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January to June 2016 Sightings

 

 

Thursday 30th June

Unst: Red-necked Grebe at Haroldswick. Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Rook at Baltasound.

Red-necked Grebe at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Wednesday 29th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Stonechat and Common Redpoll at Sandgarth. Siskin at Voe. Jackdaw at Kergord.

Tuesday 28th June

Unst: Marsh Warbler and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Rook at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Common Crane and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales in Sandsound Voe at 06:30, heading west towards Reawick.

Monday 27th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Unst: Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

Sunday 26th June

North Mainland: Alpine Swift at Fethaland.

Alpine Swift at Fethaland - Craig Porter

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Saturday 25th June

Unst: Carrion Crow at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 140 Rooks at Laxfirth.

Insects: Pseudargyrotoza conwagana trapped at Baltasound (first for Shetland).

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Friday 24th June

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Sand Martin and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Grey Heron at Scousburgh.

Sea Mammals: Long-finned Pilot Whale found dead at Papil beach, Yell. Minke Whale off Muckle Roe.

dead Long-finned Pilot Whale on Yell - Jim Nangle

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Thursday 23rd June

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Whitethroat at Skaw. Swift and Collared Dove at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Lunna.

Monday 22nd June

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Chiffchaff at Skaw.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Tuesday 21st June

Noss: Yellow Wagtail and Redwing.

Redwing on Noss - George Petrie

Unst: Goldfinch at Norwick. Sanderling at Haroldswick. Rook at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Common Redpoll at Setter, Sandwick.

Monday 20th June

Yell: Quail at Burravoe.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Sunday 19th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Setter, Sandwick.

Saturday 18th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Setter, Sandwick.

Friday 17th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Thursday 16th June

Unst: Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Wednesday 15th June

Unst: Ruff at Haroldswick. 13 Sanderlings at Easting.

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Tuesday 14th June

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Sandwich Tern at Easting. Ruff at Haroldswick.

Sandwich Tern at Easting - Rob Brookes

Monday 13th June

Unst: Little Tern and 2 Sanderlings at Easting. Marsh Warbler and Reed Warbler at Norwick. Sandwich Tern at Haroldswick. Short-eared Owl at Hermaness. Reed Warbler at Northdale.

Sunday 12th June

Whalsay: Reed Warbler at Isbister.

Unst: Sandwich Tern and Ruff at Haroldswick. 2 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

South Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Scousburgh.

Sea Mammals: 60 White-sided Dolphins off Hillswick.

White-sided Dolphins off Hillswick - Mandie Fulbirg

Saturday 11th June

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. Chiffchaff at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Kergord.

Unst: Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. House Martin at Norwick. Kestrel at Snarravoe. Reed Warbler at Norwick. Ruff at Haroldswick.

Friday 10th June

Unst: Ruff at Haroldswick. 2 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale from the Vidlin to Out Skerries ferry.

Thursday 9th June

Unst: White-winged Black Tern at Small Waters, Westing.

Central Mainland: Common Rosefinch, Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch and 2 Chiffchaffs at Helendale, Lerwick.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Grunitaing.

Red-backed Shrike at Grunitaing, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

South Mainland: Common Crane at Rerwick. Sandwich Tern at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Knot at Scord. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Common Crane at Rerwick - Paul Meyer

Foula: Turtle Dove at the school.

Turtle Dove on Foula - Jayne Smith

Unst: 4 Ruff at Haroldswick. 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Scatness. Dark Sword-grass trapped at Virkie.

Elachista argentella at Scatness - Steve Minton

Wednesday 8th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Quendale. Ruff at Spiggie.

Common Crane at Quendale - Leslie Smith; Ruff at Spiggie - George Petrie

Unst: 2 Ruff at Haroldswick.

Yell: 7 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Insects: Painted Lady at Dalsetter.

Tuesday 7th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Hillwell. Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: 4 Ruff at Haroldswick.

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Whitethroat, Siskin, Chiffchaff and 2 Wood Pigeons at Helendale, Lerwick.

Yell: 10 Sanderlings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe.

Monday 6th June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness; also Goldcrest and Willow Warbler there. Common Crane at Hillwell.

Goldcrest at Scatness - Steve Minton

Yell: Barred Warbler at Mid Yell. White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

Barred Warbler at Mid Yell - Brian Liggins

Unst: Reed Warbler at Norwick. Knot at Skaw.

Sea Mammals: 8 Killer Whales off Eshaness for several hours during the afternoon before heading north. Minke Whale off Hermaness, Unst.

Sunday 5th June

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler at Skaw.

Fetlar: White-billed Diver off Urie.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Fleck. 2 Knot and 11 Sanderlings at Virkie.

Unst: Reed Warbler, Wood Pigeon and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Knot at Skaw. 4 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Knot at Skaw - Jim Nangle

West Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Sonso Ness, Vementry.

Saturday 4th June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness.

Fetlar: Common Nightingale at Still.

Common Nightingale at Still, Fetlar - Stephen Dunstan

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Allan Conlin

Unst: Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Friday 3rd June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

Unst: Surf Scoter at Belmont. Garden Warbler, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs and 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Virkie.

Thursday 2nd June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness; also Curlew Sandpiper there.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Scoters at Loch of Tingwall.

Wednesday 1st June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness; also Curlew Sandpiper there. Common Crane at Hillwell.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs and 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 31st May

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness; also Grey-headed Wagtail and Curlew Sandpiper there.

Unst: Swift at Haroldswick.

Monday 30th May

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness; also Grey-headed Wagtail and Curlew Sandpiper there. Common Rosefinch and Short-eared Owl at Virkie. 2 House Martins at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff at Quendale. Spotted Flycatcher at Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Scatness - Dave Cooper; Short-eared Owl at Virkie - Roger Riddington

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Unst: Surf Scoter at Belmont. 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 5 Sanderlings at Easting.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: 24 Sanderlings at Melby.

Sunday 29th May

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Scatness. Common Crane and Ruff at Brow Marsh. Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh. 2 Ruff at Spiggie. Garganey at Hillwell. Collared Dove at Toab.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Scatness - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Steve Minton (1 photo)

Unst: Short-eared Owl, 2 Goldfinches and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and 3 House Martins at Norwick. Swift at Haroldswick.

Fetlar: Sedge Warbler at Houbie. Garden Warbler at Tresta.

Bressay: Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Saturday 28th May

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Isbister.

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Scatness. Common Crane at Hillwell in the morning and Spiggie in the afternoon. Curlew Sandpiper and Red-necked Phalarope at Virkie. Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh. 2 Garganey at Scatness. Ruff and Garganey at Hillwell.

Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Alan Adamson (1 photo)

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler and Blackcap at Tresta.

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

Unst: Rook at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Sanderling at Skaw.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Sea Mammals: several Risso's Dolphins east of Whalsay.

Friday 27th May

Out Skerries: Black Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Pied Flycatcher and 2 Sanderling at Skaw. Redwing and 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher. Chiffchaff at Gloup.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Thursday 26th May

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Tresta.

Unst: Common Crane at Hermaness. Black-tailed Godwit and Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: Common Redpoll, Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Willow Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs.

North Mainland: Woodcock at Sullom.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy.

Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

West Mainland: 3 Common Redpolls and 2 Willow Warblers at Sand. 17 Sanderlings at Sandness. 11 Sanderlings at Melby.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 25th May

North Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Urafirth.

Bressay: Carrion Crow at Uphouse. 2 Chiffchaffs at Gorie. Wood Pigeon at Maryfield.

South Mainland: Garden Warbler at Ocraquoy. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Garden Warbler at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Out Skerries: Common Redpoll and 4 Chiffchaffs.

Unst: Tree Sparrow and Whitethroat at Baliasta. Common Redpoll and Chaffinch at Baltasound. Common Redpoll, Sedge Warbler and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff and 3 Sanderlings at Skaw.

Tuesday 24th May

West Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Tresta.

Unst: Surf Scoter at Belmont. Iceland Gull and Rook at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Uyeasound. Kestrel at Saxa Vord. Chiffchaff at Burrafirth. Chiffchaff and 2 Wood Pigeons at Northdale.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Quendale. Garganey, Barnacle Goose and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Scatness. 13 Sanderling, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits and 5 Knot at Virkie.

Bressay: Robin at Voehead.

Yell: Chiffchaff and 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale in Quendale Bay.

Monday 23rd May

South Mainland: Common Crane at Ringasta. 2 Garganey, Ruff and Barnacle Goose at Scatness. House Martin at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Quendale. Kestrel at Quarff. Cuckoo at Fladdabister.

