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A large flock of Eiders on a beach
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Image details:  
Image Description: A large flock of Eiders on a beach
Image notes: Taken on the island of Linga, near to the Gutcher ferry terminal in N.Yell.
Species in Image: Eider
Date: 1971
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00559

General details:  
Common Name Eider
Latin Name Somateria mollissima
Shetland Name Dunter
Latin Group Name Anseriformes
Latin Family Name Anatidae
Common Family Name Swans, Geese and Ducks
Description A breeding resident. In recent years breeding numbers have greatly decreased. The reason for this has been difficult to establish.
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