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January 2012 Bird Sightings

 

 

Tuesday 31st January 2012

Yell: 10 European White-fronted Geese at Gloup, Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe.

Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Mute Swan at Tingwall - Jim Nicolson

Monday 30th January 2012

Central Mainland: Brent Goose and 3 Jackdaws at Lerwick.

Brent Goose at Lerwick - George Petrie

Yell: juvenile Tundra Bean Goose and 2 Little Auks at Cullivoe. Moorhen at Hamnavoe. Glaucous Gull at Burravoe.

Little Auk and Bean Goose at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

offshore: Great Skua about 80 km east of Mousa.

Sunday 29th January 2012

Unst: at least 8 Iceland Gulls, 2 Glaucous Gulls, 20 Jackdaws, and 3 Slavonian Grebes at Baltasound, 6 Jackdaws, Little Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull at Skaw.

Iceland and Glaucous Gulls and Kittiwake at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Little Gull at Haroldswick and Greylag Geese at Norwick - Mike Pennington; Glaucous Gull, Kittiwake and Shag at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. Red-necked Grebe still at Laxfirth.

West Mainland: Hen Harrier at Sandness and 25 Iceland Gulls in Vaila Sound around Burrastow cages.

Fetlar: 3 Long-eared Owls, 4 Jackdaw, 5 Redwings, 18 Fieldfares, and a flock of 24 Blackbirds.

Bressay: Iceland Gull and Rook at Voehead.

South Mainland: Little Auk found dead at Sandwick. 2 Velvet Scoters, 6 Common Scoters and an Iceland Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh, 2 Scaup at Scatness, 2 Iceland Gulls at Spiggie, 11 Bean Geese (9 Tundra and 2 Taiga) at Bigton.

Dead Little Auk on Sandwick beach - Juan Brown

Saturday 28th January 2012

Central Mainland: 50 Iceland Gulls (including 6 Kumlien's Gulls) and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 2 Little Auk in Lerwick harbour and one in Breiwick. 20 Iceland Gulls at Dury Voe, 8 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Laxo, 15 Iceland Gulls between Laxo and Whalsay, 11 Iceland Gulls and 12 Jackdaws at Scalloway, Slavonian Grebe at Girlsta.

Burra: 8 Iceland Gulls around the islands and the American Wigeon x Wigeon hybrid still on Papil Water.

Whalsay: 20 Iceland Gulls and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Symbister; also a Little Auk off the Whalsay ferry.

South Mainland: 18 Bean Geese at Bigton. 9 Little Auks in Quendale Bay, 2 Iceland Gulls, 11 Pochards and a Shelduck at Spiggie, Goosander and Little Grebe at Hillwell, Iceland Gull at Ringasta, European White-fronted Goose at Toab. Iceland Gull at Boddam, Little Auk at St Ninian's Isle. 2 Little Auks found dead at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Unst: 12 Iceland Gulls, 2 Glaucous Gulls, 37 European White-fronted Geese, 6 Jackdaws, Little Gull, Little Auk, 5 Slavonian Grebes and 2 Little Grebes at Baltasound, Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound, Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Iceland and Glaucous Gulls at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Glaucous Gull, Little Auk, Little Gull and Shag at Baltasound - Robbie Brookes

Yell: 3 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: 10 Little Auks and a Sparrowhawk at Sand, near Garderhouse.

Friday 27th January 2012

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging.12 Little Auks at Lerwick. 25 Little Auks and 25 Iceland Gulls around the Scalloway Islands. 5 Little Auks off Lunna.

Little Auk at Lerwick - George Petrie

Unst: 2 Little Auks, 8 Iceland Gulls, 36 European White-fronted Geese and a Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound, 4 Iceland Gulls at Haroldswick, 13 European White-fronted Geese and an Iceland Gull at Norwick, 10 European White-fronted Geese at Uyeasound.

Little Auk at Baltasound - Brydon Thomason; Iceland Gulls at Baltasound - Jim Nangle

South Mainland: 2 Little Auks and a European White-fronted Goose at West Voe of Sumburgh. 5 Little Auks off Wester Quarff.

