Whos keeping an eye on me....

Thursday, 1 May 2014

(White - throated) Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

I love this species and am lucky enough to have at least a few pairs on a stream only 30 minutes away. Easy to watch but usually from a distance, however I caught this one perched on a boulder having a preen in the middle of the river. I was able to sneak up to a reasonable distance and get some lovely action shots.  This particular location isn't the easiest of angles as you tend to look down onto the river. It is a heavily wooded area so not much light get through but I have to admit that I sould be quietly pleased with these results.








9 comments:

Adam Jones said...

Super shots Dave. Always enjoy watching the Dippers along that stretch of river.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous photos of the Dipper Dave.

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a beautiful bird... lovely shots Dave

Steve Borichevsky said...

This is just a great bird.

Phil Slade said...

I think they are great shots Dave.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Dave Great shots of the Dipper adn I see it has been ringed.

Stewart M said...

Splendid bird - one of my favourites.

We used to band the dippers on the Derwent (in Gateshead) - always a good day (if maybe not for the dippers!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

José Mendonça said...

I think I've never seen this bird before and it's lovely!

Liz said...

What a lovely bird.