Foula: Little Egret still at Ham. Also Short-eared Owl, Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipits and 3 Sedge Warblers on the island.

Unst: Wood Sandpiper and 2 Garganey at Baltasound. Turtle Dove and 2 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Sedge Warbler at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water. Icterine Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Robins at Helendale, Lerwick.

Yell: Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Grey Heron at Symbister, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Sunday 22nd May

South Mainland: Savi's Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel; also 2 Goldfinches, Swift, Kestrel and Robin there. Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Common Crane and Marsh Harrier at Ringasta. 10 Knot, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits and 59 Sanderling at Virkie. Barnacle Goose at Scatness. Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 8 Sanderling at Grutness. 9 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Levenwick. Willow Warbler at Sandwick.

Savi's Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel - Rebecca Nason

Foula: male Western Subalpine Warbler at Ristie. Little Egret at Ham. Common Nightingale at Punds. Also Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Cuckoo, 15 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 13 Chiffchaffs, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Sedge Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Redstart, Whinchat, 5 Collared Doves and 2 Tree Pipits on the island.

Western Subalpine Warbler at Ristie, Foula - Rory Tallack

Whalsay: Common Rosefinch, Glaucous Gull, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs and 13 Knot at Skaw. Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff at Vatshoull. Spotted Flycatcher at Burns. Chiffchaff at Hamister.

Common Rosefinch at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Belmont. 2 Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpipers, Siskin, Carrion Crow, 4 Wood Pigeons and 4 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 2 Sand Martins at Lamba Ness. Sedge Warbler, Sand Martin and Common Redpoll at Haroldswick. 3 House Martins at Skaw. Chiffchaff at Norwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Mossbank.

Fetlar: Willow Warbler at Houbie.

Yell: Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Insects: Painted Lady at Voehead, Bressay.

Saturday 21st May

Foula: Kingfisher, Nightjar and Little Egret at Ham. Common Nightingale at Punds. Tundra Bean Goose at Hametoun. Also Short-eared Owl, 5 Collared Doves and 3 Wood Pigeons on the island.

Unst: 2 Curlew Sandpipers at Baltasound. Sanderling at Skaw.

West Mainland: 3 Common Redpolls, Willow Warbler, 2 Wood Pigeons and 71 Turnstones at Sand.

Whalsay: 3 House Martins at Skibberhoull.

House Martins at Skibberhoull - John Lowrie Irvine

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Stromfirth.

Friday 20th May

Foula: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Ham (present for several days previously). Common Nightingale at Punds. Tundra Bean Goose at Hametoun. Also 3 Tree Pipits, 10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 5 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and 2 Spotted Flycatchers on the island.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch and 2 Siskins at Helendale, Lerwick. Glaucous Gull at Tingwall. Kestrel at Graven. 2 Common Redpolls at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Osprey at Spiggie. 32 Sanderlings at Grutness. 3 Knot at Virkie.

Unst: 3 Manx Shearwaters north past Lamba Ness between 06:00 and 07:00. Wood Sandpiper at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: 105 Turnstones, 10 Knot, 4 Dunlin and a Sanderling at Skaw.

West Mainland: 5 Common Redpolls, Willow Warbler and 2 Wood Pigeons.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher.

Thursday 19th May

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Siskins at Helendale, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Virkie. 8 Sanderling at Grutness. 2 Barnacle Geese at Scatness.

Kestrel at Virkie - Larry Dalziel; Sanderling at Grutness - George Petrie

Unst: Siskin at Haroldswick.

Sea Mammals: 8 Killer Whales south past Eshaness during the afternoon.

Wednesday 18th May

Foula: Lesser Yellowlegs still at south end of the island.

Unst: Common Crane at Westing. 2 Pomarine Skuas north past Lamba Ness at 06:35. Bluethroat at Clibberswick. Chiffchaff, Siskin and 2 Pintails at Baltasound.

Yell: Common Crane over Cullivoe at 4pm; also Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 2 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 2 Ospreys at Spiggie. 2 Garganey at Scatness. Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Reed Warbler at Quendale. Common Redpoll, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Knot and 20 Sanderling at Virkie. Kestrel at Toab.

Osprey at Spiggie - Roger Riddington

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Tuesday 17th May

Foula: Lesser Yellowlegs still at south end of the island.

Lesser Yellowlegs on Foula - Geoff and Donna Atherton

Unst: Surf Scoter and Iceland Gull at Belmont. Greenshank at Lamba Ness. Lesser Whitethroat at Haroldswick. Rook, 2 Carrion Crows and 2 Pintails at Baltasound. 4 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

Greenshank at Lamba Ness - Jim Nicolson; Rook at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Osprey at Spiggie. Kestrel, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Brettabister, North Nesting.

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

Monday 16th May

Unst: Common Crane at Hamar at 10:45. Surf Scoter at Belmont. Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, Redwing, Ruff, 2 Pintails, 2 Siskins and 5 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound, but no sign of the Green Warbler there today.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Robin and 3 Siskins at Helendale, Lerwick.

Icterine Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick - Glen Tyler

West Mainland: Osprey still at Bixter.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Marrister. 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Vatshoull. 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe. 2 Chiffchaffs at Gloup.

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

Sunday 15th May

Unst: Green Warbler still at Baltasound; also 3 Blackcaps , Robin, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Pintails at Baltasound. Bluethroat, Greenshank, Reed Bunting and 7 Mute Swans at Haroldswick. 6 Tree Sparrows, Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap at Norwick.

Green Warbler at Baltasound - Steve Minton (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Bluethroat at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

Foula: Lesser Yellowlegs at south end of the island.

South Mainland: Osprey and Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. Wood Sandpiper and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Hillwell. Kestrel, Chiffchaff and 30 Sanderling at Virkie.

Osprey at Spiggie - Roger Riddington

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Osprey at Smalla Waters.

Central Mainland: 6 Common Scoters in Lerwick harbour. Kestrel at Graven.

Bressay: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Voehead.

Fetlar: Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Houbie.

Sea Mammals: Basking Shark south of Noss.

Basking Shark off Noss - Craig Nisbet

Saturday 14th May

Unst: Green Warbler still at Baltasound. The bird was trapped and ringed today, and material has been obtained for DNA analysis. Also at Baltasound: Red-backed Shrike, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher, Ruff, 2 Pintails and 2 Siskins. Surf Scoter still at Belmont. Bluethroat and 7 Mute Swans at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull and Whitethroat at Norwick. 29 Mute Swans at Skaw.

Green Warbler at Baltasound - Rob Brookes (2 photos), Mike Pennington (1 photo); Mute Swans at Skaw - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher, Siskin and Spotted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Mossbank. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Kergord.

Friday 13th May

Unst: Green Warbler (first for Shetland) at Baltasound; also 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Ruff, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Siskins and 4 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Bluethroat and Reed Bunting at Haroldswick.

Green Warbler at Baltasound - Mike Pennington; Spotted Flycatcher at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

North Mainland: summer-plumaged White-billed Diver flew north past Eshaness.

South Mainland: Bluethroat, 2 Common Scoters and 23 Sanderling at Sumburgh. Wood Sandpiper at Scatness. Pied Flycatcher at Quendale. Knot and 6 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

West Mainland: Osprey still at Bixter.

Osprey at Bixter - Rory Tallack

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Mossbank.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe.

Thursday 12th May

Unst: Wryneck, Bluethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Norwick. Bluethroat, Reed Bunting and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Linnet and 2 Pintail at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike and Blue-headed Wagtail at Sandwick. Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy. Osprey, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Gadwall, Whinchat, Collared Dove and Chiffchaff at Spiggie. 2 Tree Sparrows, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redstarts, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Chiffchaffs at Sumburgh. Reed Bunting, Whinchat, 2 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler at Scatness. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Knot and 59 Dunlin at Virkie. 3 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Blue-headed Wagtail at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo); Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - Alan Adamson; Gadwall at Spiggie - Mick Kemp

West Mainland: Osprey and Wood Warbler at Bixter.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch and Blackcap at Mossbank. Redstart at North Nesting.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher .

Wednesday 11th May

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank. 2 Dotterel at Staney Hill, Lerwick. 2 Siskins at North Road, Lerwick. Blackcap at Brettabister, North Nesting.

Dotterel at Staney Hill, Lerwick - Davie Leask

Whalsay: Icterine Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat and Siskin at Marrister. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Sandwick.

West Mainland: Osprey at Bixter.

Unst: 2 Red-backed Shrikes and Spotted Flycatcher at Haroldswick. Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Siskins at Baltasound. Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap at Norwick.

