Breathing Space – April 12/14

A dipper came by and was very busy fishing from the rocks. You can see him diving into the current on a short video HERE. (click HD) These remarkable songbirds swim and dive in frigid whitewater currents without webbed feet. They are the only bird with a transparent eyelid that protects their eye underwater while allowing them to see.

You can see in the photos this unusual eyelid glinting and a dipper’s typical trick of putting its head below the surface to scout for prey.


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
This entry was posted in Birds, Inspirational, Photo and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

What do you think about this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s