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.

Swallow taking a dip at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a Swallow emerging from the water after trying to catch an insect
Swallow taking a dip at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

Not the clearest shot, but I was glad to have captured it in the first place: A Swallow emerging from the water after a low pass and briefly dipping into the water (I guess trying to catch an insect on the water).