After the Wood Duck and the Harlequin Duck, here’s another fancy duck for you, the Long-tailed Duck:

Long-tailed Duck - Cape Spear

Long-tailed Duck – Cape Spear

I saw 15 of these small sea ducks close to shore at Cape Spear tonight, they were continuously diving down for food, and didn’t mind the powerful waves pounding the cliffs.

Here are two males and a female, you can clearly see the long tail in this shot:

Long-tailed Ducks – Cape Spear

Long-tailed Ducks – Cape Spear

A Common Eider was present too, diving and coming up with urchins:

Common Eider eats an urchin - Cape Spear

Common Eider eats an urchin – Cape Spear