A first for me! A pair of Eider duck in Seahouses harbour:
420mm; ISO 200; f/7.1; 1/640s
Nicely done Russ, there were some youngsters in the harbour when we were there last year.
Many thanks Roger
- these shots were taken in relatively calm harbour waters, whilst the boats to the Farnes were struggling with a very heavy swell outside!
This third one IMO is the standout one because it shows I surmise some pair bonding behaviour. The other two (and I take the same sort ) are more record shots
The male Eiders are another duck that likes to throw its head back to impress the 'ladies'.
- many thanks B.B. for comments - Record shots the first two are, but you just have to get whatever you can when it’s your first ever sighting in the wild
- many thanks Roger - in fact both male and female were exhibiting the same behaviour on this occasion