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.





   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.

8 comments:

  1. you have those pics of that Eider Down.

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  2. Eider be surprised if you couldn't.

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  3. The Eider Down was one too,but Im not sure if you got it.Its a more English Pun.

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  4. I'm not going to duck away from my cluelessness, but Eider been a little puzzled by the first comment until I received the second one and saw where it was going.

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