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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.

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: Bar-tailed Godwit 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: 2 Short-eared Owl at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater off Lamba Ness.

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

Yell: 6 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

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.

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.

Thursday 30th June

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

Red-necked Grebe at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Wednesday 29th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

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

Tuesday 28th June

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

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

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

Monday 27th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Unst: Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

Sunday 26th June

North Mainland: Alpine Swift at Fethaland.

Alpine Swift at Fethaland - Craig Porter

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Saturday 25th June

Unst: Carrion Crow at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 140 Rooks at Laxfirth.

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

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Friday 24th June

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

South Mainland: Grey Heron at Scousburgh.

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

dead Long-finned Pilot Whale on Yell - Jim Nangle

Insects: Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Thursday 23rd June

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

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Lunna.

Monday 22nd June

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Chiffchaff at Skaw.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Tuesday 21st June

Noss: Yellow Wagtail and Redwing.

Redwing on Noss - George Petrie

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

South Mainland: Common Redpoll at Setter, Sandwick.

Monday 20th June

Yell: Quail at Burravoe.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Sunday 19th June

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

Saturday 18th June

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

Friday 17th June

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie.

Thursday 16th June

Unst: Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Wednesday 15th June

Unst: Ruff at Haroldswick. 13 Sanderlings at Easting.

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Tuesday 14th June

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

Sandwich Tern at Easting - Rob Brookes

Monday 13th June

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

Sunday 12th June

Whalsay: Reed Warbler at Isbister.

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

South Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Scousburgh.

Sea Mammals: 60 White-sided Dolphins off Hillswick.

White-sided Dolphins off Hillswick - Mandie Fulbirg

Saturday 11th June

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

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Kergord.

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

Friday 10th June

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

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

Thursday 9th June

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

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

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Grunitaing.

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

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

Common Crane at Rerwick - Paul Meyer

Foula: Turtle Dove at the school.

Turtle Dove on Foula - Jayne Smith

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

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

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

Elachista argentella at Scatness - Steve Minton

Wednesday 8th June

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

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

Unst: 2 Ruff at Haroldswick.

Yell: 7 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Insects: Painted Lady at Dalsetter.

Tuesday 7th June

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

Unst: 4 Ruff at Haroldswick.

Ruff at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

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

Yell: 10 Sanderlings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe.

Monday 6th June

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

Goldcrest at Scatness - Steve Minton

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

Barred Warbler at Mid Yell - Brian Liggins

Unst: Reed Warbler at Norwick. Knot at Skaw.

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

Sunday 5th June

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler at Skaw.

Fetlar: White-billed Diver off Urie.

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

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

Knot at Skaw - Jim Nangle

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

Saturday 4th June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness.

Fetlar: Common Nightingale at Still.

Common Nightingale at Still, Fetlar - Stephen Dunstan

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Allan Conlin

Unst: Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Friday 3rd June

South Mainland: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler still at Scatness.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

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

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

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

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Virkie.

Thursday 2nd June

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

Central Mainland: 2 Common Scoters at Loch of Tingwall.

Wednesday 1st June

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

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs and 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 31st May

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

Unst: Swift at Haroldswick.

Monday 30th May

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

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

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

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

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: 24 Sanderlings at Melby.

Sunday 29th May

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

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

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

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

Bressay: Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Saturday 28th May

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Isbister.

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

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

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler and Blackcap at Tresta.

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

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

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

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

Friday 27th May

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

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh.

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

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

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Thursday 26th May

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Tresta.

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

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

North Mainland: Woodcock at Sullom.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy.

Long-eared Owl at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

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

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 25th May

North Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Urafirth.

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

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

Garden Warbler at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Out Skerries: Common Redpoll and 4 Chiffchaffs.

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

Tuesday 24th May

West Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Tresta.

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

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

Bressay: Robin at Voehead.

Yell: Chiffchaff and 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale in Quendale Bay.

Monday 23rd May

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

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

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

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

Yell: Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Grey Heron at Symbister, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Sunday 22nd May

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

Savi's Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel - Rebecca Nason

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

Western Subalpine Warbler at Ristie, Foula - Rory Tallack

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

Common Rosefinch at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

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

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Mossbank.

Fetlar: Willow Warbler at Houbie.

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

Insects: Painted Lady at Voehead, Bressay.

Saturday 21st May

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

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

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

Whalsay: 3 House Martins at Skibberhoull.

House Martins at Skibberhoull - John Lowrie Irvine

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Stromfirth.

Friday 20th May

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher.

Thursday 19th May

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

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

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

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

Unst: Siskin at Haroldswick.

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

Wednesday 18th May

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

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

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

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

Osprey at Spiggie - Roger Riddington

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Tuesday 17th May

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

Lesser Yellowlegs on Foula - Geoff and Donna Atherton

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

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

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

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Brettabister, North Nesting.

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

Monday 16th May

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

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

Icterine Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick - Glen Tyler

West Mainland: Osprey still at Bixter.

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

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

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

Sunday 15th May

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

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

Foula: Lesser Yellowlegs at south end of the island.

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

Osprey at Spiggie - Roger Riddington

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Osprey at Smalla Waters.

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

Bressay: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Voehead.

Fetlar: Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Houbie.

Sea Mammals: Basking Shark south of Noss.

Basking Shark off Noss - Craig Nisbet

Saturday 14th May

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

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

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

Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

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

Friday 13th May

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

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

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

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

West Mainland: Osprey still at Bixter.

Osprey at Bixter - Rory Tallack

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Mossbank.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe.

Thursday 12th May

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

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

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

West Mainland: Osprey and Wood Warbler at Bixter.

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

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

Wednesday 11th May

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

Dotterel at Staney Hill, Lerwick - Davie Leask

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

West Mainland: Osprey at Bixter.

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

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

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

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

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

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

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

Tuesday 10th May

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

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

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

Garganey at Haroldswick - Jim Nangle

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

West Mainland: Wood Warbler at Bixter.

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

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

Foula: Blackcap and 2 Siskins at the school.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Monday 9th May

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

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

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

Shoveler at Grutness - Mick Kemp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

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

Red Admiral at Hunchibanks, Bressay - John Bateson

Sunday 8th May

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

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

Whalsay: female Subalpine Warbler at Hamister.

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

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

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Mossbank. Blackcap at Brettabister.

Hawfinch at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

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

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

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

Bressay: Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Voehead.

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

Angle Shades at Virkie - Rob Fray

Saturday 7th May

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

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

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

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

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

Common Rosefinch and Hawfinch on Foula - Jayne Smith

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

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

Yell: Wood Pigeon and Blackcap at Gutcher.

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

Friday 6th May

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

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

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

Siskin at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

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

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

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

Out Skerries: Willow Warbler at Rocklea.

Thursday 5th May

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

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

Yell: White-billed Diver still at Basta Voe.

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Rob Fray

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

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

Goldfinch at Virkie - Roger Riddington

West Mainland: Sand Martin at Walls.

Foula: Goldfinch and 2 Siskins at the school.

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

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

Wednesday 4th May

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

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

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

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

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

Foula: Goldfinch at the school.

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

West Mainland: 2 Siskins at Aith.

Tuesday 3rd May

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

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

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

Rose-breasted Grosbeak on West Burra - Ray Johnston

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

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

Siskin at Norwick - Rob Brookes

West Mainland: Siskin at Aith.

Monday 2nd May

Yell: Hawfinch at Burravoe.

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

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

West Mainland: Arctic Tern and Chiffchaff at Sand.

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

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

Bressay: Siskin at Voehead.

Sunday 1st May

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

Ring Ouzel on Noss - Andy Denton

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

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

Burra: Willow Warbler on Trondra.

West Mainland: 3 Common Terns at Sand.

Saturday 30th April

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

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

Common Crane at Snarravoe - Mike Pennington

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

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

Friday 29th April

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

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

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

Foula: Hobby.

Yell: male Hen Harrier at Cullivoe.

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

Black Redstart on Noss - Andy Denton

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

Shoveler at Tingwall - Jim Nicolson

Thursday 28th April

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

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

Brambling at Tingwall - June Leask

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

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

Snow Bunting on Noss - Andy Denton

Wednesday 27th April

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

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

Garganey at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Weisdale.

Bressay: Robin at Voehead.

Tuesday 26th April

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

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

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

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

Monday 25th April

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

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

Sunday 24th April

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

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

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

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

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

Out Skerries: Fieldfare at Rocklea.

Saturday 23rd April

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

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

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

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

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Out Skerries: Fieldfare at Rocklea.

Friday 22nd April

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

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

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

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

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

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

Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Out Skerries: 2 Collared Doves at Rocklea.

Thursday 21st April

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

Wood Pigeon at Virkie - Roger Riddington

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

Unst: 5 Barnacle Geese and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: 2 Collared Doves at Rocklea.

Wednesday 20th April

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

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

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

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

Out Skerries: Collared Dove at Rocklea.

Tuesday 19th April

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

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

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

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

Snow Bunting at Lerwick - Roger Thomason

Monday 18th April

Unst: Yellowhammer at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Jackdaw at Lerwick town hall.

South Mainland: Blackcap and 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Sunday 17th April

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

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

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

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

Bressay: Robin and 5 Chaffinches at Voehead .

Saturday 16th April

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

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

Black Redstart at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

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

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

Red Grouse at Scatsta - Roger Thomason

Bressay: Snow Bunting at Cruetoun.

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

Out Skerries: 4 Chaffinches at Rocklea.

Friday 15th April

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

Brambling at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

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

Unst: Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Sullom Voe.

Slavonian Grebe at Sullom Voe - Roger Thomason

Foula: Reed Bunting and 5 Bramblings at the school.

Out Skerries: Chaffinch at Rocklea.

Thursday 14th April

Burra: Hawfinch, Goldcrest and 16 Bramblings on Trondra.

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

Blackcap at Skelberry - Mick Kemp

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

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

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

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Mid Yell.

Wednesday 13th April

Burra: Hawfinch and 10 Bramblings on Trondra.

Unst: Yellowhammer at Burrafirth.

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

Brambling at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

West Mainland: Siskin and Chaffinch at Walls.

Merlin at Voe - Paul Bloomer

Tuesday 12th April

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

Brambling at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

West Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Clousta.

Great Grey Shrike at Clousta - Ian Tinkler

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

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Hamnavoe.

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

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

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

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

Monday 11th April

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

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

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

Goldfinch at Voe - Si Douthwaite

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Aith.

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

Out Skerries: Chaffinch and Robin at Rocklea.

Sunday 10th April

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 9th April

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

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

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

Great Northern Diver at West Voe of Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Tingwall.

Friday 8th April

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

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

Burra: Hawfinch, Chiffchaff and Robin on Trondra.

West Mainland: Hen Harrier at East Burrafirth.

Out Skerries: Greenfinch and Robin at Rocklea.

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

Thursday 7th April

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

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

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Tresta.

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

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Tingwall.

Fetlar: Chiffchaff at Funzie.

Wednesday 6th April

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

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

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

North Mainland: Hawfinch at Urafirth.

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

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver and Wheatear at Huxter.

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

Burra: Chiffchaff on Trondra.

Out Skerries: Robin at Rocklea.

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

Killer Whales off Scatness - Steve Minton

Tuesday 5th April

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

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

Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Yell: 2 Chiffchaffs at Sellafirth. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

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

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

Central Mainland: 3 Wood Pigeons at Helendale, Lerwick.

West Mainland: 2 Mute Swans at Sand Voe.

Fetlar: Robin at Funzie.

Monday 4th April

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

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

Noss: Swallow.

Bressay: Siskin, Goldcrest and Song Thrush at Voehead.

Fetlar: Blackcap at Funzie.

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

West Mainland: 4 Wood Pigeons at Sand.

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

Sunday 3rd April

Unst: Surf Scoter still off Easting.

Surf Scoter at Easting, Unst - Glen Tyler

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

Yell: Blackcap at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Brae.

Saturday 2nd April

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

Yell: Chaffinch, Song Thrush and Robin at Gutcher.

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

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

Friday 1st April

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

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

Central Mainland: 4 White-fronted Geese at Tingwall.

White-fronted Geese at Tingwall - Larry Dalziel

Yell: Brambling at Cullivoe. Collared Dove at Gutcher.

North Mainland: Chaffinch at Muckle Roe.

Thursday 31st March

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

Glaucous Gull at Oddsta, Fetlar - Logan Johnson

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

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

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

Central Mainland: Hen Harrier at Brig o Fitch.

North Mainland: 2 Siskins at Muckle Roe.

Wednesday 30th March

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

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

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

Sea Mammals: 4 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head.

Tuesday 29th March

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

Rook at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

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

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

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

North Mainland: Goldcrest at Ollaberry.

Monday 28th March

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Sumburgh. Siskin at Fladdabister.

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

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

Burra: Goldcrest on Trondra.

Sunday 27th March

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

Whalsay: 4 Wood Pigeons.

Saturday 26th March

South Mainland: Gadwall at Grutness.

Gadwall at Grutness - Roger Riddington

Friday 25th March

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

Thursday 24th March

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

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

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

Wednesday 23rd March

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Burns.

North Mainland: several Snow Buntings at Eshaness.

Snow Bunting at Eshaness - Richard Riley

South Mainland: Wood Pigeon at Scousburgh.

Tuesday 22nd March

Whalsay: 4 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

South Mainland: Brent Goose at Spiggie.

Monday 21st March

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

European White-fronted Goose at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Toft.

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

Yell: 29 Skylarks at Gloup.

Sunday 20th March

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

European White-fronted Geese at Bakkasetter - Donald Robertson

Saturday 19th March

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

Fetlar: Tree Sparrow at Funzie.

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

Friday 18th March

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

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

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

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

Thursday 17th March

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

Yell: Tundra Bean Goose at Burravoe.

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

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

Wednesday 16th March

Unst: Sparrowhawk and 2 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Tuesday 15th March

Unst: Sparrowhawk at Haroldswick. Shoveler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Stonechat at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Toft.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Aith.

Monday 14th March

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting.

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

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Burra: Sparrowhawk at Houss.

Yell: 2 Goosanders and Water Rail at Gutcher.

Sunday 13th March

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

White-tailed Eagle at Saxa Vord - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Stonechat at Sumburgh.

Stonechat at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Saturday 12th March

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

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

Friday 11th March

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

Thursday 10th March

No news received.

Wednesday 9th March

South Mainland: Goosander at Boddam.

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

Tuesday 8th March

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

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Haroldswick.

Burra: Sparrowhawk and Woodcock on Trondra.

Monday 7th March

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

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

Yell: Coot at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

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

Central Mainland: Puffin in Lerwick harbour.

Burra: 25 Snow Buntings on East Burra.

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

Water Rail at Sandwick - Kevin Riley

Sunday 6th March

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

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

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Voe.

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

Trondra: Water Rail on Trondra.

Saturday 5th March

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

Dunnock at Norwick - Rob Brookes

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

Brent Goose at Spiggie - Larry Dalziel

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head.

Grey Heron at Lerwick - George Petrie

Friday 4th March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Unst: European White-fronted Goose at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Sullom Voe.

Thursday 3rd March

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

Wednesday 2nd March

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Voe.

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

Tuesday 1st March

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

South Mainland: Wood Pigeon at Levenwick.

Monday 29th February

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

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Lerwick.

Sunday 28th February

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

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

Saturday 27th February

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

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

Friday 26th February

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

Unst: Water Rail at Baltasound.

Thursday 25th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Yell: Jack Snipe at Burravoe.

Wednesday 24th February

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

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

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

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

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

Tuesday 23rd February

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

Bean Goose on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Central Mainland: Moorhen at Loch of Tingwall.

West Mainland: Kestrel at Gairdens o' Sand.

Monday 22nd February

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Glaucous Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

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

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

Sunday 21st February

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

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

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

Unst: Water Rail at Skaw.

Saturday 20th February

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Sandwick.

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

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

Unst: 2 Knot at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Grey Wagtail at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Friday 19th February

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

West Mainland: 3 Coots at Bousta.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Thursday 18th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

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

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 17th February

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Burra: 40 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 16th February

No news received.

Monday 15th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

Yell: 2 Meadow Pipits and Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Foula: Water Rail and 3 Rooks at the school.

Sunday 14th February

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull and Dunnock at Lerwick.

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

Puffin at Grutness - David Gifford

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

Saturday 13th February

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

Green-winged Teal at Bardister - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: 2 Skylarks at Swinister.

Foula: 3 Rooks at the school.

Friday 12th February

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

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

Central Mainland: 4 Pink-footed Geese at Gott.

Thursday 11th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard  at Sullom - Roger Thomason

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose at Brough.

Taiga Bean Goose on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Glaucous Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 10th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

Whalsay: Taiga Bean Goose at Brough.

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

Central Mainland: Barnacle Goose at South Nesting.

Unst: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Norwick.

LBB Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 9th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

Unst: Song Thrush at Baltasound.

Monday 8th February

Central Mainland: Barnacle Goose at South Nesting.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Unst: Goosander at Haroldswick.

Goosander and Grey Heron at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Sunday 7th February

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Yell: 2 Hen Harriers (male and ringtail).

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

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

South Mainland: Woodcock at Swinister.

Saturday 6th February

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

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

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

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

Burra: Peregrine Falcon.

Friday 5th February

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Thursday 4th February

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

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

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 3rd February

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

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Sandwick.

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

Tuesday 2nd February

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

Monday 1st February

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

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Sunday 31st January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

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

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

Water Rail on Yell - David Gear

South Mainland: Water Rail at Ocraquoy.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Toft.

Bressay: Dunnock at Voehead.

Saturday 30th January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

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

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

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and Common Redpoll at Bigton.

Friday 29th January

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

South Mainland: White-fronted Goose at Sandwick.

Thursday 28th January

Whalsay: putative American Herring Gull at Hamister.

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

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 27th January

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

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

Central Mainland: Long-eared Owl near Scalloway.

Tuesday 26th January

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Monday 25th January

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

Yell: Glaucous Gull and 2 Common Redpolls at Cullivoe.

Sunday 24th January

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

South Mainland: 2 Woodcocks at Swinister.

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

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: 4 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

Saturday 23rd January

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

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

Unst: Shoveler at Baltasound.

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

Friday 22nd January

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Boddam.

Thursday 21st January

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

Waxwing at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Grey Plover at Virkie.

Grey Plover at Virkie - Donald Robertson

Out Skerries: Merlin and Song Thrush.

Wednesday 20th January

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

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

Jack Snipe at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Slavonian Grebes at Sullom Voe - Larry Dalziel

Tuesday 19th January

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

Out Skerries: Slavonian Grebe.

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

Monday 18th January

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

Central Mainland: Jack Snipe at Nesting.

Jack Snipe at Nesting - George Petrie

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

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

Sunday 17th January

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

White-billed Diver at Basta Voe - Brydon Thomason

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

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

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

Saturday 16th January

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

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

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

Whalsay: Iceland Gull and Common Redpoll at Symbister.

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

Friday 15th January

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

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Thursday 14th January

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

Black-bellied Dipper at Voe - Jim Nicolson

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

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

Iceland Gulll on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Yell: 9 Snow Buntings at Vatsetter.

Wednesday 13th January

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

Unst: Surf Scoter still at Easting.

Surf Scoter at Easting - Rob Brookes

Burra: Water Rail on Trondra.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Sumburgh.

Whalsay: Song Thrush at Hamister.

