Approaching Whooper Swan, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Whooper Swan in flight, taken from the front
Approaching Whooper Swan, Isle of Islay

A majestic Whooper Swan flying towards the bird hide at Gruinart for a very close pass. I don’t know how big this one was, but typically they have a wingspan of about 200-250cm / 7-8ft. Taken in November 2018

Four Barnacle Geese in the November afternoon light, Isle of Islay

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Picture of four Barnacle Geese in flight in some mild November afternoon light
Four Barnacle Geese in the November afternoon light, Isle of Islay

Seen from the old/south hide at Gruinart, four of the tens of thousands of Barnacle Geese visiting Islay over the winter. Here seen in some mild November afternoon light.