Sunday, March 25, 2007

Common Eider

Yesterday we found rafts of Common Eider along the coast at Maces Bay. The Common Eider, a sea duck, is one of the largest ducks in North America. Pictured above is a male Common Eider, flying low over the water. Mixed in with the eiders were a few Black Scoters. Above, to the right, we can easily see the size difference of these two first winter male Common Eider and the Black Scoter between them. The brown colouring of the female Common Eider can be seen in the photo above.

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