Dippers near Dutch-German border


This is a dipper video from Yarrow Valley Country Park, Chorley, Lancashire, England, March 15th, 2012.

Translated from the Dutch ARK Natuurontwikkeling conservationists:

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Dippers are rare in the Netherlands. Since this summer two of them are wandering along the Geul in the south of Limburg province. Just across the border there are more dippers and they nest annually. The dippers benefit from the water in the river Geul becoming cleaner and ARK Natuurontwikkeling contributes to that.

Dippers are dependent on fast-flowing streams and rivers. The brown and white birds look for food underwater. They have a special membrane in the eyes that works as a diving mask. It helps them to see underwater.

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