IMAGE OF THE MONTH
Dipper Chick Getting a Mouthful
It has been an incredibly hot and dry spell in the highlands. Thankfully this has meant plenty of food available for the dipper to capture for it’s chicks. This dipper pair worked tirelessly gathering food for it’s hungry chicks. They successfully reared two chicks.
Dippers are superb at hunting underwater. Holding their wings outstretched, they stabilize their weight and walk along the bottom of fast running rivers or streams. Dippers feed on a wide range of aquatic invertebrates and fish. They can remain under water for up to 30 seconds.