Dipper mealtime

Had a stroll along one of our local (Peak District) rivers this morning - a bit dull for photography - but was rewarded with quite close encounters with some lovely birds.

The highlight was watching the dipper fishing for caddis fly larvae and bashing them out of their casts on the tree branches - didn't seem at all bothered I was watching it...

  • Mike I think you have nicked my Dipper, despite being surrounded by three rivers here in N.Yorkshire we have not seen a single Dipper this year not through the lack of trying !! smashing photos thanks

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Sorry about that, although if it is yours he's not short of friends down here around Sheffield, even quite close to the city centre, must be something in the water - rust?
  • Could be Mike, after working on local water for years anything in the rivers is possible We spend at least a couple of hours once a week by the rivers and just realised we still have not seen Kingfisher this year yet. Still a few weeks to go yet time for a concerted effort

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Nice photos Mike.

    Dippers seem quite prolific on the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire waters.

    Mike

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