31st December 2019

West Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Bixter.  Sparrowhawk at West Burrafirth.  

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Boddam. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sumburgh Farm. Glaucous Gull and 7 Little Auks off Sumburgh Head. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Little Grebe at Spiggie.

 

30th December 2019

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness.  13 Bar-tailed Godwits at Hillwell.

Unst: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick. Iceland Gull and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Westing. Glaucous Gull at Clibberswick.

 

Cetaceans: No 27's pod of Orca was seen today in Sullom Voe.  Reports suggest they were seen in Orkney on 19th and 20th December.  

 

29th December 2019

Unst: Goshawk and Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and Song Thrush at Westing. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Bressay:  2 Chaffinches at Voehead.

 

28th December 2019

Central Mainland: Hen Harrier at Voe. Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at North Roe.  

 

27th December 2019

South Mainland: Grey Plover at Mail Beach, Cunningsburgh. 2 Common Redpolls at Bigton.

  

 

26th December 2019

Unst:  Goshawk and Glaucous Gull at Baltasound.  

Central Mainland: Scaup at Loch of Houlland. 2 Barnacle Geese at Loch of Benston. Slavonian Grebe at Girlsta. Jackdaw at Kergord.  

West Mainland: 2 Scaup on Loch of Kirkigarth, Walls.  

Cetaceans:  2 Humpback Whales between Collafirth and Lamba, and later between Skea and North Roe.

 

25th December 2019

Central Mainland:  Peregrine at Brough, South Nesting.

South Mainland:  Waxwing at Hillwell. 2 Snow Buntings at Bakkasetter.

 

24th December 2019

Central Mainland:  White-billed Diver off Grunna Taing, South Nesting. Bay  

South Mainland: Woodcock at Rerwick. 2 Woodcocks at Geosetter. Song Thrush at Sumburgh Farm. Song Thrush at Bigton.  

West Mainland:  Sparrowhawk at West Burrafirth.

 

23rd December 2019

South Mainland:  Waxwing at Sumburgh Head.  

Yell: Waxwing at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 12 Snow Buntings at Loch of Strom. 32 Chaffinches at Veensgarth. 

Cetaceans: Small pod of Orcas 4 miles south of Sumburgh Head, headed west off the Head.  3-4 Orcas off Reawick around noon.

 

22nd December 2019

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Spiggie. Song Thrush at Quendale.

  

 

21st December 2019

South Mainland: Blackcap at Cunningsburgh.

 

20th December 2019

Central Mainland:  4 Goosanders at East Voe, Scalloway.

 

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Bakkasetter.  

 

19th December 2019

South Mainland:  Common Scoter at Toab. 

 

18th December 2019

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver, 'Northern' Eider and 4 Velvet Scoters off Sound Gruney. Iceland Gull off Linga.

South Mainland:  2 White-fronted Geese and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Fleck.

Ust: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound.

 

 

17th December 2019

North Mainland: 2 Little Auks at Sullom Voe.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at North Road, Lerwick. Blackcap at Law Lane, Lerwick.  

Whalsay: 3 Common Redpolls at Skibberhoull.

 

16th December 2019

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Kalliness, Weisdale. 7 Common Redpolls at Mulla, Voe. Blackcap at North Road, Lerwick. 

 

Unst: Iceland Gull, Common Scoter and 6 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Cliff. Tree Sparrow and 2 Snow Buntings at Norwick. Snow Bunting at Saxa Vord.

 

Yell: Brambling at Sellafirth.

 

15th December 2019

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose, Pink-footed Goose and White-fronted Goose at Fleck.  

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scalloway. Coues Arctic Redpoll at Mulla, Voe.

 

Unst: Iceland Gull at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Skaw. 2 Glaucous Gulls and 8 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull and 8 Snow Buntings at Norwick. Little Grebe and 2 White-fronted Geese at Baltasound. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick.

Yell: 5 Snow Buntings at Gutcher.  

