For over 20 years, Nature in Shetland has been collecting and sharing information on all of Shetland's natural history.



3rd June 2020

South Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Toab. 19 Whooper Swan at Fleck. Female Red-backed Shrike at Swinister. Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Sedge Warbler and Blackcap at Quendale.


Central Mainland: Adult White-tailed Eagle at Whiteness. Pair of Goosander at Loch of Hellister. Cuckoo at Loch of Strom.

Unst: Collared Dove and redwing at Ordaal. Common Crane at Norwick.

Foula: Common Nightingale and male and female Red-backed Shrike at Ham.

Yell: Blackcap and 2 Woodpigeon at Gutcher. Little Egret at Loch of Colvister.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler.


Cetacean Sightings:

​South Mainland:  Humpback Whale off Dalsetter and later Compass Head

Species in red are national (BBRC) rarities. Species in orange are local/Scottish rarities.

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