King Eider (female) - Jeorse Park, East Chicago, Indiana - January 17, 1998

This bird was part of a remarkable day of birding in which I got two life birds on the same day. Bob Hughes of Chicago found this bird and called us while we were looking at a Varied Thrush in Munster. We had already seen a Snowy Owl and Pomarine Jaeger at Michigan City Harbor. After the Eider, we finished our day with a Hoary Redpoll (the other lifer) and a "Greater" Redpoll at a feeder in Porter County.

The following photo was taken with an Olympus OM2 SLR camera and a 500mm mirror lens.

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King Eider (female)

King Eider (female) close-up