On the river Elwy near Llanfairtalhaiarn there is a bridge. There have been many times when I have stood there gazing wistfully at the small waterfall, dreaming that one day I would be there with my camera taking photos of a Dipper. Today my dream came true!
As I arrived I noticed a Dipper feeding a little downstream of the waterfall. As I settled in it flew off further downstream, taking my hopes with it but it did a u-turn over the river and returned, settling right in front of the camera. It was a young bird without the chestnut markings of an adult but I didn’t care!