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6 hours ago, Johnd said:

Mesa AZ 1240ft elevation.

Black Throated Sparrow

Black Throated Sparrow Mesa AZ

 

Does 1240ft even qualify as mountains? Denver is at 5280ft and is considered plains. Or is there a digit missing? Cool bird and photo no matter what.

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New Jersey has 89 "mountains" over 1,000 feet, the highest being just 1,803 feet so we're kind of lacking there. These pictures were all taken in such habitat & luckily all the pictured species breed there as well.

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American Dipper at, as far as I know, it's only habitat type which is along or in fast moving streams. Those streams are mostly in the mountains though I did see one in a stream in a western suburb of Denver once. Cool birds that dive into even frigidly cold streams looking for slugs...to eat. They have a filmy white eye covering that comes down when they are in the water. Once in Awhile they come out of water with it still down. While I have seen this eye cover and I think I have a photos somewhere I couldn't find one.

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American Pipit-this photo was taken in Colorado near the summit of Mt. Evans. For those who may not know the Summit of Mt. Evans is 14,000 ft above sea level. This puts it above timberline. The American Pipit summers at this location. Unlike the American Dipper that has one preferred habitat this bird can be found in many depending on the season... I have seen above timberline, along the shore of lakes during fall on plains of Colorado and in grassy areas during winter in Florida.

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2 hours ago, Clip said:

American Dipper at, as far as I know, it's only habitat type which is along or in fast moving streams. Those streams are mostly in the mountains though I did see one in a stream in a western suburb of Denver once. Cool birds that dive into even frigidly cold streams looking for slugs...to eat. They have a filmy white eye covering that comes down when they are in the water. Once in Awhile they come out of water with it still down. While I have seen this eye cover and I think I have a photos somewhere I couldn't find one.

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Sometimes they’re found away from creeks, such as probably one of the oddest records I know of from the county I live in. Dippers are pretty rare here in the first place. https://ebird.org/checklist/S35462848

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7 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Sometimes they’re found away from creeks, such as probably one of the oddest records I know of from the county I live in. Dippers are pretty rare here in the first place. https://ebird.org/checklist/S35462848

Interesting! They do fly and I'm sure they probably get away from one stream to fly to another but they don't hang out, feed or nest any where else I'm aware of.

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