Monday, July 29, 2013
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
After lunch, walked along Manzanita Creek looking for an American Dipper. They are one of my very favorite birds, as they frequent icy streams and walk under water to feed. They are equipped with an extra eyelid called a nictitating membrane that allows them to see underwater. When I heard a sweet tweet I knew one was near and sure enough there was the little darling standing on a rock. In a moment it disappeared under the water. A most amazing bird.
Our last sighting was of three Osprey, a fussing adolescent, and 2 adults soaring over the lake. A fitting close to a wonderful day.