Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Female Eider

This Eider was in St Mary's harbour. The Common Eiders is a large sea-duck that is distributed over the northern coasts of EuropeNorth America and eastern Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters. It can fly at speeds up to 113 km/h (70 mph).