Geese over Cnoc Mòr and the wreck on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a large number of Barnacle Geese flying over a low coastal hill, a wreck on a beach also in the picture
Geese over the Cnoc Mor and the wreck on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

A view north on a mostly cloudy afternoon on the west coast of Islay. A good number of Barnacle Geese are flying west over Cnoc Mòr (82m) to land at the coast between Machir Bay and Saligo Bay. In the foreground the wreck of the Patti is sticking out the sand of Kilchoman beach.

Barnacle Geese roosting in north Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of Barnacle Geese roosting on a beach in a wide bay
Barnacle Geese roosting in north Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

Another view of the Barnacle Geese roosting on Kilchoman beach at the northern end of Machir Bay. The view is south west, looking towards Kilchiaran along the west coast of Islay. Frenchman’s Rocks also visible in the distance on the right.