The Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) is a large sea duck that breeds on the coasts of Alaska and northeastern Siberia where they dive for crustaceans and molluscs. The lined nest is built on tundra close to the sea.
'Christmas Card' by Karl Williams. Many of you will be familiar with the image below, taken last winter, of a mute swan trudging across the frozen surface of Loch Ard. A larger, and better, version of this can be seen at my website karlwi.
The King Vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae. This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.