Eider

I’ve never had a close view of a male Eider drake before.

Eider Drake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And now I have.

They’re sailing the coasts of Orkney in flotillas with the Eider ducks, and now with their tiny chicks. In the breeding season they perform a ridiculous head-bob and make a strange cooing sound like the comedian Frankie Howerd.

Titter-ye not.

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