Barnacle Geese in north Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of some Barnacle Geese on a beach
Barnacle Geese in north Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

Some of the thousands of Barnacle Geese wintering on Islay, here seen on Kilchoman beach in Machir Bay. After feeding through the night under a moonlit sky they were roosting on the beach in the morning.

Lenticular cloud over Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a lenticular cloud over a bay with a sandy beach
Lenticular cloud over Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

Seen from Kilchoman beach, a lenticular cloud is coming in over Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. Taken on a beautiful November day (the same day as the lenticular clouds over the Kilchoman dunes).

Lenticular clouds over the Kilchoman dunes, Isle of Islay

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Picture of two lenticular clouds over some dunes behind a beach
Lenticular clouds over the Kilchoman dunes, Isle of Islay

Two interesting cloud formations over the Kilchoman dunes, seen from Kilchoman beach. I believe these are lenticular clouds (sometimes also colloquially called UFO clouds)