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

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

Wigeon and Teal at Loch of Flugarth - Richard Riley

Tuesday 12th January

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

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

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

Surf Scoter at Easting - Rob Brookes

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

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

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Monday 11th January

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

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

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

Little Gull at Grutness - Larry Dalziel

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Coots at Cullivoe.

Sunday 10th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

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

Saturday 9th January

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

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

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

Little Gulls at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Friday 8th January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

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

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Thursday 7th January

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

Unst: drake Surf Scoter still off Easting.

Wednesday 6th January

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

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

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

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. Woodcock at Skaw.

Unst: 2 Coot at Loch of Snarravoe.

Tuesday 5th January

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

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

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

Little Gull at Grutness - Donald Robertson

Yell: Peregrine Falcon at Vatster.

Monday 4th January

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

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - George Petrie

South Mainland: 2 Barnacle Geese at Scatness.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Hamister.

Glaucous Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

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

Sunday 3rd January

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

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

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

Saturday 2nd January

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

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

Yellowhammer at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Whalsay: dark-bellied Brent Goose at Skaw.

Yell: Jack Snipe at West Sandwick.

Friday 1st January

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

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

Unst: drake Surf Scoter off Easting.

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

Little Gulls at West Voe of Sumburgh - Steve Minton

Yell: Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Thursday 31st December

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Blackcap at Scousburgh. Hen Harrier at Fladdabister.

Blackcap at Scousburgh - David Anderson

Yell: Water Rail at North-a-Voe.

Wednesday 30th December

South Mainland: Yellowhammer and Long-eared Owl at Hoswick.

Tuesday 29th December

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

Whalsay: 3 European White-fronted Geese at Brough. Iceland Gull at Skaw.

White-fronted Geese at Brough, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Monday 28th December

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

Sunday 27th December

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove still at Murrayston, Lerwick.

Mourning Dove at Lerwick - Richard Ashbee (2 photos), Alan Adamson (2 photos), Austin Taylor (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo)

Mourning Dove at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson (3 photos)

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still near Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard near Sullom - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: Little Auk off Sand beach.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Virkie.

Saturday 26th December

Central Mainland: Mourning Dove (first for Shetland) at Murrayston, Lerwick. Iceland Gull at Loch of Clickimin.

Mourning Dove at Lerwick - Austin Taylor (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo)

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Yell: Hen Harrier, Goosander and Woodcock at Sellafirth.

South Mainland: 45 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head.

Friday 25th December

West Mainland: Little Auk at Aith Marina.

Little Auk at Aith - Steve Welburn

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Westing.

Glaucous Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes

Thursday 24th December

No news received today.

Wednesday 23rd December

Whalsay: Greenland White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. Glaucous Gull at Vatshoull. Peregrine at Skaw.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Tuesday 22nd December

Whalsay: Greenland White-fronted Goose, 5 Little Auks and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough.

Central Mainland: Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting.

Lesser Scaup at Loch of Houlland - George Petrie

South Mainland: Woodcock at Sandwick.

Woodcock at Sandwick - Glen Tyler

Monday 21st December

Whalsay: 50 Little Auks off Marrister in 35 minutes. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough.

South Mainland: 2 Knot at Virkie.

Knot at Virkie - Donald Robertson

Sunday 20th December

Unst: Glossy Ibis still at Burrafirth.

Glossy Ibis at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal still at Bardister. Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. 2 Little Auks at Mavis Grind.

Rough-legged Buzzard at Sullom - Larry Dalziel (2 photos), George Graham (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo)

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Sandsayre. Water Rail at Cunningsburgh. Common Scoter, 2 Knot, 2 Little Grebes and 10 Pink-footed Geese at Hillwell.

Water Rail at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Goldcrest at North Road, Lerwick.

Saturday 19th December

Unst: Glossy Ibis at Burrafirth.

Glossy Ibis at Burrafirth - Brydon Thomason (1 photo), Rob Brookes (1 photo)

Whalsay: 16 Little Auks at Symbister. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Brough. Dunnock at Skaw. 9 Chaffinches at Saltness.

Yell: Little Auk in Yell Sound.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick fish market (present since November).

South Mainland: Woodcock at Swinister Burn. 10 Rooks at Hoswick .

Friday 18th December

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Cunningsburgh.

Goldfinch at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Thursday 17th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom.

Rough-legged Buzzard at Sullom - Jim Nicolson

Wednesday 16th December

No news received today.

Tuesday 15th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard still at Sullom. 5 Little Auks off Mavis Grind.

Yell: 3 Goosanders at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Common Scoter at Hillwell. Pochard at Loch of Brow. Little Grebe at Spiggie. Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness. Shelduck at Virkie.

Monday 14th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. Peregrine and 6 Slavonian Grebes at Laxfirth.

Sunday 13th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 7 Rooks at Hoswick.

Saturday 12th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - David Gifford

Whalsay: Goldfinch, 2 Little Auks and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Skaw.

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Cunningsburgh. Snow Bunting at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Goldfinch at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Friday 11th December

Unst: Richard's Pipit at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Hen Harrier at Channerwick.

Thursday 10th December

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard at Sullom.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Westing.

Glaucous Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Mid Yell.

Iceland Gull at Mid Yell - Charlie Inkster

Wednesday 9th December

No news received today.

Tuesday 8th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting; also Waxwing there.

Lesser Scaup at Loch of Houlland - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

South Mainland: 2 Little Auks south past Sumburgh Head between 12:30 and 13:00.

Monday 7th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. Waxwing and Goldfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Little Grebe at Tingwall - Larry Dalziel

Whalsay: 4 Little Auks at Vatshoull.

South Mainland: 2 Little Auks and Peregrine at Sumburgh. Common Redpoll, Song Thrush, 5 Pink-footed Geese and 7 Rooks at Swinister.

Sunday 6th December

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Leebitton. Jack Snipe at Setter, Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Stromfirth.

Bressay: Dunnock at Voehead.

Whalsay: Carrion Crow and Song Thrush at Skaw.

Saturday 5th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. 3 Bramblings at North Road, Lerwick. Little Grebe and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall.

Little Grebe and Slavonian Grebes at Tingwall - Larry Dalziel

Whalsay: Waxwing at Gardentown. Glaucous Gull, Chiffchaff and 10 Little Auks at Symbister. Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Westing.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Ringasta with 24 Pink-footed Geese. Little Grebe and Coot at Hillwell. Pink-footed Goose and 3 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie.

Friday 4th December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. Gadwall and Pink-footed Goose at Loch of Benston.

South Mainland: 2 Knot at Virkie.

Knot at Virkie - Donald Robertson

Thursday 3rd December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Paul Sclater

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. Dunnock and 3 Snow Buntings at Skaw. 2 Chaffinches at Hamister.

South Mainland: Dunnock at Sandwick.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales at Sullom Voe.

Killer Whales at Sullom Voe - John Bateson

Wednesday 2nd December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. 2 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - George Petrie

Foula: Short-eared Owl.

Sea Mammals: 7 Killer Whales in Bressay Sound this morning.

Killer Whales in Bressay Sound - Ryan Leith (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo). This large bull can be identified as 'Busta' (number 32 in the Shetland catalogue of Killer Whales) due to the small nick at the base of the dorsal fin. He has been a regular visitor to Shetland since at least 2008

Tuesday 1st December

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Sellafirth.

Monday 30th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: Hen Harrier and Common Scoter at Hillwell. 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Sunday 29th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway; also Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaffs at Scalloway. Woodcock at Girlsta.

Unst: sinensis Cormorant at Uyeasound. 2 Goosanders at Dam Loch. 35 Snow Buntings at Caldback. 2 Chaffinches at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Pink-footed Goose and 2 Rooks at Sandwick.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Cullingsburgh.

Saturday 28th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway. Slavonian Grebe at Girlsta.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Richard Ashbee

Whalsay: 12 Little Auks of Symbister. 20 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

Unst: Shoveler and Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Yell: 4 Pink-footed Geese at Cullivoe.

Friday 27th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway; also Long-eared Owl at Scalloway.

Thursday 26th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove still at Scalloway.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Roger Riddington (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo), Alan Adamson (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Adult Glaucous Gull c35 miles east of Out Skerries.

Glaucous Gull east of Out Skerries - Heikki Savolainen

Wednesday 25th November

Central Mainland: Oriental Turtle Dove (second for Shetland) at Scalloway.

Oriental Turtle Dove at Scalloway - Jim Watt

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal still at Bardister.

South Mainland: 15 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head.

Unst: Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Tuesday 24th November

South Mainland: Dunnock at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Westerloch, Lerwick.

Monday 23rd November

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

Sea Mammals: 2 Humpback Whales off Gletness, Nesting.

Sunday 22nd November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Tingwall.

South Mainland: Woodcock at Swinister Burn. Water Rail at Gulberwick. Carrion Crow and 3 Rooks at Sandwick. 3 Shelducks at Scatness. 5 Sanderlings at Grutness. Common Scoter and Coot at Hillwell. 45 Pink-footed Geese at Quendale. 4 Barnacle Geese and 17 Pink-footed Geese at Spiggie.

Unst: 2 Goosanders at Dam Loch, Uyeasound. 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Saturday 21st November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting.

Lesser Scaup at Loch of Houlland - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Brambling at Sandwick.

Bressay: Brambling at Voehead.

Friday 20th November

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick Fish Market. Slavonian Grebe at Voxter.

Yell: Stonechat at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Hen Harrier at Hillwell.

Thursday 19th November

Unst: Black Redstart and Goldcrest at Norwick.

Yell: Stonechat at Mid Yell. 11 Pink-footed Geese at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Mossbank.

Wednesday 18th November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Benston, South Nesting. 3 Waxwings reported at Loch of Voe. 6 Slavonian Grebes at Catfirth. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall. Slavonian Grebe at Voxter. Water Rail at Loch of Clickimin.

Tuesday 17th November

Yell: Waxwing at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Ringasta with 69 Pink-footed Geese. Scaup, Gadwall, Shoveler and 6 Snow Buntings at Spiggie. Little Grebe and Coot at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Virkie.

Lesser White-fronted Goose at Ringasta - Rob Fray

Monday 16th November

Central Mainland: Little Grebe, Pochard and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall. Rook at Foulawick, Brae.

Little Grebe and Pochard at Loch of Tingwall - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Ocraquoy.

Sunday 15th November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Benston, South Nesting. Red-necked Grebe and Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: Richard’s Pipit at Sumburgh Airport; also 15 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Ringasta. 2 Hen Harriers, 10 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 18 Barnacle Geese, Scaup, Shoveler, 3 Gadwall and 2 Little Grebes at Spiggie. 5 Pintails, 3 Snow Buntings and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness. Coot and 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell. Jack Snipe at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Hoswick.

Lesser White-fronted Goose at Ringasta - Roger Riddington

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Iceland Gull and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Black Redstart and Water Rail at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk and Shoveler at Baltasound. Common Scoter at Loch of Snarravoe. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. 10 Pink-footed Geese at Gunnister.

Whalsay: Common Scoter at Sandwick loch.

Common Scoter on Whalsay - Jon Dunn

Sea Mammals: 2 Humpback Whales off Scatness.

Humpback Whales off Scatness - John Moncrieff

Saturday 14th November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup now at Loch of Benston, South Nesting. Rough-legged Buzzard at Brig of Fitch. Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 2 Blackcaps at North Road, Lerwick.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Westing. Hen Harrier at Helliers Water.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Virkie. Little Gull at Ireland, Bigton. Long-eared Owl at Gulberwick. Pintail at Boddam.

Greenland White-fronted Geese at Virkie - Roger Riddington

Friday 13th November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls (including 1 Kumlien's) and Common Scoter at Sumburgh Airport. Little Gull at Ireland, Bigton.

Little Gull at Bigton - Paul Bloomer

Thursday 12th November

Central Mainland: 1st-winter male Lesser Scaup at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting.

Lesser Scaup at Loch of Houlland - Paul Sclater (3 photos), Jim Nicolson (3 photos)

Unst: Wheatear at Haroldswick. 2 Blackcaps at Skaw.

South Mainland: 22 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head.

Yell: Blackcap at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Iceland Gulls from a fishing boat 3 miles west of Walls.

Sea Mammals: 15 Killer Whales from a fishing boat 3 miles west of Walls.

Wednesday 11th November

Central Mainland: Little Auk in Lerwick harbour. Chiffchaff at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: Black Redstart at Haroldswick. Brambling at Westing. Slavonian Grebe at Baltasound.

Black Redstart at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 60 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Iceland Gull at Quendale.

Snow Buntings at Sumburgh - George Petrie

Yell: Blackcap at Mid Yell.

Tuesday 10th November

Whalsay: Little Egret still present on the island.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Walls.

South Mainland: 60 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Chiffchaff at Cunningsburgh. 11 Pink-footed Geese at Setter, Sandwick.

Snow Buntings at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Alan Adamson (1 photo)

Unst: Wheatear at Haroldswick. Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Ruff at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Pochard at Loch of Clickimin. Chiffchaff in central Lerwick.

Pochard at Loch of Clickimin - George Petrie

Foula: long-staying Hen Harrier still present; also 2 Bramblings at the school.

Monday 9th November

Whalsay: Little Egret at Symbister (probably first seen yesterday).

Little Egret at Symbister, Whalsay - Jon Dunn

Unst: Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Sunday 8th November

Central Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Westerloch, Lerwick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Upper Kergord. Sparrowhawk and Chiffchaff at Kergord. 3 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall. Rook and 2 Common Scoters at Brae.

Waxwing at Lerwick - Logan Johnson

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Tree Pipit, Blackcap and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. 3 Long-eared Owls at Baltasound. Stonechat at Skaw. Woodcock at Clibberswick. Woodcock at Ungirsta. 12 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: 4 Chiffchaffs (including 3 Siberian), Woodcock, Goldcrest, Blackcap and Brambling at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff at Swinister. Brambling, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Goldcrests at Hoswick. 30 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Pintail, 2 Shoveler and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness. 2 Iceland Gulls, Common Scoter, Little Grebe, 2 Shovelers, 2 Pintails and 30 Whooper Swans at Hillwell. Scaup, 2 Little Grebes, 3 Gadwall, 2 Pochards, 124 Whooper Swans, 38 Barnacle Geese and 62 Goldeneye at Spiggie. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Iceland Gull at Hillwell - Richard Ashbee

Yell: Slavonian Grebe at Lungawatter.

Saturday 7th November

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver still at Brae. Great Grey Shrike and Swallow at Scalloway. Crossbill, Sparrowhawk, 2 Woodcocks and 5 Chiffchaffs at Kergord. 9 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. Pochard, Pintail and Gadwall at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: Little Bunting at Burrafirth. Richard's Pipit, 4 Long-eared Owls, Hawfinch, 3 Chiffchaffs and 4 Chaffinches at Baltasound. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, 4 Chaffinches and 15 Bramblings at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw. Water Rail and 3 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick.

Long-eared Owl at Baltasound and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Quendale; also Chiffchaff and 2 Common Redpolls there. Waxwing and Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh. Grey Wagtail, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaffs (including 1 Siberian), 8 Bramblings and 2 Common Redpolls at Hoswick. 3 Chiffchaffs (including 2 Siberian), 2 Woodcocks, 2 Siskins and 6 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Long-eared Owl, 4 Jack Snipe, Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff and 9 Bramblings at Toab. Snow Bunting at Exnaboe. Short-eared Owl, Grey Plover and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh. Wheatear and 8 Sanderling at Grutness. Snow Bunting at Garths Ness. 127 Whooper Swans at Spiggie. Kestrel at Levenwick. Brambling at Sandwick. Woodcock at Geosetter. Water Rail at Ireland.

Long-eared Owl at Toab - Rob Fray; Common Redpoll at Hoswick - Glen Tyler; Brambling at Sandwick - Leslie Smith

North Mainland: Swallow and 50 Bramblings at Muckle Roe.

Friday 6th November

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver.

Unst: Dusky Warbler still at Clibberswick; also Woodcock and 3 Bramblings there. Chiffchaff and 12 Bramblings at Norwick. 4 Bramblings at Haroldswick. Wood Pigeon at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, Wheatear, Chiffchaff and 8 Sanderling at Grutness. Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl and Goldfinch at Quendale. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Ocraquoy. Brambling at Houlland, Sandwick. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Pink-footed Goose at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Brae.

Bressay: Brambling at Voehead.

Insects: Angle Shades at Voehead, Bressay.

Thursday 5th November

Unst: Dusky Warbler at Clibberswick. Hawfinch at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Ring Ouzel at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver still at Brae, along with 4 Common Scoters. Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, 2 Lesser Redpolls, Siberian Chiffchaff, Short-eared Owl and Woodcock at Quendale. 2 Short-eared Owls, 10 Woodcocks, Reed Bunting, 500 Fieldfares and 250 Redwings at Sumburgh/Grutness. Brambling at Houlland, Sandwick.

West Mainland: Iceland Gull at West Burrafirth.

Bressay: Woodcock at Voehead.

Wednesday 4th November

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Brae. Stonechat and Pochard at Loch of Clickimin.

Stonechat at Loch of Clickimin - Rory Tallack

South Mainland: 4 Iceland Gulls (including one Kumlien's), 26 Whooper Swans, Kestrel and Chiffchaff at Hillwell. 44 Barnacle Geese, 110 Whooper Swans, 7 Mute Swans and 2 Grey Herons at Spiggie. Bluethroat, Siberian Chiffchaff, Woodcock and 2 Wood Pigeons at Quendale. Goldfinch at Exnaboe. Short-eared Owl at Virkie. Kestrel at Toab. 6 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh. Blackcap at Scousburgh.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale - Roger Riddington

Unst: Hawfinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, 8 Bramblings, Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Wheatear at Haroldswick. 10 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Wood Pigeon and 4 Chaffinches at Baltasound.

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull, Arctic Tern and Common Redpoll at Uyea.

Burra: Short-eared Owl on Trondra.

Sea Mammals: 3 Humpback Whales in Roe Sound, Muckle Roe.

Humpback Whale at Muckle Roe - Vivian Clark

Tuesday 3rd November

South Mainland: colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Ringasta. Water Rail at Ireland.

Unst: Hawfinch and Shoveler at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl and Chiffchaff at Burrafirth.

Yell: Velvet Scoter at Basta Voe. Common Scoter at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: 2 Stonechats and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Tingwall. 10 Goosanders at Wesidale Voe. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Mossbank.

Stonechat at Tingwall - Paul Sclater; Goosanders at Weisdale Voe - Larry Dalziel

Bressay: Iceland Gull, Merlin, Peregrine, 2 Woodcocks, 5 Robins, 22 Redwings, Fieldfare, 45 Blackbirds, 7 Song Thrushes, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch and Brambling on Noss.

Foula: Hen Harrier (present for about a month).

Monday 2nd November

South Mainland: 3 Long-eared Owls at Gulberwick. Short-eared Owl and Kestrel at Virkie. 6 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Wheatear at Boddam.

Snow Buntings at Grutness - Rob Fray; Wheatear at Boddam - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull, Brambling and 2 Chiffchaffs at Lerwick. 3 Common Redpolls and Chiffchaff at Mossbank.

Foula: long-staying Marsh Harrier and Hen Harrier both still present; also 2 Long-eared Owls on the island.

Unst: Short-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Burra: Water Rail on Trondra.

Water Rail on Trondra - Colin Hudson

Yell: Blackcap at Hamnavoe. Chiffchaff at Arisdale.

Foula: 2 Long-eared Owls.

West Mainland: Blackcap at Garderhouse.

Sea Mammals: Humpback Whale off Virkie/Grutness for much of the day.

