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May

SPECIES

NO.

Age & sex

LOCALITY

DATE

Dark-eyed Junco

1

 

Foula

01/05/1966

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

 

Fair Isle

01/05/1999

Dark-eyed Junco

1

first-summer male Out Skerries 01/05/2003

Purple Heron

1

second-summer

Fair Isle

02/05/1969

Little Egret

1

 

near Loch of Huxter, Sandness

02/05/1970

Little Ringed Plover

1

 

Pool of Virkie

02/05/1983

Little Egret

1

 

Dam Loch, Uyeasound

02/05/2000

Black Stork

1

 

Loch of Hillwell

03/05/1977

Little Tern

1

 

West Voe of Sumburgh

03/05/1990

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

 

Loch of Gards

03/05/1999

Marsh Sandpiper

1

 

Strand Loch

04/05/1969

Savi's Warbler

1

 

Fair Isle

04/05/1993

Montagu's Harrier

1

male

Loch of Spiggie

05/05/1954

Montagu's Harrier

1

male

Sumburgh

06/05/1982

Dark-eyed Junco

1

male

Out Skerries

07/05/1969

Golden Eagle

1

 

Unst

08/05/1965

Night Heron

1

adult

Burrafirth, Unst

08/05/1981

Steller's Eider

1

female

Fair Isle

09/05/1971

Wilson's Phalarope

1

female

Strand Loch

09/05/1975

White-winged Black Tern

1

adult

Fair Isle

09/05/1982

Lesser Scaup

1

first-year male

Loch of Spiggie

09/05/1993

Scops Owl

1

female

Foula

10/05/1926

Dark-eyed Junco

1

male

Foula

10/05/1967

Franklin's Gull

1

second-winter

Loch of Spiggie

10/05/1990

Little Tern

1

 

Pool of Virkie

10/05/1998

Sardinian Warbler

1

 

Sumburgh

10/05/1998

White-throated Sparrow

1

  Brough Lodge, Fetlar 10/05/2003

Baillon's Crake

1

female

Fair Isle

11/05/1929

Collared Flycatcher

1

adult male

Whalsay

11/05/1947

Little Crake

1

male

Fair Isle

11/05/1970

Little Egret

1

 

Lochs of Hillwell and Spiggie

11/05/1989

Isabelline Shrike

1

adult male

Fair Isle

12/05/1960

Roseate Tern

1

 

West Voe of Sumburgh

12/05/1978

Roseate Tern

1

 

Fair Isle

12/05/1988

Little Ringed Plover

1

 

Loch of Gards

12/05/2002

Collared Flycatcher

1

male

Out Skerries

13/05/1975

Purple Heron

1

 

Sinna Water, Northmavine

13/05/1977

White-winged Black Tern

1

adult

Walls

13/05/1982

Semipalmated Sandpiper

1

 

Fair Isle

13/05/1992

Alpine Swift

1

 

Fetlar

13/05/1999

Calandra Lark

1

 

Fair Isle

13/05/2000

Black Duck

1

male

Loch of Hillwell

13/05/2002

Western Bonelli's Warbler

1

  Scatness 13/05/2003

Savi's Warbler

2

female

Fair Isle

14/05/1908

Albatross sp.

1

immature

Fair Isle

14/05/1949

Kentish Plover

1

 

Fair Isle

14/05/1949

White Stork

1

 

Ollaberry

14/05/1977

Scops Owl

1

 

Cunningsburgh

14/05/2000

Little Egret

1

 

Loch of Spiggie

15/05/1954

Little Tern

1

 

Sound, Lerwick

15/05/1975

White-crowned Sparrow

1

 

Fair Isle

15/05/1977

Night Heron

1

second-summer

Haroldswick and Baltasound

15/05/1987

Black Kite

1

 

Kergord

15/05/1997

Franklin's Gull

1

first-summer

Loch of Hillwell

15/05/1998

Little Tern

1

 

Bay of Quendale

16/05/1992

Common Yellowthroat

1

1st-summer female

Baltasound, Unst

16/05/1997

Calandra Lark

1

 

