Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Autumn Bird Highlights - Photographs by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly
Siberian Ruby Throat

Kevin Kelly
 All photographs in this post were taken by visiting birdwatcher Kevin Kelly during the few weeks he spent on Fair Isle this past Autumn. My son Henry, Logan and I were standing right next to Kevin as we were all amazed to be so fortunate to have such great views. I was taking video of the Siberian Ruby Throat as he took the photos above. Stunning! Kevin kept his promise to send me copies of his photos of the memorable moment, he also sent a few other highlight bird photographs from his stay. 

"It was my first Autumn visit to fair isle after three previous spring visits. Fair isle never fails to produce in terms of beauty but it also delivers on quality of birds too. I am fortunate enough to work for the RSPB so to witness migration at one of the Uk's most northerly points was fantastic. With so many declines in our populations of species such as our seabirds the work of Bird Observatories like Fair Isle go hand in hand with the conservation work we do to try and ensure a brighter future. And these little beauties were just an added bonus to the thrushes and geese that arrive on mass." Kevin Kelly

Kevin can be contacted at kevink1158@hotmail.co.uk

Kevin Kelly
Grey Cheeked Thrush

Kevin Kelly
Little Bunting

Kevin Kelly
Red Throated Pipit

Olive-backed Pipit

Blyth's Reed Warbler

Arctic Warbler

Snow Bunting
Thanks for sharing Kevin!
Kevin can be contacted at kevink1158@hotmail.co.uk

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