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Tuesday 6th December

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Monday 5th December

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Bluemull Sound: drake Surf Scoter.

Unst: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Uyeasound. Brambling and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Yell: Goosander at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Cetaceans: 4 Humpback Whales and a pod of Risso's Dolphins off Gossabrough, Yell. 2 Humpback Whales off Vevoe, Whalsay.

Sunday 4th December

Central Mainland: Night Heron at Clach-na-Strom, Whiteness. 2 Velvet Scoters and Common Scoter in Lerwick harbour.

Yell: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burravoe.

Unst: Common Rosefinch and Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, Water Rail, Song Thrush, Snow Bunting, Slavonian Grebe and 18 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness.

Fetlar: Blackcap at Tresta.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales off Vatsetter, Yell.

Saturday 3rd December

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Blackcap at Cunningsburgh.

Fetlar: Blackcap at Tresta.

Cetaceans: 4 Humpback Whales off Vatsetter/Gossabrough, Yell.

Friday 2nd December

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Great Tit and Grey Wagtail at Toab. Water Rail at Cunninsgburgh.

Hascosay Sound: drake Surf Scoter.

Unst: Blue Tit and 6 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

Yell: Goosander at Gutcher.

Thursday 1st December

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick; also Quail at Sandwick.

Unst: Blue Tit and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Yell: Goosander at Gutcher.

Wednesday 30th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Brambling and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Yell: Goosander at Gutcher.

Cetaceans: 4 Humpback Whales off east Yell, in Hascosay Sound.

Tuesday 29th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at Voe. 2 Gadwall at Pullers Loch, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: 3 Humpback Whales off Aywick, Yell.

Monday 28th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Barry Broadbent (1 photo)

Unst: Blue Tit and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Brambling and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

South Mainland: Kestrel at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Sunday 27th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 2 Woodcocks at Swinister Burn.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Alan Adamson

Bluemull Sound: drake Surf Scoter south of Linga.

Surf Scoter in Bluemull Sound - Rob Brookes

Unst: 2 Blue Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs and 7 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Blue Tit at Baltasound - Frank Josephs

Central Mainland: Water Rail and 6 Greenfinches at Sletts Park, Lerwick. Woodcock at Kergord. 6 Bar-tailed Godwits and 3 Knot at Houb of Scatsta.

Saturday 26th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Larry Dalziel

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard reported briefly at Mossbank. Sparrowhawk and Water Rail at Brae.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Water Rail at Northdale. Brambling and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Friday 25th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Waxwing at Hillwell.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Brambling and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Thursday 24th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Norwick. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Blue Tit at Baltasound. 2 Pintails at Uyeasound.

Wednesday 23rd November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Water Rail at Gulberwick.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (2 photos)

Unst: 2 Blue Tits at Baltasound.

Yell: Gadwall at Gutcher.

Tuesday 22nd November

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Garths Ness. Grey Wagtail and Water Rail at Toab.

Grey Wagtail and Water Rail at Toab - Donald Robertson

Unst: Waxwing, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Blue Tits at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Monday 21st November

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver off Burraness, Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 White-billed Divers off Hamnavoe, Lunna. Goldfinch at Voe.

Goldfinch at Voe - Linda Richardson

Unst: Wood Lark, Brambling and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Blue Tit and Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Waxwing at Virkie. Short-eared Owl, Snow Bunting, 2 Jack Snipe and 32 Sanderling at St Ninian's Isle.

Bressay: Velvet Scoter off Cruester.

Cetaceans: 3 Humpback Whales in Yell Sound. Humpback Whale at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Humpback Whale at West Voe of Sumburgh - Mick Kemp

Sunday 20th November

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Coues's Arctic Redpoll, 2 Blue Tits, Waxwing, 2 Common Redpolls, Velvet Scoter, Chaffinch and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. 10 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. 7 Glaucous Gulls, Brambling and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. 7 Scaup at Loch of Cliff. Pintail at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Brae.

South Mainland: Great Tit and Chiffchaff at Toab. 18 Sanderlings at Grutness. 3 Common Redpolls at Geosetter.

North Mainland: 6 Common Redpolls at Sullom plantation.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Cetaceans: 3 Humpback Whales and 8+ Risso's Dolphins in Bluemull Sound.

Saturday 19th November

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Northdale. 3 Blue Tits, 2 Waxwings, 20 Common Redpolls, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Long-eared Owl, Velvet Scoter and Shoveler at Baltasound. 13 Scaup at Loch of Quoys. Little Grebe at Burrafirth. 2 Water Rails at Skaw. 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Blue Tit and Waxwing at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Orwick Water. Waxwing, Chaffinch and 7 Common Redpolls at Sullom plantation. Little Grebe, 2 Rooks and 6 Knot at Bardister.

Yell: Blue Tit at Gloup. Blue Tit at Sellafirth.

South Mainland: Bullfinch at Hoswick. Short-eared Owl at Exnaboe. Siberian Chiffchaff at Virkie. 2 Chiffchaffs at Brake. Sanderling at Grutness. Long-eared Owl at Scousburgh.

Bullfinch at Hoswick - Glen Tyler (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Mossbank. Shoveler and 2 Gadwall at Puller's Loch, Lerwick.

Friday 18th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at The Wart, Sandwick; also Lapland Bunting at Sandwick. Iceland Gull at Scatness.

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll still at Baltasound; also Blue Tit and 3 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Scaup and Snow Bunting at Uyeasound. Brambling, 6 Common Redpolls and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Baltasound - Brydon Thomason

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal still at Bardister. Little Auk off Housetter.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Brae. 2 Waxwings and 2 Blackcaps at Scalloway. 5 Slavonian Grebes at Weisdale Voe. Common Buzzard at Tingwall.

Common Buzzard at Tingwall - Hannah Love

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Thursday 17th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at The Wart, Sandwick.

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Haroldswick. 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Great Tit (present for a week), Water Rail and 2 Bramblings at Burgh Road, Lerwick. Waxwing and Water Rail at Brae. 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. 2 Bullfinches at Voe.

Bullfinch at Voe - John Odie

Burra: Water Rail at Cauldhame, Trondra.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Mid Yell.

Cetaceans: 4 Killer Whales off Hamnavoe, Burra.

Wednesday 16th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at The Wart, Sandwick. Iceland Gull at Leebitton.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Alan Adamson

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Voe. Water Rail at Twageos, Lerwick.

leucistic Water Rail at Voe - Linda Richardson

Tuesday 15th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at The Wart, Sandwick. 20 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick. 18 Knot at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

Knot at Lerwick - Kev Bryant

Unst: Scaup at Uyeasound.

Scaup at Uyeasound - Rob Brookes

Foula: Water Rail.

Monday 14th November

South Mainland: Killdeer still at The Wart, Sandwick; also Barnacle Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick. 3 Waxwings at Scatness.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Unst: 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls and 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls with 75 Common Redpolls at Baltasound; also Long-eared Owl at Baltasound. Siberian Chiffchaff and Water Rail at Clibberswick.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Cullivoe.

Sunday 13th November

South Mainland: Killdeer at The Wart, Sandwick. 3 Waxwings at Hillwell. Grey Wagtail at Swinister Burn, Sandwick.

Killdeer at Sandwick - George Petrie (1 photo), Glen Tyler (1 photo)

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Rose - Mick Kemp

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls with 30 Common Redpolls at Baltasound; also Blue Tit and Wood Pigeon at Baltasound. Bullfinch, Snow Bunting and Water Rail at Skaw. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Brambling and Chaffinch at Uyeasound. Snow Bunting at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting at Saxa Vord Hill. 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. 3 Scaup at Loch of Cliff.

Coues's Arctic Redpolls at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard at Gremista, Lerwick.

Common Buzzard at Gremista, Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

Fetlar: Jack Snipe, Kestrel, 2 Snow Buntings and 3 Common Redpolls at Vord Hill.

Saturday 12th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - John Coutts (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Unst: Wood Lark at Northdale. 2 Blue Tits, 2 Waxwings, Long-eared Owl, Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, 30 Common Redpolls and 3 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull and Woodcock at Skaw. 4 Bramblings and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. 2 Chaffinches at Clibberswick.

Wood Lark at Northdale, Unst - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Brake. Great Tit at Toab. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Airport. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. 5 Waxwings at Scatness.

Waxwings at Scatness - Ronnie Robertson

Central Mainland: 20 Waxwings at Montfield, Lerwick. Long-eared Owl at Whiteness. Waxwing at Brae.

Long-eared Owl at Whiteness - Billy Nicolson; Waxwings at Lerwick - George Petrie

Friday 11th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe; also 2 Waxwings there. Green-winged Teal still at Bardister. Woodcock and 2 Snow Buntings at Heylor.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - George Petrie (1 photo), Rob Fray (3 photos)

Yell: Arctic Redpoll and 2 Common Redpolls at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike still at Scousburgh. Waxwing and Chiffchaff at Scatness. Waxwing at Virkie. Shoveler at Spiggie. 2 Woodcocks at Swinister Burn, Sandwick.

Great Grey Shrike at Scousburgh - David Anderson

Central Mainland: 9 Waxwings, Brambling and 2 Blackcaps at Mossbank. Waxwing at Brae.

Whalsay: 6 Waxwings at Skaw.

Fetlar: Kestrel and 12 Snow Buntings.

Thursday 10th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - Alan Adamson

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Scousburgh. Short-eared Owl at Virkie.

Unst: Blue Tit, 3 Chiffchaffs (2 Siberian) and 25 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Bullfinch, Lapland Bunting, Woodcock and 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Woodcock at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Haroldswick.

Snow Bunting at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at North Road, Lerwick.

Yell: Little Grebe at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Burra: Water Rail on Trondra.

Water Rail on Trondra - Gillian Okill

Tuesday 9th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - Roger Riddington

Central Mainland: 10 Waxwings at Montfield, Lerwick. 8 Waxwings at North Road, Lerwick.

Waxwing at Lerwick - George Petrie

Unst: 2 Blue Tits, Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. Snow Bunting at Haroldswick. Wheatear, Brambling and Chaffinch at Norwick.

South Mainland: Waxwing at Scatness.

Tuesday 8th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at North Roe (released from care during the morning). Green-winged Teal at Bardister.

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Treecreeper still at Kergord. 11 Waxwings at Montfield, Lerwick. 3 Waxwings at Fort Charlotte, Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Blue Tits, Chiffchaff and Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound. Waxwing, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 10 Common Redpolls at Norwick.

South Mainland: 5 Waxwings at Scatness.

Monday 7th November

North Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe (taken into care overnight).

Oriental Turtle Dove at North Roe - Malcolm Cowie

Central Mainland: 8 Waxwings at Mossbank. 6 Waxwings at Lerwick. Water Rail at Wethersta. 70 Chaffinches and 25 Bramblings at Veensgarth. 40 Chaffinches and 30 Bramblings at Griesta, Tingwall.

South Mainland: 3 Waxwings at Scatness. 2 Waxwings at Sandwick. Waxwing and Great Tit at Toab.

Waxwing and Great Tit at Toab - Donald Robertson

Yell: Waxwing and 2 Common Redpolls at Windhouse.

Unst: Snow Bunting at Hermaness. 17 Common Redpolls and Wood Pigeon at Baltasound.

North Mainland: 10 Common Redpolls at Sullom.

Sunday 6th November

North Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Sullom plantation. Green-winged Teal at Orwick Water.

Unst: 3 Blue Tits and 2 Shoveler at Baltasound. Common Scoter and 65 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness. 6 Scaup at Loch of Quoys. Common Redpoll at Hagdale.

'blue' Fulmars off Lamba Ness - Dave Cooper

Yell: Snow Bunting at Herra. Bar-tailed Godwit at Loch of Littlester, Burravoe.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Sparrowhawk at Sandwick. Goldcrest at Hoswick.

Sparrowhawk at Sandwick and Goldcrest at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Central Mainland: 9 Waxwings at Mossbank.

Saturday 5th November

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 11 'blue' Fulmars at Lamba Ness. 2 Waxwings, 7 Common Redpolls, Wood Sandpiper, Wood Pigeon and Wheatear at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Little Auk at West Voe of Sumburgh. Waxwing at Quendale. Blackcap at Scatness.

Friday 4th November

Yell: Surf Scoter in Hascosay Sound. Little Grebe at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Unst: Sooty Shearwater, Velvet Scoter, 3 Common Scoters and 30 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness; also Glaucous Gull there. 2 Blue Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs and 4 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Wheatear at Norwick. Pink-footed Goose at Westing. 4 Pintail at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: 3 Waxwings at Quendale. Goldfinch at Scatness.

Goldfinch at Scatness - Steve Minton

Thursday 3rd November

Yell: Dusky Warbler, Great Tit, Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff at Burravoe. Little Grebe at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat still at Quendale. 5 Waxwings at Hillwell. 3 Waxwings at Virkie. Lesser Whitethroat at Exnaboe. Water Rail at Sumburgh Farm. Water Rail at Scousburgh. 2 Snow Buntings on Mousa.

Unst: Little Bunting at Lund. Little Egret, 2 Waxwings, Hawfinch, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 8 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Heogland. Tree Pipit at Norwick. Short-eared Owl at Northdale. Water Rail at Skaw.

Little Egret at Baltasound and Short-eared Owl at Northdale - Jim Nangle

Central Mainland: 9 Waxwings at Brae. 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. 7 Waxwings, Brambling, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at North Road, Lerwick.