South Mainland: Bluethroat, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whinchat and Willow Warbler at Quendale. Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy. Tree Sparrow at Toab. 2 Garganey at Scatness. Wood Sandpiper and Sand Martin at Hillwell. Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Sumburgh. Wood Warbler and Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Swinister Burn. Slavonian Grebe, 2 Gadwall, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Whinchat, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Blackcap and 2 Whitethroats at Spiggie. Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Geosetter.

Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - George Petrie; Tree Sparrow at Toab - Donald Robertson; Wood Warbler at Hoswick - Ray Johnston

Yell: Wood Warbler at West Yell. Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe. Goosander at Sellafirth. 2 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher. Shelduck at Vatsetter.

Noss: Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler, Black Redstart, Sanderling, Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 4 Chiffchaffs.

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

Insects: Red Admirals at Cullivoe, Yell and Voehead, Bressay.

Tuesday 10th May

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Hawfinch still at Mossbank. 9 Common Scoters in Lerwick harbour.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), George Graham (1 photo)

Unst: Wood Sandpiper, Hen Harrier, Greenshank, House Martin, 2 Pintail and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler and 4 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Garganey and Spotted Flycatcher at Haroldswick. Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, 3 Wood Pigeons and 5 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Chiffchaff at Uyeasound.

Garganey at Haroldswick - Jim Nangle

Out Skerries: Blue-headed Wagtail, White Wagtail, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Siskins and 2 Blackcaps.

West Mainland: Wood Warbler at Bixter.

South Mainland: Tree Sparrow at Toab. Hawfinch and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Hestingott. Garganey, Whitethroat, 2 Pintail and 4 Gadwall at Scatness. Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh. Redstart and 2 Shoveler at Grutness. Common Redpoll at Virkie. Common Sandpiper and Siskin at Swinister Burn. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Noss: Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, Black Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Sanderling, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Blackcaps and 7 Chiffchaffs.

Foula: Blackcap and 2 Siskins at the school.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Monday 9th May

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Hawfinch at Mossbank. House Martin at Vidlin.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Roger Thomason; Hawfinch at Mossbank - George Graham (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo)

South Mainland: Bluethroat, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs and 6 Siskins at Virkie. Red-backed Shrike, Sedge Warbler, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Geosetter. 2 Tree Sparrows, 2 Sand Martins and 3 Shoveler at Hillwell. 2 Garganey, 2 Pintail and White Wagtail at Scatness. 2 Shoveler at Grutness. Pied Flycatcher, Kestrel, Robin and 3 Chiffchaffs at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher at Hestingott. 4 Siskins at Toab. Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Blackcaps at Quendale. Spotted Flycatcher on Mousa. At least 3 pairs of Linnets at Scousburgh. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Shoveler at Grutness - Mick Kemp

Noss: Bluethroat, Black Redstart, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 4 Blackcaps.

Out Skerries: Wryneck, Blue-headed Wagtail, Whinchat, Redstart, 2 Sedge Warblers, 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers and 10 Swallows.

Unst: Shore Lark still at Lamba Ness; also Sand Martin and 3 Snow Buntings there. Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, 3 Tree Sparrows, 2 Shelducks, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Pintail, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, Common Redpoll and 6 Siskins at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler, Kestrel, 3 Swallows and 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Green Sandpiper at Saxa Vord. Whitethroat and Blackcap at Haroldswick. Common Redpoll, Willow Warbler, Collared Dove, Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat and Swallow at Norwick. Osprey at Burrafirth.

Whitethroat at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes; Sedge Warbler at Skaw, Common Redpoll at Norwick and Sand Martin at Lamba Ness - George Petrie

Whalsay: Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs, Robin and 3 Swallows.

Foula: Hawfinch, Goldfinch, Blackcap, Chaffinch, 3 Siskins and 2 Collared Doves at the school.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 3 Siskins at Mid Yell. Lesser Whitethroat at Burravoe. House Martin at Mid Yell. Chiffchaff and 2 Swallows at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Insects: 2 Painted Ladies at Quendale. Red Admirals at Virkie, Sumburgh Hotel and Hunchibanks, Bressay.

Red Admiral at Hunchibanks, Bressay - John Bateson

Sunday 8th May

South Mainland: Tawny Pipit at Sumburgh Hotel; also Whitethroat and Reed Bunting there. House Martin at Sumburgh Head. Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Sumburgh Farm. Chiffchaff at Grutness. 2 Garganey, 2 Gadwall and 2 Pintail at Scatness. Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Virkie. 5 Siskins at Toab. Possible Short-toed Lark reported briefly in flight over Hillwell; also 2 Shoveler and 2 Tree Sparrows there. Red-backed Shrike and Wryneck at Geosetter. Whinchat at Spiggie. Tree Sparrow, Blackcap and Siskin at Houlland, Sandwick. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn. 2 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Tawny Pipit at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington (3 photos), Rob Fray (1 photo); Whinchat at Spiggie - Donald Robertson

Whalsay: female Subalpine Warbler at Hamister.

Unst: Shore Lark still at Lamba Ness; also Glaucous Gull there, and a Pomarine Skua north. Blue-headed Wagtail, Garganey, Siskin and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Tree Sparrows, Pintail, Carrion Crow, 5 Siskins, Kestrel, 2 Shelducks, 3 Willow Warblers, Collared Dove and 38 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Reed Bunting at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

Shore Lark at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes; Blue-headed Wagtail at Haroldswick - Mike Pennington; Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Mossbank. Blackcap at Brettabister.

Hawfinch at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

Foula: Hawfinch, Goldfinch and 2 Siskins at the school.

Out Skerries: 3 Tree Sparrows and 2 Willow Warblers at Rocklea.

Noss: Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Swallows.

Bressay: Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Insects: Red Admirals at Sumburgh Hotel, Voehead on Bressay and Skaw on Whalsay. Angle Shades trapped at Virkie.

Angle Shades at Virkie - Rob Fray

Saturday 7th May

Unst: Shore Lark and 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Drake Surf Scoter still at Belmont. Glaucous Gull and Willow Warbler at Skaw. Green Sandpiper at Saxa Vord. Tree Pipit, 5 Siskins, 4 Wood Pigeons and 2 Collared Doves at Norwick. 3 Tree Sparrows, Sedge Warbler, 5 Siskins and 4 Carrion Crows at Baltasound.

Shore Lark at Lamba Ness - Mike Pennington; Green Sandpiper at Saxa Vord - Rob Brookes

North Mainland: summer-plumaged White-billed Diver north past Eshaness.

South Mainland: Little Egret at Hillwell; also Gadwall, 3 Shovelers, 4 Sand Martins and 20 Swallows there. 2 Garganey, Sand Martin and 6 Swallows at Scatness. Sedge Warbler, Carrion Crow, Goldcrest and 2 Blackcaps at Quendale. Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Sanderling and 8 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 3 Siskins at Toab. 4 Siskins at Cunningsburgh. Siskin at Swinister, Sandwick. Sand Martin, Redwing and Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Foula: Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and 3 Siskins at the school.

Common Rosefinch and Hawfinch on Foula - Jayne Smith

Noss: Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, Common Sandpiper, 24 Dunlin and 47 Turnstones.

Central Mainland: Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 2 Wood Pigeons at Frakkafield. Tree Sparrow and Common Redpoll at Sandgarth.

Yell: Wood Pigeon and Blackcap at Gutcher.

Out Skerries: Blackcap, Chaffinch and 2 Willow Warblers at Rocklea.

Friday 6th May

Foula: Common Rosefinch, Hawfinch, Goldfinch and 2 Siskins at the school.

Central Mainland: Osprey between Laxfirth and Tingwall this evening, and then later at Laxfirth Voe. 9 Common Scoters at Lerwick harbour. 3 Siskins at Westerloch, Lerwick. Blackcap at Tingwall. 4 Siskins at Strand. Siskin at Mossbank.

Unst: drake Surf Scoter still at Belmont. Wood Warbler, 14 Siskins, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Carrion Crow and 2 Collared Doves at Baltasound.

Siskin at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: 2 Garganey and 2 Pintails at Scatness. Jackdaw at Brow. Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Virkie. Common Redpoll at Quendale. Siskin at Houlland, Sandwick. Goldcrest and 2 Blackcaps at Scousburgh. 3 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Noss: House Martin, 11 Swallows, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Goldcrest and 2 Arctic Terns.

Yell: 3 Swallows at Burravoe. Blackcap and Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Out Skerries: Willow Warbler at Rocklea.

Thursday 5th May

Unst: Shore Lark and 3 Swallows at Lamba Ness. Tree Sparrow, Collared Dove, Rook, 3 Carrion Crows, 12 Siskins and 3 Shelducks at Baltasound. Swallow at Haroldswick. 3 Swallows at Skaw. Brambling, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, Collared Dove, Swallow and 7 Siskins at Norwick.

