|King Eider, ©Tormod Amundsen/Biotope.|
|King Eider drawing, pencil and coloured pencil crayons.|
King Eider was another new species for me at Gullfest, they look so improbable that I wasn't ever quite sure they were even real until I actually saw one. Well, until I saw more like 10,000, as my first King Eider experience was in the so-called (by Tristan Reid) 'King Eider vortex'! This described very aptly the swirling clouds of Eider that surrounded our boat during the King Eider safari, it was hard to know which direction to look in, it was a completely overwhelming birding experience in the best possible way.
|King Eiders on the King Eider safari trip.|
|The King Eider vortex!|
|King & Common Eiders take off.|