My annual January Dipper shoot, 5 minutes spent in pouring rain! They are best left in peace for the rest of the year, especially during the breeding season...
A branch or mossy stone (makes a change from a stick!) makes no difference to a dipper! Bling shining brightly... You don't see many without nowadays!
Cos they would sooner be dipping!
Or just wading in the water?
There we go, 86 species and just 12 to go before I have a big change of scene in February - lots going on and not much of it birding??!!