Anyway, I got directions from a colleague in work for Thetford's Black-bellied Dipper. So shortly after lunchtime on Sunday, Polina and I headed down the A11 for our first UK twitch!
We pulled into the small car park at The Nun's Bridge and gathered our gear together.
|The Nuns bridge - a snowy scene in Thetford - 20th January 2013|
The other two birders switched over to the other side of the river bank while I found a nice tree to lean against.
|Taking it easy as I twitch the Black-bellied Dipper|
|Tougher than the rest........P roughs it in the snow!|
|Me, Polina and two others watch the Black-bellied Dipper at Thetford.|
Youtube clip number one of Black-bellied Dipper
and here's one of it taking a little swim (sorry a little out of focus at times!)
Youtube clip number two - swimming Dipper
The light was poor as I said so these were the best shots I could manage.
|Black-bellied Dipper, Thetford, Norfolk - 20th January 2013|
We've had a week of snow in Norwich and its pelting down outside once more as I write, hope the roads stay clear!