Spectacled Eiders – Male and Female | Deadhorse, Alaska | June, 2011

Posted in Alaska, Birds, Ducks, Spectacled Eider, Swans, Ducks and Geese

These large sea ducks spend the majority of their lives far offshore, coming to wet coastal tundra areas to nest in the spring. As soon as the female finishes laying eggs, the male will leave for offshore molting areas. In early fall the female and young birds will join with large flocks that will move far offshore to spend the winter in openings in the nearly continuous sea ice. |MC44-0239