February 12th   Leave a comment

Male eider

Now is the time to appreciate the ducks. All the males are in their best plumage to do their best to attract or keep a mate. Once they have mated in the early spring they rapidly lose their bright plumage. The eiders are particularly splendid at the moment. As well as their obvious black and white they have a lovely more subtle pistachio patch at the back of their neck if you get a close view.

Posted February 12, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

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