Posts Tagged ‘Eider

05
Jul
16

How cute is he?

A very young Eider Duck. How cute is he?

Eider

17
Mar
14

Down at the water’s edge

Returning from Scotland last month and a quick stop off for lunch gave us the opportunity to take a few photographs of Eiders. The males at this time of the year look quite stunning. Always distant in Norfolk on the east coast they were far more obliging.

Eider

13
Jul
13

All fluffed up for the camera

When you are the smallest thing on the beach despite having a big mum you have to keep your eyes on the sky for danger. This very young Eider was one of a small flock we saw on the recent East Coast Seabird Tour in Northumberland.

2013 06 22 Eider Seahouses Northumberland_Z5A7973

08
Nov
12

Wet Feet; the price of a photo

The northerly wind was blowing hard and raising the sea into rolling crests. The strong autumn sun behind me gave a light of excellent quality, when it wasn’t behind the shower clouds that were racing across the sky.

Brent Geese, Eider, Auks and Starlings were sometimes flying quite close inshore following the coast north as they fought the headwind. What I wanted was a shot of birds flying through the spray of the breaking waves; a photo that would convey some of the drama of the moment. I stood with camera on tripod as far down the beach as I could … and waited. Four Snow Buntings flicked past at knee height fighting the wind and sand peppered my waterproofs as I stood attempting to see birds over the waves.

As I concentrated on the horizon my camera lurched and the tripod sank a little in the sand, a split second after I followed. This was followed by some penetrating cold seawater over my boots. The sea was telling me to retreat a little.

Eventually a flock of Eider came close enough for a few shots.




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