Burra: Waxwing on Trondra.

Wednesday 2nd November

Unst: Dusky Warbler, Little Egret, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Chiffchaffs (including 2 Siberian), Goldfinch, Water Rail and Common Redpoll at Baltasound. 3 Little Auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 33 'blue' Fulmars north past Lamba Ness; also Glaucous Gull and Snow Bunting there. Waxwing, Blackcap, Brambling and 5 Chaffinches at Norwick. Chiffchaff at Skaw. Jack Snipe and Hen Harrier at Muness.

South Mainland: Great Tit at Bigton. 7 European White-fronted Geese at Spiggie. Water Rail at Scousburgh. 9 Waxwings at Hoswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Virkie. Jack Snipe and Dunnock at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Little Auk flew south through Lerwick harbour. Yellow-browed Warbler, Great Tit and Chiffchaff in central Lerwick. Common Scoter and Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Yell: 2 Waxwings at Burravoe. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. Snow Bunting at Sellafirth.

Tuesday 1st November

Unst: Little Egret still at Baltasound. 17 'blue' Fulmars north past Lamba Ness.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick - Jim Nicolson

West Mainland: Peregrine and Slavonian Grebe at Sand.

Central Mainland: Shoveler and Gadwall at Puller's Loch, Lerwick.

Monday 31st October

Unst: Dusky Warbler, Little Egret and Blue Tit at Baltasound. 6 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 19 'blue' Fulmars north past Lamba Ness; also 2 Snow Buntings there. Yellowhammer at Clibberswick. Water Rail, Wheatear and 2 Dunnocks at Skaw. 6 Bramblings and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick. Dunnock at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat still at Quendale. Taiga Bean Goose still at Sumburgh Farm. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Brent Goose at Grutness. 3 Goldfinches at Scatness. Slavonian Grebe and Chaffinch at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Taiga Bean Goose at Sumburgh Farm - George Petrie; Siberian Stonechat at Quendale - Ian Andrews; Brent Goose at Grutness - Mick Kemp; Slavonian Grebe at West Voe of Sumburgh - Steve Minton

Yell: Blue Tit at Gutcher. Waxwing and Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Blue Tit at Gutcher - Jim Nangle

Bressay: Waxwing at Gorie.

Fetlar: Yellowhammer at Tresta. Hen Harrier at Aith Ness.

North Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat at North Roe.

West Mainland: 10 Goosanders at Sand

Sunday 30th October

Unst: Fea's/Zino's Petrel north past Lamba Ness at 11:30; also 14 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Little Auks, Glaucous Gull and 14 'blue' Fulmars past there. Pine Bunting at Springpark/post office, Baltasound; also Dusky Warbler at Halligarth, and Little Egret, Common Crossbill, 2 Blue Tits, 25 Common Redpolls, Water Rail, 2 Knot and 4 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Woodcock, 10 Chaffinches and 8 Bramblings at Norwick.

Pine Bunting at Baltasound - Brydon Thomason (1 photo), Dave Cooper (1 photo)

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat at Quendale. Little Bunting at Rerwick. Taiga Bean Goose still at Sumburgh Farm. Tundra Bean Goose, White-fronted Goose, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Shoveler and 2 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Great Tit at Toab/Virkie. 5 Brent Geese at Virkie. Woodcock, Brambling and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Scatness.

Great Tit at Toab - Donald Robertson

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick. Gadwall and Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick. Grey Wagtail at Voe. Dunnock at Mossbank. 9 Waxwings at Brae.

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Ulsta.

Saturday 29th October

Central Mainland: Treecreeper still at Kergord. 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls still at Sound, Lerwick. 16 Waxwings at Burnside, Lerwick. 14 Waxwings at North Road, Lerwick.

Unst: Little Egret still at Baltasound; also Bullfinch, 2 Blue Tits, 6 Common Scoters and 6 Common Redpolls there. Little Bunting, Lapland Bunting and Water Rail at Lund. Common Rosefinch, Bullfinch, Tree Pipit, Common Redpoll, 3 Chaffinches and Bramblings at Norwick. Yellowhammer at Clibberswick. Black Redstart at Belmont. Dunnock at Skaw. Wood Pigeon at Uyeasound.

Little Egret at Baltasound - Rob Brookes; Little Bunting and Lapland Bunting at Lund - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Taiga Bean Goose at Sumburgh Farm. Brent Goose and Slavonian Grebe at Grutness. Slavonian Grebe at West Voe of Sumburgh. 5 Brent Geese at Virkie. Lesser Whitethroat and Siskin at Sandwick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Gutcher. Black Redstart at Cullivoe. Yellowhammer at Herra.

Bressay: 6 Rooks at Gunnister. Shelduck at Cullingsbrough.

Friday 28th October

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick with 10 Common Redpolls; also 3 Waxwings there, and Gadwall and Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick. Long-eared Owl at Gott.

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Lerwick - Rob Fray (1 photo), Glen Tyler (1 photo); Gadwall and Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Little Egret, Waxwing, Bullfinch and Knot at Baltasound. 2 Pintails at Uyeasound.

Little Egret, Waxwing and Knot at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Great Tit at Bigton. Sparrowhawk at Virkie.

Thursday 27th October

Unst: Siberian Accentor still at Lund; also Little Bunting and 2 Lapland Buntings there. Waxwing at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick with 15 Common Redpolls.

Whalsay: Hoopoe at Isbister. Peregrine at Marrister. 10 Whooper Swans at Skaw.

South Mainland: Great Tit and 7 Brent Geese at Virkie. Brent Goose at Grutness.

Yell: Waxwing at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 26th October

Fetlar: Siberian Accentor at Southdale; also Hen Harrier and 2 Reed Buntings on the island.

Siberian Accentor at Southdale, Fetlar - Brydon Thomason

Unst: Siberian Accentor still at Lund; also 2 Little Buntings and 2 Lapland Buntings there. 2 Blue Tits, 2 Bullfinches, Yellow-browed Warbler, Waxwing and 7 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. Black Redstart at Belmont.

Siberian Accentor at Lund - Stef McElwee; Waxwing at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick with 20 Common Redpolls. 9 Waxwings over Market Cross, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Mounthooly Street, Lerwick. Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick. Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway.

Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - Stella Smith; Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick - Roger Thomason

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Levenwick. Yellowhammer at Channerwick. Great Tit at Virkie. 4 Waxwings at Gulberwick.

Waxwing at Gulberwick - Kathleen Anderson

Yell: 2 Waxwings at Cullivoe. Waxwing at Gutcher.

Whalsay: 20 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. Jack Snipe at Symbister.

Tuesday 25th October

Bressay: Pine Bunting at Gorie; also Dusky Warbler, Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff there. Knot at Beosetter.

Pine Bunting at Gorie, Bressay - Rich Bonser (1 photo), Alan Adamson (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Glen Tyler (2 photos)

Unst: Siberian Accentor still at Lund; also 2 Little Buntings and 3 Lapland Buntings there. Coues's Arctic Redpoll, 30 Common Redpolls, 2 Blue Tits, 2 Bullfinches, Hawfinch, Waxwing, Wood Pigeon, 7 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Bramblings at Baltasound. 2 Common Rosefinches, Hawfinch, Waxwing, 10 Common Redpolls, 10 Bramblings and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick. Yellowhammer at Haroldswick. 2 Waxwings at Baliasta. 2 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick.

Siberian Accentor and Little Bunting at Lund - Rob Brookes; Bullfinch at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Treecreeper still at Kergord; also Waxwing there. Up to 14 Waxwings at Scalloway (8 East Voe, 6 elsewhere). Coues's Arctic Redpoll still at Sound, Lerwick; also up to 27 Waxwings at Lerwick (15 Law Lane, 8 Sletts Park, 4 Flower Park), and 2 Greenfinches and a Siskin at Sletts Park.

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Sound, Lerwick - George Petrie

South Mainland: Bullfinch at Geosetter. Great Tit, Sparrowhawk and 7 Brent Geese at Virkie. Mistle Thrush at Sumburgh Hotel. 2 Waxwings at Sandwick. Waxwing at Hoswick. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh. Woodcock, Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose at Scatness.

Whalsay: 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Challister. Peregrine at Skaw.

Yell: Long-eared Owl and Water Rail at Gutcher. Redstart at Cullivoe.

Monday 24th October

Unst: Siberian Accentor still at Lund; also Woodcock, Little Bunting and 3 Lapland Buntings there. Hornemmann's Arctic Redpoll, 3 Coues's Arctic Redpolls, 7 Common Redpolls (6 Mealy,1 north-western), Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Wood Sandpiper and 2 Velvet Scoters at Baltasound. 2 Common Rosefinches, 3 Waxwings, Hen Harrier, Jack Snipe and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Yellowhammer at Haroldswick. 2 Velvet Scoters at Loch of Heogland.

Siberian Accentor at Lund - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Hornemmann's Arctic Redpoll (2 photos) and Coues's Arctic Redpoll (1 photo) at Baltasound - Dave Cooper; Bullfinch at Baltasound - Rob Brookes; Hen Harrier at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister.

Central Mainland: Treecreeper at Kergord. Unringed Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Sound, Lerwick; also in Lerwick: 2 Greenfinches and a Brambling at Sletts Park, and at least 10 Waxwings in the town. Rose-coloured Starling and 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. Bullfinch and 8 Common Redpolls at Vidlin. Waxwing at Voe.

Waxwings at Lerwick - George Petrie (1 photo), Paul Sclater (1 photo)

South Mainland: Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose there. Great Tit, 2 Yellowhammers and 7 Brent Geese at Virkie. Yellowhammer at Quendale. Short-eared Owl at Hillwell. Lesser Whitethroat and Siberian Chiffchaff at Boddam. 4 Waxwings at Hoswick.

Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Alan Adamson (1 photo), Stef McElwee (2 photos); Great Tit at Virkie - Rob Fray

Whalsay: Hoopoe still at Skaw.

Yell: 7 Goldfinches at Otterswick.

West Mainland: Waxwing at Aith. Siskin and 2 Common Redpolls at Sand.

Waxwing at Aith - Richard Riley

Cetaceans: 2 Striped Dolphins still at East Voe, Scalloway.

Striped Dolphins at Scalloway - Rebecca Nason

Sunday 23rd October

Unst: Siberian Accentor still at Lund; also Waxwing, 2 Little Buntings and 3 Lapland Buntings there. 2 Common Rosefinches, Waxwing, Common Redpoll, 2 Woodcocks, 3 Chaffinches and 20 Bramblings at Norwick. 3 Blue Tits, 3 Waxwings, Wood Sandpiper, Wood Pigeon, Mistle Thrush, Rook, Water Rail and 12 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 2 Yellowhammers, 15 Bramblings and 2 Common Redpolls at Clibberswick. 17 Lapland Buntings and Jack Snipe at Muness. Waxwing and Water Rail at Burrafirth. Jack Snipe, Black Redstart and Dunnock at Skaw.

Siberian Accentor at Lund - Dave Cooper (4 photos), Rob Brookes (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

Wood Sandpiper and Waxwings at Baltasound - Mike Pennington; Common Rosefinch at Norwick - Dave Cooper; Lapland Bunting at Lund - Rob Brookes (1 photo), David Gifford (2 photos)

Bressay: Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Gorie; also Lesser Whitethroat and Peregrine there. Great Grey Shrike at Maryfield. 3 White-fronted Geese at Gunnister. Yellowhammer at Noss-sound. 15 Pink-footed Geese at Beosetter.

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll trapped and ringed at Law Lane, Lerwick, and then back at Sound later in the day. 22 Waxwings at St Olaf Street, Lerwick. 7 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Rose-coloured Starling and Hawfinch at Scalloway. 4 Waxwings at Voe.

Waxwing at Voe - Linda Richardson; Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - Glen Tyler

South Mainland: Treecreeper trapped and ringed at Scousburgh; also Long-eared Owl, 6 Common Redpolls and 2 Chaffinches there. Pied Wheatear, Hawfinch, Grey Wagtail and 19 Carrion Crows at Scatness. Short-toed Lark, Yellow-browed Warbler and 9 Waxwings at Quendale. 4 Waxwings at Hillwell. 7 Brent Geese at Virkie. Redstart at Levenwick. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Boddam. Common Redpoll at Wester Quarff. 13 Waxwings and Water Rail at Swinister, Sandwick. 3 Waxwings, Water Rail and Sparrowhawk at Hoswick.

Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Steve Minton; Short-toed Lark at Quendale - Ian Andrews

Yell: Water Rail and 2 Waxwings at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 3 Brent Geese at Sandwick loch.

Cetaceans: 2 Striped Dolphins still at East Voe, Scalloway.

Striped Dolphins at Scalloway - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Glen Tyler (1 photo)

Saturday 22nd October

Unst: Siberian Accentor at Lund; also Little Bunting and 3 Lapland Buntings there. Common Rosefinch, 3 Yellowhammers, Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Uyeasound. Mistle Thrush, Yellow-browed Warbler, Rook and 2 Blue Tits at Batasound. 2 Shelducks and 2 Bramblings at Muness.

Siberian Accentor at Lund - Dave Cooper (2 photos), Rob Brookes (1 photo)

South Mainland: Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also Barnacle Goose and Pink-footed Goose there. Bluethroat at Hillwell. Blue Tit, Yellowhammer and Waxwing at Toab. Hawfinch at Scousburgh. 3 Yellowhammers at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler and Waxwing at Noness. 2 Waxwings and Lesser Whitethroat at Grutness. White-fronted Goose at Spiggie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Boddam. Short-eared Owl and 7 Brent Geese at Virkie. Mistle Thrush and Stonechat at Maywick. Jack Snipe, 2 Brent Geese and 22 Pink-footed Geese at Ireland. Reed Bunting and 6 Bramblings at Swinister Burn, Sandwick.

Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Alan Adamson; Yellowhammer at Toab - Rob Fray; Short-eared Owl at Virkie - Donald Robertson; Brent Geese at Virkie - Jim Nicolson

Whalsay: Hoopoe at Skaw. 3 Brent Geese at Sandwick loch.

Hoopoe at Skaw, Whalsay - Jon Dunn

Central Mainland: Richard's Pipit at Brough, Toft. Bullfinch and 7 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Coues's Arctic Redpoll and 4 Waxwings at Sound, Lerwick. Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick. Ring Ouzel at Quoys, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler in Lerwick. 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. Waxwing at Kergord. 4 Waxwings at Mossbank. 3 Goosanders at Wesidale Voe.

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Sound, Lerwick - George Petrie

Yell: 9 Waxwings at Gutcher. 4 Waxwings at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 2 Striped Dolphins at East Voe, Scalloway.

Striped Dolphins at Scalloway - Mark Burgess

Friday 21st October

South Mainland: Pine Bunting at Brake; also Coues's Arctic Redpoll there briefly, along with 2 Lapland Buntings. Desert Wheatear still at Spiggie beach. Isabelline Wheatear still at Noss, Spiggie. Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also 3 Waxwings, Water Rail, Lesser Whitethroat, Barnacle Goose, Pink-footed Goose and 3 Siskins there. 6 Waxwings at Hillwell. 2 Waxwings at Toab. Great Tit at Hestingott.

Pied Wheatear and Waxwing at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Oversund Road cemetery, Sound, Lerwick; also Grey Wagtail and Reed Bunting there. 16 Waxwings at Sletts Park, Lerwick. Hawfinch at Scalloway. Hawfinch at Voe.

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Lerwick - George Petrie

Unst: Pallas's Warbler at Upper Ordaal, Baltasound; also Mistle Thrush, Wood Sandpiper and 4 Bramblings at Baltasound. 2 Yellowhammers, 4 Chaffinches, 16 Bramblings and 2 Woodcocks at Norwick. 2 Dunnocks at Skaw. 2 Common Scoters at Haroldswick. Jack Snipe at Westing.

Mistle Thrush at Baltasound - Jim Nangle

Whalsay: Hoopoe at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Blue Tit, 2 Yellowhammers, 19 Waxwings, 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 11 Pink-footed Geese, Woodcock, 3 Jack Snipe, Wood Pigeon, 7 Goldcrests, 10 Chiffchaffs (including at least 2 Siberian), Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 30 Robins, Dunnock, 2 Chaffinches, 39 Bramblings, 3 Common Redpolls, Lesser Redpoll, Lapland Bunting and 9 Reed Buntings.

Blue Tit on Out Skerries - Roger Riddington

Fetlar: Great Tit and Black Redstart at Houbie. Little Bunting at Tresta. Also 10 Waxwings and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs on the island.

Thursday 20th October

South Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Geosetter. Desert Wheatear still at Spiggie beach. Isabelline Wheatear still at Noss, Spiggie. Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also 7 Waxwings, 9 Carrion Crows and 2 Barnacle Geese there. Great Tit at Maywick. Little Bunting at Channerwick. Waxwing and 4 Snow Buntings at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh. Waxwing at Hillwell. Waxwing at Levenwick. Lapland Bunting, Jack Snipe and Brambling on Mousa.

Desert Wheatear at Spiggie, Isabelline Wheatear at Noss, and Pied Wheatear and Waxwing at Scatness - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Great Tit and Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. 7 Waxwings, Greenfinch, Brambling and 2 Chaffinches at Sletts Park, Lerwick. Waxwing at Sound, Lerwick. 2 Hawfinches at Helendale, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff and 5 Waxwings at Veensgarth.

Burra: Icterine Warbler at Glendale, Trondra.

Unst: 2 Blue Tits, Greenfinch, Common Redpoll and 15 Waxwings at Baltasound. 3 Waxwings, 3 Yellowhammers, 10 Greenfinches, Siberian Chiffchaff, Woodcock, 2 Chaffinches, 5 Bramblings and 3 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Ring Ouzel, Water Rail and Reed Bunting at Skaw. Tree Pipit and Water Rail at Burrafirth.

Blue Tit and Waxwing at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

Yell: 2 Waxwings at Burravoe. 2 Waxwings at Gutcher. Waxwing and 8 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Waxwing and Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls. Lesser Whitethroat at Sandness.

Wednesday 19th October

South Mainland: Desert Wheatear still at Spiggie beach. Isabelline Wheatear still at Noss, Spiggie. Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also 3 Waxwings, Pintail, 12 Carrion Crows and 7 Barnacle Geese there. Dusky Warbler still at Scousburgh. Bullfinch at Sumburgh. Yellowhammer, Jack Snipe, Water Rail and Reed Bunting at Virkie. Yellowhammer at Grutness. Yellowhammer at Sumburgh Hotel. Little Bunting at Channerwick. Blue Tit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Black Redstart and Whinchat at Maywick. 8 Brent Geese at Fleck. 2 Brent Geese at Ireland.

Desert Wheatear at Spiggie beach - Gary Bell (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Mick Kemp (1 photo), Paul Sclater (1 photo), Rob Fray (2 photos)

Isabelline Wheatear at Noss, Spiggie - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Paul Sclater (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo); Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Paul Sclater (1 photo)

Dusky Warbler at Scousburgh - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo); Yellowhammer at Grutness - George Petrie

Yell: Blue Tit at Gutcher. Waxwing at Burravoe. Grey Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Wadbister. Hawfinch at Frakkafield. Waxwing at Mossbank.

Unst: Wood Sandpiper at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike, 3 Yellowhammers, Woodcock, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinches and 20 Bramblings at Norwick. Dunnock at Skaw. Goosander at Haroldswick.

Wood Sandpiper at Baltasound - Jim Nangle

Noss: 2 Jack Snipe, Sparrowhawk, 21 Song Thrushes, 45 Redwings, 30 Fieldfares, 5 Robins, 3 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, Brambling and Snow Bunting.

Tuesday 18th October

South Mainland: Desert Wheatear at Spiggie beach; also Pintail, Coot, 2 Scaup and 3 Common Scoters at Spiggie. Isabelline Wheatear still at Noss, Spiggie. Dusky Warbler still at Scousburgh; also 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 2 Chaffinches and 3 Bramblings there, and a Ring Ouzel nearby at Mossy Hill. Siberian Stonechat (probably Stejneger's) still at Sandwick. Presumed Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Boddam. Olive-backed Pipit and Redstart at Hoswick. Blue Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Whinchat at Maywick. 2 Little Buntings, Black Redstart and 2 Yellowhammers at Channerwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl and Reed Warbler at Cunningsburgh. Little Bunting at Quendale. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and 30 Bramblings at Swinister, Sandwick. Waxwing at Toab. Brent Goose, 40 Barnacle Geese, Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, Snow Bunting, Dunnock, Chaffinch and 9 Bramblings at Scatness.

Desert Wheatear at Spiggie beach - John Bateson; Siberian Stonechat at Sandwick - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Dave Cooper (2 photos); Hawfinch at Ocraquoy and Redstart at Hoswick - George Petrie

Waxwing at Toab - Rob Fray

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting (now without a tail) still at Gunnister.

Black-faced Bunting at Gunnister, Bressay - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail, Olive-backed Pipit and Hawfinch at Kergord. Pallas's Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Uradale. Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. 2 Waxwings at Voe. Dunnock at Mossbank. Waxwing, Water Rail and 20 Common Redpolls at Sound, Lerwick.

Red-flanked Bluetail and Hawfinch at Kergord - Larry Dalziel; Waxwings at Voe - Linda Richardson

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Coues's Arctic Redpoll, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Reed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat and 60 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Reed Bunting at Skaw.

Whalsay: Hoopoe, Hawfinch and Lesser Whitethroat at Isbister. Lapland Bunting, 5 Reed Buntings, Barred Warbler, Willow Warbler, Common Rosefinch and Goldfinch at Skaw. Yellowhammer, Yellow browed Warbler and 2 Jack Snipes at Symbister. 2 European White fronted Geese at Hamister. Barnacle Goose and 3 Pink footed Geese at Challister. Also 100 Bramblings on the island.

West Mainland: Blue Tit at Dale of Walls. Little Bunting at Sandness.

Yell: Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Hawfinch at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

North Mainland: Hawfinch at North Roe.

Monday 17th October

South Mainland: White's Thrush, Dusky Warbler, Wood Lark, Hawfinch, Brambling and Siskin at Scousburgh. Isabelline Wheatear still at Noss, Spiggie; also Bullfinch and Mistle Thrush there. Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also Bean Goose, Brent Goose, 55 Barnacle Geese, Pintail, Short-eared Owl, Reed Bunting, Common Redpoll, 4 Siskins and 3 Woodcocks there. Siberian Stonechat (probably Stejneger's) at Sandwick. Olive-backed Pipit at Swinister Burn, Sandwick. Barred Warbler and 3 Yellowhammers at Sumburgh. Little Bunting at Quendale. Little Bunting at Culsetter. 7 Brent Geese at Bigton. Hoopoe at Wester Quarff. Long-eared Owl and Woodcock at Geosetter.

Isabelline Wheatear at Noss, Spiggie - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo); Olive-backed Pipit at Swinister Burn - Glen Tyler; Bean Goose and Brent Goose at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail, Olive-backed Pipit and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 6 Waxwings at Voe. 8 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. 30 Common Redpolls at Sound, Lerwick. Goldfinch at Frakkafield.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Kergord - Larry Dalziel

Whalsay: Hoopoe at Vatshoull and later at Isbister. Common Rosefinch, Mistle Thrush and 5 Woodcocks at Skaw. Grey Wagtail at Midfield. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Hamister.

Unst: Osprey and Goldfinch at Skaw. Mistle Thrush at Clibberswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Lamba Ness. Woodcock and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound.

Yell: Waxwing at Cullivoe (and Water Rail found dead there). Wood Pigeon at Gutcher.

Sunday 16th October

South Mainland: Isabelline Wheatear at Noss, Spiggie (for second day); also Bullfinch and Mistle Thrush there, and Pintail, White-fronted Goose and 167 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also Short-eared Owl, Common Redpoll, 2 Reed Buntings, 3 Pintails and 55 Barnacle Geese there. Dusky Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Grutness. Buff-breasted Sandpiper still at Fleck. Waxwing and Water Rail at Toab. 3 Brent Geese at Virkie/Grutness. Mistle Thrush at Quarff.

Isabelline Wheatear at Noss, Spiggie - Paul Sclater (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail, Olive-backed Pipit and Little Bunting at Kergord. Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway.

Whalsay: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Skaw.

Unst: Blue Tit at Inner Skaw. 32 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Yell: Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Hawfinch at Cullivoe - Peter Clark

Papa Stour: Yellow-browed Warbler at Biggins.

Saturday 15th October

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister. Pallas's Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Gorie.

South Mainland: Pied Wheatear still at Scatness; also 200 Barnacle Geese, Common Scoter, Water Rail and Peregrine there. Siberian Stonechat and 50 Common Redpolls at Toab. Dusky Warbler and Little Bunting at Quendale. Little Bunting at Boddam. 6 European White-fronted Geese flew over Sumburgh Farm (later seen at Scatness); also Woodcock and Kestrel at Sumburgh. Mistle Thrush at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Scousburgh. 2 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh.

Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Richard Ashbee (2 photos), Larry Dalziel (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (2 photos)

Common Scoter at Scatness and Woodcock at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail, Olive-backed Pipit and Great Tit at Kergord. Treecreeper at Vidlin. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swining. 8 Waxwings at Sletts Park, Lerwick. Jack Snipe at Loch of Clickimin.

Olive-backed Pipit at Kergord - Amy Robjohns (2 photos), Paul Sclater (1 photo)

Unst: Great Tit, 4 Waxwings, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring Ouzel, Barnacle Goose, Chaffinch, 10 Bramblings and 4 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike, Waxwing, Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Scoter, 4 Common Redpolls, 3 Chaffinches and 30 Bramblings at Norwick. Knot at Skaw.

Yell: Great Tit at Burravoe. 8 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Waxwing at Aith.

Out Skerries: Waxwing.

Friday 14th October

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister; also Northern Long-tailed Tit taken into care but later died.

South Mainland: Pied Wheatear, Olive-backed Pipit, 2 Waxwings, 2 Woodcocks, Common Redpoll, Short-eared Owl and 101 Barnacle Geese at Scatness. 2 Northern Long-tailed Tits at Sumburgh, initially in the quarry and then later at the Hotel. Olive-backed Pipit at Dalsetter. Little Bunting at Brake. Lapland Bunting at Quendale. Goldfinch at Sumburgh. Coot at Spiggie. Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Pied Wheatear at Scatness - Steve Minton (3 photos), Mick Kemp (1 photo), Gary Bell (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Roger Riddington (1 photo)

Olive-backed Pipit at Scatness - Roger Riddington; Northern Long-tailed Tit at Sumburgh - Dan Houghton

Foula: Pechora Pipit at Hametoun. Hoopoe at Soberlie.

