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The Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) is a bird that lives in two environments. At a glance you would think it was a regular bird, not unlike a wren in appearance, visiting fields and gardens for food - but the Dipper has the ability to walk with ease under water along the riverbed and this is where it chooses to find its food - in the clear fast flowing rivers and streams of the uplands of western, central and northern Britain. The Dipper has a clear sweet song that can be heard above the rush of the water and it can often be seen "dipping" and bobbing up and down on rocks before it dives under the silver surface of the water. It often flies close to the river and you may hear the distinctive whirring of its wings as it speeds by - a true master of water and air.
This pin was inspired by the Dippers that I have seen at Lathkil Dale in Derbyshire. It features a pen and ink sketch that has been transferred to the silver before being permanently etched and then hand cut and polished. The pin features a tie-tack pin and clasp and measures approximately 2.5 x 3 cm