October.  In the post, I mentioned it was the first Dipper I had imaged.

Well, I was wrong.

In July of 2008, while photographing some of the waterfalls in the Cascades with a friend, I came across a small fledgling bird in a tree, begging for food.  Although the light wasn’t great and the bird was moving around a lot, I managed to get two good images of the critter.

When I returned home, I didn’t think much of the photos and put them in the ‘So-so’ folder.

The other day I was going over the images in the folder and came across the two fledgling photos.  To my surprise, I recognized the little fellow I had imaged.

Meet the fledging American Dipper.  If you look close, you’ll see it still has some of its youthful feathering around the head.


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cat said...

What a precious little bird :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful shot... never seen one of these birds before.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of the young Dipper.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wee darling. Begging for food? How cute.
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Misty Dawn said...

Kinda like me getting a Robber Fly a couple years ago and not knowing it cuz I didn't know what it was. (Remember? I thought it was some sort of grasshopper at the time LOL)

Sure is a cute little bird!

chubskulit said...

Great capture!

Snakes, have a good Saturday!

jen said...

What a sweet little bird, with such lovely coloring. Love your photos and you have a great memory!

Have a great day :D

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He is adorable and what a great composition.

Eds said...

wow what a very nice shot! i remember my son he love birds so much. hope youlll visit mine.

Shahz said...

Hello... :-) Nice capture.. Its so cute.

Mama Zen said...

Great capture!