Central Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Hawfinch at Kergord. Common Buzzard at Girlsta. Woodcock at Voxter.

Out Skerries: Dusky Warbler, Shore Lark, Blue Tit, 2 Great Tits, 9 Pink-footed Geese, Water Rail, 4 Jack Snipe, 10 Woodcocks, 2 Wood Pigeons, 3 Short-eared Owls, 17 Goldcrests, 8 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Ring Ouzels, 40 Blackcaps, 25 Fieldfares, 30 Song Thrushes, 100 Redwings, Mistle Thrush, 21 Robins, Dunnock, 6 Chaffinches, 40 Bramblings, 4 Common Redpolls, 2 Snow Buntings, 5 Lapland Buntings and 6 Reed Buntings.

Fetlar: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Feal Burn; also Dunnock and Ring Ouzel on the island.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher and 8 Common Redpolls at Windhouse. Hawfinch at Gutcher.

North Mainland: Mistle Thrush and Siberian Chiffchaff at Sullom. Yellow-browed Warbler at South Collafirth.

Burra: Hawfinch at Papil, West Burra.

Thursday 13th October

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister.

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Ortolan Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Brake. Buff-breasted Sandpiper stil at Fleck. Richard's Pipit and Little Bunting at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Ringasta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Maywick. Short-eared Owl, Woodcock and 7 Wood Pigeons at Sumburgh. Ring Ouzel, Common Redpoll and Brambling at Scatness.

North Mainland: Pallas's Warbler, 2 Waxwings, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 50 Bramblings at South Collafirth.

Out Skerries: Shore Lark on North Hill; also Dusky Warbler still, along with Little Bunting, 4 Lapland Buntings, 2 Snow Buntings, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Wood Pigeon, 3 Short-eared Owls, 14 Goldcrests, 14 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Fieldfares, 20 Song Thrushes, 50 Redwings, 26 Robins, Dunnock, 4 Chaffinches, 9 Bramblings and 9 Common Redpolls.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. 3 Waxwings at Sound, Lerwick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord.

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, 30 Bramblings and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Little Bunting and 18 Fieldfares at Burrafirth. Waxwing at Lamba Ness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Skeggie. Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Cliff. Common Scoter and 3 Scaup at Uyeasound. Jack Snipe at Baltasound.

Little Bunting at Burrafirth, Unst - Dave Cooper

Yell: Waxwing and Yellow-browed Warbler at Burravoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Camb. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 12th October

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister. 2 Blue Tits at Crueton. Yellow-browed Warbler found dead at Mail.

Blue Tit at Crueton, Bressay - Linda Sutherland

South Mainland: presumed Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Ward Hill, Virkie. Pallid Harrier at Skelberry and later at Hillwell. Ortolan Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Whinchat at Brake. Buff-breasted Sandpiper still at Fleck. Waxwing at Scousburgh. Mistle Thrush at Sumburgh Head. Little Bunting at Quendale. Little Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Common Scoter and Shoveler at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Easter Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cunningsburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Brambling at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Common Redpolls at Quendale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Brambling at Scatness. Brambling at Scousburgh.

Ortolan Bunting at Brake - Richard Ashbee

Unst: Arctic Warbler, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Waxwing, Wood Sandpiper, Hawfinch, Greenfinch, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Tree Pipit, Jack Snipe, Lapland Bunting, 2 Common Redpolls and 20 Bramblings at Baltasound. Waxwing and Jack Snipe at Skaw. Red-backed Shrike, Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Siskin, 120 Fieldfares, 30 Bramblings and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Short-eared Owl, Woodcock and 2 Water Rails at Northdale.

Arctic Warbler at Baltasound - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

Out Skerries: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Dusky Warbler, Little Bunting, Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, 4 Wood Pigeons, 14 Goldcrests, 10 Chiffchaffs (including 3 Siberian), 7 Blackcaps, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethoat, Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrushes, 11 Redwings, 8 Robins, Whinchat, 3 Chaffinches, Brambling, 4 Common Redpolls, 2 Snow Buntings and 2 Lapland Buntings.

Fetlar: Little Bunting and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Funzie.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 2 Little Buntings at Vidlin. Shoveler at Puller's Loch, Lerwick.

Burra: Richard's Pipit at Papil, West Burra.

Richard's Pipit at Papil, West Burra - Amy Robjohns

West Mainland: 2 Little Buntings at Dale of Walls.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Lapland Buntings at Murrion, Eshaness.

Yell: Hawfinch at Windhouse.

Cetaceans: 12 Risso's Dolphins north past Sumburgh Head.

Tuesday 11th October

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting still at Gunnister.

Black-faced Bunting at Gunnister, Bressay - George Petrie

South Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Hoswick. Presumed Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Short-toed Lark, Ortolan Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Brake. Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. Little Bunting at Toab. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick.

Little Bunting at Toab - Donald Robertson

Out Skerries: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Dusky Warbler, Water Rail, 2 Jack Snipe, Wood Pigeon, 13 Goldcrests, 8 Chiffchaffs (including 1 Siberian), 4 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Fieldfares, 13 Song Thrushes, 8 Redwings, 14 Robins, Whinchat, 3 Chaffinches, 3 Bramblings, 4 Common Redpolls, Snow Bunting and 2 Lapland Buntings.

Dusky Warbler on Out Skerries - Chris Turner

Burra: Olive-backed Pipit, Richard's Pipit and Yellow-browed Warbler at Papil, West Burra.

Whalsay: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. 2 Crossbills at Loch of Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Swining.

Unst: 2 Little Buntings, Red-backed Shrike, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bluethroat, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Woodcocks, Dunnock, Chaffinch and 35 Bramblings at Norwick. Short-eared Owl and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Haroldswick. Bluethroat, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 6 Common Redpolls and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

West Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Little Buntings at Dale of Walls. Goldfinch at Melby.

North Mainland: Bluethroat at North Roe.

Bluethroat at North Roe - Malcolm Cowie

Cetaceans: 5 Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head at 07:50.

Monday 10th October

South Mainland: Siberian Accentor still at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh. Dusky Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Ortolan Bunting still at Brake. Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Ruff at Fleck. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister Burn. Common Redpoll at Hoswick.

Siberian Accentor at Mossy Hill - Alan Adamson (2 photos), Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck - Larry Dalziel

Bressay: Black-faced Bunting at Gunnister.

Unst: Wood Sandpiper and Bluethroat at Baltasound. 4 Little Buntings, Red-backed Shrike, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, Waxwing, 2 Bluethroats, Ring Ouzel, Common Redpoll, 2 Fieldfares, Chaffinch and 25 Bramblings at Norwick. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Uyeasound.

West Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail, 2 Little Buntings and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls.

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush still at Aith. Pallas's Warbler still at Tresta.

Swainson's Thrush at Aith, Fetlar - George Petrie

Whalsay: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. Red-backed Shrike at Laxo. 6 Goosanders and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Weisdale Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Brae.

Burra: Richard's Pipit, Bluethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Papil, West Burra.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. Fieldfare and 2 Goldcrests at Cullivoe.

Sunday 9th October

South Mainland: Siberian Accentor at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh. Ortolan Bunting, Little Bunting and Grasshopper Warbler at Brake. Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. Firecrest at Spiggie. 2 Little Buntings, Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and Fieldfare at Quendale. Little Bunting and Siberian Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Farm. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. Redstart at Hoswick.

Siberian Accentor at Mossy Hill - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Rob Fray (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush still at Aith. Pallas's Warbler still at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Houbie.

Whalsay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Skaw.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Skaw, Whalsay - Jon Dunn (1 photo), John Lowrie Irvine (1 photo)

Out Skerries: Dusky Warbler, Little Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Little Bunting on Out Skerries - Chris Turner (1 photo), Pete Cosgrove (1 photo); Red-breasted Flycatcher on Out Skerries - Chris Turner (1 photo), Pete Cosgrove (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. Little Bunting and Red-backed Shrike at Laxo. Little Bunting at Burn of Valayre. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Busta House, Brae. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Charlotte Street, Lerwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Helendale, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Brambling and Lesser Whitethroat at Eswick.

Unst: 4 Little Buntings, Red-backed Shrike, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Kestrel, 2 Fieldfares, Chaffinch and 40 Bramblings at Norwick. Wood Warbler, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Greenfinch, Brambling, Chaffinch, Siskin, 7 Common Redpolls, Fieldfare, 15 Redwings, 11 Blackcaps, 10 Goldcrests and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Siberian Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Haroldswick. Common Redpoll at Burrafirth. Brambling and Chaffinch at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler at Westing.

West Mainland: 2 Little Buntings and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Hawfinch and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Mid Yell.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head at 10:00.

Saturday 8th October

Fetlar: Great Snipe at Southdale at 15:15, but no sign subsequently. Pallas's Warbler at Tresta. Swainson's Thrush still at Aith. Lapland Bunting and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Houbie.

Central Mainland: Brown Shrike still at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe. Pallas's Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Eswick. Dusky Warbler at Garth, South Nesting. 2 Little Buntings at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. Rose-coloured Starling, Pied Flycatcher and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers at Busta House, Brae. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Brae. Red-backed Shrike at Laxo. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaff at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Weisdale Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Helendale, Lerwick.

Dusky Warbler at Garth, South Nesting - Ray Johnston; Red-backed Shrike at Laxo - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo)

Unst: 3 Little Buntings, Red-backed Shrike, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler, Osprey, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, 50 Bramblings, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Woodcock and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff, Woodcock, Chaffinch and 2 Bramblings at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler, Woodcock and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Baliasta. Goldfinch, Wood Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Wood Pigeons, 7 Common Redpolls, Rook, 4 Bramblings and 70 Redwings at Baltasound. Kestrel at Haroldswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Uyeasound. Siberian Chiffchaff at Lund.

South Mainland: 3 Little Buntings and Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl, 2 Goldfinches, 3 Blackcaps, Yellow-browed Warbler, Goldcrest, Jack Snipe and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Bluethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Toab. 9 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Maywick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Channerwick. Scaup, Common Scoter and Coot at Spiggie. 2 Grey Plovers at Dalsetter. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler at Scousburgh.

Bluethroat at Toab - Donald Robertson (1 photo), Paul Hawkins (1 photo); Short-eared Owl at Scatness - Steve Minton

Out Skerries: 4 Little Buntings, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Chiffchaffs (including 1 Siberian), Water Rail, Wood Pigeon, 55 Goldcrests, 11 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Fieldfares, 13 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings, 11 Robins, Dunnock, 5 Chaffinches, 40 Bramblings, 2 Goldfinches, 6 Common Redpolls and 6 Lapland Buntings.

North Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Muckle Roe. Bluethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at North Roe.

Burra: Bluethroat at Papil, West Burra.

Bressay: Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Rooks, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest and 8 Redwings at Voehead.

Yell: Blackcap, 2 Goldcrests and 17 Redwings at Gutcher. 3 Goldcrests and 3 Blackcaps at Cullivoe.

Papa Stour: Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Goldcrests and 3 Blackcaps.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales north past Sumburgh Head during the afternoon, and later well offshore off Dalsetter.

Friday 7th October

Unst: White's Thrush at Skaw; also Bluethroat and Jack Snipe there. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Olive-backed Pipit, Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. 3 Little Buntings, 2 Bluethroats, Red-backed Shrike, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Osprey, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinches, 2 Greenfinches, Kestrel, Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Bluethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler and Common Redpoll at Haroldswick. Wood Sandpiper and Wood Warbler at Baltasound. Short-eared Owl and Lesser Whitethroat at Northdale. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs (including 1 Siberian) and 6 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth.

White's Thrush at Skaw - John Cooper (2 photos), Dave Cooper (2 photos), Rob Brookes (2 photos); Jack Snipe at Skaw - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Brown Shrike still at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe; also Little Bunting there. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Little Bunting, Ring Ouzel and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Loch of Benston, but no sign of the Orphean Warbler. 2 Little Buntings at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. Barred Warbler at South Nesting. 11 Yellow-browed Warblers, Siberian Chiffchaff and Pied Flycatcher at Vidlin. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lunning.

Brown Shrike at Voe - Steve Minton

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush still at Aith.

Swainson's Thrush at Aith, Fetlar - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at East Burrafirth. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Bluethroat and Barred Warbler at Aith.

South Mainland: Ortolan Bunting at Noss, Spiggie. Marsh Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Little Bunting at Channerwick. Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Jack Snipe and 2 Ring Ouzels at Sumburgh. Barred Warbler at Garths Ness. Bluethroat at Toab. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Scatness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Scousburgh. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Redstart and Common Redpoll at Swinister, Sandwick. 11 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Brambling and Robin at Cunningsburgh. Barred Warbler at Gulberwick.

Barred Warbler at Gulberwick - Kathleen Anderson; Bluethroat at Toab - Donald Robertson; Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scatness - Steve Minton; Reed Warbler at Sandwick - Glen Tyler

West Mainland: Bluethroat and Barred Warbler at Aith.

Out Skerries: 4 Little Buntings, Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat, 7 Lapland Buntings, 2 Water Rails, 2 Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, 80 Goldcrests, 13 Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Fieldfares, 10 Song Thrushes, 10 Redwings, 14 Robins, Dunnock, 3 Chaffinches and 23 Bramblings.

Whalsay: 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs.

Bressay: Yellow-browed Warbler at Voehead.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Muckle Roe.

Insects: Large Wainscot trapped at Virkie.

