Eider (Somateria mollissima)Image courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)
Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…
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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about the British birds inspired by their calls and songs.
Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Eider. Eiders are northern sea-ducks perhaps most famous for the soft breast feathers with which they line their nests. These feathers were collected by eider farmers and used to fill pillows and traditional 'eider -downs'. Drake eiders display to the females with odd moaning calls which you can hear in the programme.
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