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Old Friday 18th September 2015, 08:12   #1
ronald surgenor
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Northern Eider

I managed to pick up 2 Eiders showing strong characteristics of the sub species Borealis, Grey point, Belfast lough on wednesday.
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Old Monday 9th November 2015, 08:13   #2
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They've got the scapular 'sails', but bill colour looks normal to me, not the bright yellow one would expect for S. m. borealis (e.g. here).
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Old Monday 9th November 2015, 15:27   #3
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