Reflected Dipper With Fish
Reflected Dipper With Fish. Derbyshire Dales, Peak District National Park. I watched this dipper hunting along a clam stretch of the river and after watching it pluck a wriggling fish from the water I waited for the dipper to reach a nearby rock and pause to enjoy its catch.
Reflected Dipper About the Dipper:
Dippers, named after the way they dip up and down when perched, have evolved an incredible fishing technique allowing them to hunt underwater. Submerging themselves they can walk along the bottom of fast flowing rivers and streams using their outstretched wings to stabilise themselves against the strong currents. This unique ability makes it possible for them to hunt insects and small fish underwater for up to 30 seconds!
Although the dipper isn’t the most striking bird, taken out of context they could easily be mistaken as a garden bird, they are incredibly charismatic seen bobbing up and down the fast flowing rivers of the Derbyshire Dales.
Find more about the dipper here.
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