Cockbain, R. P, Clafton, F. R, Copper, P. E. D, Townsend, A. D, Swaine, C. M, Harrison, J. G, Clafton, F. R, Townsend, A. D, Harrison, J. G & Swaine, C. M / August 1958 – vol. 51, issue 8–311 Eider's method of eating crabs.--On 16th December 1957 and subsequent days I had several first-winter Eiders (Somateria mollissima) under observation from the pier at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They were seen diving from a range of a few yards and on returning to the surface, on every occasion, each had a small green crab between its mandibles. The crab was toyed with until two or three legs only were... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.