The birds and wildlife of the Collieston,Slains and Forvie Sands area in Aberdeenshire. Positioned by the cliffs and shoreline just east of the Ythan estuary it has a diversity of habitat that makes it of interest throughout the year. This blog is maintained by a number of local observers.
Late 2011 and early 2012 saw up to 3 Humpback whales in the area. Often showing exceptionally well off the village and nearby headlands, they gave many locals a spectacular experience viewing from their front rooms.
None of these photos, taken when the whales first appeared, are a patch on the following taken by a visiting observer: