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Eider family album

By cats_123  
Good Morning EPZers....a bright, sunny start...rain forecast later

Around our shoreline we have families of Eider ducks, they seem very communal with females looking after creches of chicks...rarely, but on this occasion the male is still around

Have a great day Smile



Quote: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.



Tags: Uk Duck Northern ireland Eider Wildlife and nature Belfast lough Somateria mollissima

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nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
31 May 2017 7:38AM
Not as beautiful as Sue's swans and cygnets, but it's a gorgeous shot, Jeff.
31 May 2017 7:44AM
great color and convoy formation in the lead pic
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 9:30AM
A lovely set.Smile
ivor
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
31 May 2017 10:50AM
Wonderful Jeff ( just tone down that blue a little !)
Ron
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
31 May 2017 11:12AM

Quote:Wonderful Jeff ( just tone down that blue a little !)
Ron

that's how it looked...but know what you mean 😊
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 11:36AM
Lovely family... Good image! Isabel GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
31 May 2017 12:21PM
Looks a good family day out in the sunshine! Smile Great set, Jeff, but go for the lead image as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2017 1:23PM
Wonderful looking set Jeff, even thrown in a gull for good measure.
Peter.
31 May 2017 1:29PM
Beautiful set, I see a few camera shy ones, like the wee chap in the lead and the last image
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
31 May 2017 1:49PM
Lovely to see these little families. A great set Jeff.
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
31 May 2017 7:34PM
A beautiful set, all of them are good photos, Jeff!
Dimitris
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
1 Jun 2017 1:24PM
Wonderful set Jeff , superbly captured
Ian
A delightful set of captures, Jeff.
My fave seaduck.Smile

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