European Dipper, found on fast flowing upland streams and rivers.
I don't know how many of you follow the comments on blogs, and check them out for further comments, but sometimes we have wonderful discussions going on "behind the scenes." The latest (yesterdays' comments) has been about a couple of American birds, the Purple Finch, and the Red-winged Blackbird. I have been Googling them to discover more about them and thought I would share the following link with anyone who has an inquisitive mind:
You can listen to their calls too - the Blackbird is really raucous and jungle-like, nothing like the genteel English Blackbird.
Here, the above site gives a list of the more regularly seen birds:
where you can identify different garden bird and common species and learn about them.
I did a short walk today, and was hoping to see the Dipper down by the river, but there were none to be seen, though I lingered for a while on the bridge.
I have discovered, if you really go looking, you can source videos - here is our Eurasian Dipper, in various poses: