Common Eider pair - Suffolk County, NY

 

A lovely couple of Common Eiders:

Common Eider pair - New York

Common Eider pair - New York

As a low tide uncovered some of the rocks, this pair was first one to take a break from a cold water of the Atlantic Ocean, and rest for a while. Iā€™m happy that I could take a photograph showing the plumage difference between the male (right) and a female (left) bird.

I found his pair of ducks during my short visit to Montauk Lighthouse, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

 

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