Whilst over on The Rea in South-East Shropshire with local nest-recorder Jonathan Lingard we put up a net to catch the adult Dippers at one of his monitored nests and not only caught the male Dipper but two Grey Wagtails, a Kingfisher, and another cracking drake Mandarin. Had to wait 35 years to catch my first and the second one comes along within a few days!!
Scenic Dipper nest
Adult male Kingfisher, the female was on a nest a few hundred metres downstream.
What are the chances of that! A second by-catch male Mandarin in less than a week!!