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Old Sep 30, 2014, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Water Ouzel

Also known as an American Dipper but that's not as fun to say. I was able to photograph one feeding at the lake the other day. For a perching bird they are unusually adept at swimming (flying?) underwater to feed on insects.

If you look close at the 4th image you can spot it underwater.
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Old Sep 30, 2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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That is interesting, I've never seen, read of nor heard of this bird.

Nice images too Alan.
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That is interesting, I've never seen, read ofnor heard of this bird.
These guys don't much make it into Texas. If they ever did it would be in the extreme western tip I would think. There are wonderful Ouzel photos out there from the big lens people. These are 100% crops from images like the one below using the 12-40 at 40. No digi x-2. A video to see how they flitter around and go in and out of fast moving water can be found on the Wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_dipper

If you haven't seen these little guys in action do watch the one minute video and you'll see why they're so fun to observe.
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that is another bird that is completely new to me. Excellent series of photos there. Well done, Alan.
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