Dippers: A fabulous little bird typical of mountain streams esprcially in the Lake District, Exmoor and Derbyshire: here the fast running water allows a rich diversity of aquatic invertebrates for these active birds to feed on. Easy to see as they frequently stand on stones in the centre of the stream flashing their white bibs as they bob or dip up and down, they are however  quite tricky to photograph as ideally you need to be at low level in early morning light in a rocky mountain stream. A camera setting with really high ISO capabilty helps ! Some of these images are at 12800 ISO! Also the Grey wagtail: usually found in close proximity to Dippers.

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Black and white portrait early morning Exmoor.

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Close up black and white portrait

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

I see you !

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

About to fly

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Perched on a rock n the middle of the stream

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Early morning yoga

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Feathers a little ruffled

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Pools of light in a dark stream

Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

Young wagtail hunting for insects.