Thursday, May 31, 2012

Great Black-backed Gull and Eider nests

We have lots of birds breading on Cape Ann. Here are a couple of nests that most folks don’t get to see. The first up is Common Eider. Note that this is the famous “Eider Down” that you may have heard about.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

This is the source of the down.

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This Great Black-backed Gull nest was hollowed out from in a patch of nice, soft moss and lined with prickly Burdock!

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This Great Black-backed Gull nest was made from reeds.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Standing watch.

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Nesting in a secluded spot.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A nest with a view.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

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3 comments:

Carol Mattingly said...

Love this post. Carol

Friend of HK said...

Even the Gulls like a nice view!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Good on you locating these nests. I don't fare so well in doing so. Neat nest shots.

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