Two Ouzels

The sight of an ouzel always compels me to pause. I’m incapable of just walking by – they demand appreciation. They seem almost to be spirits of living waters as they bob on stones before diving in, whether it’s into a gently rippled alpine pond or a raging spring rapid.

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    • Yes, Cinclus mexicanus. “American dipper” is probably the more technically correct common name, but people in the West commonly call them ouzels or water ouzels. I can think of at least one toponym that shares the name as well (Ouzel rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon). It’s certainly my primary, first-to-mind word for them.

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