Watching a Dipper

Walking from West  Witton to Redmire Foss, avoiding the field with a bull in it, we watched a dipper bobbing up and down on the stones above the turbulent water, the distinctive white throat making them easy to follow as they dart backwards and forwards.  Did you know dippers have a third transparent eyelid called a ‘nictitating membrane’ that they can close to enable them to see underwater.

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