The Dawn Patroller went off on one of his jaunts with fellow photographers. Not too far today.
Rattray Head Lighthouse.
Most of the time it is surrounded by the sea. In this second picture you can see the tide coming in.
Nearby there are wrecks from long ago. The plan had been to photograph them for the challenge in the local photographic society on decay. On the landward side of the lughthouse are sand dunes, which have moved considerably in the strong winds and storms we have had. So much movement, the wrecks were nowhere to be seen.
Yesterday I met Ian Cowe. Photographer. His aim is to photograph all the lighthouses that are/were under the jurisdiction of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
His take on Rattraay.
Nearby is the Loch of Strathbeg, our local RSPB Bird Reserve. Which has a visitor.
The Little Egret is a small, white heron which feeds on small fish and
crustaceans. Once a very rare visitor from the Mediterranean, Little
Egrets are now a common sight around the coasts of southern England and
Wales as they expand their range, possibly due to climate change. It
first bred in the UK on Brownsea Island, Dorset, in 1996, and has been
moving northwards ever since; it was recorded as breeding in Berkshire
for the first time in 2007. So this one moved Northwards to visit us.
I finished off removing all the Christmas decorations.
Then carried on, and almost finished my boxing/dancing hares.
I take photographs of work in progress. As I look at the photograph the glaring mistakes are obvious. Hopefully tomorrow all will be good!
Hope yours is too.