A Rare Bird Observation form and photos have been sent to the Michigan Rare Bird Review Committee. If accepted, this would be only the 6th documented state record for this species.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Common Eider Ludington Harbor 7/28/16
This morning while walking the south pier at Ludington Harbor I noticed an unusual duck about 50 yds out on the lake side of the breakwater. I took over 100 photos until a boat leaving the harbor spooked the duck which took off and appeared to land just north of the north pier. When I got home I had an email from Van Burmiester with an attached photo of the same bird. I suspected that he was correct in determination that it was a Common Eider. Have since received many replies confirming it as a Common Eider. Thanks all.