The Backshore Bird Blog

Late January and February Bird Activities on the Backshore

Kathy's Valentine Love Birds Photo © Jody Halliday How do seabirds prepare for the night? Where do they go? And why? Each species over time has developed a nighttime survival strategy – weighing out their options that work best to stay alive. The Common Eiders and Black Scoters off the Backshore share similar strategies. At dusk and close to shore you may notice small gatherings of these sea ducks. They feed on the seafloor on mussels and crustaceans. Their diving tactics vary, though. The eiders, although social, are indifferent to each other while feeding. They dive, search for prey, and return to the surface – hopefully with a beak full of food – but with

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