March 17, 2014
He finally started swimming around and moved to an ice shelf where two female eiders were.
He got up and walked around like a penguin.
Very unduck like.
He is in non breeding plumage.
The female King Eider alone attends the nest. When an intruder is present, the female sits low on the nest with her head flattened on the ground. She sits tightly on the eggs and sometimes can be touched or picked up off of the nest.