Ouzel Lake (5,700 ft) and our...

Ouzel Lake (5,700 ft) and our...

Ouzel Lake (5,700 ft) and our camp at its north end on August 2, 2003. Above are sections of the Redoubt Glacier. For those that don't know, an ouzel is a bird, a member of the thrush family (see here). I'm not certain why the name. I didn't see any ouzels at the lake.
on Jan 6, 2005 3:29 pm
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Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Feb 13, 2005 2:28 am - Hasn't voted


The water ouzel, or "dipper bird" is a little fatter than the ring ouzel shown in your link. Its nickname comes from the way it bobs while standing on rocks & logs in streams. It will suddenly drop into the water and walk on the bottom, totally submerged, hunting bugs, then just as suffenly fly out to a perch. I've read that they walk upstream with their heads down & use the current to press them against the bottom, but I've seen them pull the same trick in shallow lake water with no current. Don't know how.

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