Eider (Common Eider) Somateria mollissima

This species is present in Norfolk in small numbers for most of the year, although it does not breed here. Much larger numbers can be found further north.

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male and female Eiders, Farne Islands (Northumberland, UK), 13th May 2004

 

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Eiders, Amble (Northumberland, UK), 19th March 2014

 

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Eiders, Ythan Estuary (Aberdeenshire, UK), 1st June 2015

 

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female Eider, Farne Islands (Northumberland, UK), 13th May 2004

 

male Eider, Boddam (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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first-summer male Eider, Seahouses (Northumberland, UK), 13th May 2004

 

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Eiders, Scrabster Harbour (Highland, UK), 25th October 2012

 

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female Eider, Boddam (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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male Eiders, Buckie (Moray, UK), 17th March 2014

 

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first-winter male Eiders, Buckie (Moray, UK), 17th March 2014

 

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female and male Eiders, Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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Eider, Snettisham (Norfolk, UK), 30th September 2015

 

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male Eider, Ythan Estuary (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014

 

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male Eiders, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 9th October 2010

 

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male and female Eiders, Seahouses (Northumberland, UK), 13th May 2004

 

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male and female Eiders, Peterhead Harbour (Aberdeenshire, UK), 3rd January 2002

 

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male Eiders, Troon Harbour (Strathclyde, UK), 28th December 2005

 

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first-winter male Eider, Troon Harbour (Strathclyde, UK), 28th December 2005

 

male and female Eiders, Girvan (Strathclyde, UK), 28th December 2005

 

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Eider (with Long-tailed Ducks, lower right), Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 30th November 2013

 

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Eiders, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2003

 

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female Eider, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 13th May 2006

 

juvenile or female Eiders, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2003

 

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Eiders, St Andrew's (Fife, UK), 27th December 2010

 

first-winter male Eider, Embo (Highland, UK), 24th February 2012

 

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male Eider, Embo (Highland, UK), 24th February 2012

 

captive male and female Eiders, Grange-over-Sands (Cumbria, UK), 27th December 2012

 

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captive male and female Eiders, Grange-over-Sands (Cumbria, UK), 28th December 2011

 

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first-winter male Eider, Montrose (Angus, UK), 30th December 2013

 

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male Eider, Ythan Estuary (Aberdeenshire, UK), 15th October 2003