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Dipper

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The dipper is the Royal National City Park’s cheekiest bird and can be regularly seen at Ulriksdal Palace. If you start at the estuary to the brook of Igelbäcken and walk slowly upstream you will often happen upon this adept fisher. After a successful head-long dive the bird reappears with an encased caddisfly larva which after a few knocks against the ice slips down its throat. Some days the dipper gets spring-fever and an unexpectedly melodic song can be heard. It looks smart standing at the edge of the ice on Igelbäcken with its white bib and its black body. In April it flies north to return in the late autumn.

 


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