Large Wainscot at Virkie - Rob Fray

Thursday 6th October

Central Mainland: Orphean Warbler at Loch of Benston; also Yellow-browed Warbler there. Brown Shrike at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe; also Red-breasted Flycatcher there. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Asta. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Mossbank.

Orphean Warbler at Loch of Benston - Pete Churton

Unst: Siberian Thrush at Uyeasound; also Barred Warbler, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pintail, Scaup, Blackcap and Chiffchaff there. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Barred Warbler, Wood Warbler, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Lapland Buntings, 6 Bramblings, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrests at Baltasound. Red-necked Grebe, Common Scoter and Sanderling at Lund. 3 Little Buntings, 2 Bluethroats, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 3 Greenfinches, 2 Common Redpolls, Snow Bunting, Blackcap, 2 Goldcrests and 20 Bramblings at Norwick. Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Reed Warbler and 8 Goldfinches at Haroldswick. Little Bunting, 5 Goldfinches, 2 Robins, Redwing, 3 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Chaffinch and 2 Bramblings at Skaw. 2 Little Buntings, Redwing and Brambling at Burrafirth. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Goldcrest at Northdale. 21 Lapland Buntings at Muness. 12 Lapland Buntings, 3 Wood Pigeons, 3 Redwings, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Chaffinches at Baliasta. Lapland Bunting at Valsgarth. Short-eared Owl at Gardie.

Siberian Thrush at Uyeasound - Richard Somerscocks; Bluethroat at Norwick - Dave Cooper; Little Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick - Larry Dalziel

Fetlar: Red-flanked Bluetail at Aith Ness. Swainson's Thrush still at Aith.

Out Skerries: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 34 Barnacle Geese, Water Rail, Knot, 6 Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, Short-eared Owl, 53 Goldcrests, 11 Chiffchaffs (including 2 Siberian), Willow Warbler, 18 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Song Thrushes, 16 Redwings, 13 Robins, Redstart, Whinchat, 2 Dunnocks, 5 Chaffinches, 17 Bramblings and 2 Lapland Buntings.

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Wester Quarff. Red-backed Shrike and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. Barred Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Gulberwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister, Sandwick. Little Bunting at Boddam. 2 Little Buntings and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Short-eared Owl at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Scaup, Common Scoter and Spotted Flycatcher at Spiggie. Spotted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. 23 Barnacle Geese, Short-eared Owl, Shoveler, 5 Song Thrushes, 4 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, 2 Fieldfares, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Goldcrests, 11 Redwings and 2 Robins at Scatness.

Bressay: Richard's Pipit and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Gardie House.

North Mainland: Barred Warbler at North Roe.

Burra & Trondra: Bluethroat and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Papil, West Burra. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hamnavoe, West Burra. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers on East Burra. Woodcock and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Glendale, Trondra.

West Mainland: Peregrine, 2 Chiffchaffs and 7 Common Redpolls at Sand.

Yell: Goldfinch and Blackcap at Gutcher.

Goldfinch at Gutcher, Yell - Jim Nangle

Wednesday 5th October

Fetlar: White's Thrush at Feal Burn. Swainson's Thrush still at Aith.

Unst: Great Snipe at Norwick; also Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barred Warbler, Common Rosefinch, 4 Bramblings, Kestrel, Siskin, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Redwing, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Common Redpoll, 2 Jack Snipe and 4 Blackcaps there. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll still at Baltasound; also Richard's Pipit, Barred Warbler, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 5 Knot and 4 Redwings there. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Baliasta; also Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Redwings and 2 Blackcaps there. Bluethroat at Uyeasound. Little Bunting and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Westing. Common Rosefinch at Haroldswick. 6 Lapland Buntings at Muness. Brambling, Blackcap and Redwing at Northdale. Blackcap, Sanderling, Redwing, Robin and 2 Goldcrests at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank. Brambling at Laxfirth.

South Mainland: Little Bunting, Siberian Chiffchaff, Redstart and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Little Bunting and Wood Warbler at Gulberwick. Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Redpoll at Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. 3 Robins at Sumburgh.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick and Lesser Redpoll at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Tresta. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls.

Whalsay: Bluethroat and Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Bluethroat on Whalsay - Jon Dunn

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 4th October

North Mainland: Black-throated Thrush at Sullom. American Golden Plover at Stenness, Eshaness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Hillswick.

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush still at Aith. Pallas's Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hamars Ness.

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Clingera, Baltasound; also Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs (including 1 Siberian), Willow Warbler, 6 Wood Pigeons and 3 Goldcrests at Baltasound. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Redwing and 2 Chiffchaffs at Northdale. Richard's Pipit, Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Osprey, Yellow-browed Warbler, 101 Barnacle Geese and 32 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Little Bunting, Stonechat, 105 Barnacle Geese, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Redwing at Skaw. Curlew Sandpiper, Brambling and 19 Barnacle Geese at Westing. 2 Lapland Buntings at Muness. 9 Barnacle Geese and 10 Redwings at Lund.

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Baltasound, Curlew Sandpiper at Westing and Stonechat at Skaw - Dave Cooper; Barnacle Geese (including two leucistic birds) at Westing - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth. Rose-coloured Starling and Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Voe. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 4 Common Redpolls at Tresta. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Brambling at Kergord. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Eswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Frakkafield.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler and 10 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Little Bunting at Levenwick. Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest and 3 Fieldfares at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Ring Ouzel, 77 Barnacle Geese, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and 7 Goldcrests at Sumburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler, Goldcrest and Pink-footed Goose at Grutness. Marsh Harrier at Hillwell. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 407 Barnacle Geese, Lapland Bunting, Robin, Blackcap and 8 Goldcrests at Scatness. 300 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Blackcap at Maywick.

Barnacle Geese at Scatness - Steve Minton

Out Skerries: Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Redwings, 3 Robins, 8 Song Thrushes, 14 Barnacle Geese, Peregrine, Water Rail, 21 Goldcrests, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Chiffchaffs.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Tree Pipit at Scarvataing, Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vementry. Grey Plover at Melby. 2 Pink-footed Geese at Effirth.

Monday 3rd October

North Mainland: White's Thrush at Hamnavoe, Eshaness. Olive-backed Pipit and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. Hawfinch and Yellow-browed Warbler at Isbister.

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush at Aith.

Out Skerries: Black-throated Thrush on Housay; also Bluethroat, Little Bunting, Water Rail, 13 Lapland Buntings, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 23 Goldcrests, Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Bramblings, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, Song Thrush, 6 Redwings and 4 Blackcaps on the islands.

Black-throated Thrush on Out Skerries - Chris Turner

Unst: Great Snipe and Paddyfield Warbler still at Norwick; also Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Osprey, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Lesser Whitethroat there. Barred Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Skaw. Barred Warbler, Jack Snipe and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth, and a Short-eared Owl found dead there. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Wood Warbler, 2 Goldcrests, 2 Blackcaps and 22 Redwings at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch and Brambling at Haroldswick. 2 Redwings at Baliasta.

Wood Warbler at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling and 2 Grey Wagtails at Scalloway. Barred Warbler at Garth, South Nesting. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Eswick.

South Mainland: Bluethroat, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Easter Quarff. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Maywick. 7 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Green Sandpiper at Quendale. Velvet Scoter at Levenwick. Marsh Harrier at Spiggie.

West Mainland: Yellowhammer at Melby. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scarvataing, Aith.

Foula: Bluethroat and Hawfinch.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Cullivoe. Blackcap and 6 Redwings at Gutcher.

Sunday 2nd October

South Mainland: Lanceolated Warbler at Boddam; also 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Lesser Whitethroat there. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Levenwick; also Red-breasted Flycatcher, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Blyth's Reed Warbler and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Hobby, Lapland Bunting, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Goldcrest, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Grey Wagtail at Scatness. Hoopoe still at Easter Quarff. Bluethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Toab. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Siberian Chiffchaff and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Maywick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Swinister, Sandwick. Marsh Harrier, 7 Slavonian Grebes and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Spiggie. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Channerwick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Durigarth. Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler and Slavonian Grebe at Virkie. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Hestingott. Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Hotel. Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Hoswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scousburgh.

Hoopoe at Easter Quarff - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Great Snipe and Paddyfield Warbler at Norwick; also 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Robin, Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcaps there. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Hamar, Baltasound; also Barred Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Lapland Buntings, Robin, Song Thrush, Redwing, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Goldfinches, Pintail and 4 Chiffchaffs at Burrafirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Bramblings at Baliasta. Yellow-browed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler at Westing. Goldfinch and Yellow-browed Warbler at Lund. Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap, Whinchat and Pintail at Uyeasound. Lesser Whitethroat and Common Scoter at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff, Redwing and Goldcrest at Skaw.

Barred Warbler at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Out Skerries: Red-flanked Bluetail on west side of Housay; also Water Rail, 8 Lapland Buntings, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Snow Bunting, 2 Whinchats, 2 Goldcrests, Chiffchaff and 7 Blackcaps on the islands.

Foula: Radde's Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, 2 Barred Warblers, 25 Yellow-browed Warblers and 18 Lapland Buntings.

Bressay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Cruetoun; also 23 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

Fetlar: unconfirmed report of a Great Snipe at Everland. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Funzie.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Helendale, Lerwick. 7 Common Redpolls at Sandgarth.

North Mainland: 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry .

Burra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers on East Burra.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Tresta.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Mid Yell. Redwing at Gutcher.

Cetaceans: several Killer Whales off Scatness during the afternoon.

Saturday 1st October

Fetlar: Surf Scoter at Everland. Bluethroat at Aith. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Funzie.

Unst: Honey Buzzard over Saxa Vord and then Haroldswick. Bluethroat, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Water Rail, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcaps at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull, Osprey, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Robin, 3 Chaffinches and 10 Blackcaps at Norwick. Icterine Warbler, Wood Warbler, 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Slavonian Grebe, Song Thrush, 6 Blackcaps, 6 Chaffinches, 3 Wood Pigeons, Robin, Willow Warbler and 2 Goldcrests at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Baliasta. Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Common Scoters at Lund. Short-eared Owl at Northdale. Glaucous Gull and 6 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness, and a Sooty Shearwater past there. Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Skaw.

Honey Buzzard at Saxa Vord - Rich Andrews; Bluethroat at Haroldswick - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Hoopoe still at Easter Quarff. Red-backed Shrike and Common Rosefinch at Ocraquoy. Marsh Harrier, Scaup and 5 Slavonian Grebes at Spiggie. Siberian Chiffchaff, Jack Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Garden Warblers at Scatness. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bigton. Yellow-browed Warbler at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. Snow Bunting at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cunningsburgh. Tree Pipit and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandwick. Tree Pipit at Dalsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Gulberwick.

Hoopoe at Easter Quarff - Richard Ashbee; Common Rosefinch at Ocraquoy and Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Sandgarth. Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. Bluethroat and Red-backed Shrike at Laxo. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Busta House, Brae. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Marsh Harrier at Veensgarth. Pied Flycatcher at Eswick. Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. 14 Wood Pigeons at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

Whalsay: Common Rosefinch at Skaw.

West Mainland: Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Easter Skeld. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Culswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Westerwick. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Effirth.

Out Skerries: Water Rail, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whinchats, Snow Bunting and 9 Lapland Buntings.

Yell: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Mid Yell. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Willow Warbler at Gutcher. Pink-footed Goose at Gloup. Goldcrest and Willow Warbler at Sellafirth. Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at North Collafirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Muckle Roe.

Cetaceans: 4 Risso's Dolphins off Clumlie in the morning.

Friday 30th September

West Mainland: Brown Shrike at Aith; also Greenish Warbler still there along with a Yellow-browed Warbler.

Brown Shrike at Aith - Jim Nicolson; Greenish Warbler at Aith - Mark Stokeld

Out Skerries: Brown Shrike still on Bruray; also 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 7 Lapland Buntings, 2 Whinchats and 2 Snow Buntings on the island.

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll briefly at Norwick; also Paddyfield Warbler and Blyth's Reed Warbler there, along with Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, Osprey and 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers. Blyth's Reed Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baliasta. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler at Uyeasound.

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick - Andrew Chick

Central Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandgarth; also possible Booted/Sykes's Warbler reported there (for second day). Rose-coloured Starling reported at Brae. Rose-coloured Starling, Little Bunting, Grey Wagtail and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Bluethroat and Red-backed Shrike at Laxo. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Jubilee Park, Lerwick.

Fetlar: Bluethroat at Aith. Lapland Bunting and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Funzie. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Papil Water. Pied Flycatcher at Tresta. Also 8 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

South Mainland: Hoopoe still at Easter Quarff. Common Crane over Sumburgh/Virkie early morning. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister Burn, Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Redstart, Blackcap and Chaffinch at Swinister, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Grey Plover, 52 Pink-footed Geese, Chaffinch and 2 Blackcaps at Scatness. Slavonian Grebe at Boddam.

Yell: Hawfinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Gutcher. 2 Willow Warblers at Cullivoe. Short-eared Owl at Mid Yell.

Thursday 29th September

Out Skerries: Brown Shrike still on Bruray; also 4 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island, and Sooty Shearwater past.

West Mainland: Greenish Warbler still at Aith.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound; also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Baliasta; also Yellow-browed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Whitethroat there. Little Bunting and Grasshopper Warbler at Lund. Little Bunting, Barred Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Song Thrush at Skaw. Icterine Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Song Thrushes at Baltasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Osprey, Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Knot at Lamba Ness.

Little Bunting and Grasshopper Warbler at Lund - Andrew Chick

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling, Little Bunting and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Laxo. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers at Kergord. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Frakkafield.

Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - Rebecca Nason (2 photos), Richard Ashbee (2 photos)

South Mainland: Hoopoe still at Easter Quarff. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Swinister, Sandwick. 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat at Wester Quarff. 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Sumburgh Head. Snow Bunting at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Cunningsburgh.

Fetlar: Hobby at Feal Burn; also 4 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

Yell: Hawfinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers, Robin and Blackcap at Gutcher. Yellow-browed Warbler and Whitethroat at Sellafirth.

Hawfinch at Gutcher - Jim Nangle

Wednesday 28th September

Out Skerries: Brown Shrike still on Bruray; also 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, 15 Lapland Buntings, Redstart, 2 Whinchats and 2 Jack Snipe on the island.

Unst: Dusky Warbler, Corn Crake and Whinchat at Burrafirth. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Baliasta. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound. Little Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, 25 Pink-footed Geese, Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and Whitethroat at Skaw. Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Brambling and 5 Blackcaps at Norwick. Little Bunting at Lund. Icterine Warbler, Wood Warbler, Brambling, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. Osprey over Skaw and Northdale during the morning. 2 Lapland Buntings and Pintail at Lamba Ness. Short-eared Owl at Ungirsta.

Corn Crake at Burrafirth, Little Bunting at Skaw and Icterine Warbler at Baltasound - Andrew Chick

Central Mainland: Arctic Warbler at Frakkafield. Rose-coloured Starling and Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Red-backed Shrike and Buethroat at Laxo. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Vidlin. Marsh Harrier at Tingwall. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Loch of Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Upper Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Busta House, Brae. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Eswick.

Arctic Warbler at Frakkafield - Rory Tallack; Bluethroat at Laxo - Pete Garrity; Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - George Petrie

South Mainland: Hoopoe still at Easter Quarff. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister, Sandwick. Curlew Sandpiper at Virkie. Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler at Scousburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh. 3 Grey Plovers, 71 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Knot, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Blackcaps at Scatness.

Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh and Hoopoe at Easter Quarff - Jim Nicolson; Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting at Grutness - Pete Garrity

Yell: Hoopoe at Sellafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redpoll and 2 Blackcaps at Cullivoe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Willow Warblers at Otterswick. Blackcap and Willow Warbler at Gutcher.

Whalsay: Little Bunting at Brough. Little Bunting at Skaw. Barred Warbler at Symbister.

Fetlar: Common Rosefinch at Houbie. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta.

North Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at North Collafirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at South Collafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Isbister. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voe, Ronas Voe.

West Mainland: Common Buzzard at Dale of Walls. Hawfinch and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Walls.

Tuesday 27th September

Out Skerries: Brown Shrike on Bruray. Great Snipe on North Hill. Also Goosander, Kestrel, Moorhen, 4 Jack Snipes,Collared Dove, 2 Goldcrests, Short-toed Lark, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Song Thrushes, Robin, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and 10 Lapland Buntings on the island.

Brown Shrike on Out Skerries - Mike McKee

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Easter Quarff. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Common Crane at Hillwell. Curlew Sandpiper at Virkie. Hawfinch and Sparrowhawk at Scousburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Williamsetter. Water Rail at Gulberwick.

Pallid Harrier at Quarff - Mark Coller; Water Rail at Gulberwick - Pete Garrity

Unst: Paddyfield Warbler, Osprey and Yellow-browed Warbler at Skaw. Radde's Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Houlland, Baltasound. Wood Warbler at Baltasound.

Paddyfield Warbler at Skaw - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Andrew Chick (1 photo); Radde's Warbler at Norwick - Andrew Chick

Foula: Arctic Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ham.

Fetlar: Yellow-browed Warblers at Houbie and Tresta.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Hawfinch at Kergord. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Busta.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillswick.

Cetaceans: 40-50 Pilot Whales in Lerwick harbour.

Pilot Whales in Lerwick - Glen Tyler

Monday 26th September

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Channerwick. Hoopoe at Easter Quarff. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Red-backed Shrike at Bakkasetter. Common Crane and Turtle Dove at Hillwell. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel.

Hoopoe at Easter Quarff - Jim Nicolson; Red-backed Shrike at Bakkasetter - Pete Garrity; Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff - Mark Stokeld

Foula: Arctic Warbler at Ham.

Whalsay: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Skaw.

West Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Twatt.

Greenish Warbler at Aith - Mark Coller (1 photo), Pete Garrity (1 photo)

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Baliasta. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound; also Barred Warbler, Lapland Bunting and Whinchat there. Little Bunting, Osprey, Yellow-browed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Whinchat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Skaw. Little Bunting, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Lund. Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Shoveler at Baltasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Tree Pipit and 6 Blackcaps at Norwick. Barred Warbler, Redwing and Fieldfare at Haroldswick. Redwing at Northdale. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baliasta - Phil Bloor; Little Bunting at Lund - Phil Crockett (2 photos), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Osprey at Skaw - Andrew Chick

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling and Hawfinch at Scalloway. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Veensgarth. Pintail at Loch of Clickimin.

Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - Mark Stokeld (1 photo), Ray Johnston (1 photo)

Fetlar: Bluethroat at Aith. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Houbie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Tresta.

North Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at North Collafirth. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at South Collafirth. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Isbister.

Sunday 25th September

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Quendale and Spiggie during the evening. Arctic Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike at Culsetter. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Wester Quarff. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Swinister, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Virkie. 6 Chaffinches at Easter Quarff. Peregrine at Scatness.

Pallid Harrier at Spiggie - Pete Garrity; Olive-backed Pipit at Hoswick - Jim Nicolson; Little Bunting at Quendale - Mark Stokeld

Out Skerries: Short-toed Lark, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Snow Bunting, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, 15 Brent Geese, 18 Pink-footed Geese, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, 2 Goldcrests, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, Robin, Common Redstart, 2 Whinchats and 2 Chaffinches.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway; also 2 Hawfinches and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers there, and a Sabine's Gull reported briefly in the harbour. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Lunna. Yellow-browed Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Seafield, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap at Mossbank. Scaup at Loch of Tingwall.

Rose-coloured Starling at Scalloway - Pete Garrity

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Chiffchaff at Baliasta. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound. Bluethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Skaw. Icterine Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, Goldcrest and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Whinchat at Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Northdale. Willow Warbler and 3 Chaffinches at Haroldswick.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baliasta - Dave Cooper

West Mainland: Little Bunting at Sandness. Jack Snipe at Effirth.

North Mainland: Bluethroat at South Collafirth. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry.

Yell: Black-tailed Godwit, Kestrel and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Camb.

Whalsay: Jack Snipe and Lesser Whitethroat at Skaw. 25 Pink-footed Geese at Vevoe.

Jack Snipe at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Saturday 24th September

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Hillwell in the morning, and then at Sumburgh Airport and Levenwick in the early afternoon. Olive-backed Pipit at Hoswick; also Arctic Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler still there. Little Bunting at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scatness. Red-breasted Flycatcher, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat and 3 Pied Flycatchers at Wester Quarff. 2 Scaup at Spiggie. 5 Pintail at Hillwell.

Olive-backed Pipit at Hoswick - Glen Tyler; Arctic Warbler at Hoswick - Pete Garrity; Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scatness - Steve Minton

Out Skerries: Short-toed Lark, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Snow Bunting, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, 15 Brent Geese, Kestrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Knot, Purple Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Song Thrushes, 3 Redwings, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin and 2 Whinchats.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling still at Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sound, Lerwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Loch of Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Lower Voe. Scaup at Loch of Tingwall.

Unst: Icterine Warbler, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and at least 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Blackcap and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Valsgarth. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Skaw. Willow Warbler at Burrafirth. Kestrel at Northdale.

Icterine Warbler at Baltasound - Rob Brookes (2 photos), Dave Cooper (2 photos)

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Sullom.

Friday 23rd September

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Arctic Warbler still at Hoswick; also 3 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Little Bunting, Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Grutness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quarff. Pintail at Boddam. Pochard at Spiggie. Red-backed Shrike at Culsetter.

Arctic Warbler at Hoswick - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Redwing and Brambling at Northdale. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound; also 5 Yellow-browed Warblers there. 2 Little Buntings, Whinchat , Blackcap, Reed Warbler and Whitethroat at Skaw. Little Bunting, Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Corn Crake and Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Tree Pipit, Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaffs and 5 Blackcaps at Norwick. Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 5 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Norwick - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Blyth's Reed Warbler at Uyeasound - Paul French

Out Skerries: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, 17 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8 Lapland Buntings, Snow Bunting, 15 Brent Geese, Bar-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, 4 Goldcrests, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Chaffinch and 2 Whinchats.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Blackcaps on Trondra.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher. Blackcap at Windhouse.

Thursday 22nd September

South Mainland: Great Reed Warbler, Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Green Sandpiper and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Arctic Warbler still at Hoswick; also Barred Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Siskin and 10 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Marsh Warbler at Southerhouse, Spiggie. Common Rosefinch, Barred Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Common Redpoll, Lesser Whitethroat and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sumburgh/Grutness. Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Brent Goose, Lapland Bunting and 8 Pink-footed Geese at Scatness. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick. Robin at Fladdabister. Whinchat at Sandwick.

Great Reed Warbler at Quendale - Mark Coller; Little Bunting at Quendale - Mark Coller (1 photo), Mick Kemp (1 photo); Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Darren Close (1 photo); Lapland Bunting and Brent Goose at Scatness - Steve Minton

Marsh Warbler at Spiggie - Mark Coller; Siskin at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Foula: Isabelline Shrike still at Ham.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler and Short-eared Owl at Northdale. Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Uyeasound; also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. 2 Little Buntings, Peregrine, Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher at Skaw. Little Bunting, Barred Warbler, Short-eared Owl, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Brambling and 4 Blackcaps at Norwick. Barred Warbler, Kestrel and 3 Chaffinches at Haroldswick. Wood Warbler and Reed Warbler at Baltasound.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Uyeasound - Dave Cooper

West Mainland: Hoopoe at Dale of Walls.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whinchat and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Skaw. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Brough. 8 Yellow-browed Warblers at Isbister. Also single Yellow-browed Warblers at Houll, Creadyknowe, Grunitaing, Lubba, Marrister and Hamister.

Yell: Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Burravoe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redpoll, Willow Warbler and 2 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Mistle Thrush at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap at Mossbank. Kestrel at Voe. Scaup and Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Wednesday 21st September

Foula: Isabelline Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Ham. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ristie.

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler, Wryneck and 12 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Hoopoe at Sandwick. Little Bunting, Barred Warbler, Jack Snipe and Whinchat at Scatness. Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Cunningsburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Arctic Warbler at Hoswick - Jim Nicolson; Common Rosefinch at Cunningsburgh and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Unst: Little Bunting, Osprey, Whinchat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Skaw. Little Bunting at Northdale. Barred Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Clibberswick. Lapland Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. 6 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Uyeasound. 2 Common Sandpipers at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Redstart and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Skaw. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Isbister.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Clousta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank.

Tuesday 20th September

Foula: Isabelline Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Ham.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. Little Bunting at Baliasta. Wood Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Short-eared Owl at Northdale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth. 3 Lapland Buntings, Brambling and Dunnock at Norwick. Lapland Bunting at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling in Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler in Lerwick.

South Mainland: Hobby at Grutness. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Green Sandpiper and Redwing at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Virkie.

Yell: Hawfinch at Gutcher.

Bressay: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Gorie. Hen Harrier and 5 Lapland Buntings on Noss.

Fetlar: 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Ruff, Pintail, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Willow Warblers, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Sparrow, Snow Bunting and 2 Chiffchaffs.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale in Mousa Sound.

Monday 19th September

Unst: 2 Little Buntings, Yellow-browed Warbler and Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. 2 Barred Warblers at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Northdale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Reed Warbler at Burrafirth. Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Reed Warbler and Wood Warbler at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Lund. 6 Lapland Buntings at Hermaness.

Little Bunting at Haroldswick - Paul French; Dave Cooper

Yell: Barred Warbler at Gutcher. 3 Lapland Buntings and Ruff on Hascosay.

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Geosetter. Common Crane at Hillwell. Curlew Sandpiper at Boddam. 3 Grey Plovers at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler and Chaffinch at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler at Exnaboe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Toab.

West Mainland: Bluethroat at Clousta.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler at Seafield, Lerwick.

Mammals: Nathusius' Pipistrelle sound-recorded at Burrafirth.

Sunday 18th September

Fetlar: Honey Buzzard, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Lesser Whitethroats.

Whalsay: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Garden Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Skaw. Peregrine Falcon at Hamister. Common Rosefinch at Burns. Whinchat at Vevoe.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Unst: Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Northdale.

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Cunningsburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. 3 Grey Plovers at Scatness.

Grey Plover at Scatness - Steve Minton

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Gairdens o' Sand.

Saturday 17th September

South Mainland: Lanceolated Warbler trapped at Sumburgh. Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Hobby at Sumburgh. Rose-coloured Starling at Wester Quarff. Little Stint at Scatness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness.

Lanceolated Warbler at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee (1 photo), Steve Minton (1 photo), Ray Johnston (1 photo)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Foula: Isabelline Shrike at Ham.

Unst: Black-headed Bunting and Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Snow Buntings and Lapland Bunting at Hermaness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth.

Black-headed Bunting at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper; Pectoral Sandpiper at Hermaness - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: Yellow-browed Warbler, Barred Warbler and Red-backed Shrike at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler at Marrister.

