I searched for an appropriate forum- what I am trying to do is identity what type of food the Dipper has here.
It is part of its regular diet- it dives in swims underwater and comes back with this or similar. It then proceeds to 'bang' it against a rock before finally eating what is inside...
I took this photo today on the Dodder River in Ireland.
A few weeks ago I posted a pic of I think the bird nearest the camera and was informed it was displaying its breeding plumage.
I just wonder if both birds in this pic are males?
Thanks to everyone for the generous help during a difficult year- let's hope 2021is better!
One last photo from today of the Dipper( my favorite bird) emerging from the Dodder River( Dublin) after an underwater foraging swim!
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