Sunday 12 June 2016

Leucistic Eider

During our search for "Elvis" the King Eider on the Ythan Estuary we came across this female Eider which appears to be leucistic or, if not, a very pale version of the bird. Any comment appreciated. The bird had definitely paired and the male was constantly close by but I guess that the lower numbers of females on the river means that the majority have already bred



A constant companion

Drakes resting after the exertions of breeding

The mouth of the Ythan estuary is home to a large colony of seals, noisy and smelly, 500 strong and very inquisitive.


Just chillin'

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