Some winter visitors to Islay (mostly temporary, as most of them move on to Ireland), two of the many Whooper Swans passing through. Here seen from the hide at Gruinart.
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.