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The Dipper a rather roundish bird the size of a thrush. The adult birds are distinctively four coloured - the back is slate-grey, head brown, throat and chest milky white, and the belly deep chestnut. The bird is shy and fast to disappear, but when you find its spot, you can easily observe it perched close to the water.
These beauties lives and nest near the swiftly flowing waterways, fast mountain streams and rapids. To see them regularly, I've undertaken one of my ritual springtime visits to one place, reputed for their regular presence - the place in question are rapids of our swift and wild beautiful small river, Valserine. The river flows through Jura mountain range, through its mixed forest, and this portion of it is particularly protected for its biodiversity.
Spotted on Mar 14, 2021
Submitted on Mar 14, 2021