Geese at sunset
Are they arriving or about to leave? There was a huge crowd of these geese centred on a field on the Ardyne farmland today - they took off in two groups, swiftly organised themselves into wonderful skeins, regrouped, swept round the sky above us. The group still on the ground were making an enormous noise, but they seemed to quieten as they flew - perhaps they were saving their energy.
About five minutes later, the sun set behind Bute, the clouds lost their golden fringes, the fields dulled and the magic was gone.