Oystercatcher and breaking wave in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of an Oystercatcher on a wet rock, a wave breaking at the rock sending spray into the air
Oystercatcher and breaking wave in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay

A scene from a sunny June afternoon in Saligo Bay. An Oystercatcher is standing on the top of a wet rock, undisturbed by waves breaking at the rock sending spray in the air and over the rock.

Oystercatcher on Jura, lighthouse on Islay

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Picture of an Oystercatcher on a pebble shore, a lighthouse in the background on the other side of the sound
Oystercatcher on Jura, lighthouse on Islay

Spotted next to the ferry ramp at Feolin Ferry on Jura, an Oystercatcher on the pebble shore. In the background on the other side of the Sound of Islay the small lighthouse at Carraig Mhòr.

Oystercatchers under a developing colourful sunset, Isle of Islay

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Picture of over 20 Oystercatchers on a beach with a colourful sunset behind them
Oystercatchers under a developing colourful sunset, Isle of Islay

As I was walking down Kilchoman beach towards the southern end the slim bright band at the horizon grew wider. I also spotted a large group of Oystercatchers at the water’s edge, although I’m not sure to what extent Oystercatchers can appreciate the beautiful sunsets on Islay.