The Dipper Chicks have Arrived

The nest photo we shared on the 7th June is now home to chicks.  The chicks will be fed by both parents and usually fledge between 20-24 days.

The Dipper is an amber listed bird and is commonly found alongside fast flowing rivers mainly in upland areas.

Dippers are able to walk into and under water to search for food and they feed on insects, small crustaceans, worms, tadpoles or even small fish.

An extremely good spot to find this nest in the river bank and this is a common nesting area for these birds, so now you all know what you’re looking for I’m expecting more photos sent in soon!