|Rattray Head lighthouse was built in 1895 and engineered by David Alan Stevenson.|
Rattray was as I'd expected, although I've never seen the tide this close in before. Roaring seas and very high tide line with lots of Shags, Gulls and Cormorants battling the elements. While at the shoreline two Drake Long-tailed Duck and several small flocks of Wigeon, Teal, Goldeneye and Eider Ducks flew north.
|Black Redstart around the parking area.|
Back at the parking area a good scout around the old hotel grounds, along with the house, now looking unoccupied and a little derelict. Here there was sheltering Redwings and Blackbirds, plus Linnet and a single Brambling.
However, it wasn't until I returned to the car that I connected with a Black Redstart that had been reported here the day before.
|Group of Shags|
|Common Gull heading into the strong breeze|
|A Wren in the old hotel grounds|
|A Pied Wagtail shelters in the dunes|