A few months ago I went on a trip to the North Island, Vancouver Island and spent a night camping at Nimpkish Lake. That evening, while walking along the lakeside, I spotted an American Dipper strutting its stuff on a fallen tree out in the water. American Dippers are song birds, and the only aquatic ones in North America. They typically live and hunt near fast-moving rivers with rocky bottoms in the western U.S. and Canada; this is the first one I’ve seen at a lake. Listen to this one’s song and have fun watching him in my video below:
As a brief follow-up to my latest post on summer travels to Pender Island, I wanted to share a short video I took of the Purple Martins at my campsite in the morning chattering and chittering away to one another. Enjoy! (And apologies for my shaky hand-held recording; its mostly the sound I was after).