Thursday, 30 October 2014
Saturday, 25 October 2014
The late afternoon light was looking good outside, seeing I had no guest an usually stuck in the kitchen preparing dinner at this time of day I decided to go for a walk with my camera. It was lovely, even though it was quite windy I stayed out until after sunset.
|Looking west to the Atlantic|
|Auld Haa House|
|The Fair Isle Community|
|Da Keel & Skerries|
|Love on the rocks...|
|A sunset is something that is best shared... so tonight I share it on my blog...|
In the 2 hours I spent walking around from the Auld Haa to the South Lighthouse and back...
I did not see another soul.
|Oh yeah, there was a Grey Cheeked Thrush this morning...|
A rare North American bird blown over in the recent gale.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
|Fair Isle in Photographs by Kirstie Mackin|
The Michael Orerod Travel Award Winner 2014
The unique vision of Fair Isle will be on exhibition at the Mandela Gallery at Newcastle College's School of Art and Design on Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road from October 23rd to November 7th. Coinciding with the Newcastle Photograph Festival a must see for anyone in the area who has a Fair Isle connection. The images have been closely guarded prior to the opening night preview on Thursday the 23rd - 6 'til 8 PM and will be open to the public the following day.
For more exhibition info: contact the Newcastle Photograph Department - 0191 200 4216
Kirstie Mackin embracing the Fair Isle fashion as well as the scenery.
Fair Isle wishes you good luck with your exhibition
and hopes to see you again someday.
Friday, 17 October 2014
|Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla|
|The Firecrest is a very rare bird on Fair Isle. This was until now my Fair Isle Bogie Bird.|
It was great to catch up with this stunning little species.
|Red Throated Pipit Anthus cervinus|
|Red-Throated Pipits are rare all over Britian, and quite red in the throat for an Autumn bird.|
|Red-Breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva|
no red? because it's a first winter or female bird.
|Fair Isle Kirk - Church of Scotland|
|Blue Tit! rare on Fair Isle (common elsewhere in Britain)|
|Starling & Female Blackcap|
|Long-eared Owl Asio otus|
|Treecreeper Certhia familiaris|
also very rare on Fair Isle... as are trees.
|Barn Owl Tyto alba|
Very rare on Fair Isle... last time one was seen on Fair Isle it was 1958...
|The Fair Isle Kirk & Sheep Rock.|
Saturday, 11 October 2014
|Congratulations to Fair Isle's newest grandfather!|
an all the Riddiford family everywhere. cheers!