Bressay: Yellow-browed Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher on Noss.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler at Voe.

Whalsay: Barred Warbler at Skaw.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale off Ocraquoy.

Minke Whale off Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Friday 16th September

Yell: Hoopoe at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Little Stint and Barred Warbler at Scatness. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Grasshopper Warbler, Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness. 2 Curlew Sandpipers at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler and Wood Warbler at Swinister, Sandwick.

Little Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson; Barred Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Skaw. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Chaffinches at Sandwick. Garden Warbler and Common Rosefinch at West Hamister.

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler at Lund.

Thursday 15th September

Yell: Hoopoe at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Little Bunting and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Common Crane at Hillwell.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Blackcap and Song Thrush at Skaw.

Unst: Cuckoo at Norwick.

Cuckoo at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Wednesday 14th September

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. 8 Lapland Buntings at Skaw.

Barred Warbler at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: 2 Red-backed Shrikes at Skaw, Fieldfare at Hamister.

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Wood Warbler at Boddam.

Little Bunting at Sumburgh - Ray Johnston

Cetaceans: moribund Fin Whale beached on Noss.

Fin Whale on Noss - Andy Denton

Tuesday 13th September

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard flew south over Sumburgh and 2 Lapland Buntings there. 2 Common Rosefinches at Scousburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. Common Crane at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike and Lesser Redpoll at Virkie. 2 Pied Flycatchers and Spotted Flycatcher at Exnaboe. Green Sandpiper and Turtle Dove at Quendale.

Honey Buzzard at Sumburgh and Red-backed Shrike at Virkie  - Roger Riddington

Unst: 3 Shovelers and Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. Kestrel and Whinchat at Baltasound. Knot, 34 Sanderlings, Garden Warbler and 2 Chaffinches at Lund.

Barred Warbler at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Herra.

West Mainland: Blackcap at Melby.

Monday 12th September

South Mainland: 8 Sooty Shearwaters past Dalsetter, Boddam.

Yell: 2 Arctic Terns at Gutcher. 8 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sunday 11th September

South Mainland: Little Bunting still at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike still at Virkie. Red-backed Shrike at Durigarth.

Unst: Common Rosefinch and 2 Garden Warblers at Norwick. 2 Common Whitethroats at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

North Mainland: 4 Lapland Buntings at Eshaness.

Whalsay: Barred Warbler at Skaw.

West Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Dale of Walls.

Yell: Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Saturday 10th September

Fetlar: Booted Warbler at Funzie.

Bressay: Booted Warbler on Noss for 4th day.

South Mainland: Common Crane, 35 Black-tailed Godwits and Peregrine Falcon at Hillwell. Lapland Bunting and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Quendale. Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Swinister. Pied Flycatcher at Wester Quarff.

Unst: Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Norwick. 6 Lapland Buntings at Sneuga.

Friday 9th September

West Mainland: Booted Warbler and Sparrowhawk at Melby.

Booted Warbler at Melby - Rory Tallack

Unst: Icterine Warbler, 3 Common Rosefinches, Lapland Bunting, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers and Blackcap at Norwick. Wryneck at Westing. Barred Warbler at Haroldswick. Common Redstart, Kestrel, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw. Lapland Bunting, Whinchat and Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth. Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound.

Wryneck at Westing - Rob Brookes; Icterine Warbler at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Out Skerries: Common Rosefinch, Fieldfare, 3 Common Redpolls, Knot, Robin, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whinchats, Goldcrest and Garden Warbler.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike and Common Swift at Skaw. 3 Black-tailed Godwits and Ruff at Vatshoull.

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh. 4 Sooty Shearwaters between Sumburgh and Fair Isle.

Thursday 8th September

South Mainland: Little Bunting, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Virkie. 11 Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit at Fleck.

Little Bunting at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington

Unst: Common Rosefinch and 4 Sanderlings at Norwick. 10 Sanderlings and Lesser Whitethroat at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 8 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. Kestrel at Lunna.

North Mainland: Sparrowhawk at North Roe.

Yell: Marsh Harrier at West Sandwick. 6 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Insects: Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Grutness.

Wednesday 7th September

North Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Eshaness.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff. Lesser Whitethroat at Skelberry.

Unst: 3 Lapland Buntings, Common Redstart and 11 Sanderlings at Skaw. Kestrel at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 2 Garden Warblers at Montfield, Lerwick. Goldcrest at Brae.

Bressay: 16 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales off south Unst.

Tuesday 6th September

Unst: 2 Sooty Shearwaters at Lamba Ness.

Yell: 15 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: 2 Killer Whales off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Monday 5th September

South Mainland: 7 Sooty Shearwaters at Sumburgh Head. Lesser Whitethroat, Robin and 6 Sanderlings at Grutness. 32 Swallows, Wood Warbler, Whinchat, Fieldfare and Wood Pigeon at Quendale.

Wood Warbler at Quendale - Richard Ashbee

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Firth and Graven.

Whalsay: 2 Pied Flycatchers and Common Rosefinch at Skaw.

West Mainland: 6 Common Redpolls and 5 Sanderlings at Sand.

Unst: 2 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick. Short-eared Owl at Northdale. Kestrel, Garden Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound.

Short-eared Owl at Northdale - Dave Cooper

Yell: 8 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales through Lerwick harbour.

Sunday 4th September

Unst: Arctic Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Wryneck, 2 Common Rosefinches, 2 Pied Flycatchers and Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick. Icterine Warbler at Burrafirth. 2 Sooty Shearwaters at Lamba Ness.

Arctic Warbler and Wryneck at Norwick - Mike Pennington; Marsh Warbler at Norwick and Icterine Warbler at Burrafirth - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Scousburgh. Barred Warbler at Virkie. Grey Wagtail and Green Sandpiper at Quendale. Common Crane, Peregrine Falcon, Black Redstart, 24 Ruff and 4 Pintail at Hillwell.

Icterine Warbler at Scousburgh - David Anderson

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Mossbank.

North Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Nibon. Pied Flycatcher at Eshaness.

Whalsay: Barred Warbler, Wood Warbler and Ruff at Skaw. Common Rosefinch at Brough.

Fetlar: Kestrel, 2 Knot and 6 Sanderlings at Tresta. Green Sandpiper and Knot at Funzie.

Sea Mammals: small pods of Killer Whales off North Roe, the east coast of Unst and Out Skerries. 2 Minke Whales in Mousa Sound.

Killer Whale off Muness - Mike Pennington

Insects: a scatter of Red Admirals reported.

Saturday 3rd September

South Mainland: Booted Warbler and Kestrel at Sumburgh. Little Stint at Grutness. Kestrel at Sandwick. 7 Sooty Shearwaters between Sumburgh and Fair Isle.

Booted Warbler at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington

Unst: American Golden Plover at Baltasound. Wryneck at Westing.

American Golden Plover at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Mossbank.

Yell: 10 Knot and 8 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales in Yell Sound.

Friday 2nd September

Unst: Wryneck at Westing. Lapland Bunting at Lamba Ness.

Lapland Bunting at Lamba Ness - Dave Cooper

Bressay: Wood Warbler on Noss.

West Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Bixter and Tresta.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Mossbank.

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler, Common Swift, Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 91 Ringed Plovers and 35 Dunlins.

Yell: 46 Sanderlings, 12 Knot and a Ruff.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales north through Lerwick harbour in the evening. 5 Risso's Dolphins at Lamba Ness.

Risso's Dolphin at Lamba Ness - Dave Cooper

Thursday 1st September

Unst: 2 Sooty Shearwaters, Manx Shearwater and Storm Petrel at Lamba Ness. 3 Sanderlings at Skaw. Pied Flycatcher and 6 Sanderlings at Norwick. Peregrine Falcon at Haroldswick. Carrion Crow still at Baltasound. 5 Knot and 4 Sanderlings at Westing.

Whalsay: Common Swift and Greenshank.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Scousburgh.

Insects: Convolvulus Hawkmoths at Scatness and Baltasound.

Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Scatness - Steve Minton

Wednesday 31st August

Unst: Rook still at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater at Lamba Ness. 2 Wrynecks at Westing.

Rook at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Yell: 12 Knot, 13 Sanderlings a Ruff at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Scousburgh. 5 Pintails, 23 Ruff and 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Hillwell.

Tuesday 30th August

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler at Skaw.

Unst: Peregrine Falcon at Baltasound. 5 Sooty Shearwaters and a Storm Petrel at Lamba Ness. Pied Flycatcher and Kestrel at Baltasound.

Monday 29th August

South Mainland: Booted Warbler at Sumburgh. Arctic Warbler and Fieldfare at Geosetter.

Arctic Warbler at Geosetter - Lee Mott; Glen Tyler

Bressay: Common Rosefinch on Noss.

Unst: 2 Common Rosefnches, Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. Garden Warbler at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Pied Flycatchers at Baltasound. Black-tailed Godwit at Haroldswick.

Common Rosefinch at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Yell: 21 Sanderlings and Knot at Cullivoe.

Sunday 28th August

South Mainland: Booted Warbler, Wryneck, 2 Pied Flycatchers and Common Whitethroat at Sumburgh. 22 Knot at Grutness. Arctic Warbler at Scatness. Icterine Warbler and Wood Warbler at Quendale. Icterine Warbler at Rerwick.

Booted Warbler at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee (2 photos); Lee Mott (one photo)

West Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Barred Warbler at Dale of Walls.

Unst: Garden Warbler and 4 Sanderlings at Skaw. 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 4 Sanderlings at Lamba Ness. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick. Wood Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Haroldswick. Whinchat at Burrafirth. 2 Pied Flycatchers, Grey Wagtail and Greenshank at Baltasound. 26 Sanderlings at Easting.

Common Rosefinch and Wood Warbler at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper

Yell: Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at West Yell. 28 Sanderlings and 15 Knot at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: small pod Killer Whales off Hermaness.2 Minke Whales off Lamba Ness and one off Hermaness.

Saturday 27th August

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler, Ruff and Kestrel at Scatness. Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh Farm. 40 Ruff, Common Crane and male Common Rosefinch at Hillwell. Green Sandpiper at Quendale. 3 Ruff at Ringasta. Kestrel at Toab. Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick.

Arctic Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Sanderling at Skaw. 4 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick. Wryneck, Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher at Burrafirth. Common Sandpiper at Haroldswick. Wryneck, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers and 2 Siskins at Baltasound.

Icterine Warbler at Norwick and Wood Warbler at Burrafirth - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Dales Voe, Delting.

Yell: 28 Sanderlings and 13 Knot at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: small pod Killer Whales off Woodwick (presumably Unst).

Friday 26th August

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Knot and 7 Sanderlings at Skaw. Icterine Warbler, Long-eared Owl and 4 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick. Whinchat at Northdale. Wood Warbler at Burrafirth.

West Mainland: Wood Warbler at Dale of Walls.

Bressay: Wryneck on Noss.

Yell: 28 Knot and 15 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales off Lunna. Minke Whale off Broonie's Taing, Sandwick.

Thursday 25th August

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier north of Toab. Kestrel at Sumburgh. 30 Ruff at Spiggie.

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Wood Warbler, Common Whitethroat and 15 Sanderlings at Skaw. Wryneck, Whinchat, 3 Pied Flycatchers and Long-eared Owl at Norwick. Spotted Flycatcher and Peregrine Falcon at Baltasound. 12 Ruffs at Uyeasound. 3 Sooty Shearwaters and Storm Petrel 9km N of Muckle Flugga.

Long-eared Owl at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Yell: 52 Knot, 22 Sanderlings and 11 Ruffs at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Reed Warbler at Walls.

Sea mammals: small pod of Killer Whales off Sandness. White-beaked Dolphin in Weisdale Voe.

White-beaked Dolphin at Weisdale - Rory Tallack

Wednesday 24th August

Bressay: Greenish Warbler on Noss.

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Tree Pipit, Common Whitethroat, Greenshank, 2 Knot and 14 Sanderlings at Skaw. Common Rosefinch and 2 Whinchats at Norwick.

Marsh Warbler at Skaw - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Red Kite at Scousburgh. Sparrowhawk 2 Whinchats, Common Redstart, Common Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Reed Warbler and Kestrel at Hestingott. Pied Flycatcher and Reed Warbler at Exnaboe. 31 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Wood Warbler at Ocraquoy.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo in Lerwick.

Yell: 70 Knot and 20 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales off Symbister, Whalsay, in the morning, and Skeld later in the day. Small pod of Killer Whales off Levenwick in the evening, along with one Minke Whale.

Tuesday 23rd August

Bressay: Greenish Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Common Redstart, 4 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Common Whitethroat and Common Sandpiper on Noss.

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler, 2 Wrynecks, 2 Reed Warblers, Stonechat and Green Sandpiper at Quendale. Wryneck and Common Rosefinch at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints and Common Redstart at Scatness. 9 Black-tailed Godwits and Curlew Sandpiper at Virkie. 2 Whinchats, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Exnaboe. 5 Pied Flycatchers and Common Whitethroat at Levenwick.

Greenish Warbler at Quendale - Ray Johnston

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Tree Pipit and 4 Pied Flycatchers at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler at Skaw. 2 Wrynecks, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher and Sedge Warbler at Norwick. Wryneck at Haroldswick. Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Kestrel and 17 Sanderlings at Skaw. 27 Knot and 12 Sanderlings at Westing.

Wryneck at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Scalloway.

