Definition of water ouzel in English:

water ouzel

noun

  • another term for dipper (sense 1)
    • ‘Once at the overlook, keep your eyes peeled for water ouzels in the creek.’
    • ‘Osprey, bald eagles, hawks, water ouzels, heron, and a variety of songbirds are seen.’
    • ‘The ever-busy water ouzel - a songbird known as the dipper - can also be seen dropping into the cold, clear streams and ‘flying’ underwater in search of aquatic insects.’
    • ‘Elephant ears grow in and around the falls, and water ouzels somehow manage to build their homes behind the fall's tremendous flow of water.’
    • ‘There were few birds to be seen on this trip, although in the past we have sighted woodpeckers among the trees and water ouzels flying in and out of the mountain stream.’
    • ‘It also offers some splendid finds for Birders, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.’
    • ‘A pair of water ouzels dipped and darted along the edge of a riffle in front of the car as I watched, then flew across the river when I stepped too close.’
    • ‘Many birds make their home here including kingfishers, woodpeckers, barred owls, and water ouzels; great blue herons, bald eagles and osprey are often seen.’
    • ‘A water ouzel flits around the boulder's base, and bolts upstream and around the corner up Slesse Creek.’
    • ‘We will investigate further with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the conservation status and potential presence of the water ouzel.’
    • ‘These tiny birds, also known as water ouzels, zoom around over the surface and plunge in and out of the cascading water in search of food.’
    • ‘The water ouzel is one of the more unusual birds on the Eastern Sierra.’
    • ‘All afternoon we had been herding water ouzels along the river; they were constantly fluttering on ahead of us, and every single rock near the water's edge was dotted with their poop.’
    • ‘We watched water ouzels bob their bodies at the edge of rock pools with little falls.’
    • ‘Wildlife includes wild boars, raccoons, skunks, and birds, such as water ouzels and belted kingfishers.’