Humpback Whale off Grutness - Roger Riddington (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Rob Fray (2 photos)

Insects: Angle Shades at Lerwick.

Angle Shades at Lerwick - Glen Tyler

Sunday 1st November

South Mainland: Cattle Egret briefly at Hillwell. Great Grey Shrike at Geosetter. Jack Snipe, Siskin and 2 Reed Buntings at Swinister Burn. 21 Rooks at Exnaboe. Wood Pigeon at Sandwick. 24 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie.

Unst: Common Scoter at Loch of Snarravoe. 18 Snow Buntings and Wood Pigeon at Uyeasound. Pink-footed Goose at Muness. Peregrine, Woodcock, 2 Bramblings and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick. Siskin at Skaw. Water Rail at Burrafirth. 2 Bramblings at Haroldswick.

North Mainland: Snow Bunting at North Roe.

Snow Bunting at North Roe - Larry Dalziel

Bressay: Brambling at Voehead.

Saturday 31st October

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike, Siberian Chiffchaff and Carrion Crow at Swinister. Little Auk at Cunningsburgh. Little Auk at Scousburgh. Iceland Gull and Pintail at Boddam. Black Redstart at Grutness. Short-eared Owl, Reed Bunting and 2 Woodcocks at Sumburgh Head. Short-eared Owl and Wheatear at West Voe of Sumburgh. Short-eared Owl, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintails and 2 Shovelers at Scatness. Long-eared Owl at Quendale. Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, Water Rail and 2 Jack Snipe at Brow Marsh. 19 Barnacle Geese, Little Grebe and 83 Whooper Swans at Spiggie. 18 Pink-footed Geese and 24 Barnacle Geese at Ringasta. 3 Barnacle Geese at Fleck. Little Grebe at Hillwell. 5 Chaffinches at Geosetter. 7 Bramblings at Rerwick. 3 Rooks at Bigton. 6 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh.

Iceland Gull and Pintail at Boddam - George Petrie

Unst: 2 Long-eared Owls, Wheatear and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. Long-eared Owl at Northdale. Siberian Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Woodcock, 2 Wood Pigeons, 10 Bramblings and 2 Chaffinches at Baltasound. 2 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth. 2 Common Scoters at Loch of Snarravoe. Short-eared Owl and Water Rail at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Valla Field. Arctic Tern at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Common Redpolls at Mossbank. 3 Bramblings at North Road, Lerwick.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Cullivoe.

Friday 30th October

South Mainland: Wood Lark at Durigarth. Great Grey Shrike at Rerwick. Long-eared Owl, 4 Short-eared Owls, Garden Warbler and 8 Woodcocks at Sumburgh. 3 Long-eared Owls, Short-eared Owl, Lesser Redpoll, Common Redpoll, Water Rail, Jack Snipe and 2 Grey Wagtails at Quendale. 3 Short-eared Owls and 2 Woodcocks at Exnaboe. Woodcock at Hestingott. Pochard at Hillwell. Dunnock and Kestrel at Virkie.

Wood Lark at Durigarth - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Roger Riddington (1 photo); Long-eared Owl and Lesser Redpoll at Quendale Roger Riddington; Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Alan Adamson (1 photo)

Short-eared Owl at Exnaboe - Rob Fray

Unst: Dusky Warbler at Burrafirth. Little Auk and 'blue' Fulmar past Lamba Ness. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chaffinches and 8 Bramblings at Norwick. Chiffchaff and Common Redpoll at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard at Dale Golf Course. Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Crossbills, Sparrowhawk and 5 Chiffchaffs at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch and 8 Bramblings in central Lerwick.

Yell: Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Hawfinch at Cullivoe - Peter Clark

Thursday 29th October

South Mainland: 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull at Boddam. Great Grey Shrike at Sandwick. Little Bunting, Short-eared Owl, Black Redstart, 9 Woodcocks, 4 Jack Snipe and good numbers of thrushes (particularly Blackbirds) at Sumburgh. Kestrel at Virkie. Jack Snipe and 12 Bramblings at Toab. Short-eared Owl at Cunningsburgh. 9 Rooks and 20 Bramblings at Bigton. Woodcock at Ireland.

Great Grey Shrike at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson; Little Bunting at Sumburgh - Rob Fray

Unst: Little Auk at Haroldswick. Arctic Tern at Norwick.

Bressay: Blackcap and Robin at Voehead.

Wednesday 28th October

Unst: adult White-billed Diver flew south past Lamba Ness; also Little Auk and 2 Common Scoters past Lamba Ness. Long-eared Owl at Uyeasound. Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Sparrowhawk, Snow Bunting and 7 Bramblings at Norwick. 19 Bramblings at Haroldswick. Little Auk in Bluemull Sound. Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick.

White-billed Diver off Lamba Ness (montage of 5 photos) - Brydon Thomason; Snow Bunting at Norwick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Woodcock at Swinister. Long-eared Owl, 2 Dunnocks and 4 Bramblings at Hoswick. 2 Short-eared Owls at Sumburgh. Short-eared Owl at Virkie. Water Rail at Ireland. Dunnock, 9 Carrion Crows and 20 Bramblings at Bigton.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler in central Lerwick.

Out Skerries: Long-eared Owl still at Rocklea.

Tuesday 27th October

Fetlar: Firecrest at Everland; also 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 2 Water Rails, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Short-eared Owl on the island.

Firecrest at Everland, Fetlar - Tory Tallack (1 photo), Roger Riddington (2 photos)

Unst: Firecrest, Long-eared Owl, Peregrine and 10 Bramblings at Norwick. 5 Chaffinches at Baltasound.

Firecrest at Norwick - Rob Brookes (2 photos), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Black Redstart and Chiffchaff at Grutness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff and Dunnock at Swinister Burn. Brambling at Setter, Sandwick. 21 Bramblings at Bigton.

Black Redstarts at Sumburgh Head and Grutness - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler, Crossbill and Sparrowhawk at Kergord.

Out Skerries: Long-eared Owl at Rocklea (up to two present for several days).

Sea Mammals: 10 Killer Whales 2 miles east of Foula.

Killer Whale east of Foula - John Lowrie Irvine

Monday 26th October

North Mainland: Sparrowhawk at South Collafirth.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Montfield, Lerwick.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Lerwick - Glen Tyler

Sunday 25th October

North Mainland: Dusky Warbler at Isbister. Cattle Egret still at South Collafirth.

Unst: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. 4 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Barnacle Goose, Sparrowhawk, Snow Bunting and 3 Chaffinches at Baltasound. Hen Harrier at Northdale. Whimbrel at Haroldswick. Brambling at Clibberswick.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Hoswick. Water Rail at Swinister Burn. Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister. Jackdaw at Gulberwick. Kestrel at Geosetter.

Saturday 24th October

South Mainland: White's Thrush still at Gulberwick. Colour-ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Ringasta. Presumed Little Egret and 2 Shoveler at Spiggie. Hen Harrier and Peregrine at Fleck. Pomarine Skua and Sooty Shearwater past Sumburgh Head; also a Crossbill there. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Farm. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Wheatear at Virkie.

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Crossbill and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Crossbill, Siberian Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, 30 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Chaffinches at Baltasound. Tree Pipit at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Lerwick.

North Mainland: adult Pomarine Skua and 6 Sooty Shearwaters 3 miles west of Eshaness.

Sea Mammals: 10+ Killer Whales 3 miles east of Eshaness. Humpback Whale off Papa Stour.

Friday 23rd October

South Mainland: White's Thrush at Gulberwick. Hen Harrier at Geosetter. Grey Plover at Virkie. Dunnock at Toab. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Wheatear and 14 Pink-footed Geese at Noss, Spiggie. Swallow at Boddam.

Dunnock at Toab - Donald Robertson; Grey Plover at Virkie - Alan Adamson

North Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Bardister. Cattle Egret still at South Collafirth.

Cattle Egret at South Collafirth - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Peregrine, Water Rail and Wood Pigeon at Norwick. Knot and 5 Chaffinches at Baltasound. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Lamba Ness. Kestrel at Saxa Vord.

Thursday 22nd October

Central Mainland: Cattle Egret at Millburn, Graven. Pintail at Loch of Clickimin.

Pintail at Loch of Clickimin - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Richard's Pipit, Grey Wagtail and Chaffinch at Baltasound. Richard's Pipit at Burrafirth. Storm Petrel and 21 Sooty Shearwaters past Skaw; also Glaucous Gull there. Bluethroat at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Unst: Hen Harrier at Burrafirth.

Wednesday 21st October

South Mainland: presumed Little Egret still at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Long-eared Owl at Sandwick. Common Redpoll at Toab. Common Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Long-eared Owl at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Common Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Yell: Brambling at Ulsta.

Brambling at Ulsta, Yell - Hazel Robertson

Tuesday 20th October

Unst: White's Thrush at Baltasound school; also Glaucous Gull and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. Wood Pigeon at Norwick.

White's Thrush at Baltasound - Micky Maher

North Mainland: Cattle Egret still at South Collafirth.

South Mainland: colour-ringed juvenile Lesser White-fronted Goose now at Ringasta, with 61 Pink-footed Geese. Bluethroat at Boddam. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Jack Snipe at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Shoveler and Pintail at Scatness. Presumed Little Egret, 4 Slavonian Grebes and 58 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. 2 Little Grebes and 7 Shoveler at Hillwell. Swallow and 6 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Monday 19th October

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Sandwick. Long-eared Owl at Boddam.

West Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Mid Walls.

Unst: Richard's Pipit, Tree Pipit and 3 Shoveler at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Northdale. Yellow-browed Warbler, Greenfinch, Blackcap, Robin, Goldcrest, Wood Pigeon and Brambling at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Robins, 2 Blackcaps and 5 Goldcrests in central Lerwick.

Sunday 18th October

North Mainland: Cattle Egret still at South Collafirth.

Cattle Egret at South Collafirth - Alan Adamson

West Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Mid Walls. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Culswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Sand.

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Sandwick; also 9 Pink-footed Geese, Jackdaw and 40 Rooks at Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Jack Snipe at Swinister Burn. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Brambling at Cunningsburgh. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Long-eared Owl, Kestrel and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Virkie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Toab. Lesser Redpoll at Exnaboe. Spotted Flycatcher at Hestingott. Common Redpoll at Quendale. Long-eared Owl at Hillwell. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and 6 Linnets at Scousburgh.

Dusky Warbler at Sandwick - Leslie Smith; Long-eared Owl at Virkie - Rob Fray

Central Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Tingwall.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe. Brambling and Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Unst: Osprey, Tree Pipit, Kestrel and 3 Shoveler at Baltasound. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. Kestrel at Baliasta. Wood Pigeon and 3 Sparrowhawks at Norwick.

Saturday 17th October

North Mainland: Cattle Egret still at South Collafirth. Sparrowhawk and 3 Siskins at Sullom.

Cattle Egret at South Collafirth - Rob Fray (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (2 photos); Bramblings at South Collafirth - Rob Fray

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail still at Kergord; also a Peregrine there. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wadbister. Swallow at Leog, Lerwick. 12 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Kergord - George Petrie; Goosanders at Weisdale Voe - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: Dusky Warbler at Mid Walls.

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Sandwick; also 3 Pink-footed Geese and 37 Rooks there. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 10 Bramblings at Hoswick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Chaffinch and Brambling at Swinister Burn. Bluethroat at Quendale. Bluethroat at Gulberwick. Velvet Scoter and Peregrine at Grutness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Virkie. 2 Peregrines at Mossy Hill. Siberian Chiffchaff at Brake.

Bluethroat at Quendale and Siberian Chiffchaff at Brake - Roger Riddington

Yell: Whitethroat at Cullivoe. Dunnock at Gloup. Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Unst: Hen Harrier at Burrafirth.

Friday 16th October

North Mainland: Cattle Egret (second for Shetland) at South Collafirth. Woodcock, Jack Snipe, 2 Barnacle Geese, 15 Goldcrests, 5 Fieldfares and 53 Redwings at Uyea, North Roe.

Cattle Egret at South Collafirth - Paul Sclater (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Kergord. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Quendale. Great Grey Shrike at Gulberwick. Velvet Scoter at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler at Exnaboe. Short-eared Owl at Virkie. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 10 Rooks at Swinister Burn. Iceland Gull and 20 Rooks at Sandwick. Tree Sparrow at Leebitton.

Unst: 3 Richard's Pipits and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Hawfinch at Uyeasound. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Siberian Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk and 16 Bramblings at Norwick. 8 Pink-footed Geese at Westing. Willow Warbler at Lund. Willow Warbler at Skaw.

Thursday 15th October

South Mainland: Blyth's Pipit at Sumburgh Farm. Siberian Stonechat, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bluethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Little Bunting at Geosetter. Great Grey Shrike and Bluethroat at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Velvet Scoter at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Head. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Maywick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister. Lesser Whitethroat and 39 Rooks at Sandwick.

Velvet Scoter at Grutness - George Petrie (1 photo), Jim NIcolson (1 photo)

Yell: Bluethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Burravoe. Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chaffinch and 9 Bramblings at Cullivoe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Breckon. Siberian Chiffchaff, Barnacle Goose and 6 Bramblings at West Sandwick. Brambling at Mid Yell. 4 Bramblings at Vatsetter. Chaffinch at Gutcher. Dunnock at Gloup.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Hawfinch and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 2 Lesser Redpolls, Redstart, Siberian Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Clickimin, Lerwick.

Fetlar: 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Tree Sparrow, 2 Water Rails, 25 Blackcaps, 2 Dunnocks, 2 Willow Warblers, 15 Chiffchaffs, 50 Goldcrests, 8 Bramblings and 4 Chaffinches.

West Mainland: at least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff at Dale of Walls.

Siberian Chiffchaff at Dale of Walls - Ray Johnston

Wednesday 14th October

Unst: Pied Wheatear on the road to Skaw, above Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Kestrel and 8 Bramblings at Norwick. Kestrel at Northdale. Short-eared Owl at Hermaness.

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Spiggie. Olive-backed Pipit, Great Grey Shrike and Grey Wagtail at Gulberwick. Siberian Stonechat and Blyth's Reed Warbler at Quendale. 3 Goldfinches and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Hestingott. Grey Plover at Virkie. Velvet Scoter at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister.

Velvet Scoter at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Yell: Dusky Warbler, American Golden Plover, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pink-footed Goose at Cullivoe. Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Chaffinches at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Toft.

Tuesday 13th October

Still reasonable numbers of common migrants today (mainly Goldcrests, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Song Thrushes and Redwings)

Yell: Rustic Bunting at Seafield. Dusky Warbler at Cullivoe Marina; also American Golden Plover still at Cullivoe. Bluethroat at Gloup. Glaucous Gull, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Chaffinch at Gutcher.

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit again at Melby .

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit, Bluethroat, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail and 2 Bramblings at Quendale. Presumed Little Egret still at Spiggie; also 6 Slavonian Grebes and 3 Barnacle Geese there. 40 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta. Little Bunting at Geosetter. Bluethroat, Lapland Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Gadwall and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Velvet Scoter and Chaffinch at Grutness. Hen Harrier, Yellow-browed Warbler and Short-eared Owl at North Voxter, Cunningsburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hestingott. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Virkie. Chaffinch and 27 Rooks at Sandwick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Goldfinch at Hoswick. Barred Warbler, Jack Snipe, Dunnock, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Reed Bunting and 10 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, Dunnock, Chiffchaff and 15 Bramblings at Scousburgh.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Busta House, Brae; also a Ring Ouzel nearby. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Clickimin.

Ring Ouzel at Busta House, Brae - Richard Riley

North Mainland: Rough-legged Buzzard at Isbister.

Unst: 3 Little Buntings, Barred Warbler, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers, Siberian Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Reed Warbler, Kestrel and 3 Bramblings at Norwick. Richard's Pipit, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Haroldswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Whinchat at Skaw.

Bressay: Great Grey Shrike at Gorie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Kirkabister. Sparrowhawk at Crueton.

Great Grey Shrike at Gorie, Bressay - Rob Fray

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Hawfinch, Whinchat, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 5 Jack Snipes.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler, Greenfinch, Chaffinch and 2 Bramblings on Trondra.

Monday 12th October

Still reasonable numbers of common migrants today (mainly Goldcrests, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Song Thrushes and Redwings)

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat at Quendale; also Yellow-browed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Wood Pigeon, 126 Barnacle Geese and 26 Pink-footed Geese at Quendale. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Exnaboe. Firecrest at Leebitton. Dusky Warbler still at Sandwick; also Yellow-browed Warbler and Dunnock there. Richard's Pipit at Hillwell. Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Toab. Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail and Spotted Flycatcher at Hestingott. Ring Ouzel, Snow Bunting and Chaffinch at Sumburgh Head. Jack Snipe at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel and Velvet Scoter at Grutness. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Barred Warbler, Short-eared Owl, Willow Warbler, Siskin and 2 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Woodcock at Setter, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Greenshank, Short-eared Owl, Dunnock and 3 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh. Long-eared Owl at Rerwick.

Little Bunting at Toab - Rob Fray; Dusky Warbler at Sandwick and Dunnock at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Mossbank. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher in central Lerwick.

Unst: Olive-backed Pipit at Baltasound. 3 Little Buntings, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Foula: Olive-backed Pipit and Great Grey Shrike.

Whalsay: Great Grey Shrike, Whinchat, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Brough. Grey Plover and 2 Jack Snipes at Skaw. Short-eared Owl at Challister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Isbister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vevoe.

Great Grey Shrike at Brough, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Yell: Bluethroat at Gloup. Yellow-browed Warbler and Woodcock at Breckon.

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels, Hawfinch, Whinchat, 2 Short-eared Owls and 2 Jack Snipes.

West Mainland: 4 Goosanders at Sand.

Goosanders at Sand - Julie Redpath

Mammals: Bat sp. at Scalloway castle this evening.

Sunday 11th October

Reasonable numbers of common migrants today (mainly Goldcrests, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Song Thrushes and Redwings)

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler at Sandwick. 2 Olive-backed Pipits at Quendale Mill. Presumed Little Egret at Spiggie. Great Grey Shrike at Bigton. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Water Rail, Sparrowhawk and 7 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Dunnock and Brambling at Cunningsburgh. Goldfinch, Grey Plover, Siberian Chiffchaff and Siskin at Virkie. Velvet Scoter at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Ocraquoy.

presumed Little Egret at Spggie - Richard Ashbee (4 photos), Paul Sclater (1 photo)

Unst: Olive-backed Pipit, Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Richard's Pipit at Haroldswick. Richard's Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Great Grey Shrike, Long-eared Owl, Barred Warbler , Gadwall, Grey Wagtail, Siberian Chiffchaff and 6 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Long-eared Owl and Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. Ring Ouzel at Busta House, Brae.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Roger Thomason

West Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit still at Lea Gardens, Tresta. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sand.

Yell: American Golden Plover still at Cullivoe. Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher. Short-eared Owl at Breckon.

American Golden Plover at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

North Mainland: Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler and 40 Bramblings at Voe, Ronas Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Peregrine at South Collafirth. 3 Barnacle Geese at Eshaness.

Out Skerries: 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 6 Ring Ouzels, Black Redstart, Whinchat, Short-eared Owl, 18 Snow Buntings and 2 Jack Snipes.

Saturday 10th October

Foula: Pechora Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, 2 Richard's Pipits, Little Bunting, Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers and 6 Short-eared Owls.

