While we were cross-country skiing we notice along the Urseebach a pair of White-throated Dipppers, the male chittering most delightfully. The two were, however, unsettled by a dog which ran on the path along the brook, the dog, however, was very correctly chained. But how may a small dipper decide whether a running dog is harmful or not?
Yesterday, I saw a white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) which I had not seen for quite some time: In the fall, the Ursee creek got dry for a couple of weeks; later on after heavy raining it got overflooded: not the best conditions for a bird living close to and in the water and getting food from it. Earlier pictures can be found here.