There is a photo of a Common Shelduck. And the Wood Sandpiper by John Truman on our Guest Photos.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Eider Duck (Somateria mollissima)
He has a deep voice, wwwwooooopppps.
The UK's heaviest duck, and its fastest flying. It is a true seaduck, rarely found away from coasts where its dependence on coastal molluscs for food has brought it into conflict with mussel farmers. Eiders are highly gregarious and usually stay close inshore, riding the swell in a sandy bay or strung out in long lines out beyond the breaking waves. It is an Amber List species because of its winter concentrations.