Unst: Olive-backed Pipit, 2 Richard's Pipits, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Common Rosefinch, Great Grey Shrike, Osprey, Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Tree Pipits, Chaffinch, Willow Warbler and 2 Bramblings at Baltasound. Bluethroat, Richard's Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Haroldswick. Little Bunting, Short-eared Owl and 11 Bramblings at Norwick. Jack Snipe and 3 Sanderling at Skaw.

South Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Toab. Great Grey Shrike, 8 Song Thrushes, 10 Bramblings, Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrests, Dunnock and 9 Robins at Cunningsburgh. Lapland Bunting, Short-eared Owl and 5 Jack Snipe at Sumburgh. Velvet Scoter at Grutness. 9 Common Scoters in Quendale Bay. Yellow-browed Warbler at Virkie. 159 Barnacle Geese and 341 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler and Dunnock at Durigarth. 2 Barred Warblers, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Goldcrests at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Robin, Blackcap and 6 Goldcrests at Swinister. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 55 Redwings, 3 Song Thrushes, 2 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, 9 Goldcrests and 2 Robins at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Robins at Setter, Sandwick. 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh - Alan Adamson

West Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit still at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Little Bunting at Eswick.

West Mainland: Little Gull at Weisdale Voe.

North Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Ollaberry.

Redwing at Oxensetter, Northmavine - Stan Brown

Out Skerries: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Short-eared Owl, Jack Snipe, Siberian Chiffchaff and 4 Ring Ouzels.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Bramblings at Gutcher.

Bressay: Willow Warbler, Robin, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Blackcaps at Voehead.

Burra: Sparrowhawk and 119 Pink-footed Geese on Trondra. Woodcock and 5 Siskins at Bridge End, Burra.

Sea Mammals: 4 Killer Whales past Lamba Ness, Unst "at lunchtime".

Killer Whales off Lamba Ness, Unst - Mike Pennington

Friday 9th October

South Mainland: colour-ringed juvenile Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Quendale. Richard's Pipit at Sumburgh Hotel. Great Grey Shrike south of Fleck. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Lapland Bunting at Boddam. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Houlland, Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Hen Harrier and Peregrine at Spiggie.

Unst: Olive-backed Pipit, Little Bunting, Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler at Norwick. Great Grey Shrike, Common Rosefinch, Yellow-browed Warbler and Osprey at Baltasound. Richard's Pipit at Burrafirth.

Foula: Olive-backed Pipit, 2 Richard's Pipits, Little Bunting, Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Marsh Harrier, 12 Yellow-browed Warblers and 5 Short-eared Owls.

West Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit still at Tresta.

Yell: American Golden Plover and Dotterel at Cullivoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mid Yell. Jack Snipe at Burravoe. Jack Snipe at Cunnister. Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Brambling at Gutcher. Redstart at Windhouse.

North Mainland: Little Egret and Red-backed Shrike at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Hen Harrier and Sparrowhawk at Veensgarth. Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrests at Kveldro, Lerwick.

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, Jack Snipe and Short-eared Owl.

Mammals: Bat sp. at Skaw, Unst.

Thursday 8th October

Reasonable numbers of common migrants today, mainly Goldcrests, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Robins, Redwings and Song Thrushes.

South Mainland: colour-ringed juvenile Lesser White-fronted Goose still at Quendale. Taiga Bean Goose with 103 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta this morning, but all flew off south; also 104 Barnacle Geese at Ringasta. Wryneck at Ocraquoy. Great Grey Shrike, Barred Warbler and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Water Rail and 5 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Barred Warbler at Noness. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Houlland, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Setter, Sandwick. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. 3 Short-eared Owls at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Hen Harriers at Hillwell. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Water Rail, Dunnock, Whinchat and 3 Redstarts at Cunningsburgh. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Maywick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Ring Ouzel at Hestingott. Yellow-browed Warbler at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Redstarts at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Boddam. Kestrel at Dalsetter.

Wryneck at Ocraquoy - George Petrie; Lesser White-fronted Goose at Quendale - Jim Nicolson; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Alan Adamson (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Vidlin; also 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Redstart and 4 Siberian Chiffchaffs there. Olive-backed Pipit still at Burgh Road, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Knot at Seafield, Lerwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Loch of Benston. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swining. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Califf, Gott. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wadbister. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Upper Voe. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth, Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voxter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Brae. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Burn of Valayre. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler at Eswick.

Olive-backed Pipit at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls. Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Yell: Rough-legged Buzzard at West Sandwick. American Golden Plover and Dotterel still at Cullivoe. Siberian Chiffchaff at Burravoe. Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Unst: Great Grey Shrike, Little Bunting, Richard's Pipit, Common Rosefinch, Gadwall and 5 Bramblings at Baltasound. Little Bunting, Wood Pigeon, Whinchat, Knot, 3 Sanderlings and 4 Bramblings at Norwick. Hen Harrier at Easting. Marsh Harrier at Haroldswick and later at Burrafirth. 3 Richard's Pipits and Short-eared Owl at Burrafirth. Short-eared Owl at Uyeasound. Short-eared Owl at Lamba Ness.

Out Skerries: Richard's PIpit, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 7 Ring Ouzels, 16 Jack Snipe, Knot, 2 Woodcock, Dunnock, 7 Robins, 100 Song Thrushes, 60 Redwings, 3 Fieldfares, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 24 Blackcaps, Reed Warbler, 9 Bramblings, 6 Goldfinches, 5 Reed Buntings and 20 Snow Buntings.

Fetlar: Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Ring Ouzel and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Whalsay: Stock Dove at Symbister. Short-eared Owl at Brough. Also 68 Goldcrests, 24 Blackcaps, 12 Robins, 11 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8 Reed Buntings, 7 Chiffchaffs, 3 Jack Snipes, 2 Ring Ouzels, Redstart, Chaffinch, Brambling, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whinchat and Woodcock on the island.

North Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Urafirth.

Offshore: Little Egret on the Heather Alpha Oil Platform, 50 miles east of Shetland.

Little Egret on the Heather Alpha Oil Platform - Daniel Bradley

Sea Mammals: 6+ Killer Whales off Eshaness from 11:45 to 12:10.

Wednesday 7th October

South Mainland: colour-ringed juvenile Lesser White-fronted Goose at Quendale. This bird was released in Swedish Lapland in 2015 to reinforce the wild population in Sweden, and is the offspring of wild caught birds from Russia. It has been in the wild since 8th July 2015 and this is the first report since it was released. Great Grey Shrike at Quendale. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Cunningsburgh.

Lesser White-fronted Goose at Quendale - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Burgh Road, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Califf, Gott. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Lunna. 2 Wood Pigeons at Voe.

West Mainland: Little Egret at Hulma Water.

Unst: 2 Richard's Pipits at Burrafirth. Little Bunting and Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Brambling, 4 Blackcaps, Tree Pipit and 3 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Pomarine Skua at Weisdale Voe. Goldfinch at Girlsta. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord.

Out Skerries: 12 Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 22 Snow Buntings, Sparrowhawk, 4 Robins, 150 Song Thrushes, 10 Redwings, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Goldcrests, 4 Bramblings, 6 Goldfinches and 2 Reed Buntings.

Yell: 2 Snow Buntings at Burravoe. 4 Barnacle Geese, Pink-footed Goose, Blackcap and 2 Fieldfare at West Sandwick. Jack Snipe at Mid Yell. Fieldfare at Gloup.

Bressay: Blackcap, 2 Song Thrushes, Brambling and 2 Goldcrests at Voehead.

Tuesday 6th October

South Mainland: Firecrest at Geosetter. 3 Pomarine Skuas, Manx Shearwater and 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Sumburgh Head; also Lapland Bunting, Ring Ouzel, Wood Pigeon, Brambling, Chiffchaff and 10 Jack Snipe at Sumburgh. 2+ Pomarine Skuas, Velvet Scoter and Tree Pipit at Grutness. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Great Grey Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Maywick. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs (including one Siberian) and 6 Goldcrests at Wester Quarff. Barred Warbler, Jack Snipe and 35 Barnacle Geese at Sandwick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Garden Warbler, Robin, Fieldfare, Blackcap and Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Brambling, Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Robin and Wood Pigeon at Swinister. Pied Flycatcher at Noness.

Velvet Scoter at Grutness - Andy Lawson

Unst: Richard's Pipit, Pomarine Skua and 48 Snow Buntings at Skaw. Bluethroat at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler at Norwick.

Glaucous Gull at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Quail at Kergord. Goldfinch at Girlsta. Pomarine Skua at Weisdale Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lower Voe. Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Bramblings at Califf, Gott.

Bressay: Redwing and Song Thrush at Voehead.

Monday 5th October

A small arrrival of Goldcrests and thrushes throughout the isles today.

Out Skerries: Lanceolated Warbler at North Hill; also 2 Richard's Pipits, 12 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Barred Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Common Rosefinch, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Robins, Redstart, Whinchat, 50 Redwings, 8 Fieldfares, 40 Goldcrests, 8 Bramblings and 7 Goldfinches on the island.

Unst: Rustic Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Osprey, Sparrowhawk, Pied Flycatcher and 5 Bramblings at Baltasound. Bluethroat and 2 Lapland Buntings at Norwick. Bluethroat at Baliasta. Richard's Pipit at Haroldswick. Richard's Pipit at Lamba Ness. Richard's Pipit at Hermaness. Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth. Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw.

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler at Grutness. Olive-backed Pipit at Scatness. Richard's Pipit at Sumburgh Farm; also 596 Barnacle Geese over Sumburgh during the morning. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Great Grey Shrike, Richard's Pipit, Bluethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Levenwick. Glaucous Gull at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap and 2 Common Redpolls at Swinister Burn. 14 Barnacle Geese at The Wart, Sandwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Setter, Sandwick. 136 Barnacle Geese over Dalsetter.

Dusky Warbler at Grutness - Roger Riddington; Bluethroat at Quendale - Richard Ashbee; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head - George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Richard Ashbee (1 photo)

Yell: American Golden Plover, Dotterel and Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe. Spotted Flycatcher and Song Thrush at Gutcher. Blackcap at West Yell. Willow Warbler at Burravoe. 5 Bramblings at Windhouse.

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit still at Lerwick. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lower Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Lunna. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kirkabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swining. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 90 Redwings at Brae.

Olive-backed Pipit at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Redstart and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Barred Warbler on Bressay - Nigel Milbourne

Sea Mammals: 2 Humpback Whales reported off Eshaness.

Sunday 4th October

Unst: Swainson's Thrush at Hagdale, behind the Final Checkout shop. Mobile Little Bunting at Baltasound in the morning and Hagdale in the afternoon. Richard's Pipit and Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike and Peregrine at Burrafirth. Barred Warbler at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler, Gadwall, Grey Wagtail and 90 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. 100 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Tree Pipit at Norwick.

Swainson's Thrush at Hagdale - Rob Brookes (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo), Micky Maher (1 photo), Rob Fray (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank; also Yellow-browed Warbler there. Olive-backed Pipit still at Lerwick, seen at Montfield in the morning and Hayfield in the afternoon; also Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler in the area. Pintail at Loch of Clickimin. 2 Barred Warblers at Scalloway. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lower Voe.

Yell: Dotterel at Cullivoe. Barred Warbler, Black Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Gutcher. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Camb. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mid Yell. Yellow-browed Warbler at Corn Hill. Redwing at Otterswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Willow Warbler, 9 Snow Buntings and 2 Common Redpolls at Burravoe. Glaucous Gull at Vatsetter. Redstart and Blackcap at Aywick.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Toab. Corn Crake and Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh; also Pomarine Skua past Sumburgh Head. Bluethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Bluethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler and Kestrel at Huesbreck. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hestingott. Red-breasted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pintail, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap and Robin at Bigton/Maywick. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Channerwick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 12 Pink-footed Geese and Common Redpoll at Virkie. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Grutness. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, Robin and 2 Blackcaps at Levenwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Cunningsburgh. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Easter Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Setterbrae, Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillwell. Peregrine and 50 Pink-footed Geese at Dalsetter. Short-eared Owl and Robin at Geosetter. Robin at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Song Thrush, Blackcap and Goldcrest at Swinister. Chiffchaff and 6 Rooks at Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Chaffinch at Scousburgh.

Bluethroat at Quendale - David Gifford; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh - Paul Sclater (1 photo), Paul Bloomer (1 photo)

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, Richard's Pipit, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 160 Snow Buntings.

Sea Mammals: 6 Risso's Dolphins off Dalsetter. 3+ Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head. Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head - David Gifford

Saturday 3rd October

South Mainland: Red-throated Pipit at Scatness; also Shoveler, Pintail, Gadwall and Jack Snipe there. Bluethroat at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bigton. Red-breasted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Hestingott. Curlew Sandpiper, Grey Plover, 3 Jack Snipe and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Jack Snipe at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Slavonian Grebes at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Lesser Redpoll, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Durigarth. Shoveler and Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Kestrel, Willow Warbler, Fieldfare and 3 Redwings at Hoswick. Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Easter Quarff. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Tree Pipit at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Setter, Sandwick.

Tree Sparrow at Hoswick - Matt Eade; Bluethroat at Quendale - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Julie Redpath (1 photo)

Central Mainland: Red-throated Pipit at Fort Charlotte, Lerwick. Olive-backed Pipit still at Montfield, Lerwick. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Common Redpolls at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Gott. Yellow-browed Warbler at Laxfirth. Yellow-browed Warbler and 4 Siskins at Gott. Yellow-browed Warbler at Frakkafield. Common Redpoll and 2 Wood Pigeons at Sandgarth, Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank.

Olive-backed Pipit at Lerwick - Pete Garrity; Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

Unst: Richard's Pipit and Turtle Dove at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth. Slavonian Grebe at Skaw. 2 Sooty Shearwaters off Lamba Ness.

Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth - Mike Pennington

Out Skerries: Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler; also 3 Pomarine Skuas from the Skerries ferry.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Bridge End, East Burra.

West Mainland: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Chaffinch at Collaster. Yellow-browed Warbler at Norby.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Bressay: 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Goldcrests, 2 rostrata Common Redpolls, 13 Redwings, Fieldfare, Brambling and 3 Blackcaps.

Friday 2nd October

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit still at Loch of Norby; also Yellow-browed Warbler, Scaup and Jack Snipe there. Barred Warbler at Melby. Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sefster. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Willow Warbler at Seli Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Reawick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Redwing at Crogan. Siskin and 4 Sanderling at Sandness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sand.

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Montfield, Lerwick. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Helendale, Lerwick. Arctic Warbler still at Cott, Weisdale; also Yellow-browed Warbler there. Mediterranean Gull still at Weisdale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Upper Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Kalliness. Garden Warbler at Busta House, Brae.

Olive-backed Pipit at Lerwick - Paul Sclater

Yell: juvenile American Golden Plover at Cullivoe. Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap at Gutcher.

Out Skerries: Ortolan Bunting, Little Bunting, Bluethroat, Richard's Pipit, Barred Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 10 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Unst: Pallid Harrier, Yellow-browed Warbler and 79 Pink-footed Geese at Northdale. Richard's Pipit, Turtle Dove, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Snow Bunting and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Haroldswick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 50 Pink-footed Geese, Robin, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Norwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler, Gadwall, Grey Wagtail and Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hestingott. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Fieldfare, Siskin and Blackcap at Exnaboe. Bluethroat, Robin and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Grey Plovers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Ruff at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Barred Warbler and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Cunningsburgh. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Fladdabister. Also good numbers of Pink-footed Geese heading south during the day (e.g. 250 over Hestingott, 150 over Exnaboe and 100 over Quendale).

Bluethroat at Quendale - Larry Dalziel; Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hestingott - Rob Fray; Yellow-browed Warbler at Hestingott - Pete Garrity

North Mainland: Lapland Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillswick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at North Collafirth.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler and 7 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Insects: Rush Veneer trapped at Baltasound.

Rush Veneer at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Thursday 1st October

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit still at Loch of Norby. Bluethroat and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bixter. Common Rosefinch and 21 Yellow-browed Warblers at Easter Skeld. Yellow-browed Warbler at Twatt. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls. Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Culswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Seli Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sefster.

Pechora Pipit at Norby - Pete Garrity

Central Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Cott, Weisdale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. 2 Pied Flycatchers and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Gott. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wadbister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers in central Lerwick. Goldcrest and 2 Redwings at Gremista, Lerwick. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Laxfirth. Little Gull, 7 Goosanders and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Weisdale.

Arctic Warbler at Cott - Pete Garrity

Unst: Pallid Harrier, Yellow-browed Warbler and Kestrel at Northdale. Turtle Dove at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound.

Foula: Dotterel, Barred Warbler, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Lapland Buntings and 2 Jack Snipe.

South Mainland: Bluethroat and Short-eared Owl at Quendale. Bluethroat, 2 Grey Plovers and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Virkie. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hestingott. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Ireland. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Chiffchaff at Levenwick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Boddam. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Leebitton. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Scatness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandwick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush and 2 Goldcrests at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Noss, Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Culsetter.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hestingott - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff - Pete Garrity

Whalsay: Richard's Pipit at Vevoe; also 3 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 11 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Kestrel, 2 Tree Pipits and 2 Jack Snipe.

North Mainland: Lapland Bunting, Jack Snipe and 200 Snow Buntings at Eshaness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hillswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandvoe.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Wednesday 30th September

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit still at Loch of Norby; also a Scaup there. Barred Warbler and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls. 13 Yellow-browed Warblers at Easter Skeld.

Central Mainland: Arctic Warbler at Cott, Weisdale (very likely the same bird previously at Uyeasound on Unst, by virtue of its damaged tail); also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Little Gull and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Weisdale Voe. 70 Pink-footed Geese south over Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank. Sparrowhawk at Scalloway.

Arctic Warbler at Cott - Dave Andrews (1 photo), Stuart White (1 photo)

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Jack Snipe, Blackcap and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Toab. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barred Warbler and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hestingott. Please exercise discretion when viewing from the playground at Hestingott, and preferably only visit during 'school-time' (9am to 4pm) when no children are present. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Bluethroat, Blackcap and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Blyth's Reed Warbler and Barred Warbler at Scousburgh. Bluethroat, Pied Flycatcher and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Durigarth. Barred Warbler and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. Barred Warbler at Maywick. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers and 8 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. 12 Yellow-browed Warblers and Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh. 9 Yellow-browed Warblers, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. 7 Yellow-browed Warblers and Robin at Swinister/Swinister Burn. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Houlland, Sandwick. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Ocraquoy. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scatness. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Goldcrest, Siskin, Fieldfare, Willow Warbler, Redwing and 17 Ruff at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Chiffchaff at Virkie. Also good numbers of Pink-footed Geese moving south during the day, including 330 over Dalsetter and 190 over Virkie/Toab.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hestingott - Larry Dalziel; Bluethroat at Quendale - George Petrie; Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff - George Petrie

Whalsay: Richard's Pipit at Vevoe. Lesser Redpoll at Skaw. Little Bunting at Brough. Also on the island today: 13 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps, Robin and 2 Goldcrests, along with 792 Pink-footed Geese flying south in many small flocks.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Barred Warbler, Bluethroat, 22 Yellow-browed Warblers, 200 Snow Buntings, 179 Pink-footed Geese, Kestrel, Jack Snipe, 2 Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest, Siskin and 3 Knot.

Foula: Dotterel, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Redstart and 2 Whinchats.

