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The following pictures were photographed by Irina Korshunova, during the collecting of the eiderdown.

eider18 1 The area is well marked, to keep curious visitors from disturbing the birds while they are nesting.

eider18 2 View over the colony from the guarding tower

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Hanný on the way to collect some eiderdown.
The big bag is full with dry hay and the smaller bag is for the down.

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 You have to move carefully through the colony so you don't scare the birds. 

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Hanný collecting the down

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The eiderdown is replaced by dry hay 

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 and the eggs are carefully put back in their place

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 The view from the colony to the ocean.
You can see the guarding tower that Tobbi built.

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In the first house are ducklings.
If they have already hatched when we collect the down, we leave the nest and come back later when the family hast left.

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 The view from the colony to Sæból

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 The eider-colony is decorated with small flags, scarecrows, floating balls from fishing nets and other colourful items that give the birds a feeling of security.

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 The view towards Hvammstangi

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 Hanný with her eiderdown

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 and Tobbi bringing hay to replace with the eiderdown 

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 Here the down is dryed and warm air is blown under it. 
We have to turn the down regularly for an even drying process. 

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 Dry hay to replace the down with

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Hanný says hi to Strákur frá Vatnsleysu between her down collecting sessions