An autumn impression from the Rhinns of Islay at Rockside Farm: Sheep, Whooper Swans and geese in fields in the sun.
A November morning in Machir Bay, a lone walker on Kilchoman beach while a flock of Whooper Swans is passing high above. They typically don’t winter on Islay, they just pass through on their way to Ireland. Several hundred of them passed within a few days during my November visit.
Earlier on these Swans had been spread out over Ardnave Loch, but when I returned from a short walk through the dunes on a blustery day on Islay they had all huddled together. Most of them are Whooper Swans, but there were a few Mute Swans among them as well.