Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Visit with the Common Eider on a very foggy causeway.

I caught wind that the Common Eider had returned to the Causeway Island - It had been almost 3 months since I last saw her and thought I would visit with her before attending my SanCap Audubon walk.
It didn't take me long to find her - even with all that dense fog.
Awww...she is as good looking as I remembered her. Look at those soft eyes and sweet personality - what is not to love?

She can dance too.

The Ring-billed Gull felt left out and he let me know about it.

The Great Egret was hanging around too - and you can tell how thick the fog was by the way the plume was weighted down.

Not too many photos today due to the poor visibility - but don't let that fool you - the Causeway is a great spot for birding and cruising slowly along the way. I saw quite a few species in just one hour - you be the judge - My E-Bird list 


  1. Cool sighting of the Eiders. And I love the gull and egret shots. Looks like a great birding spot. Have a great day!

    1. Eileen, no matter how long I've been living here - I never get tired of watching the birds/gulls along the water. When turtle patrol gets underway - it becomes double duty and fills my spirit.

  2. I loved all the pictures but especially the eagle!

    1. The Eagle is so majestic, no? It's a real treat here because we don't have that many on the island and they leave to the north for half the year .... a snowbird too :) .... so, anytime I see them it makes me smile from ear to ear.