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, Stonechat, Fieldfare, Tree Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Peregrine, Water Rail and Willow Warbler at Burrafirth. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Loch of Cliff. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Gadwall, Ruff, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 90 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Norwick. Lapland Bunting and 45 Pink-footed Geese at Lamba Ness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Kestrel at Lund. Yellow-browed Warbler, 5 Pink-footed Geese, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Whinchat at Skaw. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel at Northdale. Kestrel at Haroldswick. 250 Pink-footed Geese, Kestrel and 3 Snow Buntings at Clibberswick.

Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes

Fetlar: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl and 150 Snow Buntings.

Yell: Black Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Bressay: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voehead.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillswick.

Sea Mammals: 5+ Killer Whales north past Sumburgh Head, Boddam and Sandwick this morning.

Tuesday 29th September

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit at Loch of Norby. Common Rosefinch and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Dale of Walls. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bridge of Walls. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Brindister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at West Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Bixter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hestaford. Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Pechora Pipit at Norby - Rory Tallack

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank; also Yellow-browed Warbler there. Mediterranean Gull at Huxter, Weisdale; also Redwing and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Loch of Voe. Sparrowhawk and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Veensgarth. Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Gott. Pied Flycatcher at Brae. Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, Pied Flycatcher and Robin at Laxfirth. Goldcrest, Robin and Redwing at Frakkafield.

Unst: Pallid Harrier at Ungirsta. Red-backed Shrike at Burrafirth. 60 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk at Norwick.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hestingott, in garden next to the children's playground. Please exercise discretion when viewing from the playground, and preferably only visit during 'school-time' (9am to 4pm) when no children are present. Bluethroat, Grasshopper Warbler and 11 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers, 2 Pied Flycatchers and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Iceland Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler at Culsetter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Spiggie. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Grutness. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sumburgh. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hillwell. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Grey Plover at Virkie. 12 Yellow-browed Warblers at Boddam. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. 6 Redwings at Gulberwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandwick.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hestingott - George Petrie

Whalsay: Little Bunting at Brough.

Out Skerries: Bluethroat, Richard's Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch, Jack Snipe and 21 Yellow-browed Warblers.

North Mainland: Bluethroat at Sullom plantation. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler at South Heog. Yellow-browed Warbler at North Collafirth.

Yell: Barred Warbler, Kestrel and Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Fetlar: 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Jack Snipe and 50 Snow Buntings.

Monday 28th September

North Mainland: Grey-cheeked Thrush at Ollaberry. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hillswick.

Grey-cheeked Thrush at Ollaberry - Paul Buxton

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank; also Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. Barred Warbler, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers and 6 Common Redpolls at Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth, Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler at Laxo. Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Lunna. Kestrel at Swining. Yellow-browed Warbler and Robin at Billister. Yellow-browed Warbler and Sparrowhawk at Catfirth. Marsh Harrier at Toft.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hestingott (presumably the bird from Toab), in garden next to the children's playground; also Yellow-browed Warbler there. Please exercise discretion when viewing from the playground, and preferably only visit during 'school-time' (9am to 4pm) when no children are present . American Golden Plover still at The Wart, Sandwick; also Lapland Bunting and at least 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandwick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Goldcrest at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, Kestrel, Redstart and Willow Warbler at Hoswick. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers and 16 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Barred Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bigton. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Spiggie. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. 13 Yellow-browed Warblers at Maywick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ireland. Bluethroat and Iceland Gull at Culsetter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Scousburgh. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Brake. Yellow-browed Warbler and Reed Warbler at Quendale. Grasshopper Warbler at Sumburgh Quarry. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Whinchat at Fladdabister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ocraquoy. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redwing, Goldcrest, Whinchat and Kestrel at Cunningsburgh.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Unst: Pallid Harrier at Uyeasound. Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Kestrel at Northdale. Barred Warbler and Whinchat at Skaw. Barred Warbler at Valsgarth. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Westing. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hermaness. Osprey, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Knot, 2 Song Thrushes and 6 Redwings at Baltasound. 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 19 'blue' Fulmars 2 miles north of Muckle Flugga. Sparrowhawk and Redstart at Norwick.

Osprey at Baltasound - Micky Maher; Sooty Shearwater north of Muckle Flugga - Jim Nangle

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, Bluethroat, Common Rosefinch, Barred Warbler, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Bunting, 200 Snow Buntings, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, Goldcrest, Kestrel, Short-eared Owl, Robin and 2 Whinchats.

Whalsay: Richard's Pipit at Brough.

Foula: Red-breasted Flycatcher, 2 Common Rosefinches and 12 Yellow-browed Warblers.

West Mainland: Bluethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Bixter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta.

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Yell: Black Redstart at Gutcher.

Insects: Autumn Green Carpet and Crescent trapped at Virkie.

Autumn Green Carpet and Crescent at Virkie - Rob Fray

Sunday 27th September

North Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Bardister, in the pine plantation at Shetland Tannery. Please ask permission from the owners prior to entering the site. Nightingale and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. 9 Yellow-browed Warblers at Collafirth, Northmavine. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Isbister, North Roe.

Nightingale at Ollaberry - Rebecca Nason

Whalsay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Symbister.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Exnaboe. Blyth's Reed Warbler and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Toab. American Golden Plover at The Wart, Sandwick; also Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Siskin and Blackcap at Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Willow Warbler at Sand Lodge, Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Blackcap at Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Redpoll and Wood Pigeon at Wester Quarff. Flava wagtail, Yellow-browed Warbler and Willow Warbler at Grutness. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and Willow Warbler at Bigton. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Cunningsburgh. Common Rosefinch, Goldcrest and 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Common Rosefinch and Pied Flycatcher at Bigton. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Goldcrest and Robin at Quendale. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Sparrowhawk at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh.

Flava wagtail at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Yell: Pallid Harrier at West Sandwick. Bar-tailed Godwit and Kestrel at Cullivoe. Kestrel at North a Voe.

Unst: Pallid Harrier at Northdale/Haroldswick. Arctic Warbler, Osprey, Barred Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. Barred Warbler and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Norwick. Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Kestrel, Song Thrush, Redwing and 16 Fieldfares at Baltasound. Water Rail and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Northdale. Kestrel, Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voe. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Seafield, Lerwick. Kestrel at Gremista. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Goldcrest at Brig o' Fitch. Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap, 3 Siskins and 13 Wood Pigeons at Sandgarth, Voe. Common Redpoll at Cott. Robin and Goldcrest at Cuckron. Lesser Whitethroat at North Road, Lerwick. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Redwing and Sparrowhawk at Lunna. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and 7 Redwings at Swining. Yellow-browed Warbler and Chiffchaff at Vidlin. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Willow Warbler and 2 Goldcrests at Eswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Goldcrests at Houlland, Nesting. Yellow-browed Warbler at Benston, Nesting. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wadbister.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter; Little Gull at Weisdale Voe - Pete Garrity

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, Short-eared Owl, Lesser Whitethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler.

West Mainland: Bluethroat at Bixter. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Melby. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Bousta.

Fetlar: 4 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Burra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Common Redpolls on Trondra.

Sea Mammals: 2 Minke Whales off Quarff.

Saturday 26th September

West Mainland: Lanceolated Warbler at Dale of Walls. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Redwing at Walls. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Redstart at Sandness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Redwing at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Effirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Melby.

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Mossbank. Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Common Redpoll at Scalloway. 14+ Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Voe. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Goldcrests at Sandgarth, Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Grey Wagtails and 3 Robins at Helendale, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Brig o' Fitch. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Kalliness. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. Sparrowhawk at Veensgarth. Marsh Harrier at Toft.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Toab. Juvenile American Golden Plover at The Wart, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Iceland Gull and Sedge Warbler at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Common Redpolls, Pied Flycatcher, Kestrel and 2 Goldcrests at Hoswick. Goldcrest at Levenwick. Sparrowhawk at Scousburgh.

American Golden Plover at Sandwick - Pete Garrity

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper briefly at Baltasound at 15:55; also Osprey, 2 Tree Pipits, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Ruff at Baltasound. Pallid Harrier and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Northdale. Arctic Warbler, Osprey, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 20 Pink-footed Geese and 40 Snow Buntings at Uyeasound. 9 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Redstarts at Norwick.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Water Rail, 3 Goldcrests, Fieldfare and 200 Snow Buntings.

Fetlar: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Urafirth. 35 Snow Buntings at Eshaness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hamnavoe, Eshaness. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Stonechat, Kestrel and Brambling at Voe, Ronas Voe.

Sea Mammals: Basking Shark off West Yell.

Friday 25th September

Central Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank. 6 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth, Voe. Little Gull at Weisdale Voe. 2 Goldcrests at Sullom Voe Terminal. Grey Wagtail at Veensgarth.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter; Little Gull at Weisdale Voe - Roger Thomason

Unst: Pallid Harrier, Barred Warbler and Redstart at Northdale. Pallid Harrier at Mailland, Baltasound; also Osprey, 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Arctic Warbler, Osprey and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler, Brambling and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. 2 Redstarts at Norwick. 15 Fieldfares at Baliasta.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at North Town, Virkie; also Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Grey Plover and 6 Ruff at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler, Robin, Blackcap and Grey Plover at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Toab. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Chiffchaff at Hestingott. Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler, Song Thrush and 3 Willow Warblers at Channerwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Fieldfares at Swinister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sand Lodge, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Kestrel at Troswick. 4 Barnacle Geese at Dalsetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick.

Grey Plover at Virkie - Jim Nicolson

Fetlar: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Southdale; also 7 Yellow-browed Warblers and Redstart on the island.

West Mainland: Bluethroat at Walls. Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Out Skerries: 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, Whinchat, Robin and 3 Redwings.

Bressay: Yellow-browed Warbler at Glebe.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Mid Yell. Fieldfare at Cullivoe. Redstart at Gutcher.

Thursday 24th September

South Mainland: Thick-billed Warbler at Quendale, downstream of the mill; also Reed Warbler and 3 Grey Wagtails at Quendale. Please park sensibly, stay in the burn and take care not to disturb livestock. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh. Grey Plover, Goldcrest, 15 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hestingott. Yellow-browed Warbler, Robin, Song Thrush, 2 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings at Gulberwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Redwing, Water Rail and Peregrine at Wester Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Noness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Goldcrests at Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh - George Petrie

Bressay: Rustic Bunting at Gorie. Blackcap at Voehead.

Fetlar: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Southdale; also 11 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler still at Easting. Arctic Warbler, Barred Warbler, Osprey and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Uyeasound. Osprey, Tree Pipit and 9 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lund. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart, 5 Sanderling, 5 Willow Warblers and 3 Goldcrests at Norwick. Blackcap at Haroldswick.

West Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vementry.

Yell: Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Gutcher. Also 12 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Redpoll, Robin, Kestrel and Garden Warbler in south Yell.

Central Mainland: 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and Jackdaw at Veensgarth. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Robin, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Grey Wagtails at Helendale, Lerwick.

Wednesday 23rd September

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Easting. Arctic Warbler, Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Uyeasound. Pallid Harrier at Northdale.

Foula: Rustic Bunting still at Hametoun; also Marsh Harrier on the island.

Fetlar: 7 Yellow-browed Warblers.

South Mainland: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sumburgh Head. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Grey Plover at Virkie.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Redstart at Voehead.

Tuesday 22nd September

West Mainland: Pechora Pipit at Melby; also juvenile Pallid Harrier flew in off the sea there at 16:00 and then seen at Dale of Walls at 16:30. At least 15 Yellow-browed Warblers in the Melby area.

Pechora Pipit at Melby - Roger Riddington

Whalsay: Red flanked Bluetail at Whitefield: also 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Song Thrush, Redwing and Goldcrest there. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Hamister. Turtle Dove and Chiffchaff at Sodom. Yellow-browed Warbler, Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Fieldfare, Redstart and Whinchat at Isbister. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Barred Warbler, Redstart, Whinchat, Redwing and Blackcap at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Redwings at Symbister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Marrister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Saltness. Whinchat at Vevoe. Blackcap and Goldcrest at Sandwick. 3 Goldcrests at Skibberhoull.

Unst: Pallid Harrier and 2 Redstarts at Northdale. Pallid Harrier and Ring Ouzel at Woodwick. Barred Warbler, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. Also at least 19 Yellow-browed Warblers in north Unst.

Foula: Rustic Bunting still at Hametoun; also 14 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Reed Warbler, 4 Whinchats, 3 Redstarts, 4 Willow Warblers, Blackcap, Tree Pipit and 3 Goldcrests.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. 2 Little Buntings, Barred Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Goldcrests at Sumburgh Hotel. 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Fieldfares, 20 Goldcrests, Song Thrush, Redwing, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Blackcaps and 5 Goldcrests at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler and Goldcrest at Grutness. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher and Goldcrest at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and Sparrowhawk at Toab. Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits and 22 Ruff at Virkie. Common Rosefinch and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Jack Snipe and Song Thrush at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Goldcrest at Swinister. Yellow-browed Warbler and Goldcrest at Setter, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Bigton. 8 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Wood Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Fetlar: 12 Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat and 4 Pied Flycatchers.

Yell: Bluethroat, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Long-eared Owl and Greenshank in south Yell. 8 Yellow-browed Warblers, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Goldcrests at West Yell. Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Fieldfares at Mid Yell.

Bressay: 2 Barred Warblers and 5 Yellow-browed Warblers on Noss.

Central Mainland: 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher at Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Robins and 2 Grey Wagtails at Helendale, Lerwick. 3 Knot at Seafield, Lerwick.

Burra: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers on East Burra. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Blackcap on Trondra.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Oxensetter, Northmavine. Yellow-browed Warbler found dead at Hillswick. Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Isbister, North Roe.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Oxensetter - Stan Brown

Insects: Painted Lady at Sumburgh Head.

Painted Lady at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson

Monday 21st September

South Mainland: Collared Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head; also 18+ Yellow-browed Warblers at Sumburgh this evening. 2 Little Buntings near Sumburgh Hotel. 8 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Fieldfares at Toab. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher and Sparrowhawk at Exnaboe. 2 Grey Plovers, 5 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Durigarth. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister Burn. 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Setter, Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Ocraquoy. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Wester Quarff. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Song Thrush and Goldcrest at Scousburgh.

Collared Flycatcher at Sumburgh - Rebecca Nason (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Alan Adamson (1 photo), Rob Fray (2 photos), Roger Riddington (2 photos)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh - Rob Fray (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Yellow-browed Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh - George Petrie

Bressay: 2 Barred Warblers and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers on Noss.

Fetlar: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta.

Out Skerries: 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Grey Wagtail, Whitethroat, Kestrel, Goldcrest, Robin, Tree Pipit, Redstart and 4 Willow Warblers.

Sunday 20th September

Foula: Rustic Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Hametoun.

Unst: Pallid Harrier at Buddabrake. Pallid Harrier at Northdale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Sparrowhawk at Lamba Ness.

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike, Osprey, Spotted Redshank, Dunnock and 2 Robins.

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Fladdabister. Barred Warbler, Grey Wagtail and 2 Blackcaps at Swinister. 2 Grey Wagtails, Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Grey Wagtail and 2 Ruff at Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Grey Plovers, 13 Ruff and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Peregrine and Sparrowhawk at Toab. Kestrel at Sumburgh Head. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Kestrel at Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler at Asta.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

North Mainland: 30 Snow Buntings at Muckle Roe.

Out Skerries: 25 Snow Buntings, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Siskin, Willow Warbler, Kestrel and Robin.

Yell: Kestrel at Nort-a-voe. Kestrel at Arisdale.

Saturday 19th September

Unst: Citrine Wagtail still at Norwick; also Redstart, Kestrel, Blackcap and Willow Warbler there. Pallid Harrier at Buddabrake. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Redstart at Northdale.

Citrine Wagtail at Norwick - Allan Conlin

Bressay: Barred Warbler, 28 Snow Buntings, Black Redstart, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin and 2 Goldcrests on Noss.

Central Mainland: Leach's Petrel reported at Loch of Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandgarth, Voe. Willow Warbler at Clickimin, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap and Willow Warbler at Sandwick. Song Thrush at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Little Stint and 2 Grey Plovers at Virkie. Collared Dove and Redstart at Scatness. Black Redstart at Dalsetter.

Grey Plovers at Virkie - Rob Fray; Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandwick - Leslie Smith

Out Skerries: 45 Snow Buntings, Redwing, Redstart, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whitethroat and Blackcap.

Sea Mammals: 2+ Risso's Dolphins off Out Skerries. 3 Minke Whales off Dalsetter.

Friday 18th September

Unst: Pallid Harrier still at Northdale. Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Burrafirth. Kestrel at Haroldswick. Blackcap at Norwick.

South Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Little Stint at Grutness. Barred Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and 7 Ruff at Virkie. Sparrowhawk at Dalsetter.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Slavonian Grebe, 15 Snow Buntings, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Black Redstart, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Robin, Swift and Bar-tailed Godwit on Noss.

Slavonian Grebe off Noss (only the third record for the island) - Craig Nisbet

Out Skerries: Common Rosefinch, Redstart, 2 Whinchats, Whitethroat, Robin and 3 Song Thrushes.

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Strand.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Dalsetter.

Thursday 17th September

Unst: Citrine Wagtail at Norwick; also Common Redpoll, 4 Willow Warblers, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Whinchats there. Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Burrafirth; also Greenshank, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Redstarts there. Pallid Harrier still at Northdale; also Fieldfare, Redstart and Blackcap there. Common Rosefinch at Uyeasound. 50 Snow Buntings, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Barred Warblers, Hawfinch, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Kestrels, Water Rail, Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Whinchat and Spotted Flycatcher at Haroldswick.

Western Bonelli's Warbler and Greenshank at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Sumburgh Head; also Common Rosefinch, 5 Swifts, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher there. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Little Stint at Grutness. Barred Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Kestrel at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Little Gull at Virkie. Snow Bunting at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Whinchats at Fladdabister. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Garden Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Wester Quarff. Pied Flycatcher at Quarff. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap and 2 Song Thrushes at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, 3 Fieldfares and 2 Common Redpolls at Scousburgh.

Western Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh Head - Larry Dalziel; Little Gull at Virkie - Rob Fray; Little Stint at Grutness - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: 7 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Willow Warblers at Dale of Walls. Greenshank at Loch of Huxter, Sandness.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Snow Bunting, Black Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Robin, 2 Goldcrests and 3 Redstarts on Noss.

Yell: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Greenshank, Redstart and 6 Ruff at Burravoe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart, Garden Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Cullivoe. Knot at Kirk Loch.

Out Skerries: Yellow-browed Warbler, Snow Bunting, Redstart, 4 Whinchats, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and 2 Whitethroats.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Grey Wagtail at Toft.

Grey Wagtail at Toft - Roger Thomason

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Urafirth.

Foula: Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrels.

Kestrel on Foula - Jayne Smith

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Mossbank.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

Wednesday 16th September

Unst: Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Burrafirth.

Western Bonelli's Warbler at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes (1 photo), Mike Pennington (2 photos)

South Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler still at Sumburgh Head; also Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Snow Bunting, Blackcap, Whinchat, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Common Redpolls at Sumburgh. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister, Sandwick.

Whalsay: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (heard only), Icterine Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Redstarts, Siskin, Goldcrest, 2 Song Thrushes and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler, Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcaps and Willow Warbler at Hamister. Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap and 2 Willow Warblers at Marrister.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Robin, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Redstarts and 2 Spotted Flycatchers on Noss.

West Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Redstart at Norby.

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Mossbank.

Yell: Redstart and Garden Warbler at Cullivoe. 5 Ruff at Breckon. Hen Harrier at Mid Yell.

Insects: Brick trapped at Virkie.

