Golden Eye (Female) by C.T.N. Ackland



Title

Golden Eye (Female)

Artist

C.T.N. Ackland

Ref GM1126
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
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Description  
The Goldeneye, bucephala clangula, is a medium-sized sea duck. The species is names for its distinctive golden-yellow eye. Goldeneyes are ducks with a cunning way of raising their chicks. They often lay their eggs in each other’s nests where, if the time is right, a sister, aunt or cousin will end up raising the chicks. Goldeneyes breed in the northern taiga forests, nesting in trees across North America and Eurasia. The provision of nest boxes has tempted a few migrants to stay and breed in Scotland, though they are common winter visitors across the whole of the United Kingdom. Fast in flight, their wings make a whistling sound, earning them the hunters’ name of “Whistler”.