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ouzel

, ousel
1. short for ring ouzel or water ouzel (see dipper)
2. an archaic name for the (European) blackbird
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CLACKING loudly like a football racket in slow motion, the male ring ouzel flew across the open ground in front of us, before perching up high in a swaying poplar.
Ring ouzels have been spotted from South Gare down the North Yorkshire coast towards Whitby.
Thompson was originally charged after a search at his home by Northumbria Police - assisted by the RSPB and RSPCA -- in July 2014, where five ring ouzels were discovered in aviaries in his garden.
Ring ouzels, the mountain blackbird, have been returning to upland nesting areas, hopefully to be recorded by RSPB surveyors completing a UK census.
A survey of ring ouzels in 1999 estimated the UK population at around 7,000 pairs, and subsequent surveys suggest that, in some areas, numbers have declined by up to 70%.
Two pairs of ring ouzels had been spotted breeding at Dove Stone Reservoir.
Volunteers also are needed to join the Willamette Water Ouzels River Cleanup on a section of the Coast Fork of the Willamette River in Cottage Grove from 9 a.m.
RING ouzels are winging their way to the moors and hills to breed as they return from tropical Africa.
The current UK population of ring ouzels is now likely to be between 6,000 and 7,500 pairs.
Eggs from song thrushes thinned 6 percent, mistle thrushes 4 percent, and ring ouzels 2 percent.
Eight Ring Ouzels were here, with others across the region, including at sites in the Vale of Clwyd where they haven't bred for many years.
Ring Ouzels arrived at coastal sites such as the Great Orme, Wirral and Bardsey before heading inland to their upland summer territories.