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European Eider (Somateria mollissima) (Male)European Eider (Somateria mollissima) 

Three pairs in the main garden. Very large birds with a “Roman nose” profile.  The male has a white back and breast and black sides, the head is white with a greenish tint the females are darkish brown. Clutch size is 4-6 olive-grey eggs and our female likes a very large nest box

European Eider (Somateria mollissima) (Female)

 

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