Little Auks at West Voe of Sumburgh - Gary Bell (2 photos); Rob Fray (2 photos)

Yell: 2 Little Auks in Yell Sound.

Thursday 26th January 2012

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Grutness, Iceland Gull at Ringasta, 2 Iceland Gulls at Spiggie, Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh, Little Grebe at Hillwell.

Iceland Gull at Spiggie - Rob Fray; Rock Pipit and Purple Sandpiper at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Brent Goose and Sparrowhawk at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

Sparrowhawk and Brent Goose at Lerwick - John Moncrieff

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Tresta. Iceland Gull on Papa Stour.

Unst: 5 Iceland Gulls at Baltasound.

Wednesday 25th January 2012

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe, Water Rail at Sellafirth.

Water Rail at Sellafirth - Jim Nangle

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk and Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.

Tuesday 24th January 2012

Whalsay: 49 Iceland Gulls and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Symbister.

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver still present, near Sound Gruney.

Central Mainland: 31 Iceland Gulls (including 1 Kumlien's Gull) and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Also Brent Goose, Black Redstart, 2 Water Rails and 38 Knot at Lerwick. Black-throated Diver and 3 Common Scoters at Dales Voe, Delting. 25 Snow Buntings near Laxfirth.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - Juan Brown

South Mainland: 18 Bean Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 40 Snow Buntings at Bigton, White-fronted Goose at Spiggie, Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy. 11 Pochards and 110 Teals on Loch of Brow.

Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - George Petrie; Taiga Bean Geese at Bigton - Roger Riddington

North Mainland: 6 Slavonian Grebes at Gluss.

West Mainland: 14 Iceland Gulls at Burrastow.

Unst: 5 Tundra Bean Geese, Sparrowhawk and 7 Slavonian Grebes at Baltasound.

Monday 23rd January 2012

Central Mainland: 28 Iceland Gulls (including 1 Kumlien's Gull) and 1 Glaucous Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 12 Jackdaws at Kergord. 11 Jackdaws at Veensgarth and Pink-footed Goose at Gott. 2 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. 3 Iceland Gulls at Whiteness Voe.

 

Iceland Gull with characters of Kumlien's Gull at Lerwick - Juan Brown 

Central and West Mainland: 74 Slavonian Grebes including 36 in Whiteness Voe and 20 Tresta/Sandsound. 

West Mainland: Goosander at Effirth. Velvet Scoter at Tresta.

Whalsay: 41 Iceland Gulls and 5 Glaucous Gulls at Symbister.

South Mainland: Little Auk, 2 Velvet Scoters, 6 Common Scoters and 2 Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Grey Plovers at Virkie. Red-throated Diver on Loch of Spiggie.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound, 7 Iceland Gulls, Pink-footed Goose, 5 European White-fronted Geese, 20 Jackdaws and a Sparrowhawk at Baltasound, 11 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick.

Iceland Gulls at Baltasound - Jim Nangle; Fulmar at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Yell: Song Thrush at West Sandwick.

Sunday 22nd January 2012

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver still in South Nesting Bay, along with a Little Auk. Red-necked Grebe still at Laxfirth. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Catfirth. 45 Iceland Gulls (including 4 Kumlien's-type Gulls) and a Glaucous Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Little Auk at North Ness, Lerwick. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Dales Voe. Scaup at Loch of Clickimin.

Iceland Gulls at Lerwick - Roger Riddington; Raven and Razorbill at Lerwick - George Petrie

Bressay: 3 Iceland Gulls at Heogan. 7 Grey Herons at Beosetter.

South Mainland: 14 Bean Geese at Bigton. Great Tit at Hestingott. Little Auk, 2 Velvet Scoters, 6 Common Scoters and 2 Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. Long-eared Owl at Scatness. Carrion Crow at Hillwell.

Great Tit at Hestingott - Ronnie Robertson

West Mainland: 10 Iceland Gulls at Burrastow.

Unst: 11 Iceland Gulls, 28 European White-fronted Geese and female Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. 11 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick.

