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Spectacled Eider - (Somateria fischeri) Large sea duck that breeds on the coasts of Alaska and northeastern Siberia.

Spectacled Eider in Winter The entire world population of the Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri), about birds, spends the winter at a single site off the coast of Alaska in the Bering.

Blue-faced Honeyeater - Also known as the Banana Bird. At around 29.5 cm (11.6 in) in length, the blue-faced species is large for a honeyeater. Found in open woodland, parks, and gardens, the Blue-faced Honeyeater is common in northern and eastern Australia and southern New Guinea.

Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) on back fence - by Anita Reay

Alaskan auklet bird | Aquarium of the Pacific | Online Learning Center | Crested Auklet

Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

Common Eider - northern coasts of Europe, North America, E Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters.

Sv Ejder Common Eider - northern coasts of Europe, North America, E Siberia. It breeds in Arctic and some northern temperate regions, but winters somewhat farther south in temperate zones, when it can form large flocks on coastal waters.

Smew(Mergellus albellus) Breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia; winters on sheltered coasts or inland lakes of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, N Germany, the Low Countries, Great Britain

The smew is a species of duck, and is the only living member of the genus Mergellus. This genus is closely related to Mergus and is sometimes included in it, though it might be closer to the goldeneyes.

Sora - Learn how to identify Sora, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. A small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes, the Sora is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. Its distinctive descending whinny call can be easily heard from the depths of the cattails, but actually seeing the little marsh-walker is much more difficult.

Saw several Sora's out in the open today at the old Cedar Bridge lookout. These are elusive marsh birds, often heard but not so easily spotted. It was a treat to hear the conversations between them!

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