Eiders in spring
The lovely eider (Somateria molissima) is one of my favourite sea birds. In breeding plumage, the male is especially beautiful. These pictures were taken at Åkerøya, south Norway, with a hand-held 300 mm in a boat. The birds are very shy, and didn't let us come close, so the images are all heavily cropped.
A male taking off
Several males court one female
Trying to impress her by calling, but she's looking the other way...
Now she's looking.
She seemed to be impressed by that
Look at me!
Fighting it out...
Truly a beautiful bird
A little back lighting
And a little rest.
Thank you for watching! Lets hope for little fluffies soon!
If you would like to see larger images, they are in the collection Eider Spring
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