Iceland Gulls and Grey Heron at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Bluemull 'triangle': 23 Iceland Gulls (14 off Yell and 9 off Unst), one Glaucous Gull off Yell, 979 Eiders inc. 2 'Northern', a Common Scoter, 366 Long-tailed Ducks and a Puffin off Hascosay.

Saturday 21st January 2012

Central Mainland: 50 Iceland Gulls in Lerwick. 94 Jackdaws at Scalloway.

Unst: 2 Iceland Gulls at Westing, 6 Iceland Gulls at Belmont, 10 Iceland Gulls, 19 European White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose and male Sparrowhawk at Baltasound, Iceland Gull at Skaw, 10 European White-fronted Geese at Uyeasound, Glaucous Gull and Common Scoter at Loch of Snarravoe and Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Iceland Gulls at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Bressay: Water Rail at Voehead.

West Mainland: Peregrine at Sand.

Friday 20th January 2012

Whalsay: 31 Iceland Gulls and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Symbister, adult Kumlien's Gull still at Hamister.

Central Mainland: at least 43 Iceland Gulls in Lerwick (including at least 2 Kumlien's Gulls), along with 4 Glaucous Gulls. 12 Iceland Gulls (including 1 Kumlien's Gull) and 11 Jackdaws at Scalloway.

Jackdaw at Tingwall - Jim Nicolson and Larry Dalziel

Unst: 10 Iceland Gulls, 3 Slavonian Grebes and at least 20 Jackdaws at Baltasound.

Iceland Gulls at Baltasound - Rob Brookes (2 photos); Brydon Thomason 7 photos)

Burra: Great Tit.

Great Tit on Burra - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: Little Auk at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Thursday 19th January 2012

Whalsay: 36 Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Symbister.

Glaucous Gull at Symbister - John Lowrie Irvine

Burra: 11 Iceland Gulls at Meal beach, 2 Iceland Gulls at Hamnavoe.

South Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh, 3 Iceland Gulls at Sumburgh Farm, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Iceland Gull and 5 European White-fronted Geese at Spiggie, 11 Pochards at Brow Loch. 2 Long-eared Owls at Ocraquoy, Sparrowhawk at Fladdabister.

Central Mainland: 32 Iceland Gulls and 1 Glaucous Gull at Shetland Catch and the marina, Lerwick. 3 Greenfinches and 2 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. Kestrel near Lerwick. 60 Jackdaws at Scalloway.

Jackdaw at Scalloway and Long-tailed Duck at Lerwick - George Petrie

West Mainland: several Goldcrests at Sand.

Yell: 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 18th January 2012

Unst: 13 Iceland Gulls (one of which was taken by an otter) and a Glaucous Gull at Baltasound, Iceland Gull at Westing.

Iceland Gull taken by Otter at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: adult Kumlien's Gull at Hamister, 18 Iceland Gulls at Symbister.

Central Mainland: in Lerwick, 35 Iceland Gulls at the Shetland Catch and 4 Iceland Gulls at Bressay ferry terminal. 3 Dunnocks at North Road, Lerwick. 7 Jackdaws at Veensgarth.

South Mainland: 6 Bean Geese at Bigton. Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Farm, Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh, Iceland Gull at Scord.

Bean Geese at Bigton - George Petrie and Jim Nicolson

Yell: 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 17th January 2012

Central Mainland: 36 or 37 Iceland Gulls, Glaucous Gull and Brent Goose at Lerwick. 7 Iceland Gulls at Scalloway.

Brent Goose at Lerwick and Rook at Asta - George Petrie; Iceland Gulls at Lerwick - Juan Brown

Unst: 12 Iceland Gulls (including 2 Kumlien's Gulls) at Baltasound, 5 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 Grey Plovers at Virkie.

Monday 16th January 2012

Unst: Wood Lark and 4 Iceland Gulls at Skaw. 4 Iceland Gulls and 3 Grey Herons at Baltasound. 15 Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Belmont, Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound.

Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound - Brydon Thomason, Rob Brookes and Jim Nangle; Grey Heron at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Bluemull Sound: 3 Iceland Gulls in Skuda Sound, 2 Iceland Gulls on Haaf Gruney and 3 Iceland Gulls in Colgrave Sound. Velvet Scoter in Hascosay Sound.

Velvet Scoter in Hascosay Sound - Brydon Thomason

South Mainland: Great Tit at Toab. Iceland Gull at Boddam. 6 Common Scoters and a Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 male Gadwalls, male Pintail and Song Thrush at Scatness. 40 Snow Buntings at Gulberwick. 17 Bean Geese at Bigton.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Sullom Voe. 9 Slavonian Grebes at Laxfirth, Jack Snipe at Kirkabister and 5 Goosanders at Laxo.

Iceland Gulls at Lerwick (first showing characters of Kumlien's Gull) - Roger Riddington

Burra: Pomarine Skua at Meal.

West Mainland: Peregrine at Bridge of Walls.

Sunday 15th January 2012

Unst: Woodlark and 5 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, Iceland Gull and 11 European White-fronted Geese at Norwick, 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 31 European White-fronted Geese, 4 Iceland Gulls, Glaucous Gull, Little Auk, Little Grebe and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Iceland Gulls at Norwick and Skaw- Mike Pennington

Yell: Barnacle Goose and Iceland Gull at West Sandwick and 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 6 Iceland Gulls.

South Mainland: Little Auk at West Voe of Sumburgh. Dunnock at Scatness.

Out Skerries: 2 Iceland Gulls.

Saturday 14th January 2012

Iceland Gulls: a co-ordinated effort resulted in a total of 152 in Shetland today! Full details of numbers and sites can be found on the NiS blog here.

Other bird news:

Central Mainland:
Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. 3 Common Scoters at Dales Lees. Glaucous Gull at Lunna. 4 Goosanders at Sand Water. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick, and 4 Jackdaws at Helendale. 9 Jackdaws at Scalloway.

Slavonian Grebe at Girlsta and Goldeneye at Weisdale - Paula Moss

South Mainland: Great Tit at Toab. 12 Tundra Bean Geese, Pink-footed Goose and Sparrowhawk at Bigton. Little Auk, 6 Common Scoters and 2 Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Shelducks and 12 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie, Pintail at Scatness. 2 Slavonian Grebes and a Little Grebe at Spiggie, 11 Pochards and a Shelduck at Brow Loch, Little Grebe at Hillwell, 2 Shelducks at Boddam and Pintail at Clumlie.

Unst: single Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Snarravoe, Belmont and Uyeasound. European White-fronted Geese at Uyeasound (10), Baltasound (25) and Haroldswick (11). Carrion Crow at Baltasound. Moorhen at Uyeasound.

Kittiwake and Iceland Gull at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Sandvoe, Sparrowhawk at North Collafirth, 19 Jackdaws at Ollaberry.

West Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Sand.

Out Skerries: 1 Glaucous Gull.

Yell: Barnacle Goose at West Sandwick.

Barnacle Goose at West Sandwick - Jim Nangle

Bressay: Puffin off the north end.

Friday 13th January 2012

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver still in South Nesting Bay. 2 Kumlien's Gulls (adult and 3rd-winter) and 33 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick; also Brent Goose, 3 Greenfinches and 2 Chaffinches at Lerwick. Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. Red-necked Grebe still at Laxfirth. 6 Iceland Gulls and 47 Jackdaws at Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall. 2 Goosanders at Strand. Iceland Gull at Tingwall, Iceland Gull at Laxo, Glaucous Gull at North Nesting.

Iceland Gull (showing some characteristics of Kumlien's Gull) at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson; Iceland Gull at Lerwick - George Petrie; Iceland Gull at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

Whalsay: Great White Egret reappeared at Vatshoull.

West Mainland: 15 Iceland Gulls at Melby.

South Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls and a Scaup at Scatness. 2 Iceland Gulls at Fleck. Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy.

Robin at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Unst: Iceland Gulls at Skaw (2), Baltasound (1) and Westing (1).