 

14th December 2019

Unst: Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. Little Grebe at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Pintail at Grutness.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

 

Central Mainland: 5 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

 

13th December 2019

No news received today

 

12th December 2019

Central Mainland: 3 Goosanders at East Voe, Scalloway. 3 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Law Lane, Lerwick.  

South Mainland: 2 Gadwall at Scatness. Pink-footed Goose at Ringasta.

 

11th December 2019

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose at Burrafirth. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick.

 

South Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Clumlie.

 

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Scalloway.

 

10th December 2019

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Virkie. Barnacle Goose at Loch of Brow.  

 

9th December 2019

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Fleck. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucus Gull at Norwick. 'Blue' Fulmar past Lamba Ness.

 

8th December 2019

Central Mainland: Coues Arctic Redpoll, 6 Common Redpolls and 2 Lesser Redpolls at Mulla, Voe. 

Whalsay: Tundra Bean Goose at Skaw Taing. 

Unst: 5 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick.

 

South Mainland: 2 Chiffchaffs (1 Siberian) and 'blue' Fulmar at Boddam. Carrion Crow at Bakkasetter.

 

Yell: 2 Snow Buntings at North Sandwick.

 

7th December 2019

South Mainland:  Tundra Bean Goose at Fleck.

Unst: Pink-footed Goose and 3 White-fronted Geese at Baltasound. Great Skua, Glaucous Gull and 2 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness.

Yell: unconfirmed report of White-tailed Eagle at Kirkhouse. 12 Snow Buntings at North Sandwick.

 

6th December 2019

Unst:  Goshawk at Baltasound. Scaup and Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Iceland Gull at Belmont. Woodcock at Norwick.

Central Mainland:  Coues Arctic Redpoll, and Siberian Chiffchaff at Mulla, Voe. 

 

Yell: 2 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Scaup at Loch of Kirkigarth, Walls. 

 

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

 

5th December 2019

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Mulla, Voe.

 

4th December 2019

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

 

3rd December 2019

Central Mainland: Scaup at Orwick Water, Muckle Roe. Peregrine and Sparrowhawk at Lower Voe. Peregrine at South Nesting. Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick.  

 

2nd December 2019

Central Mainland: Coues Arctic Redpoll, 9 Common Redpolls and 3 Lesser Redpolls trapped at Mulla, Voe.  

Bluemull Sound:  2 Velvet Scoters and 5 Common Scoters.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Peregrine at Watlee.

 

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

 

1st December 2019

South Mainland: Waxwing at Cunningsburgh. Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Mulla, Voe. Sparrowhawk at Sandgarth.

Unst: Peregrine at Mailland. Blackcap at Norwick.

Whalsay: Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw.

 

Foula: Glaucous Gull at Mill Loch.

 

 

30th November 2019

South Mainland: Goosander at Hoswick. 7 Snow Buntings at Bakkasetter.

Cetaceans:  pod of Orcas between Skerries o'Skea and Little Holm, Yell Sound. 

 

29th November 2019

South Mainland: Hen Harrier at Sumburgh Farm. Waxwing at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Iceland Gull, 7 Glaucous Gulls and 2 'blue' Fulmars at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Kalliness, Weisdale. Blackcap at Law Lane, Lerwick. 

 

28th November 2019

South Mainland: Mistle Thrush at Sumburgh Head. 20 Snow Buntings at Vatchley.

Unst: 5 Glaucous Gulls and 3 'blue' Fulmars at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Blackcap and 2 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Blackcap at Sandgarth.  

 

27th November 2019

South Mainland: Hen Harrier, Common Scoter, 2 Sanderlings, 2 Slavonian Grebes and 35 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Pintail at Spiggie.

 

Unst: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.  

 

26th November 2019

South Mainland: Desert Wheatear at Sumburgh Head (but not seen after a Merlin was suspected of taking it). 

Central Mainland: Turtle Dove at Scalloway. 3 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Jackdaw and 3 Woodcocks at Kergord.

