Critter sightings have been a bit sparse this week so I've gone back to October of 2009 to share an American Dipper with Eileen's Saturday's Critters and also with Anni's I'd Rather Be Birdin'. I do recommend you visit both blogs. Both women have such a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife and many of their sightings and photographs are spectacular. Some of you have seen this Dipper before. My apologies for that. This was one of only two times in my life to spot one, and the only time to catch a fairly clear shot. I still treasure the memory.
A quote from the bird site linked above says: "The American Dipper is North America's only truly aquatic songbird. It
catches all of its food underwater in swiftly flowing streams by
swimming and walking on the stream bottom."
And, here's my dear Black Jack chewing on her bullystick last evening.
She is very thorough, always giving equal attention to each side of her mouth..
We always watch her closely and only let her chew for about ten minutes. Bill usually reads to me from our Kindle during her chew time and then she cuddles with us while we continue reading. We are still enjoying The Goldfinch and I am still so completely engrossed that I become really ill at ease whenever I fear for the safety of Theo, the main character. I wonder how many of you also become so involved in fiction that it feels like real life to you?
One more picture of Black Jack taken this morning,
and one of a House Finch taken in the park across from our apartment,
also this morning.
And lastly, some snow geese, another old photo from October of 2009.
That's my critter post for this week.
Many thanks for stopping by.