These pictures are of a Red Necked Grebe family. The dad was giving the kids a ride on his back and the mom was hunting underwater for food. She would come up and feed the kids and dad would just ride them around. They are beautiful birds.
I have wanted to see an American Dipper for YEARS. They are located in many different areas around the US. I finally saw this one at the salmon viewing area near Portage Glacier. I was very excited to be able to get some a nice shot.