 

25th November 2019

South Mainland: Desert Wheatear at Sumburgh Head; also Little Auk and 'blue' Fulmar past Sumburgh Head. Hen Harrier at Grutness.

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

 

Unst: Common Scoter at Norwick.

 

Whalsay: Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw.

 

24th November 2019

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Breckon. 

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Cetacean News: 2 Humpback Whales first seen off Stead of Aithsness, Vementry before moving into Aith Voe to south of Papa Little, then headed northwards. 

 

23rd November 2019

South Mainland: Redstart at Sumburgh Farm. Siberian Chiffchaff at Scatness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Sanderlings at Grutness.

Whalsay: Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw. Bar-tailed Godwit at Brough. 

Unst: Long-eared Owl, Siberian Chiffchaff and Tree Sparrow at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

 

22nd November 2019

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound; also Little Grebe at Baltasound.  Dunnock at Ungirsta.

Yell: unconfirmed report of a  White-tailed Eagle at Kirkhouse. Glaucous Gull at Breckon.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull and Woodcock at Skaw. 5 Snow Buntings at Brough.  

South Mainland: 33 Little Auks past Sumburgh Head.  

 

21st November 2019

Central Mainland: 3 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick.

 

Whalsay: Siberian Chiffchaff at Symbister. 

 

20th November 2019

Unst: Goshawk and Peregrine at Baltasound.  

Central Mainland: 2 Grey Wagtails at Mulla, Voe. Waxwing and 2 Blackcaps at Law Lane, Lerwick. 

 

 

19th November 2019

Unst: Little Auk and 10 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness. Siberian Chiffchaff, Glaucous Gull and 25 Snow Buntings at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Goosanders at East Voe of Scalloway. Waxwing, Blackcap and Dunnock at Law Lane Lerwick. Brambling at Mulla, Voe.  

Bressay: Water Rail and 3 Blackcaps at Crueton.  

West Mainland: Woodcock and Sparrowhawk at Sand.  

Cetaceans: 6 Orcas past Strandburgh Ness, Fetlar. 2 Humpback Whales off Haroldswick, Unst. 2 Humpback Whales near Haaf Gruney, seen from Fetlar. 2 Humpback Whales off Moul of Eswick, South Nesting. Minke Whale east of Sumburgh Head. 10+ Risso's Dolphins 1 mile south of Sumburgh Head. 

 

 

18th November 2019

Whalsay: Pomarine Skua north past Skaw Taing; also Siberian Chiffchaff and 3 Snow Buntings there.  

 

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Mulla, Voe. Waxwing and Blackcap at Law Lane, Lerwick.  

 

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl, Siberian Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Norwick.   

Cetaceans: 4+ Orcas south past Balta Isle. 4 Humpback Whales between Uyea Isle and Fetlar. 2 Humpback Whales off Dale of Walls. 

 

 

17th November 2019

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Scatness. Northern Wheatear at West Voe of Sumburgh. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Setter, Sandwick. Woodcock and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

 

Unst: Waxwing at Baltasound. Puffin, Iceland Gull, 2 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. 25 Snow Buntings at Haroldswick.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Breckon. Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe.  

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. 12 Common Redpolls at Mulla, Voe.    

Cetaceans: at least 3 Humpback Whales off Unst/Yell (2 off Haroldswick, to Balta Isle, and Muness, Unst; 2 off Otterswick, Yell; 3 in Colgrave Sound, between Brough Lodge and Hascosay). Minke Whale off Odsta, Fetlar. Minke Whale east of Muness., Unst.  

 

 

16th November 2019

Foula: Desert Wheatear.

South Mainland: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest and 2 Siskins at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and 2 Woodcocks at Swinister Burn. 7 Snow Buntings at Grutness.

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Stendaal, South Nesting. 

Yell: Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe.

Mammals: Bearded Seal at Bridge End, Burra.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales at Hamnavoe, Yell, moving to Aywick, then Vatsetter heading north. Humpback Whale(s) between Fetlar and Hascosay.  

