Nesting Dippers in the Dodder weir / waterfall.
What seems to be an obstruction at the weir tonight .
April 29 Agitated Dipper in what appears to be a felled tree across their dry route to the nest during a heavy flow. (Dry meaning less wet)
I found an early image of the plucky Dipper heading to go straight through the falls at a similar flood. So I am hopeful. Or will they become accustomed to the obstruction overnight and squeeze past?
April 30 Great news. I observed the Dippers both very busy today popping into the nest site with loads of juicy maggots. Today is not a good day for the maggots.
2nd May. How did that little tree branch get there?
Is it a convenient perch for predator ? a marker?
5t May. Dublin Parks and Wild-life dept quickly removed the main felled tree today.
We have a result, One wet little Dipper at the moment prefers a felled tree branch in the shadows of the weir. Can you see the it?
Mum calls to the baby Dipper, she will be busy feeding it for a while.