Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Common Eider

For this weeks Watery Wednesday I am showing the Common Eiders I saw while at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. We had some great views of the male which has white on its back and breast and looks like its has a long nose. The females are more rufous brown in color.

Click on the photos for a larger image.





Below the males white in color are really noticable while in flight.



To see more wonderful watery shots visit 2sweetnsaxy's  waterywednesday . Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy and thanks for stopping by my post. I hope the rest of your week is great.

32 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Beautiful pictures... and very interesting..

diane b said...

Thanks for that. I always wanted to know what Eider ducks looked like. It is often a word used in crossword puzzles.

Jo said...

Such clean lines on that bird/duck, Eileen. I enjoyed these photos as always. Have a great day. Jo

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots for the theme

jabblog said...

Lovely photos, Eileen:-) I like the second one where it looks as if the males at either end are containing their harem of females!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

LOvely pictures.I always enjoy seeing the birds which I don't get to see in my area.
Ruth

Mama Zen said...

They are really pretty!

Amin said...

Hello!
Wonderful photos!

J Bar said...

Good nature shots.

Steve Borichevsky said...

How cool is this? I didn't know that they are found this far south. Love yesteday's Long-tail and Harlies!

Judy said...

Very informative post about the eiders, but I have to admit, I am captivated by your header! That is where I want to be right now...

Mary said...

Interesting looking ducks~ love the markings on the male's faces!

Natural Moments said...

These photos brought back great memories of having unexpectedly found eider nests along the vast shorelines of the Aleutian Islands. Its as if hidden secrets are revealed if one explores the world with endless curiosity.

ewok1993 said...

i do my birdwatching here :)

thanks for showing these beautiful fowls and feathered friends always.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful and peaceful pictures. The ducks always look charming.

caite said...

I love Barnegat light...nice pics.

Kim, USA said...

Very pretty shots Eileen. Thanks for sharing and the visit, cheers!
Watery Wednesday

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice! I so rarely get birds in flight. By the time I focus on them they're gone. :-(

Martha Z said...

They are interesting looking birds. They don't visit the west coast.

chubskulit said...

It looks like you have such a nice weather at your end Eileen, nice shots!

Luna Miranda said...

wonderful shots!

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures.

Elaine said...

Great to see all the beautiful ducks that you saw at Barnegat Lighthouse. You got some wonderful shots and again your mosaics are fantastic.

NatureFootstep said...

nice! I hope they will be back to Sweden also soon. I saw so many birds in CR and yet I am not tired of them. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

pretty awesome [times 4]


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Amin said...

Beautiful post!

Cindy said...

What lovely photos, I have never seen that particular bird before.
Hugs, Cindy

Harold Stiver said...

Some excellent images,very well done!!

Debbie Smith said...

Great pictures, Eileen!
And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your header picture!!! Where is this?
Have a fabulous day!
Debbie's Travels

Amin said...

Hello!
I love the sea!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful birds. I always think it's funny when birds are called 'common anything' -- I never think they are common at all.

A very peaceful watery wednesday scene~!

Reader Wil said...

These birds are beautiful but I don't know their names. Thanks for showing.