THE TOOLS OF A BIRDWATCHING GUIDE ALSO THE SPECTACLED EIDER
Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:01:18 PM
As you can see, we anticipate that every, Ornithologist, the bird can see, that we as a guide show them, they may also wich to take a Photo of their species , that have be seen on there trip, also A guide must see that this is possible, many who have not take their precious camera, than we come to the rescue with our equipment.
The beauty of a EIDER.
The spectacled eider,is certainly one of the most spectacular and sought after ducks.
The large goggles combined with the colour pattern give the bird, especially the male, its weird expression.
Several misconceptions exist in the literature about is plumage.First the head of the male is not green and yellow-green, but uniform see-green.
The very short and dense feathers give it a glossy and velvety appearance which, when viewed from different angels, can appear even pale yellow-green.
Secondly, the hind neck does not consist of elongated feathers, as suggested In field guide books, but of grooves in the very short and dense hind neck feathers like those in the side of the neck.
Thirdly, the underside in the male is not salty black but deep glossy black which, again, from different angels can look slaty in appearance.
Finally, spectacled eider appear not all shaggy bur are very neat.
The species breeds in shallow coastal tundra ponds In north eastern Siberia also In Alaska. A beautiful bird to see free In nature....