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King Eider update

Posted by Brydon Thomason on Wednesday 6th April 2011 | Birding in Shetland

Only a matter of weeks after discovering the 1st winter drake on Bluemull Sound, this resplendent drake arrives off Uyeasound, Unst. As pleased as I was with the young King back in February, this magnificent looking chap really did raise the pulse. You can tell of course from my last King Eider posting I do indeed have something of an Eider afliction/addiction but with very, very good reason. They are all stunning seaducks and always a joy to watch, photograph or indeed in this case scan through large flocks in search of the rarer forms.

Any how, they are way too handsome for my words to do anywhere near justice, here are some images of the King from over the past few days.