This picture was taken in Broadsea a few weeks ago when we were up at Fraserburgh. This lovely little village, which was inhabited by fishermen, was originally separate from Fraserburgh but it is now integrated into the town.
The Broadsea coastline forms part of a “Site of Special Scientific Interest” which stretches west from Fraserburgh to Rosehearty. It is a perfect habitat for many species of birds due to low rocky outcrops and small sand and shingle flats.
The village today is now a conservation area and a great place to watch many different species of seabirds as they migrate between the southern and northern North Sea and Moray Firth. Some of the species that you may see include Gannets, Fulmars, Kittiwakes and the Herring Gull. Along the coastline you can also spot Curlews, Eider Ducks and you may even be able to spot Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper roosting on the coastal rock at high tide here in Broadsea.
Broadsea was the place where Christian Watt – the author of “The Christian Watt Papers” was born and raised. Her memoirs give an insight into the lives in the community during the latter part of the 19th century.
So why not take a visit to this lovely quaint little village and see how many seabirds that you can spot?