 

 

15th November 2019

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound and Baliasta. Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound Iceland Gull at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Vidlin. Waxwing at Stendaal, South Nesting. Hen Harrier at Sand Water. Siberian Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Burn of Sound, Lerwick.

 

14th November 2019

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound and Baliasta. Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Dunnock and Goldcrest at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Stendaal, South Nesting. Waxwing Cockatoo Brae, Lerwick. Jack Snipe and Siberian Chiffchaff at Burn of Sound, Lerwick. Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.

 

South Mainland: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Culsetter. Siberian Chiffchaff and 11 Snow Buntings at Bakkasetter.

 

Foula: Glaucous Gull.

Mammals: Bearded Seal at Bridge End, Burra.

 

Cetaceans: Orca pods between Fetlar and Out Skerries from Mackerel boats.  

 

 

13th November 2019

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Houlland. Siberian Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Scalloway.

 

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Breckon. Knot at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Ringasta. 22 Snow Buntings at Bakkasetter.

Foula: Little Auk.

 

West Mainland: Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Michael's Wood, Aith.  4 Woodcocks and 4 Slavonian Grebes at Sand.

 

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales off Fetlar. Large pod of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins off Papa Stour.

 

12th November 2019

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Freester. 2 Barnacle Geese at Garth, South Nesting.

 

Unst: 4 Little Auks, 6 Glaucous Gullsand a 'blue' Fulmar past Lamba Ness; also 25 Snow Buntings there. Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk at Burrafirth. Little Grebe at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Carrion Crow at Ungirsta.

Cetaceans: Humpback Whale south past Sumburgh Head. Pod of Orca north past Lamba Ness, Unst. 

 

 

11th November 2019

Yell: Hen Harrier at West Sandwick.

 

Unst: Waxwing, Long-eared Owl and 2 Woodcocks at Norwick. Waxwing at Baltasound. Jack Snipe and 12 Snow Buntings at Hagdale.

 

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff and Snow Bunting at Bakkasetter.

West Mainland: Little Grebe at Bridge of Walls.   

 

Central Mainland: 2 Slavonian Grebes at Whiteness Voe.

 

 

10th November 2019

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting.

Unst: 5 Waxwings at Norwick. Waxwing and Little Grebe at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Waxwing, Snow Bunting and 4 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Bakkasetter. Iceland Gull at Scord. Blackcap and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. 20 Snow Buntings at Grutness. 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Breckon.  

 

 

9th November 2019

Central Mainland:  Ring-necked Duck still at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. 

Unst: Black-throated Diver and Little Gull at Easting. Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Lapland Bunting and Siberian Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. 'Blue' Fulmar, 7 Snow Buntings and 2 Jack Snipes at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull and 5 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Knot at Norwick.

South Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redpoll and 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Bakkasetter.  Northern Wheatear at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Cetaceans:  2 Humpback Whales off The Knab, Lerwick.  

 

 

8th November 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl between Collafirth Hill and Midfield.  

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. 

 

Unst: Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Northdale. Siberian Chiffchaff and Water Rail at Haroldswick. Common Redpoll and 6 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. 2 Woodcocks at Ungirsta. Scaup and Pintail at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: 5 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales moved south from Levenwick to Sumburgh Head.

 

 

7th November 2019

Central Mainland:  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. Waxwing at Scalloway. Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick.

 

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Waxwing, Long-eared Owl and 2 Woodcocks at Norwick. 5 Little Auks and 12 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. 6 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

 

West Mainland: Waxwing at Aith. 7 Goosanders at Tresta Voe.  

North Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Ollaberry.

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Knot, Jack Snipe and Blackcap at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales and 6 Risso's Dolphins off Compass Head. Minke Whale off Horse of Burravoe, Yell.  

 

 

6th November 2019

Central Mainland:  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. Barnacle Goose and 2 Pintails at Garth, South Nesting. Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Vidlin. Waxwing at Laxo. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Eswick. 6 Waxwings at North Road, Lerwick. Waxwing at Banksbroo, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Law Lane, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Sound, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff and 7 Waxwings at Scalloway.

