Thursday, 6 May 2010


The sight and sound of Eider Ducks in the harbour at Seahouses was one of the highlights of my trip to the Farne Islands. After years spent watching them distantly on seawatches at Dungeness and Portland Bill, this was a welcome contrast. Close views also make you appreciate what a substantial bird they are, and that what the female lacks in colour, she makes up for in subtle beauty.