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.
Some of the early arrivals in October 2021, some Barnacle Geese landing at Gruinart after their arrival on Islay from Greenland.
A mid October afternoon on the RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, the early arrivals of the Barnacle Geese had been spooked and were flying past a cottage near the top of the loch.