Shore Lark at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes; Tree Sparrow at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Yell: White-billed Diver still at Basta Voe.

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Rob Fray

Noss: Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Robin and 45 Purple Sandpipers.

South Mainland: Goldfinch, Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Virkie. Whitethroat and 15 Arctic Terns at Grutness. 3 Sand Martins, 25 Swallows, Gadwall and 2 Shoveler at Hillwell. Greenshank, House Martin, 3 Common Terns, Sand Martin and 40 Swallows at Spiggie. 6 Linnets at Scousburgh. 2 Pintail at Scatness.

Goldfinch at Virkie - Roger Riddington

West Mainland: Sand Martin at Walls.

Foula: Goldfinch and 2 Siskins at the school.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch and Siskin at Scalloway. 9 Siskins at Brae.

Burra: no sign of the first-summer male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra; 2 Siskins there.

Wednesday 4th May

Burra: first-summer male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Toogs, West Burra.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra - George Petrie (1 photo), Rebecca Nason (1 photo)

Unst: drake Surf Scoter at Belmont. 9 Siskins at Baltasound.

Yell: White-billed Diver still at Basta Voe. Goldfinch at Cullivoe. Carrion Crow at West Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 6 Common Scoters in Lerwick harbour. Coot at Loch of Tingwall. 6 Siskins at Brae.

Foula: Goldfinch at the school.

South Mainland: Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Siskin and 5 Knot at Virkie.

West Mainland: 2 Siskins at Aith.

Tuesday 3rd May

Burra: first-summer male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (first for Shetland) at Toogs, West Burra.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra - Roger Riddington (3 photos), Alan Adamson (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (2 photos)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra - Paul Sclater (2 photos), Rob Fray (3 photos)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra - Ray Johnston

South Mainland: Whitethroat, 3 Common Terns, 5 Knot, 3 Swallows and 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. White Wagtail at Grutness. 4 Common Terns at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Carrion Crows at Fleck.

Unst: Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Shelduck, 4 Siskins, 3 Bramblings and 6 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 3 Siskins at Norwick.

Siskin at Norwick - Rob Brookes

West Mainland: Siskin at Aith.

Monday 2nd May

Yell: Hawfinch at Burravoe.

Noss: Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Siskin, Robin, Whimbrel and 92 Purple Sandpipers.

Whalsay: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Skaw. 80 Purple Sandpipers at The Houb.

West Mainland: Arctic Tern and Chiffchaff at Sand.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff, 4 Knot and 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Unst: Carrion Crow, Shelduck and 2 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Bressay: Siskin at Voehead.

Sunday 1st May

Noss: Ring Ouzel, 3 Snow Buntings, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Robins and 84 Purple Sandpipers.

Ring Ouzel on Noss - Andy Denton

Unst: Black-tailed Godwit, Sparrowhawk, Shelduck, Chiffchaff, 2 Bramblings and 9 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 11 Knot, Chiffchaff and 9 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Arctic Tern and Common Tern at Grutness. Arctic Skua at Levenwick.

Burra: Willow Warbler on Trondra.

West Mainland: 3 Common Terns at Sand.

Saturday 30th April

Central Mainland: Common Crane south over Scalloway. 4 Common Scoters in Lerwick harbour. Goldcrest at Black Gaet.

Unst: Common Crane still at Snarravoe. Brambling, Redwing, 2 Chiffchaffs, Robin, 8 Wood Pigeons and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Common Crane at Snarravoe - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Toab. Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy. Common Tern at Grutness. Blackcap at Virkie. Arctic Skua at Boddam. Swallow at Channerwick.

Hawfinch at Toab - Donald Robertson; Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Friday 29th April

Unst: Common Crane still at Snarravoe. Chiffchaff and 2 Bramblings at Baltasound. Fieldfare at Northdale.

South Mainland: 3 Common Cranes at Bigton during the morning, but apparently flew off south. Garganey and 2 Gadwall at Scatness. Short-eared Owl, 2 Knot, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, Wood Pigeon, Whimbrel, Chiffchaff, White Wagtail and 2 Linnets at Virkie.

North Mainland: 2 Crossbills, Chiffchaff and 5 Siskins at Sullom.

Foula: Hobby.

Yell: male Hen Harrier at Cullivoe.

Noss: Black Redstart, Willow Warbler, Brambling, Dunnock, Chiffchaff, Arctic Skua and 6 Robins.

Black Redstart on Noss - Andy Denton

Central Mainland: 2 Arctic Terns and 5 Common Terns at Loch of Strom. Shoveler at Tingwall.

Shoveler at Tingwall - Jim Nicolson

Thursday 28th April

South Mainland: 3 Common Cranes south over Boddam at 5am. Garganey, 2 Gadwall, Swallow and White Wagtail at Scatness. Chiffchaff and 4 Robins at Sumburgh/Grutness. Carrion Crow at Sandwick. 2 Grey Herons at Levenwick. Robin at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Common Cranes north over Sand Water mid-morning. Brambling at Tingwall.

Brambling at Tingwall - June Leask

Unst: Ring Ouzel at Burrafirth. 2 Bramblings at Baltasound. 2 Arctic Skuas at Loch of Cliff.

Noss: 2 Snow Buntings, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Chiffchaff and 9 Robins.

Snow Bunting on Noss - Andy Denton

Wednesday 27th April

Unst: Osprey flew west at Hagdale at midday. Lapland Bunting, Brambling, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock and 2 Robins at Norwick. Glaucous Gull and 2 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick. Pintail, 2 Shelduck and 5 Barnacle Geese at Baltasound. 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

South Mainland: 3 Common Cranes south over Sandwick around 4pm. 2 Hawfinches at Gulberwick. Garganey, 6 Pintail, 2 Gadwall and White Wagtail at Scatness. Siskin at Toab. 2 Iceland Gulls at Quendale. Arctic Skua at Dalsetter.

Garganey at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Weisdale.

Bressay: Robin at Voehead.

Tuesday 26th April

Unst: Lapland Bunting at Inner Skaw. 5 Barnacle Geese and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Lapland Bunting at Inner Skaw and Barnacle Geese at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick. Garganey, 2 Gadwall and 8 Pintails at Scatness. Whimbrel at Virkie. Dunnock at Levenwick. 3 Chaffinches at Scousburgh.

Pintails at Scatness - Roger Riddington; Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick - George Petrie

Monday 25th April

Unst: Lapland Bunting, Greenfinch, Brambling, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Robins at Norwick. 2 Bramblings and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Garganey and 12 Pintails at Scatness. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Sunday 24th April

Unst: Common Crane and 2 Snow Buntings at Snarravoe. 3 Bramblings at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick. Grey Wagtail at Swinister Burn. Garganey, 3 Whimbrels, 12 Pintails and 2 Gadwall at Scatness. 2 Iceland Gulls at Hillwell. Iceland Gull at Rerwick. Chiffchaff, Knot and 6 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 8 Sanderlings at Grutness. Carrion Crow at Ringasta. Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell. Brambling at Geosetter. Redwing at Scousburgh. Blackcap at Cunningsburgh (since 18th April).

Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Rebecca Nason (1 photo)

Noss: Black Redstart, Dunnock, 10 Robins and 59 Purple Sandpipers.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Terns at Loch of Strom. Chiffchaff at Girlsta.

Out Skerries: Fieldfare at Rocklea.

Saturday 23rd April

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Leebitton. Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick. Willow Warbler at Virkie. Sparrowhawk at Geosetter. Redwing at Scousburgh.

Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick - Alan Adamson; Iceland Gull at Leebitton - Glen Tyler

Unst: Willow Warbler, 2 Bramblings, 2 Shelducks and 60 Golden Plovers at Baltasound. Arctic Skua at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting at Belmont. Snow Bunting at Muness. Brambling, Robin and 2 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff and 4 Wood Pigeons at Loch of Clickimin.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Out Skerries: Fieldfare at Rocklea.

Friday 22nd April

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

Noss: Common Crane flew towards Bressay in the evening; also Collared Dove and 6 Robins on the island.

Common Crane on Noss - Andy Denton (1 photo), Craig Nisbet (1 photo)

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick. Dunnock at Levenwick. Garganey, 2 Gadwall and 2 Pintails at Scatness. Sinensis Cormorant at Hillwell. 2 Pintails at Spiggie. Kestrel and 2 Chaffinches at Scousburgh.

Great Grey Shrike at Hoswick - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Unst: drake Surf Scoter still at Easting. 6 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 5 Barnacle Geese at Baltasound.

Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Out Skerries: 2 Collared Doves at Rocklea.

Thursday 21st April

South Mainland: drake Garganey and 4 Pintails at Scatness. Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Virkie. Sanderling at Grutness. Kestrel at Sumburgh.

Wood Pigeon at Virkie - Roger Riddington

Central Mainland: Snow Bunting at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 2 Chaffinches at Mossbank.

Unst: 5 Barnacle Geese and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: 2 Collared Doves at Rocklea.

Wednesday 20th April

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. Snow Bunting at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Goldfinch and several Siskins at Kergord.

Goldfinch and Siskin at Kergord - Millie Jarmson; Hawfinch at Scalloway - Liz Watt

Unst: 2 Short-eared Owls at Loch of Cliff. 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Sparrowhawk and Chiffchaff at Burrafirth. Swallow at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: Kestrel, Redwing and 2 Robins at Sumburgh. 3 Swallows at Hillwell. Pink-footed Goose and 500 Golden Plovers at Fleck. Dunnock at Virkie.

Out Skerries: Collared Dove at Rocklea.

Tuesday 19th April

Noss: Black Redstart, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Goldcrest and 11 Robins.

Unst: Water Rail at Uyeasound. Snow Bunting at Muness. Chaffinch, 6 Bramblings and 6 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Siskin and Chaffinch at Toab. Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff at Hoswick. 6 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn..

Central Mainland: Snow Bunting at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Chaffinch and 10 Bramblings at Brae.

Snow Bunting at Lerwick - Roger Thomason

Monday 18th April

Unst: Yellowhammer at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Jackdaw at Lerwick town hall.

South Mainland: Blackcap and 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Sunday 17th April

Noss: 11 Robins, 2 Song Thrushes, Dunnock, Redwing and 18 Purple Sandpipers.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sand Lodge, Sandwick. 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Hoswick .

Central Mainland: 6 Bramblings at North Road, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk and 18 Wood Pigeons at Gott. Song Thrush at Veensgarth. 2 Shelducks at Scatsta.

North Mainland: 3 Rooks and 4 Wood Pigeons at Collafirth.

Bressay: Robin and 5 Chaffinches at Voehead .

Saturday 16th April

South Mainland: 3 Mistle Thrushes at Quendale. Mistle Thrush at East Longfield. Grey Wagtail at Geosetter. Dunnock at Bigton. 7 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh. 3 Goldcrests, 6 Robins, Swallow, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 White Wagtails at Sumburgh/Grutness. Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. Robin, Goldcrest and 4 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Black Redstart, Song Thrush and 5 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 2 Goldcrests at Norwick.

Black Redstart at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Noss: 2 Black Redstarts, 14 Robins, 2 Dunnocks, 2 Song Thrushes, Redwing and 27 Purple Sandpipers.

Central Mainland: Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, 4 Wood Pigeons and 3 Bramblings at Sandgarth. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 6 Knot at Scatsta. Gadwall at Loch of Clickimin. 6 Wood Pigeons at Gott.

Red Grouse at Scatsta - Roger Thomason

Bressay: Snow Bunting at Cruetoun.

North Mainland: 2 Bramblings at Eshaness. 4 Knot and 2 Wood Pigeons at Bardister.

Out Skerries: 4 Chaffinches at Rocklea.

Friday 15th April

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Levenwick. 3 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh.

Brambling at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Noss: Black Redstart, 11 Robins, Chiffchaff, Redwing, Dunnock, Song Thrush and 21 Purple Sandpipers.

Unst: Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Sullom Voe.

Slavonian Grebe at Sullom Voe - Roger Thomason

Foula: Reed Bunting and 5 Bramblings at the school.

Out Skerries: Chaffinch at Rocklea.

Thursday 14th April

Burra: Hawfinch, Goldcrest and 16 Bramblings on Trondra.

South Mainland: Willow Warbler at Geosetter. Blackcap at Skelberry. Pink-footed Goose at Exnaboe. 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Bramblings at Virkie. 2 Siskins, 3 Bramblings, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon and 2 Robins at Cunningsburgh. Swallow, Goldcrest, White Wagtail and Chiffchaff at Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Blackcap at Skelberry - Mick Kemp

Unst: 17 Bramblings, 3 Chaffinches, Dunnock, Robin and 3 Redwings at Baltasound. Swallow and Chiffchaff at Skaw. 2 Robins at Norwick.

'Blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness, Unst - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Chaffinch and 2 Bramblings at Strand. Chiffchaff at North Nesting.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Mid Yell.

Wednesday 13th April

Burra: Hawfinch and 10 Bramblings on Trondra.

Unst: Yellowhammer at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Brake. Sand Martin at Virkie. Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Brambling at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

West Mainland: Siskin and Chaffinch at Walls.

Merlin at Voe - Paul Bloomer

Tuesday 12th April

Unst: Great Grey Shrike, 4 Goldcrests, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Song Thrushes, 2 Robins, 24 Wood Pigeons, 2 Chaffinches, Pink-footed Goose and 25 Bramblings at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff and Robin at Northdale. Siskin, 2 Wood Pigeons, Chiffchaff and 3 Robins at Norwick.

Brambling at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

West Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Clousta.

Great Grey Shrike at Clousta - Ian Tinkler

Central Mainland: 3 Hawfinches at Scalloway. Willow Warbler, 4 Bramblings and 2 Chaffinches at North Road, Lerwick. 2 Siskins at Tingwall.

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Hamnavoe.

Noss: 2 Black Redstarts, 6 Chiffchaffs, Redwing, Brambling, Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrushes, 13 Robins and 2 Dunnocks.

West Mainland: Hawfinch and 15 Bramblings at Aith. Brambling at Walls.

South Mainland: Siskin, Brambling, Chaffinch, 2 Dunnocks, Robin and Chiffchaff at Toab. 3 Chaffinches and 2 Bramblings at Scousburgh.

Sea Mammals: 8 Risso's Dolphins east past Lamba Ness, Unst at 09:30.

Monday 11th April

South Mainland: Redstart, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Robins and 2 Goldcrests at Geosetter. Garden Warbler, Song Thrush and 2 Chaffinches at Scousburgh. Hawfinch and 2 Chiffchaffs at Setter, Sandwick. Black Redstart at Scatness. Goldcrest at Rerwick. Coot at Spiggie. Song Thrush, Robin and 2 Chiffchaffs at Quendale. 2 Swallows, 5 Goldcrests, Chiffchaff, Robin, 2 Dunnocks and 3 White Wagtails at Sumburgh Head. 6 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Brambling, Siskin, Chaffinch and Dunnock at Toab. Wheatear and Sparrowhawk at Cunningsburgh. 8 Sanderling at Grutness. 4 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. 7 Chiffchaffs at Swinister.

Black Redstart at Scatness - Steve Minton; Siskin at Toab - Donald Robertson; Sanderling at Grutness - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at Voe. Hawfinch and 15 Bramblings at Scalloway.

Goldfinch at Voe - Si Douthwaite

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Aith.

Unst: 2 Willow Warblers, Linnet and 4 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 651 Long-tailed Ducks at Loch of Belmont.

Out Skerries: Chaffinch and Robin at Rocklea.

Sunday 10th April

Unst: Great Grey Shrike, Swallow and Chiffchaff at Burrafirth. Water Rail, Robin, Brambling and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 6 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick. 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Great Grey Shrike at Burrafirth and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Noss: 7 Chiffchaffs, Redwing, Dunnock, 9 Robins, 2 Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, 4 Goldcrests and 59 Purple Sandpipers.

South Mainland: Wheatear, 2 Swallows and 4 Chiffchaffs at Quendale. Dunnock and Chaffinch at Toab. 3 Linnets at Scatness. White Wagtail at Swinister. 3 Goldcrests and 2 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick.

Linnet at Scatness - Steve Minton; White Wagtail at Swinister - Glen Tyler

Saturday 9th April

Noss: 4 Wheatears, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Redwings, 2 Dunnocks, Goldcrest, Song Thrush and 6 Robins.

Unst: Swallow and Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound. Great Skua at Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Swallow at Sumburgh Airport. Goldcrest at Grutness. Rook at Swinister.

Great Northern Diver at West Voe of Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Tingwall.

Friday 8th April

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Rerwick (present for about a week). Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Chiffchaff at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh - Alan Adamson (1 photo); Hawfinch at Rerwick - Paul Meyer (2 photos)

Burra: Hawfinch, Chiffchaff and Robin on Trondra.

West Mainland: Hen Harrier at East Burrafirth.

Out Skerries: Greenfinch and Robin at Rocklea.

