Inspired by Winterwatch


While other birds fly over forests and fields

the chocolate brown dipper blinks as he

bobs midst the fast flowing streams

with a neat white bib. 

Perched on a rock 

In rushing white water 

he bobs and he dips

Before plunging below.

A freshwater diver, 

he swims and he prods to forage his food

under swirling clear water.

Till he springs back to land 

where he blinks and 

he bobs and he dips 

as he shakes out his plumage

in halos of glistening spray.