Thousands of Barnacle Geese lifting off at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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Animated picture of thousands of Barnacle Geese lifting off from a nature reserve on Islay, Scotland
Thousands of Barnacle Geese lifting off at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

Always an amazing sight, the thousands of Barnacle Geese wintering on Islay lifting off after having been spooked by something, may be a raptor, may be a human getting too close, anything.

Ducks in the surf and a gull in the air, Isle of Islay

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Picture of several ducks in the surf just off a beach, a gull flying past as well
Ducks in the surf and a gull in the air, Isle of Islay

A view from Kilchoman beach over Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay, a good number of ducks in the surf with a gull passing in flight.