A bird that I like to think of as a bit dumpy but very elegant, is the Dipper. Living close to the
Valley in Stockport
provides me with ample opportunity to see these wonderful little birds, and
they never fail to intrigue me. Watching them fly kamikaze into the river in
search of food is quite an amazing sight. Dippers can then hold their own in
some very fast flowing water, holding their heads out of the water every now
and again for breath. Probably the most well known characteristic though is the
link with it’s name and it’s ability to dip or bob. This is something that a
lot of river birds do, such as the Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail. No one is quite
sure why they do this, (and I am sure there is a reason) it’s just something
for us to enjoy.
In typical pose
You look that way, and I'll look this.....
Into the breach he goes.