Noss: Wheatear, 4 Robins, 2 Dunnocks, 4 Song Thrushes, 2 Goldcrests and 34 Turnstones.

Thursday 7th April

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh Head. Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Siskin at Gulberwick.

Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh Head - George Petrie; Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson; Siskin at Gulberwick - Kathleen Anderson

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Tresta.

Unst: Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Pintail at at Baltasound. Reed Bunting and 3 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff at Skaw. Chiffchaff, Robin and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Tingwall.

Fetlar: Chiffchaff at Funzie.

Wednesday 6th April

South Mainland: 2 Mistle Thrushes, Hawfinch, Swallow, Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldcrests, 16 Robins, Dunnock, 2 Bramblings, 8 Song Thrushes at Sumburgh. Hawfinch at Quendale. Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Robin at Virkie. Dunnock at Toab. Dunnock at Cunningsburgh.

Hawfinch at Quendale - Jim Nicolson; Hawfinch at Sumburgh Hotel - Rob Fray

Bressay: Hawfinch, Siskin, Brambling and Robin at Voehead.

North Mainland: Hawfinch at Urafirth.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Strand. Swallow at Gremista. Chiffchaff at Lerwick. 11 Wood Pigeons at Gott.

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver and Wheatear at Huxter.

Unst: Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Dunnock and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Wheatear and 3 Great Skuas at Hermaness. Chiffchaff, Brambling and Robin at Burrafirth. Pintail, Shoveler and 3 Chaffinches at Baltasound.

Burra: Chiffchaff on Trondra.

Out Skerries: Robin at Rocklea.

Sea Mammals: 4 Killer Whales off Lady's Holm, Scatness during the morning.

Killer Whales off Scatness - Steve Minton

Tuesday 5th April

Out Skerries: Greenfinch (present since 31st March) and Common Redpoll at Rocklea.

South Mainland: Knot at Virkie. Goldcrest at Scousburgh. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Ocraquoy.

Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Sellafirth. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Unst: Great Skua at Hermaness. Wheatear at Skaw. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Song Thrush and Robin at Norwick. 2 Chaffinches at Baltasound.

Bressay: Siskin, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Robin at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 3 Wood Pigeons at Helendale, Lerwick.

West Mainland: 2 Mute Swans at Sand Voe.

Fetlar: Robin at Funzie.

Monday 4th April

South Mainland: 3 Wheatears, White Wagtail, Dunnock, 3 Chiffchaffs, 16 Robins, 4 Song Thrushes and 3 Goldcrests at Sumburgh/Grutness. Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaffs, Dunnock and 2 Song Thrushes at Scatness. 2 Iceland Gulls at Hillwell. Wheatear at Exnaboe. Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrests at Virkie. 3 Robins at Quendale. Brambling and Siskin at Cunningsburgh. 2 Robins at Hoswick. 3 Robins at Sandwick.

Stonechat at Scatness - Steve Minton; Chiffchaff at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington; Dunnock at Sumburgh - George Petrie; Brambling and Siskin at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Noss: Swallow.

Bressay: Siskin, Goldcrest and Song Thrush at Voehead.

Fetlar: Blackcap at Funzie.

Unst: Pintail and Shoveler at Baltasound. Robin and Sparrowhawk at Lamba Ness.Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Robin, Chaffinch and Sparrowhawk at Norwick. Goldcrest at Haroldswick.

West Mainland: 4 Wood Pigeons at Sand.

Central Mainland: 2 Wood Pigeons at Gott. 3 Wood Pigeons at Helendale, Lerwick.

Sunday 3rd April

Unst: Surf Scoter still off Easting.

Surf Scoter at Easting, Unst - Glen Tyler

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Sumburgh. Grey Wagtail at Quendale. Coot at Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Gulberwick.

Yell: Blackcap at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Brae.

Saturday 2nd April

Unst: Reed Bunting at Haroldswick. Dunnock, 2 Snow Buntings and 9 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

Yell: Chaffinch, Song Thrush and Robin at Gutcher.

South Mainland: 5 Goldcrests at Virkie. Linnet at Toab.

Sea Mammals: 6 Killer Whales south through Bluemull Sound during the evening.

Friday 1st April

Unst: 10 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Sparrowhawk and 8 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Pintail and Shoveler at Baltasound.

Pintail at Baltasound and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: 4 White-fronted Geese at Tingwall.

White-fronted Geese at Tingwall - Larry Dalziel

Yell: Brambling at Cullivoe. Collared Dove at Gutcher.

North Mainland: Chaffinch at Muckle Roe.

Thursday 31st March

Fetlar: Glaucous Gull at Oddsta. Tree Sparrow at Funzie. Blackcap at Houbie.

Glaucous Gull at Oddsta, Fetlar - Logan Johnson

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Toab. 2 Iceland Gulls, Pink-footed Goose and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Goldcrest at Scatness. 2 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell - Donald Robertson; Goldcrest at Scatness - Steve Minton; Siskin at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Chiffchaff and Dunnock at Haroldswick. 3 Chaffinches, 2 Robins, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock and Goldcrest at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Hen Harrier at Brig o Fitch.

North Mainland: 2 Siskins at Muckle Roe.

Wednesday 30th March

South Mainland: Wheatear at Sumburgh. Siskin and Knot at Virkie.

Yell: Blackcap at Cullivoe. Chaffinch and Robin at Gutcher .

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at North Road, Lerwick. Goldcrest at Mossbank. Siskin at Tingwall.

Sea Mammals: 4 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head.

Tuesday 29th March

Unst: Surf Scoter and 4 Snow Buntings at Easting. Water Rail at Haroldswick. Chaffinch and 3 Rooks at Baltasound. 3 Pied Wagtails at Skaw.

Rook at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Robin, 2 Wood Pigeons and 2 Goldcrests at Sumburgh. Black Redstart, Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Toab. Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. Gadwall at Grutness. Knot and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Chiffchaff and Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatness. Pink-footed Goose and Coot at Hillwell. Brent Goose and Little Grebe at Spiggie. 2 Goldcrests at Geosetter. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Toab - Donald Robertson; Siskin at Cunningsburgh - Alan Adamson

Central Mainland: Goldfinch, Dunnock, Robin, Pied Wagtail and 5 Common Redpolls at Lerwick.

North Mainland: Goldcrest at Ollaberry.

Monday 28th March

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Sumburgh. Siskin at Fladdabister.

Chiffchaff at Sumburgh - Glen Tyler; Siskin at Fladdabister - Wendy Howroyd

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Snow Bunting and 3 Goldcrests.

Burra: Goldcrest on Trondra.

Sunday 27th March

South Mainland: Chiffchaff and Gadwall at Grutness. Black-throated Diver and 42 Great Northern Divers in Quendale Bay. Brent Goose at Spiggie.

Whalsay: 4 Wood Pigeons.

Saturday 26th March

South Mainland: Gadwall at Grutness.

Gadwall at Grutness - Roger Riddington

Friday 25th March

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Exnaboe. Hen Harrier at Spiggie.

Thursday 24th March

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Virkie. Black Redstart at Exnaboe. Wood Pigeon at Scousburgh.

Black Redstart at Virkie - Roger Riddington; Wood Pigeon at Scousburgh - David Anderson

Whalsay: Tundra Bean Goose at Skaw. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Newpark.

Wednesday 23rd March

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Burns.

North Mainland: several Snow Buntings at Eshaness.

Snow Bunting at Eshaness - Richard Riley

South Mainland: Wood Pigeon at Scousburgh.

Tuesday 22nd March

Whalsay: 4 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

South Mainland: Brent Goose at Spiggie.

Monday 21st March

South Mainland: Pied Wagtail and 2 Sanderlings at Grutness. European White-fronted Goose at Spiggie. Velvet Scoter and 4 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Hen Harrier at Spiggie. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Quendale.

European White-fronted Goose at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Toft.

West Mainland: 2 Wood Pigeons at Gairdens o' Sand.

Yell: 29 Skylarks at Gloup.

Sunday 20th March

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Bay of Quendale. 2 Jack Snipes and European White-fronted Goose at Quendale. Velvet Scoter and 4 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Hen Harrier at Spiggie. 2 Sanderlings at Grutness. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Bakkasetter.

European White-fronted Geese at Bakkasetter - Donald Robertson

Saturday 19th March

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Bay of Quendale. Velvet Scoter, 4 Common Scoters and 135 Long-tailed Ducks at West Voe of Sumburgh. Collared Dove at Scatness. Collared Dove at Virkie. 3 Rooks at Hillwell.

Fetlar: Tree Sparrow at Funzie.

