Date: 6/11/19 1:07 am From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eider Ducklings - Cape Ann
Thanks to Hector Galbraith for the following post.
Northborough, MA <barb620...>
... I would like to post an observation from last Saturday when I saw a creche of eider ducklings on Cape Ann. There were about 15 ducklings in the charge of 4 adult females. Ducklings looked to be about 3-5 days old and they were at Emerson Point area, specifically where Penzance Road meets the sea. May well be from breeding sites out on Thatcher Island. So far as I am aware (and could be wrong, as usual) they are not a common breeder in this part of Ma.