Monday, 14 March 2011

Dippers by the Mill

For those who can remember back to the dawn chorus last year when dippers flew over us, well today whilst down at the mill I had the rare privilege of seeing a pair of dippers. They flew along the river about a meter high and decided to stop just opposite the benches overlooking the river by the mill. What a truly wonderful sight. Yet another example as to why it is so important that we all fight to protect the valley for all its wondefull inhabitants. I have often heard people say they had seen dippers upstream but never thought I would see them and yet today they decided to stop say hello by the gardens if only for a short while!

4 comments:

John said...

Nice to hear they are back. Haven't seen one for about three years. That was upstream in the shallows by Halfpenny bridge.

Sue said...

Yes, ages since I've seen any. Used to see them regularly a few years back

andy-s said...

I saw one of the dippers gathering moss (presumably for a nest) on Saturday morning.

Suburban Flyman said...

A pair of Dippers have also returned to the river at Hambrook after an abscence of several years.