Brick at Virkie - Rob Fray

Tuesday 15th September

Unst: Western Bonelli's Warbler at Burrafirth.

Western Bonelli's Warbler at Burrafirth - Rachel Cartwright

South Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh Head; also Sparrowhawk, 2 Redstarts, 2 Whinchats, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 4 Song Thrushes there. Barred Warbler and Blackcap at Toab. 2 Sandwich Terns, Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Sandpipers, Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Garganey, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 100 Swallows at Hillwell. Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap at Houlland, Sandwick.

Western Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Barred Warbler at Toab - Donald Robertson

Unst: Pallid Harrier at Northdale. Spotted Redshank, Knot and 6 Ruff at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Mounthooly Street, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Wood Warbler at Upper Voe.

Yell: Barred Warbler and Garden Warbler at Cullivoe. 4 Ruff at Breckon.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Black Redstart and Whinchat on Noss.

Yell: 2 Lesser Redpolls, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and 3 Ruff at Burravoe.

Out Skerries: Green Sandpiper, Black Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchats, Redstart, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrels.

Burra: Pied Flycatcher on Trondra.

Pied Flycatcher on Trondra - Tommy Isbister

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Mossbank.

Monday 14th September

Whalsay: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Skaw; also Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Little Stint, Little Gull and Redstart there.

South Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh Head; also Booted Warbler still at Sumburgh Quarry. Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint at Grutness.

Western Bonelli's Warbler at Sumburgh Head - George Petrie; Little Stint at Grutness - Jim Nicolson. This bird was colur-ringed on 6th September 2015 at Makkevika on the west coast of Norway on 6th September 2015

Bressay: Honey Buzzard and Barred Warbler on Noss.

Honey Buzzard on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Fetlar: Little Bunting, Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler, 6 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Willow Warblers.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, Redstart, 2 Whinchats, 3 Sparrowhawks, 3 Kestrels and 4 Willow Warblers.

Yell: Barred Warbler, Knot, Ruff and 10 Sanderling at Cullivoe. 6 Ruff at Breckon.

Barred Warbler at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Sunday 13th September

Whalsay: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Skaw; also Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Gull, Cuckoo, Song Thrush and 2 Whinchats there. Garden Warbler at Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Skibberhoull.

Unst: 2 juvenile Pallid Harriers at Northdale; also Common Rosefinch, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Kestrels there. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart, 2 House Martins and 2 Sanderling at Norwick. Greenshank, Knot, Whinchat and 2 Sparrowhawks at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk, Whinchat and Sanderling at Baltasound. Garden Warbler, Kestrel and Knot at Skaw. Kestrel at Caldback. Whinchat and 2 Sparrowhawks at Haroldswick.

Pallid Harrier at Northdale, Unst - Brydon Thomason

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Swarta Shun, Burravoe; also Red-backed Shrike, 2 Whinchats, Redstart, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and Ruff at Burravoe.

Long-billed Dowitcher at Burravoe - Gary Bell

South Mainland: Golden Oriole at Maywick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Little Stints at Grutness. Grey Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Little Stints at Virkie. 4 Ruff at Fleck. 40 Ruff, Peregrine and 7 Black-tailed Godwits at Old Scatness. Goldeneye and 2 Ruff at Scatness. Kestrel at Sumburgh. 14 Ruff, Peregrine and 2 Kestrels at Hillwell. Reed Warbler at Quendale. Pink-footed Goose at Spiggie. Sparrowhawk at Ocraquoy. Redstart at Geosetter. Redstart at Hoswick. Kestrel at Mossy Hill. Kestrel near Sandwick.

Sparrowhawk at Ocraquoy - George Petrie; Little Stints at Grutness - Donald Robertson (1 photo), Richard Ashbee (2 photos)

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, Green Sandpiper, 4 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks, Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Whinchats, 2 Redstarts, 6 Song Thrushes, 2 Fieldfares, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and 5 Willow Warblers.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Sandgarth, Voe .

Bressay: Barred Warbler on Noss. Redstart at Glebe Park. Willow Warbler at Voehead.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Isbister, North Roe.

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

Insects: Rush Veneer trapped at Virkie.

Saturday 12th September

Whalsay: Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Skaw; also Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Barred Warblers, Little Gull, Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap and 2 Song Thrushes there. Barred Warbler at Brough.

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

North Mainland: Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler still at Isbister, North Roe.

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Swarta Shun, Burravoe; also Red-backed Shrike, Long-eared Owl, Yellow-browed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Sand Martin, Ruff and Knot at Burravoe.

South Mainland: Booted Warbler still at Sumburgh; also 3 Little Stints, Kestrel and Redstart at Sumburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hestingott. 26 Ruff and 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Old Scatness. Grey Wagtail, 3 Song Thrushes, Robin, Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Swinister. 3 Willow Warblers at Hoswick. Blackcap at Setter, Sandwick. Garden Warbler at Scousburgh.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Goldcrest, 5 Song Thrushes and 3 Sparrowhawks on Noss. Kestrel and 3 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Green Sandpiper, Whitethroat, 4 Whinchats, 2 Redstarts, 2 Kestrels and 2 Sparrowhawks.

Fetlar: Common Rosefinch at Funzie.

Unst: Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Kestrel, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Whitethroat, 3 Sanderling and 2 Willow Warblers at Norwick. Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Sanderling at Skaw.

Friday 11th September

North Mainland: Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler at Isbister, North Roe; also a Yellow-browed Warbler there.

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Swarta Shun, Burravoe. Pink-footed Goose at West Sandwick. 5 Ruff at Breckon.

South Mainland: Booted Warbler still at Sumburgh; also Barred Warbler, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler and Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Pallid Harrier still at Hillwell. Kestrel at Gulberwick. Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Song Thrush and Robin at Swinister Burn.

Booted Warbler at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo); Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness - George Petrie

Whalsay: Red-breasted Flycatcher, 2 Barred Warblers, Yellow browed Warbler, Little Gull, Kestrel, 2 Whinchats, Garden Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Red-backed Shrike, Fieldfare, Redstart and Willow Warbler at Isbister. Pied Flycatcher and 2 Willow Warblers at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchats, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Tree Pipit, Fieldfare, Lesser Whitethroat, Knot, Garden Warbler and 5 Willow Warblers.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Redstarts, Whitethroat, Snow Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap, 3 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warblers on Noss.

Yellow-browed Warbler on Noss - Andy Denton

Fetlar: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Houbie. Barred Warbler at Funzie.

Unst: Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush, Fieldfare and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Sparrowhawk at Norwick.

Thursday 10th September

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Swarta Shun, Burravoe; also Red-backed Shrike at Burravoe. 4 Ruff at Breckon.

Long-billed Dowitcher at Burravoe - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Booted Warbler still at Sumburgh; also 2-3 Barred Warblers, Fieldfare and 2 Redstarts at Sumburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Dalsetter. Common Rosefinch at Exnaboe. Kestrel and 2 Whinchats at Hestingott. Fieldfare at Toab. Willow Warbler at Setter, Sandwick.

Booted Warbler at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington (2 photos), George Petrie (2 photos)

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Lamba Ness. Willow Warbler and 8 Ruff at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: Common Rosefinch, Red-backed Shrike, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Snow Bunting, Pied Flycatcher, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 2 Whinchats, Song Thrush, Lesser Whitethroat, Kestrel, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff and 8 Willow Warblers.

Bressay: Barred Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Redstart, Black Redstart, Snow Bunting, Blackcap, 4 Willow Warblers and 3 Ruff on Noss.

Barred Warbler on Noss - Andy Denton; Yellow Wagtail on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Whalsay: Barred Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush and 3 Willow Warblers at Skaw.

Wednesday 9th September

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher still at Swarta Shun, Burravoe; also a Ruff there.

Long-billed Dowitcher at Burravoe - Joe Petrie (1 photo), Logan Johnson (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

South Mainland: Booted Warbler at Sumburgh quarry. Pied Flycatcher at Toab. 8 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Out Skerries: Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Blackcap and 4 Willow Warblers.

Yellow-browed Warbler on Out Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick. Marsh Harrier at Graven.

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Lesser Whitethroat, Ruff and 2 Willow Warblers at Baltasound.

Burra: Barred Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs on Trondra.

Tuesday 8th September

Yell: Long-billed Dowitcher at Swarta Shun, Burravoe; also Red-backed Shrike and Snow Bunting at Burravoe. 11 Sanderling, 2 Knot and 9 Ruff at Breckon. Garden Warbler at Cullivoe.

Long-billed Dowitcher at Burravoe - Pete Cosgrove (1 photo), Roger Riddington (3 photos), Rory Tallack (2 photos)

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier still at Hillwell. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Out Skerries: Short-eared Owl.

Sea Mammals: 10 Risso's Dolphins past Point of Fethaland. 9 Risso's Dolphins past Dalsetter and later Compass Head.

Monday 7th September

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier still at Hillwell. Swift at Sumburgh Hotel. 3 Kestrels (one dead) at Sumburgh. Lesser Whitethroat at Scousburgh.

Yell: Wood Warbler at Gutcher. Ruff and Sanderling at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Cuckoo at Walls.

Cuckoo at Walls - Andrea Watt

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Upper Kergord.

Bressay: Willow Warbler at Voehead.

Sunday 6th September

South Mainland: juvenile male Pallid Harrier at Hillwell. Wood Warbler, Green Sandpiper and Pied Flycatcher at Quendale. 15 Ruff at Old Scatness. 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Peregrine and Pink-footed Goose at Fleck. Grey Wagtail, Song Thrush and Garden Warbler at Swinister Burn. 12 Ruff at Sandwick.

Wood Warbler at Quendale - Roger Riddington

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, 5 Knot and 10 Sanderling at Norwick. 18 Ruff at Westing. Pomarine Skua in Bluemull Sound.

Red-backed Shrike at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff at Breckon.

Saturday 5th September

South Mainland: American Golden Plover at Sandwick; also 11 Ruff there. Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush and Garden Warbler at Swinister Burn. Red-backed Shrike reported at Boddam.

American Golden Plover at Sandwick - Glen Tyler

Unst: Common Redpoll and Willow Warbler at Norwick.

Burra: Kestrel on Trondra.

Friday 4th September

Unst: Hoopoe at Norwick; also Common Redpoll, Willow Warbler, 10 Sanderling and 2 Knot at Norwick. Willow Warbler at Skaw.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Funzie.

Yell: Fieldfare at Gloup. 15 Ruff at Breckon.

Burra: Kestrel on Trondra.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Noss. Minke Whale off Skaw Taing, Whalsay.

Thursday 3rd September

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Levenwick. Common Rosefinch at Cunningsburgh. Kestrel at Boddam.

Common Rosefinch at Cunningsburgh - Alan Adamson

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Scalloway.

Wood Warbler at Scalloway - Anne Macdonald

Wednesday 2nd September

Yell: 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Barred Warbler, Common Redpoll, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Carrion Crow, 2 Greenshank and 16 Ruff at Burravoe.

South Mainland: Swift, 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Swift at Old Scatness.

Bressay: Pied Flycatcher at Voehead.

Insects: Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Levenwick.

Tuesday 1st September

South Mainland: 2 Pallid Harriers at Ringasta. Curlew Sandpiper at Boddam. 25 Swifts, Greenshank, 13 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Scatness. Pied Flycatcher at Virkie.

Pallid Harriers at Ringasta - Roger Riddington; Curlew Sandpiper at Boddam - Julie Redpath

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. Garden Warbler, 15 Ruff and 4 Sanderling at Cullivoe. 2 Ruff at Gloup.

Unst: Peregrine and 5 Ruff at Baltasound.

Sea Mammals: 2 Risso's Dolphins (adult with calf) off Belmont, Unst, this morning.

Monday 31st August

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Brake. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Icterine Warbler at Scousburgh. Wood Warbler at Hestingott. Greenshank and 20 Ruff at Virkie. 12 Knot at Scatness. Redstart at Levenwick.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick - Glen Tyler

Fetlar: Wryneck and Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamars Ness.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Whitethroat, 3 Ruff and 3 Whinchats at Skaw. Reed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Marrister.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. 2 Swifts and 15 Ruff at Breckon. 11 Ruff and 10 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Unst: Greenshank and Kestrel at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Grey Heron at Mossbank.

Sunday 30th August

South Mainland: 2 Pallid Harriers at Hillwell this evening (one of which was at Fleck earlier). Icterine Warbler at Scatness. Great Spotted Woodpecker and Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Kestrel at Boddam. 28 Back-tailed Godwits and 16 Ruff at Virkie. Curlew Sandpiper at Boddam.

Pallid Harrier at Hillwell - Roger Riddington

Yell: 10 Swifts, Reed Warbler, 4 Ruff, 10 Sanderling and 8 Bar-tailed Godwits at Cullivoe. 2 Ruff at Gloup.

Whalsay: Cuckoo at Hamister. 3 Swifts and 2 Knot at Skaw.

West Mainland: Peregrine at Bridge of Walls.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Lerwick.

Kestrel at Lerwick - Michelle Stove

Sea Mammals: 6-7 Risso's Dolphins off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Risso's Dolphins off Lamba Ness - Barry Broadbent

Saturday 29th August

Unst: Barred Warbler, Common Redpoll and 7 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Kestrel, Sanderling and 3 Swifts at Norwick. 9 Swifts, Garden Warbler and 2 Whinchats at Skaw. 2 Swifts at Haroldswick. Sanderling at Uyeasound.

Yell: Barred Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Whitethroat and 4 Whinchats at Skaw. Great Spotted Woodpecker still at Clate. Fieldfare at Huxter.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Greenhead, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Garden Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers at Scousburgh. 2 Grey Wagtails, Robin, 2 Whinchats, Linnet, Willow Warbler and 2 Garden Warblers at Swinister Burn. 4 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Hoswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Sandwick. 58 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Green Sandpiper and Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. Curlew Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper at Boddam. Whitethroat at Channerwick.

Lesser Whitethroat at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson; Curlew Sandpiper at Boddam - Roger Riddington

Friday 28th August

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler at Scousburgh; also Blackcap, Garden Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers there. Icterine Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Setter, Sandwick. Common Crossbill at Exnaboe. Pied Flycatcher at Hestingott.

Central Mainland: at least 4 Bee-eaters still at Veensgarth; also Red-backed Shrike there. Swift at Leog, Lerwick. Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at North Road, Lerwick.

Yell: Red-backed Shrike, Pied Flycatcher, Greenshank and Ruff at Burravoe.

Bressay: Barred Warbler on Noss.

Whalsay: Reed Warbler and 4 Swifts at Marrister. Cuckoo at Hamister. Cuckoo and 5 Whinchats at Skaw.

Burra: 2 Swifts on Trondra.

Out Skerries: 2 Kestrels.

Insects: Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Burravoe, Yell.

Sea Mammals: Basking Shark off Noss.

Thursday 27th August

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Durigarth; also Wood Warbler and Reed Bunting there. Icterine Warbler at Geosetter. Icterine Warbler at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike at Quendale. Kestrel at Sandwick.

Icterine Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton; Red-backed Shrike at Quendale - John Moncrieff

Central Mainland: 7 Bee-eaters still at Veensgarth.

Bee-eatera at Veensgarth - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Alan Adamson (1 photo); Whinchat at Veensgarth - Alan Adamson

Unst: Melodious Warbler still at Norwick; also 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Cuckoo, 3 Kestrels, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Whitethroat and Garden Warbler there. Swift at Haroldswick.

Melodious Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Kestrel at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Brough. Reed Warbler at Marrister.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher and Whitethroat at Gutcher. Whinchat and 3 Willow Warblers at Cullivoe. 2 Garden Warblers at Breckon.

Insects: 4 Convolvulus Hawk-moths on honeysuckle at Cullivoe, Yell during the evening.

Wednesday 26th August

Central Mainland: 7 Bee-eaters at Veensgarth; also Red-backed Shrike there. Garden Warbler at Mossbank.

Bee-eaters at Veensgarth - Paul Sclater (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Craig Nisbet (1 photo)

Unst: Melodious Warbler still at Norwick; also Red-backed Shrike, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler and 2 Common Redpolls there. Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Wood Warbler, Cuckoo, 3 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats, Garden Warbler, 13 Wood Pigeons, 11 Knot and 7 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. 2 Reed Warblers, Garden Warbler and Whitethroat at Clibberswick. Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Northdale.

Melodious Warbler at Norwick - Logan Johnson; Wood Warbler at Baltasound - Mike Pennington; Red-backed Shrike at Norwick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Citrine Wagtail still at Quendale. Spotted Redshank at Virkie. Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and 6 Willow Warblers at Toab. Garden Warbler at Sandwick. 5 Willow Warblers and 3 Garden Warblers at Scousburgh.

Burra: Wryneck, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Robin on Trondra.

Bressay: Barred Warbler and Little Stint on Noss.

Yell: Redstart at Cullivoe. Pied Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at West Sandwick. 2 Pied Flycatchers at West Yell. Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Windhouse.

Tuesday 25th August

Central Mainland: Lesser Grey Shrike at Lunna. Red-backed Shrike at Catfirth. Pied Flycatcher at Mossbank. 3 Ruff at North Nesting.

Red-backed Shrike at Catfirth - Mary Leask

Unst: Melodious Warbler, Greenish Warbler and Cuckoo at Norwick. Icterine Warbler at Haroldswick. Whitethroat at Baltasound.

Melodious Warbler at Norwick (2 photos) and Icterine Warbler at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

West Mainland: Arctic Warbler at Dale of Walls.

South Mainland: Citrine Wagtail at Quendale. Icterine Warbler and Redstart at Sumburgh Hotel. Sparrowhawk, 4 Whinchats, 2 Whitethroats, Garden Warbler and Kestrel at Sumburgh Farm, and Wryneck reported there. Icterine Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 2 Whinchats and 6 Willow Warblers at Exnaboe. Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat and 9 Willow Warblers at Toab. Pied Flycatcher at Virkie. Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Sandwick. Kestrel and 2 Cuckoos near Boddam.

Citrine Wagtail at Quendale - Roger Riddington; Icterine Warbler at Exnaboe and Cuckoo at Toab - Rob Fray

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Redshank, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Fieldfares, Garden Warbler, Ruff and 4 Whinchats at Skaw. 2 Cuckoos at Whitefield. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Clate. Whinchat and 4 Willow Warblers at Vevoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Marrister.

Bressay: Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart and 2 Reed Warblers on Noss.

Grasshopper Warbler on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Fetlar: Common Sandpiper at Funzie.

Insects: Great Brocade trapped at Lerwick. Great Brocade trapped at Baltasound.

Great Brocade at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Monday 24th August

West Mainland: female Black-headed Bunting briefly at Dale of Walls.

Whalsay: 2 Icterine Warblers, Green Sandpiper, Red backed Shrike, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whinchats, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 5 Garden Warblers at Skaw. Cuckoo and Red-backed Shrike at Skibberhoull. 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Knot and Lesser Whitethroat at Symbister. Bar-tailed Godwit and 5 Knot at Brough. Also 26 Willow Warblers on the island.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Gutcher. Common Rosefinch at Gloup. 19 Sanderling, Knot, 7 Ruff, Whinchat and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

Bressay: Barred Warbler on Noss.

North Mainland: Reed Warbler at Urafirth. Kestrel at Eshaness.

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Mossbank.

Pied Flycatcher at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

Sunday 23rd August

South Mainland: Pallid Harrier at Spiggie. Barred Warbler at Sumburgh Farm. Icterine Warbler at Grutness. Barred Warbler and 51 Knot at Virkie. Red-backed Shrike at Ringasta. Pied Flycatcher and Robin at Swinister Burn. Garden Warbler at Setter, Sandwick.

