Sunday, August 23, 2015


I was just walking home through Todmorden and a Dipper flew out of the Calder channel at the Stansfield Road bridge and turned away at rooftop height towards Burnley Road. The river was swollen after a heavy shower, and I guess it realised it was not going to find a perch on the next stretch of bank, so flew off to look elsewhere. From the brief view, I didn't see any obvious white on the breast, but I can't be 100% sure it was a juvenile. I have seen adults fairly regularly here and on Walsden Water near Morrisons store this summer, but no certain juveniles.

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