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Common eiders (babies and mothers)

Somateria mollisima


Almost midnight in the northern beaches of Unst (still daylight at this time of the year due to the Northern latitude) we could spot several families of eider females with their babies approaching the shoreline to rest in the rocks of the beach. First time I see the babies in real life!


North Atlantic Sea.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks venusflytrap! Indeed they are common eiders, so I have added it to the name of the spotting. Do you see them in your area? You have many nice bird pictures. I am going to follow you :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

to be more specific, common eider

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Mona, Maria and Debbie :-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks! It was really a nice surprise to discover these moms and babies at the beach.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Lovely series!

The MnMs
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Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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