Can anyone advise me of any locations where Dippers can be seen regularly. Have been told that they have been seen close to Conwy reserve. Particularly interested in info from Devon area and North Wales, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire.
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Hi John, take a look HERE and scroll down for some areas listed for Dipper sightings. I have seen them along the River Dove, Derbyshire but too far away from where you want.
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John, We've seen Dippers in the Forest of Dean, just outside the Dean Heritage Centre. Try checking a few Gloucestershire birding sites for more specific help (and as others mentioned above, Bob will probably reply with good information about that area). Try: www.birdforum.net/showthread.php and ww2.rspb.org.uk/.../ and theglosterbirder.co.uk/ .
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John T said: actually live about 1.5hrs from the River Dove. Can you be anymore precise please
I used to walk along the River Dove between the village of Hartington and Dovedale; as with all sightings it can vary, on occasions I have seen 6 different dippers along half that section of river and on other shorter walks I've seen none, sometimes they are hard to spot even when there as they tend to lurk in the darker recesses and shady side of the rivers most of the time, other times they zip by at low level just above the surface of the river. To be honest I would opt for the locations Bob has given you as a good start in search of dippers.
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