Date: 5/16/18 8:37 am From: James Watson (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Female King Eider Still Present-Pitt St. Causeway, Mount Pleasant, SC
The female King Eider is still present at Pitt St. Causeway about 1045am this morning. The bird seems to flow and swim with the tide, a gentleman there said the duck floated by the causeway toward Shem Creek on the incoming tide about 930am and when the tide turned, she was floating and swmiing toward the Causeway from the Shem Creek area. She was actively diving about 200m from the causeway and you could see prey items in her bill when she surfaced. At 1115am the bird was feeding just past where the mud flats are visible at low tide out from the restored oyster reefs.
*Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.*