This morning it was reported on the Swedish birders spotting site Svalan that a King Eider (praktejder) had been seen from Älgö in Saltsjöbaden, 20 km east of Stockholm. Unfortunately the report also said the King Eider went into a fog and when the fog disappeared the Eider could not be found. But anyhow Lennart J and I took a quick drive to possible find it. And there we were very lucky to find this very beautiful and here seldom seen bird among some Eiders. It was a first one for both of us.
We first sighted the bird from about 1,000 meters distance. Here it is from 500 meters distance.