The River Frome is home to an array of wildlife, especially species of bird. A dipper has been spotted this December (2019) feeding from the local river.

The dipper is a chunky bird with a nice plump body. Dippers are listed as ‘Amber’ under Birds of Conservation Concern.

Dippers feed from the shallow areas of rivers for underwater invertebrates. If you want to try and spot one for yourself be sure to take a walk along the River Frome and keep an eye out for their short tails and chocolatey brown feathers.

You can find out more about the dipper on their Wildlife Trust info page.

Dipper catching his lunch in the river frome.
Dipper on the Frome catching it’s lunch. Photo by Steve Jones.