Images from the Natural World.
Monday, 22 December 2008
Eider [Male], Bamburgh, Northumberland, England.
A small group of Eiders rest on low rocks adjacent the North Sea.
This gaudy breeding male will soon moult out into a very browny bird and spend a period together with hundreds of other " off-duty" males, floating in large rafts upon the sea.
Copyright: Kevin Smith
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