KING EIDER

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1912

One was 'obtained' at Count Rocks, Shepperdine sometime in November this year. Other than a reference to ... 'This handsome Duck is also an inhabitant of the Arctic regions, and is a rare visitor to our coasts' ... no mention is made of age or sex. History: TW Proger & DR Paterson (1915) in the Transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society, Vol. XLVIII, p. 62.