Unst: Waxwing, Blackcap, Brambling, 6 Woodcocks, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 23 Snow Buntings at Norwick. Waxwing and Dunnock at Baltasound. Peregrine and Blackcap at Uyeasound. Common Scoter at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff and Woodcock at Maywick. 10 Siskins at Geosetter. 10 Siskins at Channerwick. Long-eared Owl at Hillwell.

 

5th November 2019

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gull at Breckon. Woodcock at Culivoe. 2 Waxwings at North-a-Voe.

Central Mainland: 15 Waxwings at Scalloway. 'North-wwestern' Common Redpoll and 2 Waxwings at Sound, Lerwick. Waxwing and Siberian Chiffchaff at Helendale, Lerwick. Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. 3 Waxwings and 4 Bramblings  at North Road, Lerwick. Woodcock at Loch of Voe.

West Mainland:  5 Waxwings at Aith.  Sparrowhawk at Sand.  

South Mainland: Waxwing at Bigton. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Culsetter.

 

Unst: Waxwing at Baltasound. Waxwing and Carrion Crow at Norwick. Great Skua at Lamba Ness.

 

4th November 2019

Burra: Pallas's Warbler found in a polytunnel on Trondra. 

 

Central Mainland: Common Scoter at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 5 Waxwings at North Road, Lerwick. 12 Waxwings at Helendale, Lerwick. Waxwing at Mulla, Voe. 2 Waxwings at Kalliness, Weisdale.

South Mainland: Waxwing at Cunningsburgh. 4 Common Redpolls at Wester Quarff. Woodcock at Swinister Burn. Common Redpoll and Grey Wagtail at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: 5 Waxwings at Baltasound.

Yell: 6 Waxwings at Mid Yell. Common Redpoll at Sellafirth.

  

 

3rd November 2019

Unst: 5 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. Waxwing at Baltasound. Snow Bunting and Knot at Norwick. Common Redpoll at Lamba Ness.

 

Whalsay: 4 Waxwings at Marrister.    

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff and 9 Waxwings at Scalloway. Up to 15 Waxwings in Lerwick, including 11 at Law Lane.  

West Mainland: Common Redpoll at West Burrafirth. 25 Siskins at Sand. 

 

South Mainland: 12 Goldfinches at Sumburgh Head. Snow Bunting and Siskin at Bakkasetter.

 

2nd November 2019

South Mainland: Pallas's Warbler at Hoswick. Long-eared Owl at Maywick. 5 Waxwings at Dalsetter. 7 Waxwings at Bakkasetter.  

 

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Dunnock, 20 Snow Buntings and 2 Long-eared Owls at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Bramblings at Cullivoe.  

Central Mainland: 15 Siskins at Sound, Lerwick. 21 Siskins at Mulla, Voe.  

For information - bird from September

Based on current knowledge, the DNA from the shrike at Levenwick is most likely to be Turkestan Shrike

 

1st November 2019

South Mainland: Pallas's Warbler at Hoswick.  

Unst: Lapland Bunting and Jack Snipe at Skaw. Waxwing, Woodcock and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Siberian Chiffchff and Shoveler at Lamba Ness. Velvet Scoter, Woodcock, Knot and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

Yell: Arctic Tern at Breckon. Brambling at Cullivoe.

West Mainland:  Black Redstart Melby. 2 Waxwings at Aith.  

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Hillhead, Lerwick. Waxwing at Kergord. 9 Snow Buntings at Outrabister.

Out Skerries: Black Redstart.

For information - birds from October 2019:

DNA confirmed the Eastern Stonechat at Westing, Unst was a Stejneger's Stonechat - a Shetland first. 

DNA confirmed the Eastern Stonechat at Brake was a  Siberian Stonechat

DNA confirmed the Western Subalpine Warbler at Hillwell

 

31st October 2019

Central Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Brae. Siberian Chiffchaff, 9 Siskins, Lesser Redpoll and 4 Common Redpolls at Mulla, Voe.  

