Friday, 2 November 2018

King Eider at Sheringham: it's been a while!

Linda and I waited for the north coast tide to turn before joining the small gallery by the shelters on Sheringham sea front. We missed a Grey Phalarope by five minutes, but didn't have to wait at all for the target bird: an eclipse drake King Eider. It was feeding among the crab pots about half a mile offshore, so the photos are definitely record shots - still: what a bird! Great to bump into Mark Golley and chat with him about the old days...

After lunch we returned for a second look: the Eider had drifted eastwards and slightly closer in, so 'scope views were really excellent. After a good old mardle with holiday makers and old acquaintances - and with the air growing quite chilly - we called it a day.












4 comments:

james Lightwing said...

Nice to see you and to see your pictures today
Sadly I was unable to see it myself But thanks for posting these images
Jim
I have my pictures on Instagram @jims.norfolk.wildlife but sadly none of the Rare duck

David said...

Good to see you, too, James: sorry you missed the KE...

Sharon Ranger said...

Saw you at the eider David, I was too shy to say hello. Your golden locks shining in the winter sun could make a lady swoon. Hopefully say hi next time I spy you. Lovely photos as usual. Keep up the good work David

David said...

Good gracious!
If you're a real person, Sharon, do say hello!