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





15th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Red-backed Shrike, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and 11 Brambling at Millfield. 2 Common Whitethroat,  2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and 11 Brambling at Norwick. Common Buzzard at Hermaness. 3 Greenshank at Baltasound. Wood Warbler, 2 Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Uyeasound. 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Fieldfare and 2 Pied Flycatcher  at Haroldswick. 4 Song Thrush and Redwing at Skaw. Kestrel, Pied Flycatcher and 4 Song Thrush at North Dale.

Yell: House Martin at Camb. Sand Martin, Fieldfare, Common Redpoll and Reed Bunting at Cullivoe. Slavonian Grebe at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe. 2 Pied Flycatcher at Basta. Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. Carrion Crow, Common Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Sedge Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Dale of Walls. Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Seafield. Sand Martin at The Sletts, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Hawfinch at North Road, Lerwick. 7 Common Scoter at Catfirth. Osprey at Sand Water.  Wood Warbler at Sandgarth. Pied Flycatcher at Lunna.

South Mainland: Common Redstart and Whinchat at Sumburgh. Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Dalsetter. Kestrel at Loch of Spiggie. Brambling at Scousburgh 2 Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Redwing and 2 Brambling at Channerwick. Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit at Hoswick.  4 Common Scoter and Tree Pipit at Sanick. Pied Flycatcher at Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher, Hawfinch and 6 Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Minke Whale at Huxter.

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

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