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

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LATEST SIGHTINGS

 
29th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Albino Great Northern Diver, Second calendar year Bonaparte's 'Gull, Long-eared Owl and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Second calendar year King Eider at Baltasound.

Bressay: Rose-coloured Starling at Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Sumburgh. Female Shoveler, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Common Swift at Scatness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 White-sided Dolphin off Lunna Holm, Yell Sound.

West Mainland:: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) at St Magnus Bay and Papa Stour.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: 5 Bird Cherry Ermine trapped overnight at Baltsound.

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

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