Eider

Somateria mollissima

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Both pictures were taken at South Walney. The female (left) is on her nest I think, but I didn’t want to stay around too long to find out.

The Eider call has always made me giggle a bit – have a listen below. It reminds me of Kenneth Williams in the ‘Carry On‘ films. Childish, I know, and my apologies if you’ve never heard of him! 

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