Thursday 12th January 2012

Central Mainland: 3 Kumlien's Gulls (adult, 3rd-winter and 2nd-winter) and 23 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick; also Brent Goose and Black Redstart in Lerwick, and Jackdaw and Greenfinch at Helendale. 2nd-winter Kumlien's Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls at Firth.

Iceland Gull and Brent Goose at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

Unst: 7 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, Glaucous Gull at Norwick, 2 Iceland Gulls, 20 Jackdaws and a Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Glaucous Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: adult Kumlien's Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls at Hamister, 15 Iceland Gulls at Symbister, 1 Iceland Gull at Marrister, 1 Iceland Gull at Whitefield. Tundra Bean Goose at Challister and European White-fronted Goose at Skaw.

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls at Ocraquoy. 2 Iceland Gulls at Fleck.

Iceland Gulls at Fleck - Rob Fray

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe.

Iceland Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle; Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Belmont - Brydon Thomason

West Mainland: Iceland Gull at Aith.

Wednesday 11th January 2012

Unst: 3rd winter Kumliens Gull, 32 Iceland Gulls and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Belmont. Other Iceland Gulls on Unst today: Skaw (7), Lamba Ness (1), Norwick (1), Baltasound (2), Westing (2) and Uyeasound (2). Carrion Crow, 20 Jackdaws and a Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes; Iceland Gull at Uyeasound - Jim Nangle; Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Belmont - Brydon Thomason

Central Mainland: at least 21 Iceland Gulls (including 4 Kumlien's Gulls) in Lerwick; also a Greenfinch at Sound, Lerwick. 2 Goosanders at Girlsta.

Goosanders at Girlsta - Paula Moss

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Fleck, Iceland Gull and Shelduck at Boddam, Hen Harrier at Scousburgh, 6 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh and 2 Shelducks at Virkie.

Yell: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Hamnavoe, Iceland Gull and Peregrine at Burravoe, Iceland Gull at Mid Yell, Black-tailed Godwit at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Iceland Gull at Burravoe - Brydon Thomason

Tuesday 10th January 2012

Unst: 18 Iceland Gulls at Belmont, 13 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, 25 European White-fronted Geese and an Iceland Gull at Baltasound, Moorhen at Uyeasound.

Iceland Gulls at Skaw - Rob Brookes (1 photo), Jim Nangle (1 photo)

Bluemull Sound: adult White-billed Diver still.

Central Mainland: 9 Iceland Gulls around Shetland Catch/Gremista; also 1 Long-eared Owl in Lerwick and a Chaffinch at Sound. Scaup and Peregrine at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls, Scaup and Pintail at Scatness, Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Farm, Pink-footed Goose at Toab.

Fetlar: Iceland Gull at Brough.

North Mainland: 10 Snow Buntings at Oxensetter, Northmavine.

Monday 9th January 2012

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. 15 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick; also in Lerwick, 2 Iceland Gulls and a Jackdaw at Loch of Clickimin and a Sparrowhawk at North Road.

Red Grouse at Laxobigging - Jim Nicolson

Unst: 18 Iceland Gulls and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Belmont, Wood Lark, Sparrowhawk and 7 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, Iceland Gull, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk and 11 Jackdaws at Baltasound.

Iceland Gulls at Skaw - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls at Virkie. Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Farm, Iceland Gull and Little Grebe at Hillwell, Iceland Gull at Garths Ness. Glaucous Gull at Cunningsburgh. Iceland Gull at Easter Quarff, Iceland Gull at Wester Quarff.

Whalsay: 3 Iceland Gulls.

Iceland Gull and Kittiwake on Whalsay - Brian Marshall

Yell: 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Sunday 8th January 2012

Central Mainland: adult White-billed Diver has returned to South Nesting Bay. Red-necked Grebe at Laxfirth. Iceland Gull at Laxo. Ten Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick; also a roost of 7 Long-eared Owls in Lerwick. 2 Jackdaws at Veensgarth, 8 Jackdaws at Gott.

