The American Dipper is the only truly aquatic songbird in the Americas where they live in fast moving, rocky waters.
I first saw these birds while swimming in Sequoia National Park and fell in love. They can be seen flying low over the water from rock to rock, bobbing their bodies up and down. They dip in the water, hence the name, eating aquatic insects and larvae.
This piece was inspired by the Columbia River Gorge and hung in the “This Pacific Wonderland” show @zb_gallery in December.
Acrylic and ink on wood panel.