09/05/2013 Amble Marina, Northumberland

Eider: The famous Eiders of Amble are awesome, these social and comical characters are Ambles answer to Mallard Ducks, they are incredibly approachable and stunning!
Here off Northumberland's coastline you can regularly see colonies of Eiders bobbing in and out of the waves where they spend most of their time, but the best place by a million miles to get close, and I mean very close to these sea ducks, is Amble's Marina.
Scott and I came straight here from seeing the Collard Flycatcher.
This greedy Eider was very cheeky and was pecking out camera lens's, fingers and shoes! It was after some bread......and don't worry Scott left with all his fingers intact!

Turnstone: The weather was grim and we only came to see the Eider but there was also a couple of Turnstone around the edges of the Marina and a few mixed gulls flying around but nothing unusual.