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This Eider nested near Out Skerries Lighthouse
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Image details:  
Image Description: This Eider nested near Out Skerries Lighthouse
Image notes: Hatching time on Bound Skerry. 11th.June, 1966. 
Species in Image: Eider
Date: 1966
Area: Out Skerries
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00558

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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