King Eider Flapping Wings
The King Eider is a rarity around here but one appeared this winter and hung out with a bunch of Common Eiders. Many birdwatchers and bird photographers came for weeks to catch a glimpse, myself included. It took me two days of standing on the beach to get this shot. On the first day, this sole King Eider stayed too far out to get a decent shot. On the second day, it swam very close to shore and I captured this photo as it climbed up on a rock.