Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The King Eider

I spent a very pleasant morning watching the female King Eider off Aberaeron north beach, especially  when I was able to share it with John and Jill, then Arfon.  Andy also made a flying visit.
The bird drifted further out and to the north several times, but came back each time, on one occasion treating Arfon and me to a fly past.
It spent quite long periods feeding; pulling out a succession of small crabs, then having a good preen. Paul Mahiques turned up shortly before Arfon left: lets hope it stays around long enough for other people to enjoy this major rarity.