Barnacle Geese over Eilean an Tannais-sgeir, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a small flock flying high over a small rocky outcrop
Barnacle Geese over Eilean an Tannais-sgeir, Isle of Islay

A distant view from Kilchoman beach on an October afternoon on the west coast of Islay, a few Barnacle Geese flying high over Eilean an Tannais-sgeir.

Barnacle Geese spooked at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a good number of Barnacle Geese flying up after having been spooked by something
Barnacle Geese spooked at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

An October afternoon at Gruinart, not much had happened for quite a while. Small groups arrived and left, nothing too exciting. Suddenly every single Barnacle Goose flew up, something had spooked them and told them to all move on (unfortunately I couldn’t spot the reason). After a while the all settled again, but on Loch Gruinart (it was low tide), mostly out of sight from the hide.

October sunset and distant geese, Isle of Islay

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Picture of waves rolling into a bay under a colourful sunset, a skein of geese passing in the distance
October sunset and distant geese, Isle of Islay

An October sunset watched from Kilchoman beach on a partially cloudy evening on Islay. We are looking out over Machir Bay with waves rolling in from the Atlantic. If you look closely you can make out some Geese flying in the distance just left of centre.