(The Pevsner Architectural Guide for Aberdeenshire North and Moray states that "Cairness House, by James Playfair 1791-97, is of international importance as the only house in Britain the design and construction of which reflected and evolved with the rapid advances in French Neoclassicism towards the end of the C18" and that "its survival is the more precious as so many of Playfair's other designs were either not built or have been lost or altered".)
It is privately owned so I do not go into the grounds.
Today the walk was remarkable for two reasons. It was the first time I had seen Canada Geese on any of these morning walks.
|Six Geese a walking|
|Off to join other gulls in a field of newly sown carrots|
I did think I had a third 'new' bird and got a bit excited because it would have been a year tick as well. Despite the white stripe on its crown it was a Curlew not a Whimbrel.
The walk was also of note because of the great light for photography.
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