Unst: Shoveler, 2 Meadow Pipits and several Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Baltasound.

Friday 18th March

South Mainland: Goldcrest at Levenwick. Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Spiggie. 5 Pink-footed Geese, Pochard and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Brow. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot and 22 Shelducks at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick. Shoveler at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Pied Wagtail at Symbister. 4 Pink-footed Geese at Burns.

Thursday 17th March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister along with 14 Knot.

Yell: Tundra Bean Goose at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Mistle Thrush at Isbister. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Burns. 2 Iceland Gulls and Glaucous Gull at Symbister.

Sea Mammals: 20 Risso's Dolphins in Bluemull Sound from Cullivoe.

Wednesday 16th March

Unst: Sparrowhawk and 2 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Tuesday 15th March

Unst: Sparrowhawk at Haroldswick. Shoveler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Stonechat at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Toft.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Aith.

Monday 14th March

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting.

South Mainland: Stonechat at West Voe of Sumburgh. Stonechat at Fleck.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Burra: Sparrowhawk at Houss.

Yell: 2 Goosanders and Water Rail at Gutcher.

Sunday 13th March

Unst: Immature White-tailed Eagle and Hen Harrier at Saxa Vord. 2 European White-fronted Geese and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Haroldswick. European White-fronted Goose at Baltasound.

White-tailed Eagle at Saxa Vord - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Stonechat at Sumburgh.

Stonechat at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Saturday 12th March

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Saxa Vord. 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in south Unst.

South Mainland: Pink-footed Goose and Coot at Hillwell. Brent Goose at Spiggie.

Friday 11th March

Unst: White-tailed Eagle reported at Hermaness. Water Rail at Skaw.

Thursday 10th March

No news received.

Wednesday 9th March

South Mainland: Goosander at Boddam.

Sea Mammals: pod of 4-5 Killer Whales including 2 males off Symbister, Whalsay, in mid-afternoon and pod of 4-5 Killer Whales off Unst, with one male, during the afternoon, at Burrafirth, Haroldswick and Muness.

Tuesday 8th March

Central Mainland: 2 Wood Pigeons, a Robin and a Chaffinch at Sound, Lerwick.

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick.

Burra: Sparrowhawk and Woodcock on Trondra.

Monday 7th March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom along with male Hen Harrier.

Unst: European White-fronted Goose and 3 Knots at Baltasound. 2 European White-fronted Goose at Haroldswick.

Yell: Coot at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Puffin in Lerwick harbour.

Burra: 25 Snow Buntings on East Burra.

Sea Mammals:2 Humpback Whales in Yell Sound, off Ollaberry.

Water Rail at Sandwick - Kevin Riley

Sunday 6th March

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting along with 2 Glaucous Gulls. 3 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Brent Goose and Iceland Gull at Spiggie. 7 Jack Snipes at Quendale. Hen Harrier at Clumlie.

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Voe.

Bressay: 30 Fieldfares at Keldabister. Dunnock still at Voehead.

Trondra: Water Rail on Trondra.

Saturday 5th March

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Goose at Haroldswick. Dunnock at Norwick. Song Thrush at Skaw.

Dunnock at Norwick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Brent Goose at Spiggie. Pink-footed Goose, Coot and Hen Harrier at Hilwell.

Brent Goose at Spiggie - Larry Dalziel

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head.

Grey Heron at Lerwick - George Petrie

Friday 4th March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Unst: European White-fronted Goose at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Sullom Voe.

Thursday 3rd March

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Voe taken into care.

Wednesday 2nd March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Voe.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales off Atla Holm, Burra.

Tuesday 1st March

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

South Mainland: Wood Pigeon at Levenwick.

Monday 29th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Lerwick.

Sunday 28th February

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver, 10 Red-throated Divers and 48 Great Northern Divers between Brough and Skaw Taing. 6 Iceland Gulls at Symbister. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Huxter.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick. Little Auk at Mavis Grind.

Saturday 27th February

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting. Skylark at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. 6 Skylarks at Sumburgh. 

Friday 26th February

Yell: Jack Snipe at Cullivoe. Water Rail at Gutcher.

Unst: Water Rail at Baltasound.

Thursday 25th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Yell: Jack Snipe at Burravoe.

Wednesday 24th February

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal still at Bardister along with 8 Knot.

Green-winged Teal at Bardister - Jim Nicolson; Knot at Bardister - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Knot at Pool of Virkie.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush at Lerwick. 5 Goldfinches at Brae.

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

Tuesday 23rd February

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Burns. 2 first-winter Glaucous Gulls and 5 first-winter Iceland Gulls at Symbister.

Bean Goose on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Central Mainland: Moorhen at Loch of Tingwall.

West Mainland: Kestrel at Gairdens o' Sand.

Monday 22nd February

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Glaucous Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Sandwick. 3 Chaffinches at Cunninsgburgh.

Central Mainland: 4 European White-fronted Geese at Gott.

Sunday 21st February

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. 3 Iceland Gulls at Symbister.

South Mainland: Jack Snipe at Swinister. Sparrowhawk at Hoswick. 3 Chaffinches at Cunninsgburgh.

Central Mainland: at least 2 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick. Barnacle Goose at Scalloway.

Unst: Water Rail at Skaw.

Saturday 20th February

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 5 Pink-footed Geese and 7 European White-fronted Geese at Gott.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. Sparrowhawk at Sullom plantation. 8 Knot at Bardister.

Unst: 2 Knot at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Grey Wagtail at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Friday 19th February

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. 4 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull at Symbister. 9 Chaffinches at Saltness.

West Mainland: 3 Coots at Bousta.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Thursday 18th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Central Mainland: 6 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Grunna Water, Nesting.

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting. Goosander and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. 2 Goosanders at Uyeasound

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 17th February

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Burra: 40 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 16th February

No news received.

Monday 15th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard at Sullom - Jim Nicolson/Alan Adamson

Yell: 2 Meadow Pipits and Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Foula: Water Rail and 3 Rooks at the school.

Sunday 14th February

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull and Dunnock at Lerwick.

South Mainland: Puffin at Grutness. 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Puffin at Grutness - David Gifford

Yell: 8 Snow Buntings at Windhouse. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Saturday 13th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister. Sparrowhawk at Hillswick.

Green-winged Teal at Bardister - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: 2 Skylarks at Swinister.

Foula: 3 Rooks at the school.

Friday 12th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Water Rail at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 4 Pink-footed Geese at Gott.

Thursday 11th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard  at Sullom - Roger Thomason

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose at Brough.

Taiga Bean Goose on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Glaucous Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 10th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard  at Sullom - Jim Nicolson (left); Larry Dalziel (right)

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose at Brough.

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose, 2 European White-fronted Geese and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Barnacle Goose at South Nesting.

Unst: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Norwick.

LBB Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 9th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. Water Rails at Gutcher and North-a-voe.

Unst: Song Thrush at Baltasound.

Monday 8th February

Central Mainland: Barnacle Goose at South Nesting.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Unst: Goosander at Haroldswick.

Goosander and Grey Heron at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Sunday 7th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Yell: 2 Hen Harriers (male and ringtail).

Whalsay: Jack Snipe at Skaw. Sparrowhawk at Hamister. Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Unst: Goosander at Haroldswick. Brambling at Baltasound. Water Rail at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Woodcock at Swinister.

Saturday 6th February

Whalsay: gull sp. still at Hamister (most opinion is that this is a very interesting gull but it cannot be safely identified as American Herring Gull in a vagrant context). Also 25 Snow Buntings at Hamister, 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough and Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Geese and Goosander at Uyeasound. Tundra Bean Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Shoveler, Water Rail, Brambling and 4 Chaffinches at Baltasound. Goosander at Haroldswick. Dunnock at Norwick.

South Mainland: Yellowhammer and Sparrowhawk at Swinister. Water Rail at Hoswick. Hen Harrier at Hillwell. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Lerwick. 6 European White-fronted Geese at Gott.

Burra: Peregrine Falcon.

Friday 5th February

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Thursday 4th February

South Mainland: 5 Common Scoters and Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Central Mainland: 9 White-fronted Geese at Loch of Tingwall.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 3rd February

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. Gull sp. still at Hamister. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. Dunnock at Skaw.

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Sandwick.

Pink-footed Geese and Iceland Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Tuesday 2nd February

Yell: at least 4 Glaucous Gulls around Cullivoe and Gutcher. Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Monday 1st February

Whalsay: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Symbister. Gull sp. still at Hamister.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Sunday 31st January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Westing. Goosander at Uyeasound. Grey Wagtail and 3 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail at North-a-voe, Mid Yell. 3 Goosanders at Basta Voe.

