We found the Dipper and positioned the camera in a favoured spot whereupon the bird decided to use other areas. After quite a bit of waiting the bird did fish in front of the camera although the jury is still out as to whether the footage from today is usable.
It was fun watching the bird and you always knew when it was about to look for food because it would start bobbing up and down before launching itself into the water.
Here are a few shots from today.
|the camera is circled in the water waiting for the Dipper (fossekall) to take a swim|
|James positioning the camera. The circle shows where the bird is perched in the first picture|
|the bird was incredibly confiding at times|
|I've not really appreciated the large feet before - maybe they help it swim?|
|it is in a very urban environment and in addition to rubbish in the stream it was right under a busy road|