Oystercatchers under a developing colourful sunset, Isle of Islay

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Picture of over 20 Oystercatchers on a beach with a colourful sunset behind them
Oystercatchers under a developing colourful sunset, Isle of Islay

As I was walking down Kilchoman beach towards the southern end the slim bright band at the horizon grew wider. I also spotted a large group of Oystercatchers at the water’s edge, although I’m not sure to what extent Oystercatchers can appreciate the beautiful sunsets on Islay.

Bright horizon under dark clouds, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a break in clouds along the horizon, heavy clouds overhead
Bright horizon under dark clouds, Isle of Islay

Having walked out on Kilchoman beach after passing through the dunes I could see the bright band all along the horizon in the west. Still, at this point my expectations what I would see 30-45 minutes later were still quite low.

On the way to a colourful November sunset, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a path through dunes to a beach, clouds overhead but brighter at the horizon
On the way to a colourful November sunset, Isle of Islay

After an overcast November day on Islay I went out for a beach walk on Kilchoman beach late in the afternoon. While there was some brightness on the horizon little did I know what I was going to see about 30-45 minutes later…