Water Rail on Yell - David Gear

South Mainland: Water Rail at Ocraquoy.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Toft.

Bressay: Dunnock at Voehead.

Saturday 30th January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting. 4 European White-fronted Geese at Uyeasound. Iceland Gull and Brambling at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe. Coot at Kirk Loch. Water Rail at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and Common Redpoll at Bigton.

Friday 29th January

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Caldback.

South Mainland: White-fronted Goose at Sandwick.

Thursday 28th January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

South Mainland: second-winter Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Scatness.

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 27th January

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls and Water Rail at Cullivoe and Coot at Kirk Loch.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter, 3 Common Scoters, 78 Dunlins and 4 Sanderlings at West Voe Sumburgh. 3 Knots at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Long-eared Owl near Scalloway.

Tuesday 26th January

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Monday 25th January

Central Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper still at Voe, on Kirkhouse Burn. Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.  Shoveler at South Nesting. Woodcock and Kestrel at Staneyhill, Lerwick. 2 European White-Fronted Geese and Pink-footed Goose at Strand.

Yell: Glaucous Gull and 2 Common Redpolls at Cullivoe.

Sunday 24th January

Central Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper still at Voe, on Kirkhouse Burn. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Strand.

South Mainland: 2 Woodcocks at Swinister.

Whalsay: 3 Tundra Bean Geese at Burns. 8 Chaffinches at Hamister.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: 4 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

Saturday 23rd January

Central Mainland: probably 2 different Black-bellied Dippers still at Voe (on Kirkhouse Burn and Burn of Sussetter). 3 White-fronted Geese at Tingwall. Shoveler at Grunna Water, Nesting. Signs of returning Oystercatchers including 8 at Brae.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom; also Goldcrest in the plantation there.

Unst: Shoveler at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe. 5 Goosanders at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Friday 22nd January

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Boddam.

Thursday 21st January

Central Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper still at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe. Waxwing at Lerwick.

Waxwing at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Grey Plover at Virkie.

Grey Plover at Virkie - Donald Robertson

Out Skerries: Merlin and Song Thrush.

Wednesday 20th January

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver in Sound of Hoy at the mouth of Weisdale Voe. Waxwing in Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Goosanders, Water Rail, 4 Jack Snipes, Carrion Crow and Meadow Pipit at Baltasound.

Jack Snipe at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Slavonian Grebes at Sullom Voe - Larry Dalziel

Tuesday 19th January

Central Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper still at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe. Glaucous Gull and Waxwing at Lerwick.

Out Skerries: Slavonian Grebe.

Black-bellied Dipper at Voe - Jim Nicolson and Larry Dalziel

Monday 18th January

South Mainland: 5 Tundra Bean Geese, Taiga Bean Goose and 5 European White-fronted Geese at Ringasta. 2 Common Redpolls at Levenwick.

Central Mainland: Jack Snipe at Nesting.

Jack Snipe at Nesting - George Petrie

Unst: 2 Goosanders, Carrion Crow and 3 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Peregrine Falcon at Snarravoe.

Bressay: 3 White-fronted Geese and a Pink-footed Goose at Gardie.

Sunday 17th January

Bluemull 'triangle': 2 adult White-billed Divers, one off Sound Gruney and one at the mouth of Basta Voe.

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Brydon Thomason

Central Mainland:  4 Little Auks at Mavis Grind. Barnacle Goose at Whiteness. White-billed Diver off Housabister, Nesting.

Unst: Smew at Loch of Snarravoe. Jack Snipe and Iceland Gull at Baltasound. Little Grebe and Water Rail at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Skylark and Carrion Crow at Swinister. 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot and Grey Plover at Pool of Virkie. 2 Sanderlings at Grutness. 3 Barnacle Geese, 6 Pink-footed Geese and 2 European White-fronted Geese at Ringasta. Velvet Scoter and 2 Common Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Saturday 16th January

Central Mainland:  Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Benston or Loch of Houlland. 5 Little Auks at Mavis Grind. Goosander at Sella Ness. 2 Little Grebes and 2 Coots at Loch of Tingwall. Long-eared Owl and Dunnock at Lerwick. 8 European White-fronted Geese at Gott.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

South Mainland: Yellowhammer still at Swinister. Meadow Pipit at Sandwick. Up to 5 Tundra Bean Geese, a Taiga Bean Goose, 5 European White-fronted Geese, 4 Barnacle Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese around Hillwell and Spiggie.

Unst: Shoveler, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot, Woodcock, Song Thrush, 2 Bramblings and 5 Chaffinches at Baltasound. 3 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull and Common Redpoll at Symbister.

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls and 6 Purple Sandpipers at North Sandwick.

Friday 15th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe.  Lesser Scaup and Scaup at Loch of Benston.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Thursday 14th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe.

Black-bellied Dipper at Voe - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Scaups and Little Auk at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough.

Iceland Gulll on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Yell: 9 Snow Buntings at Vatsetter.

Wednesday 13th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe.

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting.

Surf Scoter at Easting - Rob Brookes

Burra: Water Rail on Trondra.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Sumburgh.

Whalsay: Song Thrush at Hamister.

Barnacle Goose, with Greylag Goose, at Sumburgh - Donald Robertson

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls, 3 Oystercatchers and 2 Coots at Cullivoe.

Wigeon and Teal at Loch of Flugarth - Richard Riley

Tuesday 12th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. 2 Black-bellied Dippers at Voe. Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Benston. Little Auk in Sullom Voe.

Black-bellied Dipper at Voe - Jim Nicolson; Little Auk at Sullom Voe - Larry Dalziel

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting. Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Surf Scoter at Easting - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Bay of Quendale. Puffin at St Ninian's Isle.

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers and 2 Coots at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Monday 11th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe.

Whalsay: Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Newpark. 3 Pink-footed Geese still at Brough. 2 Woodcocks at Skaw.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Little Gull at Grutness. 2 Common Scoters and 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell.

Little Gull at Grutness - Larry Dalziel

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Coots at Cullivoe.

Sunday 10th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Little Gull at Loch of Clumlie. Scaup at Pool of Virkie. Jack Snipe, Little Gull and Grey Wagtail at Swinister.

Saturday 9th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk and Black Redstart at Lerwick.

Unst: drake Surf Scoter still off Easting, with Little Auk also there. Goosander and 2 Common Redpolls at Uyeasound. 2 Coots at Loch of Snarravoe. Song Thrush at Westing. Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 Little Gulls at West Voe of Sumburgh and Grutness Voe. Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Iceland Gull at Quendale. Little Gull at Leebitton, Sandwick.

Little Gulls at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Friday 8th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

Unst: Iceland Gull, Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Thursday 7th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Unst: drake Surf Scoter still off Easting.

Wednesday 6th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick; also Sparrowhawk there.

Mourning Dove at Lerwick - Alan Adamson, Larry Dalziel, Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Hen Harrier at Levenwick. 2 Pink-footed Geese at Scatness.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. Woodcock at Skaw.

Unst: 2 Coot at Loch of Snarravoe.

Tuesday 5th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Sandwick. Little Gull at Grutness.  2 Pink-footed Geese at Scatness.

Little Gull at Grutness - Donald Robertson

Yell: Peregrine Falcon at Vatster.

Monday 4th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Black Redstart in North Road, Lerwick. Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - George Petrie

South Mainland: 2 Barnacle Geese at Scatness.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Hamister.

Glaucous Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Yell: Goldfinch at Mid Yell. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Sunday 3rd January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 2 Barnacle Geese at Scatness. Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Whalsay: dark-bellied Brent Goose at Skaw. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough.

Saturday 2nd January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Waxwing at South Lochside, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Yellowhammer and 25 Pink-footed Geese at Hoswick. Jack Snipe at Swinister. Little Auk at Garths Ness. Little Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Knot at Virkie. Rook at Bigton. Peregrine Falcon at Boddam. 3 Skylarks at Sumburgh Hotel.

Yellowhammer at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Whalsay: dark-bellied Brent Goose at Skaw.

Yell: Jack Snipe at West Sandwick.

Friday 1st January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick. Waxwing and 2 Bramblings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Little Auk at North Nesting. Iceland Gull at Brae.

Mourning Dove at Lerwick - Alan Adamson; Little Auk at North Nesting - Kev Bryant

Unst: drake Surf Scoter off Easting.

South Mainland: 2 Little Gulls and 2 Velvet Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Black Redstart at Sandwick. Shelduck at Ireland.

Little Gulls at West Voe of Sumburgh - Steve Minton

Yell: Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

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