Long-eared Owl at Lerwick - Charles Gifford

South Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard at Wester Quarff briefly this afternoon; also Long-eared Owl, Iceland Gull and 7 Common Scoters there. 11 Tundra Bean Geese at Bigton. 5 Iceland Gulls at Scord/Scatness; also Scaup at Scatness. 2 Iceland Gulls at Garths Ness. Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cunningsburgh. Iceland Gull and 2 Shelducks at Virkie, 6 Common Scoters and 2 Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh, Woodcock at Scousburgh, Peregrine and Little Grebe at Hillwell.

Iceland Gulls at Scatness - Steve Minton; Glaucous Gull at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Wood Lark, 5 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Skaw. 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 25 European White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose, 7 Jackdaws, Sanderling and Knot at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Muness.

Fetlar: 2 Iceland Gulls at Funzie, 4 Barnacle Geese at Houbie.

West Mainland: Iceland Gull at Effirth.

Yell: 3 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Saturday 7th January 2012

Unst: 3 Iceland Gulls at Skaw, Iceland Gull and Jackdaw at Uyeasound, 5 European White-fronted Geese and 10 Jackdaws at Baltasound.

Iceland Gull at Skaw - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Cunningsburgh. Little Grebe at Hillwell. Glaucous Gull, Scaup and Shelduck at Scatness, 7 Common Scoters and Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Iceland Gulls and a Peregrine at Virkie.

Glaucous Gull at Cunningsburgh - Veronica Gair (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Yell: 3 European White-fronted Geese at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 7 Jackdaws at Scalloway. 2 Goosanders at Strand Loch, 2 Scaup at Asta Loch.

Friday 6th January 2012

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. Red-necked Grebe at Laxfirth. 8 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - George Petrie

Whalsay: Kumlien's Gull still at Hamister. 5 Iceland Gulls at Symbister, Little Auk at Skaw.

Iceland Gull at Symbister, Whalsay - Brian Marshall

Unst: 4 Iceland Gulls and a Sparrowhawk at Skaw, Iceland Gull and Goosander at Belmont, Jackdaw and Carrion Crow at Uyeasound, 19 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound, 10 European White-fronted Geese and Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Iceland Gull at Skaw - Rob Brookes; Iceland Gulls at Belmont and Haroldswick, and Long-tailed Ducks at Snarravoe - Jim Nangle

South Mainland: 7 Tundra Bean Geese at Bigton, 7 Common Scoters and 2 Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Yell: Glaucous Gull in Yell Sound.

Thursday 5th January 2012

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. 2 Kumlien's Gulls and 5 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick. Brent Goose still at Sound, Lerwick. Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall.

Rough-legged Buzzard at Laxobigging - Larry Dalziel; Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall - George Petrie

Unst: Wood Lark, 2 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Skaw, Carrion Crow, 6 Jackdaws and a Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Whalsay: at least 6 Iceland Gulls.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Spiggie.

Yell: Iceland Gull in Yell Sound. 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 4th January 2012

South Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard at Scousburgh this morning. Hen Harrier at Spiggie, Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy.

Unst: Wood Lark still at Skaw, along with an Iceland Gull. Iceland Gull at Norwick, 18 European White-fronted Geese, 7 Jackdaws and a Sparrowhawk at Baltasound, Iceland Gull at Belmont, 6 Jackdaws at Haroldswick and Common Scoter at Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls and a Little Auk at Lerwick.

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 3rd January 2012

North Mainland: 2 Woodcocks at North Roe.

Monday 2nd January 2012

Unst: Wood Lark still at Skaw, along with Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and 2 Peregrines. 24 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick, Glaucous Gull at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Wester Quarff. 7 Common Scoters and a Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Sunday 1st January 2012

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Laxobigging. Brent Goose and Chaffinch at Sound, Lerwick.

Brent Goose at Sound, Lerwick - Michael Balmain; Rough-legged Buzzard at Laxobigging - George Petrie

Whalsay: Kumlien's Gull still at Hamister, along with a Long-eared Owl and 2 Chaffinches. Jack Snipe, Iceland Gull, Little Auk and 6 Chaffinches at Symbister, Iceland Gull at Sandwick, Common Buzzard at Challister and European White-fronted Goose at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Chaffinches at Cullivoe.

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