Birds in the late evening sky over Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of two birds in the late evening sky
Birds in the late evening sky over Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

A beautiful June late evening on the west coast of Islay, only a few light clouds in the sky. And two birds flying past in the very last light of the gloaming.

The Paps of Jura from Bowmore pier, Isle of Islay

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Picture of three mountains towering over some houses on lower land, seen across a sea loch
The Paps of Jura from Bowmore pier, Isle of Islay

Admittedly not a view you’d get with the bare eye, I used a fairly strong telephoto lens for this picture: The Paps of Jura (Beinn an Oir, Beinn a’Chaolais, Beinn Shiantaid) seen across Loch Indaal from Bowmore pier on a June afternoon.

Barnacle Geese in flight at northern Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of Barnacle Geese in low flight over a beach and a rocky shore, just after lifting off
Barnacle Geese in flight at northern Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

Having been spooked Barnacle Geese fly off from their roost on Kilchoman beach in Machir Bay. More usually seen roosting in other places they do occasionally roost on the beach here, especially when the tide is right at full Moon. Also note the two gulls still sitting on the beach, undisturbed by the commotion around them.