Barred Warbler at Sumburgh Farm - George Petrie; Red-backed Shrike at Ringasta - Alan Adamson

Bressay: Common Rosefinch and Barred Warbler on Noss.

Yell: Red-backed Shrike and Barred Warbler at Cullivoe.

Unst: Barred Warbler at Skaw. Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, Kestrel, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Whinchat and 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 11 Ruff and 6 Grey Herons at Haroldswick. Whinchat and 2 Fieldfares at Baltasound. Sanderling at Westing.

Pied Flycatcher at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Toft. Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher at Seafield, Lerwick. 5 Goosanders at East Voe of Scalloway. 3 Goosanders at Loch of Tingwall. 5 Goosanders at Whiteness Voe. Grey Wagtail at Kergord. Pied Flycatcher at Upper Kergord. Reed Warbler at Mossbank.

Marsh Harrier at Toft and Grey Wagtail at Kergord - Logan Johnson

West Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Norby. Kestrel near Walls.

North Mainland: Greenshank at Heylor.

Insects: Painted Lady at Upper Kergord. Painted Lady at Hamister, Whalsay. Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Mossbank.

Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Mossbank - Roger Thomason

Saturday 22nd August

South Mainland: Booted Warbler at Sumburgh Farm; also Icterine Warbler, Redstart, Kestrel, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 7 Willow Warblers, Fieldfare and 2 Whinchats at Sumburgh/Grutness. Icterine Warbler at Ocraquoy. Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher at Setter, Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat and Lesser Whitethroat at Exnaboe. Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchats, Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Knot and 2 Willow Warblers at Virkie. Pied Flycatcher at Toab. Whitethroat at Hestingott. 35 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Booted Warbler at Sumburgh Farm - Logan Johnson

Unst: Greenish Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Linnet and Willow Warbler at Norwick. Kestrel at Loch of Cliff. Grey Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Knot, Willow Warbler and 6 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Haroldswick. Pied Flycatcher at Northdale. Knot and 7 Sanderling at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Hobby at Twageos, Lerwick. 3 Willow Warblers at North Road, Lerwick. Reed Warbler at Mossbank.

Burra: 2 Wrynecks and 3 Greenfinches on Trondra.

Bressay: Common Rosefinch, Barred Warbler and Red-backed Shrike on Noss.

Yell: 9 Ruff at Breckon.

Insects: 2 Convolvulus Hawk-moths at Sandwick. Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Brough, Whalsay. Painted Lady at Loch of Cliff, Unst. Painted Lady at Skaw, Whalsay.

Convolvulus Hawk-moths at Sandwick - Gina Scanlon

Friday 21st August

Whalsay: 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Barred Warbler, Reed Warbler, 4 Swifts, 4 Whinchats, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Knot and a Ruff at Skaw. Wryneck, Reed Warbler, Bar tailed Godwit, Knot, Sanderling and a Swift at Brough. Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Livister. Whitethroat at Isbister. Also 24 Willow Warblers on the island.

Unst: 2 Common Rosefinches, Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warblers and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, 2 Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, Whinchat and 3 Willow Warblers at Norwick. Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Burrafirth. Pied Flycatcher at Haroldswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Baltasound.

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler, 6 Tree Sparrows, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whinchats and 2 Willow Warblers at Funzie.

Yell: Red-backed Shrike at Cullivoe. 17 Ruff at Breckon.

Bressay: Red-backed Shrike, 2 Barred Warblers, 27 Willow Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, 3 Whinchats, 2 Redstarts, Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Whimbrels, 3 Common Sandpipers, 28 Knot, 108 Turnstones and 3 Sanderling on Noss.

Red-backed Shrike on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Burra: Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Chiffchaff on Trondra.

Insects: Mother of Pearl trapped at Virkie.

Mother of Pearl at Virkie - Rob Fray

Sea Mammals: 3 Killer Whales from the Shetland-Aberdeen ferry near Sumburgh Head in the evening.

Thursday 20th August

South Mainland: adult Sabine's Gull at Sumburgh Airport. Black Tern at Hillwell. Wryneck at Loch of Brow. Wood Sandpiper and 31 Ruff at Scousburgh. Peregrine and Pied Flycatcher at Virkie. Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel at Sumburgh. Goosander at West Voe of Sumburgh. Swift at Old Scatness. Pied Flycatcher at Sandwick.

Wood Sandpiper and Ruff at Scousburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Greenish Warbler, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warblers at Norwick. Barred Warbler, 2 Common Rosefinches, Garden Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Swifts at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, 8 Whinchats, 3 Garden Warblers, Ruff, 2 Knot, 4 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Spotted
Flycatchers at Skaw. Wryneck at Houll. Reed Warbler at Hamister. Kestrel at Vatshoull. Red backed Shrike and Whitethroat at Isbister. Also 17 Willow Warblers on the island.

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler, Swift, 2 Common Sandpipers, Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Bar-tailed Godwit and 5 Knot at Funzie.

Bressay: Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers, 21 Willow Warblers, Reed Warbler, 2 Whinchats, 2 Whitethroats, 7 Pied Flycatchers, Greenshank, Ruff, 42 Knot, Purple Sandpiper and 91 Turnstones on Noss.

Burra: Crossbill, Pied Flycatcher and Reed Warbler on Trondra.

Wednesday 19th August

Unst: Greenish Warbler, 2 Common Redpolls, Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Norwick. Wryneck, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler at Skaw. Whinchat at Haroldswick.

Greenish Warbler at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: 3 Wrynecks, 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Icterine Warbler, 3 Garden Warblers, 3 Whinchats, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Ruff, 9 Knot and 2 Sanderlings at Skaw. 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Isbister. Sand Martin, Wryneck, Reed Warbler and Whinchat at Sandwick. Wood Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Houll. Also 17 Willow Warblers on the island.

Wryneck at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Bressay: Wryneck, Icterine Warbler, 2 Barred Warblers, 26 Willow Warblers, 13 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, Whinchat, Reed Warbler, Redstart, 63 Knot and 130 Turnstones on Noss.

Wryneck on Noss - Craig Nisbet

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike and Pied Flycatcher at Setter, Sandwick; also 3 Knot and 2 Willow Warblers at Sandwick. Barred Warbler, Grey Wagtail and 3 Willow Warblers at Swinister Burn. Icterine Warbler, 2 Redstarts, 5 Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, Reed Warbler, Whinchat, Kestrel, 5 Garden Warblers and 5 Willow Warblers at Sumburgh/Grutness. Red-backed Shrike and 16 Ruff at Hillwell. Cuckoo, Whitethroat, 2 Whinchats and 4 Willow Warblers at Quendale. Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 3 Whinchats and 4 Willow Warblers at Exnaboe. Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Whinchats at Hestingott. Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Ruff at Scousburgh.

Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Red-backed Shrike at Hillwell, and Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff at Scousburgh - George Petrie; Knot at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Insects: Painted Lady at Toab.

Tuesday 18th August

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, 2 Common Redpolls, 2 Willow Warblers and 12 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound. Garden Warbler at Skaw. Knot at Lamba Ness.

Red-backed Shrike at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Garden Warblers, 12 Willow Warblers and 7 Ruff at Skaw. Wood Warbler at Marrister. Pied Flycatcher at Isbister. Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler at Vevoe. Willow Warbler at Hamister. 2 Ruff at Burns.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Reed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Swifts, 5 Willow Warblers and 3 Garden Warblers at Sumburgh/Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Hestingott. Garden Warbler and 10 Ruff at Virkie. Kestrel, Ruff and 20 Black-tailed Godwits at Exnaboe. Garden Warbler and Willow Warbler at Sandwick.

Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Virkie - Jim Nicolson

Fetlar: Sand Martin and 12 Knot at Tresta. Sparrowhawk at Baelens. Wryneck and Pied Flycatcher at Funzie.

Wryneck at Funzie - Frances Hurley

Insects: Painted Lady at Sumburgh Head.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale, Basking Shark and 3+ Risso's Dolphins off Hermaness, Unst.

Monday 17th August

Unst: Barred Warbler, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Black-tailed Godwit at Skaw. Reed Warbler at Burrafirth. Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound. Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Haroldswick. Willow Warbler at Norwick.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper and 20 Ruff at Hillwell. 5 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher at Hestingott.

Central Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat at Loch of Clickimin.

Fetlar: Kestrel at Brough.

Whalsay: Cuckoo at Whitefield.

Sunday 16th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also Whinchat, Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warblers, Pied Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warblers, 20 Knot and 3 Purple Sandpipers on the island.

Paddyfield Warbler on Noss - Richard Ashbee

Unst: Barred Warbler at Skaw. Whinchat and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. 6 Ruff, 17 Knot and 2 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. 18 Knot at Lamba Ness. 3 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

Knot at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike at Hillwell. Wood Sandpiper at Scatness. 2 Greenshanks, 11 Ruff, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits and 13 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Willow Warbler at Ocraquoy. Willow Warbler at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Gremista, Lerwick.

Whalsay: 2 Reed Warblers at Hamister.

West Mainland: 8 Knot at Sand.

Saturday 15th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 10 Knot, 7 Sanderling, 2 Garden Warblers, 4 Willow Warblers, Whinchat and Pied Flycatcher on the island.

Wood Sandpiper on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Unst: Barred Warbler, Whinchat, Swift and Reed Warbler at Skaw. Greenshank and 2 Ruff at Haroldswick. 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Ruff, 9 Knot, Wood Pigeon and 3 Grey Herons at Baltasound.

Whalsay: 2 Hawfinches at Whitefield. Garden Warbler, Whinchat and 6 Willow Warblers at Skaw.

South Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Fladdabister. Willow Warbler at Ocraquoy. Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler and 10 Grey Herons at Hestingott. Kestrel at Sumburgh Head. 9 Grey Herons at Boddam.

Yell: 5 Ruff and 6 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Ruff at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Friday 14th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also Marsh Harrier on the island (first for Noss).

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Saltness. 3 Swifts and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw.

Yell: 3 Ruff at Breckon.

Thursday 13th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Unst: Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound. Ruff and 3 Knot at Lamba Ness.

Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Yell: 6 Knot at Vatsetter. 7 Sanderling at West Sandwick. Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Whimbrel at Vatsetter - Jim Nangle

South Mainland: 44 Knot, 315 Ringed Plovers, 272 Dunlin, 58 Sanderling, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff at Virkie.

Sea Mammals: Basking Shark off Brough, Fetlar. Basking Shark and 10 Risso's Dolphins off Uyeasound, Unst.

Basking Shark off Brough, Fetlar - Gary Bell

Insects: Peacock at Ocraquoy.

Peacock at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

Wednesday 12th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Unst: Ruff and 7 Black-tailed Godwits at Baltasound. Ruff, Knot and 12 Purple Sandpipers at Lamba Ness.

Knot and Purple Sandpiper at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 13 Ruff at Virkie.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Ubst - Rob Brookes

Tuesday 11th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Unst: 3 Greenshanks at Westing. Ruff at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Swinister Burn.

Monday 10th August

Burra: 2 Greenfinches on Trondra.

Unst: Peregrine at Haroldswick. Ruff at Lamba Ness.

Peregrine at Haroldswick and Ruff at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 109 Sanderling at Quendale. 9 Ruff at Virkie.

West Mainland: 7 Sanderling at Sand.

Sea Mammals: Minke Whale in Yell Sound.

Minke Whale in Yell Sound - Ian Towriess

Sunday 9th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: Greenshank, 48 Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Greenshank and 5 Ruff at Toab. 3 Ruff and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Scatness.

Whalsay: Whitethroat at Whitefield.

Saturday 8th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: 2 Little Stints, Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 12 Knot and 48 Sanderling at Virkie. Little Stint at Grutness.

Unst: 2 Ruff at Lamba Ness. Swift at Norwick.

Whalsay: Whitethroat at Whitefield.

Friday 7th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Whalsay: Whitethroat at Whitefield.

Insects: Bedstraw Hawk-moth trapped at Virkie.

Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Virkie - Rob Fray

Thursday 6th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper at Scatness. 38 Knot at Virkie. 4 Ruff at Scousburgh.

Wood Sandpiper at Scatness - George Petrie; Ruff at Scousburgh - David Anderson

West Mainland: Cuckoo at Murraster. 2 Sanderling at Sand. Grey Heron at Semblister Loch.

Unst: Ruff at Lamba Ness.

Whalsay: Whitethroat at Whitefield.

Insects: Garden Tiger at Brae.

Wednesday 5th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also 12 Sanderling, 4 Knot, 53 Turnstones and 2 Willow Warblers on the island.

South Mainland: Spotted Redshank at Hillwell. Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Stints, Greenshank and 9 Ruff at Scatness. Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Knot at Virkie. 63 Sanderling at Grutness. Swift at Toab.

Wood Sandpiper at Scatness - Roger Riddington

Unst: 3 Ruff at Baltasound.

Tuesday 4th August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also Green Sandpiper on the island.

Whalsay: Redstart and Knot at Skaw. 2 Ruff and 2 Knot at Brough.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper and 4 Ruff at Scatness. 55 Knot at Virkie.

Monday 3rd August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and 4 Knot at Virkie. 2 Ruff at Scatness.

Yell: Swift at Cullivoe. Barnacle Goose at West Sandwick.

Sunday 2nd August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: 34 Ruff at Scatness. Willow Warbler at Scousburgh.

Saturday 1st August

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: 7 Ruff at Scatness.

Whalsay: 2 Ruff.

Friday 31st July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Gremista.

South Mainland: Willow Warbler at Scousburgh.

Thursday 30th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: 7 Ruff at Scatness.

Wednesday 29th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss; also Black Redstart on the island.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Compass Head.

Tuesday 28th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Paddyfield Warbler on Noss - Craig Nisbet

South Mainland: 2 Green Sandpipers at Virkie.

Monday 27th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Central Mainland: Storm Petrel killed by a cat at Toft.

Sunday 26th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Central Mainland: Storm Petrel found dead at Graven.

Saturday 25th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

Paddyfield Warbler on Noss - Craig Nisbet

South Mainland: 15 Sanderling at Grutness.

Friday 24th July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

West Mainland: Common Crossbill at Skeld.

Thursday 23rd July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler still on Noss.

South Mainland: Red-necked Phalarope at Dalsetter.

Wednesday 22nd July

Bressay: Paddyfield Warbler on Noss.

South Mainland: 38 Sanderling at Grutness.

Insects: Magpie Moth trapped at Virkie.

Magpie Moth at Virkie - Rob Fray

Tuesday 21st July

Whalsay: Golden Oriole at Hamister.

Bressay: Cuckoo at Gorie.

Cuckoo at Borie, Bressay - Andrew Harrop

Unst: Common Sandpiper at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: 29 Knot, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits and 16 Sanderling at Virkie.

Fetlar: Long-tailed Duck at Tresta.

Monday 20th July

Central Mainland: 2 Chiffchaffs singing at Busta House, Brae.

West Mainland: several Common Redpolls at Sand. 6 Siskins at Aith.

Sunday 19th July

South Mainland: Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Hotel.

West Mainland: 2 Common Redpolls at Aith. Common Redpoll at Burrastow.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Montfield, Lerwick.

Saturday 18th July

Unst: Green Sandpiper at Lamba Ness.

Great Northern Diver at Uyeasound - Andy Gear

South Mainland: 121 Sanderling at Grutness.

Bressay: 7 Sanderling and 4 Knot on Noss.

Whalsay: 8 Knot at Vevoe. 2 Sanderling at Skaw. 2 Sanderling at Brough.

Fetlar: 2 Sanderling.

Insects: Aethes smeathmanniana trapped at Virkie.

Aethes smeathmanniana at Virkie - Rob Fray

Friday 17th July

South Mainland: 17 Knot at Virkie. 3 recently fledged juvenile Common Redpolls at Gulberwick.

Red-necked Phalaropes at Loch of Funzie, Fetlar - Frances Hurley

Thursday 16th July

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff singing at King Harald Street, Lerwick.

South Mainland: House Martin at Fladdabister.

Whalsay: Chiffchaff singing at Symbister.

Wednesday 15th July

South Mainland: Common Redpoll at Virkie.

Unst: Chiffchaff singing at Norwick.

Burra: pair of Shelducks with 5 young at Houss, East Burra.

Tuesday 14th July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Common Crossbill, 3 Sanderling, 2 Knot and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Whalsay: Bar-tailed Godwit at Skaw. Chiffchaff singing at Gardentown.

Monday 13th July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Law Lane, Lerwick.

West Mainland: 4 Common Crossbills and 2 Willow Warblers at Sand; also a pair of Common Redpolls with 2 fledged young there.

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern, Sanderling, 2 Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Greenshank at Scatness.

Sunday 12th July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Leog, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 2 Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Saturday 11th July

Yell: 3 Knot at Cullivoe.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Hunchibanks, Bressay.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth on Bressay - John Bateson

Friday 10th July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow still at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Common Crossbill at Toab. House Martin at Old Scatness.

Thursday 9th July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Red-rumped Swallow at Lerwick - Rebecca Nason

South Mainland: 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. House Martin at Hillwell.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Lerwick - Rebecca Nason

Wednesday 8th July

No news received today.

Tuesday 7th July

No news received today.

Monday 6th July

Unst: Storm Petrel offshore north of the island.

South Mainland: Swift at Sumburgh Hotel.

Sunday 5th July

South Mainland: Hobby at Scatness. Kestrel at Clumlie. Common Redpoll at Setter, Sandwick.

Saturday 4th July

Papa Stour: Common Crossbill.

Common Crossbill on Papa Stour - Barry Broadbent

Friday 3rd July

West Mainland: 4 Common Crossbills, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Common Redpoll at Gairdins of Sand.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Gardentown, Whalsay.

Thursday 2nd July

Central Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Law Lane, Lerwick. Chiffchaff at King Harald Street, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Hobby at Setter, Sandwick.

Yell: Common Crossbill and Chiffchaff at Windhouse.

Whalsay: Common Crossbill at Skaw.

Wednesday 1st July

Unst: Hobby at Colvadale.

Burra: 2 Common Crossbills at Hamnavoe. Common Swift on Trondra.

Yell: Common Crossbill at Mid Yell. Collared Dove at Cullivoe.

Tuesday 30th June

South Mainland: 3 Common Crossbills at Sumburgh Head. Chiffchaff at Grutness.

North Mainland: 4 Common Crossbills at Busta House.

Whalsay: Hobby roosting on a window sill at Symbister.

Hobby at Symbister, Whalsay - Ian Reid

Yell: Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at South Nesting.

Monday 29th June

North Mainland: Common Crossbill at Mossbank.

South Mainland: first-summer Hobby at Sumburgh Head briefly. Red-backed Shrike at Virkie.

Fetlar: Common Swift.

Whalsay: Common Swift at Skaw.

Sunday 28th June

Central Mainland: Robin and Chiffchaff at Helendale, Lerwick.

Unst: Two Redpolls and a Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw.

Burra: Juvenile Common Crossbill still on Trondra.

Whalsay: 2 Common Swifts at Tripwell.

South Mainland: Common Swift at Spiggie.

Saturday 27th June

Central Mainland: Swift at Sandy Loch, Lerwick. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Helendale, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Little Gull at Spiggie. 2 Chiffchaffs and Willow Warbler at Swinister Burn. Whitethroat at Setter, Sandwick.

Burra: Juvenile Common Crossbill still on Trondra.

Friday 26th June

Unst: 3 House Martins, 2 Swifts and at least 6 Swallows at Haroldswick.

