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Blane Klemek: Although rare, the American dipper is at home on Superior’s North Shore

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Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie once wrote of a species of songbird that I’ve yet to observe.  She writes somewhat humorously about the curious little bird, describing the bird and its habitat in a way that makes me smile.  She wrote in her descriptive, short poem, “The Dipper” . . .


“It was winter, near freezing,

I’d walk through a forest of firs

when I saw issue out of the waterfall

a solitary bird.

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