Fair Isle

16/05/1999

Thick-billed Warbler

1

  Fair Isle 16/05/2003

Long-billed Dowitcher

1

 

Scatness

17/05/1996

Spotted Sandpiper

1

 

Fetlar

17/05/1996

Mandarin Duck

1

male

Loch of Papil, West Burra

17/05/1998

Black-winged Pratincole

1

female

Fair Isle

18/05/1927

Yellow-rumped Warbler

1

male

Fair Isle

18/05/1977

Roseate Tern

1

 

Noss

18/05/1982

Broad-billed Sandpiper

1

 

Whalsay

18/05/1988

Great Bustard

1

female

Near Hillswick, Mainland

19/05/1936

Black-eared Wheatear

1

female

Fair Isle

19/05/1964

Little Ringed Plover

1

 

Fetlar

19/05/1976

Roseate Tern

1

 

Bressay

19/05/1983

Surf Scoter

1

first-winter male

Ronas Voe

20/05/1975

Little Ringed Plover

1

 

near South Harbour, Fair Isle

20/05/1979

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

 

Loch of Gards

20/05/1984

Broad-billed Sandpiper

1

 

Pool of Virkie

20/05/1985

Spotted Sandpiper

1

 

Fair Isle

20/05/1986

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

 

Haroldswick, Unst

20/05/1999

Montagu's Harrier

1

first-summer male

Fair Isle

21/05/2002

Serin

1

female

Fair Isle

22/05/1914

Dowitcher sp.

1

 

Uyeasound, Unst

23/05/1964

Collared Flycatcher

1

male

Bressay

23/05/1979

Bonaparte's Gull

1

first-summer

Loch of Spiggie

23/05/1987

Scops Owl

1

  Northdale, Unst 23/05/2003
Pallid Harrier

1

first-summer male Haroldswick 23/05/2003

Gull-billed Tern

1

 

Fair Isle

24/05/1971

Savi's Warbler

1

 

Fair Isle

24/05/1996

Serin

1

male

Fair Isle

25/05/1957

White Stork

1

 

Fair Isle

25/05/1975

American Kestrel

1

male

Fair Isle

25/05/1976

Collared Flycatcher

1

female

Out Skerries

25/05/1976

Needletailed Swift

1

 

Quendale

25/05/1984

Pratincole sp.

1

 

Uyeasound, Unst

25/05/1987

Terek Sandpiper

1

male

Mid Yell

25/05/1991

Sardinian Warbler

1

male

Fair Isle

26/05/1967

Broad-billed Sandpiper

1

 

Urafirth

26/05/1987

Semipalmated Sandpiper

1

 

Fair Isle

27/05/1956

Black Kite

1

 

Sumburgh

27/05/1966

Wilson's Phalarope

1

male

Fetlar

27/05/1982

Franklin's Gull

1

adult

Skellister, South Nesting

27/05/1991

Little Tern

1

 

Whalsay

28/05/1968

Collared Flycatcher

1

male

Fair Isle

28/05/1998

Little Bittern

1

adult female

Burrafirth, Unst

29/05/1917

Serin

1

male

Fair Isle

29/05/1964

Caspian Tern

1

 

Fair Isle

29/05/1978

Caspian Tern

1

 

Fair Isle

29/05/1987

Surf Scoter

1

first-summer male

Tresta, Fetlar

29/05/1992

Savi's Warbler

1

 

Whalsay

29/05/1995

Little Swift

1

 

Houbie, Fetlar

29/05/1997

Savi's Warbler

1

 

Foula

29/05/2002

Tree Swallow

1

 

Burrafirth

29/05/2002

Lesser Yellowlegs

1

 

Fair Isle

31/05/1953

Alpine Swift

1

 

Compass Head, Sumburgh

31/05/1966

Red-flanked Bluetail

1

male

Fetlar

31/05/1971

Surf Scoter

1

male

Voe of Cullingsburgh, Bressay

31/05/1990

 

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