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

Pebbles on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Picture of pebbles on a sandy beach, waves rolling in the background
Pebbles on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

A blustery November day on Kilchoman beach in Machir Bay on the west coast of Islay. A number of small pebbles is strewn across the beach, the outgoing tide has created some interesting patterns in the sand around the pebbles.