Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Dippers by The River
Is it really nearly a month since my last posting?! There has been so much to look at in April that I have not had time to sit in front of the laptop; so over the next week or so I will post some of the pictures and stories of the month.
I spent a few hours in the glorious sunshine on Tuesday down at the riverside, taking in the beauty and wonder of the River Nairn Dippers. I have friends that would travel hundreds of miles to see what we have on our doorstep; and Dippers would be very near the top of their lists! We have had them around our river for years.
The pictures above shows a parent looking for its young to feed. Below is a picture of the juvenile. Look at the markings: much paler on the juv.
Notice in the other pics how the parent flies in, food in mouth, and how the young one hunkers down when it feels under pressure: the last few pictures tells you why!