Tried The Gate again for a LRP, but no luck
They pop in & out on a regular but frustratingly sporadic basis - commuting between this pool & the breeding site (almost certainly their last year as its in the process of being reclaimed)
Moved down at the end of the day hoping to get a look at an Otter
Water running high, covering the bankside so not much chance
Dipper pair watched bobbing on a large Crack Willow limb, torn down horizontally & lurching violently in the chocolate swell.
Listened to the male singing loudly over the roar of the river & moved off to get in place for the last of the light.
Pulled up to hear 2 LO calling, one of them sat in enterance to Kes box
Shortly after BO lazily patrolling up the headlands, making a couple of dives before being lost to view.