Becoming Eider

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These diving sea ducks are indeed fairly common now; hugging the rocky coasts and coves of Fishers Island.

Nibbling within seaweeds inside Silver eel; this pair appears to be “first winter”. If you look closely you will see white blotches of plumage marking the upcoming of “adulthood” and possible breeding this spring.

– From the Field, Video Snippet, Justine Kibbe, January 2, 2019