When visiting Kennebunkport, Maine, it is mandatory to stop at The Clam Shack to dine on their fried clams and lobster rolls. It'll cost you an arm and a leg, but their food is outstanding. A small group of Mallards hangs out next to the shack. They eat the scraps that people throw over the deck (or the scraps the gulls don't get). While we were chowing down, the Mallards were joined by none other than a Common Eider! He was hanging out with them and dining on chunks of bread and fried batter. It was kind of pathetic seeing a duck that I would expect to be bobbing along the rocky coast cavorting with a group of hoodlum Mallards. I guess he's developed a taste for carbs to go along with his usual fresh mussels.
Is that fried clam I smell on your breath?