Burra: Juvenile Common Crossbill on Trondra.

Thursday 25th June

South Mainland: Turtle Dove at Levenwick. Blackcap at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver reported at Lunna.

Wednesday 24th June

Unst: Female King Eider still at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: Nightjar at Sandgarth.

Tuesday 23rd June

Unst: Female King Eider still at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler at Norwick. 2 Sanderlings at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Lerwick.

Monday 22nd June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler and female King Eider still at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Common Crossbills at Sumburgh.

Sunday 21st June

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Sumburgh. 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and Spotted Flycatcher at Virkie. Robin at Swinister, Sandwick.

Central MainlandShelduck at Seafield, Lerwick.

Bressay: Parti-coloured Bat found moribund.

Parti-coloured Bat on Bressay - Vee from Shetland Spa

Saturday 20th June

Whalsay: Eyebrowed Thrush at Symbister.

Eyebrowed Thrush at Symbister, Whalsay - Carolyn Simpson

Unst: Great Reed Warbler and Marsh Warbler at Baltasound. Sand Martin at Haroldswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Northdale.

Out Skerries: male Brambling.

Central Mainland: 2 singing Chiffchaffs in Lerwick. Shelduck at Seafield, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Little Gull at Spiggie. 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps around Hoswick and Swinister.

Friday 19th June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler still at Baltasound.

Fetlar: Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff at Houbie.

Yell: Garden Warbler at North Sandwick. 3 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 2 Chiffchaffs at Voehead.

Thursday 18th June

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Houbie.

Yell: 5 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Foula: 6 Collared Doves at the school.

Wednesday 17th June

Fetlar: Garden Warbler and Marsh Warbler.

South Mainland: Blackcap, Willow Warbler and 5 Wood Pigeons at Sandwick.

Whalsay: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Skaw.

Yell: 9 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Foula: 6 Collared Doves at the school.

Tuesday 16th June

Fetlar: Swainson's Thrush at Houbie, also 2 Icterine Warblers there. Marsh Warbler at Funzie.

Swainson's Thrush, Icterine Warbler and Marsh Warbler on Fetlar - Chris Townend

North Mainland: White-billed Diver still at Hamnavoe, Eshaness.

White-billed Diver at Eshaness - Roger Riddington

Monday 15th June

North Mainland: White-billed Diver still at Hamnavoe, Eshaness.

White-billed Diver at Eshaness - Jim Nicolson

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Houbie. Red-backed Shrike at Tresta. Also, Short-eared Owl, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Swallow and 3 House Martins on the island.

Unst: Golden Oriole still at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat in Lerwick.

Sunday 14th June

Unst: King Eider relocated briefly at Haroldswick. Nightjar at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike and Common Rosefinch at Norwick.

Nightjar at Baltasound - Mike Pennington; King and Common Eiders at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Hawfinch and Chiffchaff at Swinister.

Central Mainland: 3 singing Chiffchaffs in Lerwick.

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler and Garden Warbler.

Whalsay: Red-necked Phalarope at Skaw.

Yell: 13 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Saturday 13th June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler still at Baltasound, along with Blackcap and 3 Sanderlings. Garden Warbler at Haroldswick. Sanderling at Norwick. 4 Sanderlings at Skaw.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. Marsh Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Siskin at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike, Chiffchaff and 3 Sanderlings at Grutness.

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl.

Short-eared Owl on Fetlar - Roger Ridley

Bressay: 4 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Friday 12th June

Unst: Bee-eater and 3 Red-backed Shrikes at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Icterine Warbler at Hamister.  Also 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Swallows, 15 Mute Swans, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Common Redstart on the island.

Yell: 5 Sanderlings at Gutcher.

South Mainland: 2 Hawfinches at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Goosanders at Scalloway.

Goosanders at Scalloway - Jim Nangle

Thursday 11th June

Unst: Bonaparte's Gull briefly at Skaw.  Bee-eater at Haroldswick and Halligarth.

Bee-eater at Baltasound - George Petrie (1 photo), Rob Brookes (2 photos); Bonaparte's Gull at Skaw - Roger Ridley

Central Mainland: 2 Marsh Warblers at Clickimin, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Canada Goose at Scatness. Quail at Swinister, Sandwick.

Canada Goose at Scatness - Roger Riddington

Bressay: Icterine Warbler on Noss.

Icterine Warbler on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Wednesday 10th June

Unst: King Eider and Bee-eater at Baltasound.

Burra: Hawfinch on Trondra.

Tuesday 9th June

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff, 2 Common Redpoll and Blackcap at Helendale, Lerwick. Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Frakkafield.

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Garganey at Hillwell. Red-backed Shrike at Boddam.

Unst: female King Eider and Nightjar still at Baltasound. Also Golden Oriole, Turtle Dove, 2 Marsh Warblers, 2 Quail and Whitethroat on the island.

Golden Oriole at Baltasound - Brydon Thomason

Whalsay: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes briefly at Vatshoull.  Also 11 Mute Swans, 4 Chiffchaffs, Swallow, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and 2 Spotted Flycatchers on the island.

Monday 8th June

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler at Skaw. Common Rosefinch at Hamister. Also 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Siskins, 3 Whitethroats, Blackcap and a Woodpigeon on the island.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Quail, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler at Swinister Burn. Marsh Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Icterine Warbler at Grutness.

Unst: female King Eider, Great Reed Warbler, Nightjar, Turtle Dove, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler at Baltasound. Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Haroldswick. Spotted Flycatcher at Northdale. 5 Sanderlings and Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Foula: Willow Warbler and 2 Siskins at the school.

Sunday 7th June

Unst: Female King Eider at Baltasound. Hobby at Muness. Grey-headed Wagtail at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Crossbill, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Siskin and Robin at Kergord.

North Mainland3 Siskins at Brae.

Saturday 6th June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Quail at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler and Red-backed Shrike at Skaw. 2 Icterine Warblers and Red-backed Shrike at Norwick. Reed Warbler at Haroldswick.

Out Skerries: new Greenish Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Reed Warbler, Chaffinch, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Chiffchaffs, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redpoll, Blackcap, Swallow and 15 Mute Swans.

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Icterine Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Swinister. Reed Bunting and Chiffchaff at Hoswick. At least 2 Icterine Warblers and 2 Shovelers at Grutness. Garganey, Pintail, 2 Gadwalls and 3 Shovelers at Hillwell. Little Grebe at Spiggie. Cuckoo at Clevigarth. Red-backed Shrike, Bluethroat, Barnacle Goose and Sedge Warbler at Boddam. Spotted Flycatcher at Levenwick.

Central Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Mossbank. Icterine Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Helendale. Spotted Flycatcher at Griesta, Tingwall.

West Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redpoll at Gairdins o' Sand.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick. Black Redstart at Brough. Sedge Warbler at Skaw. Also 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Siskins, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat and  Common Redstart on the island.

Yell: Icterine Warbler at Mid Yell. Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Common Whitethroat at Gutcher. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: pod of Killer Whales went north through Lerwick harbour early evening.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth in Lerwick, wide scatter of Silver Ys and a few migrant hoverflies (Episyrphus balteatus).

Friday 5th June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Foula: Greenish Warbler, 2 Common Rosefinches, 6 Canada Geese, Wood Warbler, Icterine Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers, Sedge Warbler, 4 Willow Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Short-eared Owl, 2 Tree Pipits, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats and Common Sandpiper.

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Swinister, Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Swining. Icterine Warbler at Helendale. House Martin at Tingwall.

North Mainland: White-billed Diver at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Gairdins o' Sand.

Bressay: Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat and 4 Spotted Flycatchers on Noss.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Black Redstart, Sand Martin, Reed Bunting, 3 Siskins, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Swallows and 7 Pink-footed Geese.

Wednesday 4th June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler, 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Wood Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl and 2 Garden Warblers at Haroldswick. Icterine Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Brambling at Norwick. Marsh Warbler at Burrafirth.

Foula: 2 Icterine Warblers, Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff,  3 Garden Warblers, Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser whitethroats, Common Redpoll, 3 Collared Doves, 6 House Martins, 6 Canada Geese, Wood Sandpiper, 5 Pink-footed Geese and Wood Warbler.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler, Common Redpoll, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs, Swallow and House Martin.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Helendale. Reed Bunting and Hawfinch at Brae.

Wednesday 3rd June

Unst: Great Reed Warbler, 3 Red-backed Shrikes and Reed Warbler at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike and Common Whitethroat at Northdale. Pied Flycatcher and 3 Sanderlings at Norwick.

Great Reed Warbler at Baltasound - Brydon Thomason

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch, Icterine Warbler and Garden Warbler at Setterbrae, Spiggie. 2 Sand Martins and Iceland Gull at Spiggie. Icterine Warbler and 10 Collared Doves at Quendale. Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff and 32 Sanderlings at Grutness. Pied Flycatcher, House Martin, Chiffchaff and Robin at Sumburgh. Common Redstart at Hestingott. Iceland Gull at Rerwick. Spotted Flycatcher at Geosetter. 2 Common Rosefinches, Icterine Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Virkie. Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and Common Whitethroat at Sumburgh Farm.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaffs, Collared Dove, 3 Pied/White Wagtails and a Reed Bunting.

Yell: Redwing at Gutcher. Lesser Whitethroat at West Sandwick.

Tuesday 2nd June

Unst: Greenish Warbler at Skaw along with Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Reed Bunting, 2 Sedge Warblers and Lesser Whitethroat. Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler, 2 Hawfinches and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Norwick. 3 Red-backed Shrikes, Icterine Warbler and Sedge Warbler at Northdale. Bluethroat and Red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler, Golden Oriole, Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler and 5 Gadwalls at Baltasound. Also a scatter of Spotted Flycatchers, Garden Warblers, Blackcaps etc.

Red-backed Shrike on Unst - Rob Brookes; Greenish Warbler, Spotted Flycatchers and Red-backed Shrike on Unst - Mike Pennington

Out Skerries: Greenish Warbler, Icterine Warbler, 2 Bluethroats, 9 Spotted Flycatchers, Common Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Tree Pipits, 5 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Swallows and 3 Pied/White Wagtails.

Greenish Warbler, Bluethroat and Spotted Flycatcher on Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

Whalsay: Icterine Warblers at Skaw, Lubba and Marrister. Red-backed Shrikes at Skaw, Sandwick and Isbister. Bluethroat at Isbister. Also 8 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps and a Garden Warbler on the island.

Icterine Warbler and Bluethroat on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

South Mainland: 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Geosetter. 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Quendale. Little Grebe, Shoveler and 18 Swallows at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at the head of Dury Voe. 5 Siskins, 2 Common Redpolls, Goldcrest, Hawfinch, Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, 7 Common Crossbills, 2 Wood Pigeons at Voe.

Common Crossbills at Voe - Jim Nicolson (1 photo), Rebecca Nason (1 photo)

North Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Eshaness.

Icterine Warbler at Eshaness - Jim Nicolson

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl and Spotted Flycatcher.

Yell: 13 Sanderlings at Cullivoe. Siskin, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Spotted Flycatcher at Voehead.

Monday 1st June

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks still present at Hillwell plus Quail, Iceland Gull, Pintail, 2 Wigeons, House Martin and 5 Swallows. 2 Spotted Flycatchers and Common Whitethroat at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Virkie. 3 Spotted Flycatchers at Quendale. Chiffchaff and Robin at Sumburgh Head. 20 Swallows and a House Martin at Spiggie.

Spotted Flycatcher at Grutness - Donald Robertson

Bressay: Bluethroat and Spotted Flycatcher on Noss.

Bluethroat on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Out Skerries: freshly dead Wryneck, Whinchat, 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Swallows and White Wagtail.

Dead Wryneck on Out Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

Unst: Golden Oriole, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Siskin and 5 Gadwalls at Baltasound. Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw.

Whalsay: 8 Spotted Flycatchers, Tree Pipit, 2 Wood Pigeons, Collared Dove, male Ruff and Common Redstart.

Yell: Collared Dove and Siskin at Mid Yell.

Foula: feral British-type Canada Goose.

Sunday 31st May

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss and Bluethroat, House Martin and Chiffchaff also there.

South Mainland: male Gadwall, pair of Shovelers, male Ring-necked Duck, male Pintail, male Garganey and 10 Whooper Swans at Loch of Hillwell. Shoveler at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Frakkafield. Chiffchaff and Redwing at Helendale. Black-tailed Godwit at Strand. House Martin at Loch of Tingwall.

Out Skerries: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaffs, Swallow and White Wagtail.

Foula: feral British-type Canada Goose.

Unst: 3 Common Redpolls, Common Scoter, Pintail and 5 Gadwall at Baltasound. Sand Martin at Norwick.

Common Redpoll at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Saturday 30th May

Unst: small race Canada Goose (maybe interior), Golden Oriole, 2 Common Redpolls, Common Scoter and 5 Gadwall at Baltasound.

small race Canada Goose at Baltasound - Roger Riddington

South Mainland: male Ring-necked Duck and Garganey at Hillwell. Garden Warbler and 2 Long-tailed Ducks at Noness. Common Redpoll and Chiffchaff at Sandwick.

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Eshaness.

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Swallow and White Wagtail.

Foula: feral British-type Canada Goose.

Canada Goose on Foula - Jayne Smith

Yell: Blackcap at Gutcher.

feral Barnacle Goose on nest on Yell - Hazel Robertson

Friday 29th May

Unst: male Rustic Bunting, small race Canada Goose (maybe interior), Barnacle Goose and 4 Gadwall at Baltasound.

North Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Snow Bunting at Eshaness.

Out Skerries: Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, White Wagtail and Swallow.

Yell: 2 Collared Doves and a Siskin at Gutcher. 8 Sanderlings and a House Martin at Cullivoe.

Foula: Carrion Crow.

Thursday 28th May

Unst: male Rustic Bunting, female Western Subalpine Warbler (heard to call once) and small race Canada Goose (maybe interior) at Baltasound, along with Hobby and 4 Gadwall. 2 Pintail and female Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail at Haroldswick.

Western Subalpine Warbler and Rustic Bunting at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Whalsay: Hobby, Tree Pipit and colour-ringed Turnstone  at Skaw. Brambling at Hamister.

South Mainland: male Ring-necked Duck at Hillwell. Little Gull and and Iceland Gull at Spiggie.

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss.

Out Skerries: Blackcap, 3 Swallows and 7 Pink-footed Geese.

Yell: House Martin at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: 2 Swallows at North Roe.

Central Mainland: singing Chiffchaff in Lerwick.

West Mainland: Willow Warbler at Gairdens o' Sand.

Wednesday 27th May

Unst: elusive male Rustic Bunting and small race Canada Goose (maybe interior) at Baltasound, along with 4 Gadwall and Pintail. Small race Canada Goose (maybe parvipes) at Haroldswick.

small race Canada Goose at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks and Iceland Gull at Hillwell.

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss.

Whalsay: German-ringed Brambling at Hamister. Tree Pipit at Skaw.

Brambling on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Central Mainland: 4 Wood Pigeons, Chiffchaff and 3 Swallows at Helendale, Lerwick.

Out Skerries: White Wagtail and 7 Pink-footed Geese.

Shelducks at Boddam - George Petrie

Tuesday 26th May

Unst: small race Canada Goose (maybe parvipes) at Haroldswick, along with 4 Gadwall and Yellow Wagtail (probably Blue-headed). Pintail, 6 Wigeon, Chiffchaff, 3 Common Redpolls and 5 Tree Sparrows at Baltasound. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound.

small race Canada Goose at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes (one photo); Mike Pennington (4 photos)

Whalsay: Iceland Gull still at Symbister.

Iceland Gull on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Bressay: Blackcap and Wood Pigeon at Voehead.

Burra: 5 Pomarine Skuas.

Out Skerries: Wood Pigeon and 7 Pink-footed Geese.

Monday 25th May

Unst: female Subalpine Warbler briefly at Baltasound, along with Pintail and 6 Tree Sparrows. Bluethroat at Hermaness. About 20 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Common Scoter at Lund. 11 Sanderlings at Easting.

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks at Loch of Hillwell.

Out Skerries: Wryneck, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler, 5 Swallows, 2 White Wagtails, Blackcap, Robin and 7 Pink-footed Geese.

Wryneck on Out Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

West Mainland: Pomarine Skua, 4 Long-tailed Skuas and Manx Shearwater.

Central Mainland: Blackcap and Robin at Kergord. Pair of Scaup at Loch of Tingwall.

Sea Mammals: 6 Killer Whales between Gulberwick and the Bard, Bressay at 22:00. At least one Risso’s Dolphin off Wats Ness.

Sunday 24th May

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss.

Unst: 2 Sanderlings, Black Redstart and 2 Grey Wagtails at Skaw. 3 Sanderlings at Norwick. Greenshank and Wood Sandpiper at Haroldswick. 2 Shelducks and PIntail at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull and Linnet at Uyeasound.

Out Skerries: Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, 4 Swallows and 3 House Martins.

Yell: Chiffchaff and 8 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sea Mammals: 6 Killer Whales past Norwick on Unst.

Saturday 23rd May

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks at Hillwell. Sedge Warbler, 2 Knots, 38 Sanderlings and Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie.

Shelducks at Boddam - Jim Nicolson

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss.

Common Nightingale on Noss - Larry Dalziel

Out Skerries: female Bluethroat, Sand Martin, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Tree Sparrows, White Wagtail, Swallow and Robin.

Unst: 4 Tree Sparrows and Pintail at Baltasound. Yellow Wagtail and Sedge Warbler at Haroldswick. Pintail and 2 Grey Wagtails at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Strand.

Yell: 7 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Friday 22nd May

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks at Hillwell. Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. 40 Sanderlings at Grutness. Garganey at Hillwell. 2 Common Scoters, Little Gull and 6 Gadwalls at Spiggie. 83 Sanderlings and 3 Knots at Virkie.

Unst: 8 Tree Sparrows and Pintail at Baltasound. Yellow Wagtail and 2 Tree Sparrows at Haroldswick.

Burra: 3 Pomarine Skuas off West Burra.

Thursday 21st May

Unst: Hoopoe at Clibberswick. Golden Oriole, 3 Tree Sparrows and 3 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Garganey at Haroldswick. 3 Sanderlings at Norwick.

Garganey at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Bressay: Common Nightingale still on Noss.

South Mainland: 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks at Hillwell as well as 3 Pintails, 2 Shovelers and an Iceland Gull. Pink-footed Goose, 6 Gadwalls and a Swift at Spiggie. Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. Little Gull at Boddam.

Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh - Alan Adamson

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Scalloway.

Wednesday 20th May

Unst: Hoopoe at Clibberswick. 19 Tree Sparrows, Cuckoo, Carrion Crow, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Norwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

Yell: 15 Pomarine Skuas past Burravoe. Redwing at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Brettabister, Nesting. Greenfinch at Scalloway.

Greenfinch at Scalloway - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Little Egret at Hillwell. Pied Flycatcher at Setter, Sandwick. 2 Siskins at Toab. Little Gull, House Martin and 2 Gadwall at Spiggie. 2 Swifts at Clumlie. Kestrel at Scousburgh.

West Mainland: Common Redpoll, Willow Warbler and 2 Wood Pigeons at Sand.

North Mainland: 10 Pomarine Skuas at Breiwick, Eshaness.

Fetlar: male Garganey at Funzie.

Tuesday 19th May

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Sumburgh. Little Egret, 2 drake Ring-necked Ducks, Iceland Gu