STELLER’S EIDER

 The Steller’s eider is the smallest eider and breeds along the Arctic coasts of eastern Siberia and Alaska.  The lined nest is built on tundra close to the sea. The following images were captured on the open tundra around Barrow,  Alaska.

STELLER'S EIDER STELLER’S EIDER MALE

steller's eider (1 of 1)STELLER’S EIDER IN TYPICAL HABITAT 

STELLER'S FLIGHT (1 of 1)STELLER’S EIDER IN FLIGHT

 

BROODING PAIR (1 of 1)BROODING PAIR ON TUNDRA POND 

 

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