As sunrise came to be I creeped up by the mossy shore waiting for the birds to come in and feed and sun themselves.While watching the group for awhile I noticed that the females seemed to be doing most of the courting,cleaning and pushing the others off the rocks to get all the attention.
While shooting the birds climbing on the rocks I noticed a male with a leg band,as he climb back on the rock after feeding for awhile,the female would groom him.After two hours I sadly had to retreat home for another day wishing i had more time with the group to get some feeding shots.
|Male Common Eider|
|Female Common Eider|
|Grooming himself after breakfast|
|Female grooming the Male in the morning sun|
Well be checking back in about a week or so as they make their nest to see if they're still together.