Standing on the bridge of the Feagle River at Rossa Street in Clonakilty, I was intrigued to see small trout in the swim of the water, and to see a dipper fly upriver from under the bridge and alight on a rock in midstream. After a bout of characteristic bobbing and dipping, it plunged into the current and disappeared. Dippers walk underwater. While they are not uncommon on mountain streams, it isn’t every town centre that can boast of this bird and offer the visitor a chance to observe it by simply leaning on a bridge close to the main street.
Irish Examiner, 02/10/12. Read the article ‘Dipper strikes a chord‘.