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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