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KING EIDER - Somateria spectabilis

 

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1912:

One was 'obtained' at Court Rocks, Shepperdine sometime in November this year. (Mr L Purcell) Other than a reference to ... 'This handsome duck'... no mention is made of age or sex. This is the first documented reference to this species in S. Gloucestershire. Reports and transactions of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society 1900 - 1981.

 

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