Hi folks - was down on Saint's Rest beach this morning walking my dog and I think I saw a common eider in the water. He was just bobbing in the surf. There was a drab looking brown duck with him - could this be a mate? And two gulls. Of course - no phone, camera or binos. But the duck was quite distinctive with his black sides and white back. Is this a possible habitat for common eiders?
Sounds like a Common Eider male with a female.
Thank you Joanne.