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Three Of A Kind

Female eider (Somateria mollissima) in flight over the Farne Islands, Northumberland, England.

Despite being the heaviest duck in the UK, the humble eider is one of the fastest birds during level flight and has been measured at 47 mph (76 kph). They have relatively small wings so use their powerful muscles to fly at high speed to achieve lift. This solution is ideal for the windy British coastline.


I was shooting the super fast puffins at the time and was pleased to capture the beautiful eider with this level of detail. This is a composition of the same bird in sequence.

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Three Of A Kind
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© 2016, Adam West, All Rights Reserved
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5302x3314 / 6.5MB
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Fine Art, England - Northumberland, Nature, Portfolio
Female eider (Somateria mollissima) in flight over the Farne Islands, Northumberland, England.<br />
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Despite being the heaviest duck in the UK, the humble eider is one of the fastest birds during level flight and has been measured at 47 mph (76 kph). They have relatively small wings so use their powerful muscles to fly at high speed to achieve lift. This solution is ideal for the windy British coastline.<br />
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I was shooting the super fast puffins at the time and was pleased to capture the beautiful eider with this level of detail. This is a composition of the same bird in sequence.