King Eider Nest
Somateria spectabilis

f9 @ 1/1000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 17-55mm @ 55mm


"King Eider," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The female builds a scrape nest on the ground, usually near water. She lines it with vegetation and down feathers from her own body. She lays a clutch of 27 eggs, which she alone incubates for 22 to 23 days.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/04/2011