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A rare species in Dorset that may nest on the upper reaches of the River Frome

Photograph by: 
Pam Parsons

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Common Name Dipper
Scientific Name Cinclus cinclus
Species Group Other Small Land Birds
Status Scarce
Interest Level
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
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A small, bobbing bird on fast flowing streams and rivers

Identification Notes
  • Uncommon in Dorset and confined to a couple of fast flowing rivers in the extreme west of county
  • Known for their ability to walk under water!
  • Frequently seen on rocks in streams and have a habit of bobbing, or dipping, up and down
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Other Small Land Birds