This video shows some fascinating behavior of the American Dipper bird species. Watch an immature American Dipper being encouraged by its parents to get into the Stanislaus River in Calaveras County, to forage for itself. It makes quite the fuss before finally overcoming its reluctance! Narration is provided by Barry Boulton, editor of the Central Sierra Audubon Society‘s monthly newsletter “Squawker.”
See more about Calaveras birding and get links to the Central Sierra Audubon Society’s newsletter in our article: Calaveras County. It’s (perfect) for the birds.