Sea mammals: 4 Killer Whales off Muckle Flugga. 3-4 Risso's Dolphins west of Lunna.

Monday 22nd August

Fetlar: Booted Warbler at Aith and Green Sandpiper, Wryneck, Common Rosefinch, 7 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Garden Warblers, 6 Whinchats, Reed Warbler and Tree Pipit on the isle.

Booted Warbler on Fetlar - Brydon Thomason

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler and Reed Warbler at Quendale Mill. Little Stint and Kestrel at Scatness. Little Stint at Grutness. Common Redstart at Skelberry. 2 Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat at Sumburgh. 42 Ruff at Hillwell. 18 Black-tailed Godwits, Whinchat and Little Stint at Virkie. Common Redstart, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher and Robin at Exnaboe.

Greenish Warbler at Quendale - Larry Dalziel

Bressay: Greenish Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redstart on Noss. Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Voehead.

Unst: 3 Pied Flycatchers, Kestrel and Whinchat at Baltasound.

Sea mammals: 3 Killer Whales off Sandness.

Sunday 21st August

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler and Kestrel at Quendale Mill. Common Crane at Spiggie. Common Swift at Scatness. Common Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin and Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Hotel. Common Redstart at Exnaboe. 40 Swallows at Ringasta and Spiggie. Sand Martin and Sparrowhawk at Sandwick.

Bressay: Greenish Warbler, Barred Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Whinchat and 12 Pied Flycatchers on Noss. Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Gorie. Cuckoo at Voehead.

Out Skerries: 5 Pied Flycatchers, 9 Whinchats, Sand Martin and 8 Swallows.

Unst: Barred Warbler and Common Whitethroat at Skaw. Reed Warbler and Common Whitethroat at Haroldswick. Black-tailed Godwit, Green Sandpiper, 22 Ruff, Wood Warbler, 4 Garden Warblers and 4 Pied Flycatchers at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Pied Flycatcher at Skaw.

Small numbers of Willow Warblers widespread.

Insects: Aethes smeathmanniana trapped at Virkie.

Aethes smeathmanniana at Virkie - Rob Fray

Saturday 20th August

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Quendale Mill. Yellow Wagtail and Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Hotel. Common Redstart at Exnaboe. Spotted Flycatcher at Toab. 3 Pied Flycatchers at Sumburgh Head.

Unst: Barred Warbler, Reed Warbler and Common Whitethroat at Skaw. Common Rosefinch and Grasshopper Warbler at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher and 7 Ruff at Baltasound.

Bressay: Reed Warbler, 7 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Common Whitethroats, 2 Common Redstarts, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Sandpiper on Noss.

Central Mainland: 2 Ruff at Scatsta.

Greenish Warbler at Quendale - George Petrie

Small numbers of Willow Warblers widespread.

Friday 19th August

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler and 2 Green Sandpipers at Quendale Mill. Peregrine Falcon and 14 Ruff at Spiggie. 16 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Pied Flycatcher at Durigarth. Wood Warbler and Black-tailed Godwit at Hoswick.

Greenish Warbler at Quendale - Gary Bell; Wood Warbler at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Bressay: Pied Flycatcher on Noss.

Yell: 6 Ruff at Burravoe.

Small numbers of Willow Warblers widespread.

Thursday 18th August

Unst: Long-eared Owl, 2 Willow Warblers, Black-tailed Godwit and 17 Ruff at Baltasound. Peregrine Falcon, 2 Sand Martins, 2 Willow Warblers and Garden Warbler at Norwick. 2 Willow Warblers at Burrafirth.

Long-eared Owl at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Exnaboe. Garden Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel.

Yell: 9 Ruff at Vatsetter.

Wednesday 17th August

Unst: Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound. 2 Grey Wagtails at Baliasta.

Yell: 7 Knot and 9 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 350 Ringed Plovers, 125 Dunlin, 40 Sanderlings, 30 Knot, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Ruff at Virkie.

Tuesday 16th August

Unst: Sooty Shearwater at Lamba Ness. 16 Swallows at Skaw. Willow Warbler at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Sand Martin found dead at Sumburgh.

Sea Mammals: 5 Killer Whales in Noss Sound in the afternoon.

Monday 15th August

Unst: 12 Swallows, Common Swift, 2 Knot, summering Carrion Crow and Rook at Baltasound. Willow Warbler at Burrafirth.

Yell: Black-tailed Godwit at Gloup. 4 Sanderlings at Breckon.

Sunday 14th August

Unst: 2 Greenshanks at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 45 Knot at Grutness.

Central Mainland: Goldeneye at Loch of Hellister.

Bressay: Cuckoo at Voehead.

Saturday 13th August

No news received.

Friday 12th August

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

Bressay: Cuckoo at Voehead.

Sea Mammals: small pods of Killer Whales off Uyeasound heading north through Bluemull Sound and off Sandness, both at mid-day.

Thursday 11th August

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Swinister, Sandwick. Long-eared Owl at Sumburgh Hotel.

Wednesday 10th August

West Mainland: Red Kite at Huxter.

South Mainland: Little Stint and Sandwich Tern at Virkie.

Unst: Long-tailed Skua at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Green Sandpiper at Mid Yell. 4 Sanderlings at Breckon

Tuesday 9th August

Unst: 2 Sooty Shearwaters, Manx Shearwater and blue Fulmar at Lamba Ness.

Monday 8th August

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits, Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Ruff and 25 Knot at Virkie.

Yell Sound: Storm Petrel found aboard one the ferries and released.

Sunday 7th August

Unst: Red Kite at Hermaness. Storm Petrel, blue Fulmar and 13 Whimbrel at Lamba Ness. 7 Black-tailed Godwits at Haroldswick. 5 Ruff at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 3 Goldeneyes at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 26 Knot and 4 Ruff at Virkie.

Saturday 6th August

Unst: Wood Warbler on Norwick. Green Sandpiper at Skaw. Goldcrest at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whales off Mossbank and Culbinsbrough, Bressay.

Friday 5th August

Bressay: Common Sandpiper and Willow Warbler on Noss.

Central Mainland: 2 Grey Wagtails at Uradale, Scalloway.

Sea Mammals: about 50 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins off the Noup of Noss.

Thursday 4th August

Whalsay: Brambling at Isbister. 2 Greenshanks at Skaw. 4 Willow Warblers on the isle.

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness.

Central Mainland: 2 Goldeneyes at Loch of Tingwall.

Sea Mammals: small pods of Killer Whales off North Roe and moving north from Lerwick harbour towards between Gletness, Nesting.

Wednesday 3rd August

Whalsay: Hobby at Newpark.

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and 5 Ruff at Scatness. Little Stint at Virkie.

Bressay: Willow Warbler on Noss.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins and 2 Minke Whales in the Bluemull 'triangle'. 2 Killer Whales off St Ninian's Isle. About 15 Risso's Dolphins in Mousa Sound.

Tuesday 2nd August

South Mainland: 2 Wood Sandpipers at Scatness. Ruff and Chiffchaff at Virkie.

North Mainland: 2 Ruff on Hillswick.

Unst: Green Sandpiper at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales at Mossbank.

Monday 1st August

South Mainland: Red Kite at Scousburgh.

Sunday 31st July

South Mainland: Red Kite at Channerwick. Fieldfare at Geosetter.

Central Mainland: 5 Common Crossbills in Lerwick.

Yell: 11 Mute Swans at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals etc: 6-7 Killer Whales off Mousa and another small pod off Eshaness. About 15 Risso's Dolphins in Yell Sound. Basking Shark off Clibberswick, Unst.

Saturday 30th July

Bressay: Greenshank, Sand Martin and Sedge Warbler on Noss.

Central Mainland: Common Crossbill at Brae.

South Mainland: Ruff at Scatness.

West Mainland: Peregrine Falcon at East Burrafirth.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales in Yell Sound.

Friday 29th July

South Mainland: 128 Dunlin, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 11 Knot and 11 Whimbrel at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Goldeneye at Loch of Tingwall.

Thursday 28th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Setter, Spiggie.

Unst: Common Swift and 3 Purple Sandpipers at Lamba Ness, Unst.

Sea Mammals: small pod of Killer Whales off SE Yell, then in Bluemull Sound in the morning. 2 Minke Whales off Lamba Ness.

Wednesday 27th July

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and 29 Knots at Virkie.

Yell: Knot at Cullivoe. 8 Mute Swans at Kirk Loch.

Sea Mammals: small pods of Killer Whales off Wats Ness, Walls, at mid-day, in Yell Sound in the afternoon and at Aith, Fetlar, in the evening.

Tuesday 26th July

South Mainland: Shoveler at Scatness.

Bressay: 2 Sanderlings, 8 Knots and 6 Purple Sandpipers on Noss.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales first sighted at Levenwick in the morning then moved round Sumburgh Head and last seen off Burra in the evening.

Monday 25th July

South Mainland: coloiur-ringed Sanderling from Mauretania at Virkie. Pochard at Hillwell.

West Mainland: Greenshank at Skeld.

Sunday 24th July

Unst: Sooty Shearwater and Purple Sandpiper at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: 13 Whimbrels at Outrabister, Lunna.

South Mainland: Shoveler and 3 Knots at Scatness. 5 Sanderlings at Grutness. Green Sandpiper and Chiffchaff at Virkie.

Sea Mammals: pod of up to 20 Killer Whales in the north end of Yell Sound in the afternoon with some in Ronas Voe on the evening. Minke Whale in Mousa Sound.

Saturday 23rd July

Unst: 2 Common Crossbills at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater off Lamba Ness.

Yell: Kestrel at Gloup.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Girlsta.

Burra: Kestrel on Trondra.

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits, 98 Sanderlings, 151 Redshanks, 17 Knots and 43 Ringed Plovers at Virkie.

Sea Mammals: pod of 10+ Killer Whales off the east coast of Unst most of the day. Minke Whales off Whalsay and Bressay.

Friday 22nd July

Unst: Short-eared Owl at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater off Lamba Ness.

Whalsay: Kestrel at Vaivoe. 75 Dunlin at the Houb.

Yell: 6 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Toab.

Sea Mammals: pod of 10+ Killer Whales moving from Wadbister to Lunna and then towards Yell during the morning. 3 more Killer Whales off Cullivoe mid-morning,

Thursday 21st July

Unst: Little Gull and Green Sandpiper at Lamba Ness.

Whalsay: 15 Knots at Skaw.

South Mainland: 100 Sanderlings and 40 Knots, inc colour-ringed bird from Netherlands, at Virkie.

Sea Mammals: pod of 10+ Killer Whales between Quarff and Lerwick from mid-morning to mid-afternoon then at Wadbister Voe in the evening

Wednesday 20th July

South Mainland: Leach’s Petrel caught at Sumburgh Head. 28 Knots at Virkie. 36 Sanderlings at Scatness. Sand Martin at Spiggie. 5 Common Swifts at Sandwick.

Unst: Manx Shearwater at Lamba Ness. 4 Sanderlings at Skaw. Common Swift at Northdale.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Sumburgh Head.

Tuesday 19th July

South Mainland: 12 Knots, 110 Sanderlings, 156 Redshanks and a Sandwich Tern at Virkie.

West Mainland: 48 Sanderlings at Melby.

Yell: 11 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Sumburgh Head.

Monday 18th July

Unst: 3 Sanderlings at Huney.

Yell: 3 Sanderlings at Breckon.

Whalsay: Bar-tailed Godwit at Skaw.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Filla, Whalsay.

Sunday 17th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Fleck.

West Mainland: Goldeneye at Loch of Semblister.

Unst: 4 Sanderlings at Skaw.

Saturday 16th July

Yell: 6 Common Crossbills reported at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Busta Voe, Brae.

Friday 15th July

No news received.

Thursday 14th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Fleck.

Sea Mammals: pod of c.8 Killer Whales off South Nesting, North Nesting and Whalsay during the day.

Wednesday 13th July

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

North Mainland: Common Redpoll at Collafirth.

Sea Mammals: pod of c.6 Killer Whales off Lerwick and Noss.

Tuesday 12th July

North Mainland: Buzzard sp. at Eshaness.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brow.

Monday 11th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brow.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales following the Aberdeen ferry out of Lerwick in the evening.

Sunday 10th July

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Laxo swimming towards Nesting.

Saturday 9th July

South Mainland: A flock of 19 Curlews, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel flew S over Grutness, where there was also a Sanderling.

Sea Mammals: 2 male Killer Whales off the Bard, Bressay.

Friday 8th July

No news received.

Thursday 7th July

No news received.

Wednesday 6th July

South Mainland: 6 Knot, Chiffchaff and 75 Redshanks at Virkie.

Whimbrel at Boddam - Roger Riddington

Tuesday 5th July

North Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Eshaness.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales in Lerwick harbour early morning.

Killer Whales in Lerwick harbour - John Johnson

Monday 4th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Fleck.

Out Skerries: Blackcap.

Unst: Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales for much of the afternoon between Lunna and Whalsay.

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Elachista argentella at Virkie - Rob Fray

Sunday 3rd July

Unst: Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 13 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Knot and 65 Redshanks at Virkie.

West Mainland: Great Northern Diver at Sand.

Saturday 2nd July

South Mainland: Stock Dove at Fleck. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Unst: Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Yell: Goosander at Loch of Gutcher.

Friday 1st July

Unst: Red-necked Grebe still at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Red-necked Grebe at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Common Crane at Spiggie - Mick Kemp

Yell: Short-eared Owl at Waters of Raga.

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