 

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff, Jack Snipe, 2 Siskins and 16 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat at Scousburgh. Siskin at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Brambling at Cullivoe.  

West Mainland: 6 Siskins at Sand.  2 Siskins at West Burrafirth.

 

30th October 2019

Papa Stour: American Golden Plover and 3 Glaucous Gulls.

South Mainland:  Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Waxwing at Hillwell. 6 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Quendale. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. 24 Siskins at Scousburgh.

Yell: 60 Siskins at Gutcher.  Bar-tailed Godwit and Brambling at Cullivoe. 

 

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Voe. 3 Slavonian Grebes in Weisdale Voe.  

Bluemull Sound: 2 Great Skuas.

Unst: 12 Siskins at Baltasound.

 

29th October 2019

Yell: Arctic Tern and 2 Jack Snipe at Breckon. Waxwing at Burravoe.  

Central Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Sound, Lerwick. Brambling and 12 Common Redpolls at Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Cunningsburgh. 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 4 Common Redpolls at Culsetter. Siberian Chiffchaff and Siskin at Bakkasetter. Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale.

 

Unst: 2 Long-eared Owls and 4 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

 

28th October 2019

Central Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll  with 2 Lesser Redpolls and a Common Redpoll at Law Lane, Lerwick. Waxwing at Sound, Lerwick.  

South Mainland: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Leebitton. Waxwing at Hillwell. Waxwing at Hestingott. 4 Common Redpolls at Sumburgh Head. Redstart and Siskin at Bakkasetter. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick.

 

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll with 3 Common Redpolls at Haroldswick. 3 Little Auks and 28 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness. Peregrine at Baltasound.  Velvet Scoter at Norwick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Brambling and 12 Common Redpolls at Voe.

 

27th October 2019

Central Mainland: Swainson's Thrush at Sound, Lerwick; also a Waxwing there. Siberian Chiffchaff at Law Lane, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Scalloway. 

South Mainland: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat still at Leebitton. Brent Goose and Willow Warbler at Sandwick. Water Rail, Common Redpoll, Kestrel and 2 Woodcocks at Channerwick. 7 Siskins at Hoswick. Long-eared Owl, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Common Redpolls, 2 Snow Bunting and Velvet Scoter at Quendale. Waxwing at Hestingott. Redstart and Reed Bunting at Bakkasetter.

Unst: 2 Little Auks, 'blue' Fulmar, Snow Bunting and 2 Common Redpolls at Lamba Ness. Scaup at Uyeasound.

West Mainland: 6 Siskins at Sand.  

 

26th October 2019

South Mainland: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Short-eared Owl at Leebitton.  Red-backed Shrike at Hoswick. 3 Woodcocks, Redstart and 7 Bramblings at Channerwick. Common Redpoll at Sumburgh. Redstart, Peregrine and 2 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Velvet Scoter at Norwick. Lesser Whitethroat, Woodcock, Brambling and 4 Siskins at Baltasound.

Yell: Knot at Cullivoe.

 

25th October 2019

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Laxo. 

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl and Grey Wagtail at Ireland. Redstart and 2 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

Yell: 2 Knot at Cullivoe.

 

24th October 2019

Central Mainland: Stock Dove at Lower Voe. 2 Waxwings at Law Lane, Lerwick. Slavonian Grebe at Breiwick, Lerwick. 

 

Unst: Black-throated Diver, Little Gull and Glaucous Gull at Easting. Water Rail and Redstart at Haroldswick. Common Redpoll and 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Scaup and Common Redpoll at Uyeasound. Velvet Scoter at Heogland.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. 2 Goldfinches at Burraland, Sandwick. Waxwing at Scousburgh. Velvet Scoter at Quendale Bay. Barnacle Goose, Slavonian Grebe and 6 Scaup at Spiggie. 11 Siskins at Bakkasetter. 13 Common Redpolls at Geosetter.

 

23rd October 2019

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike and Grey Wagtail at Hoswick. Water Rail and Grey Wagtail at Swinister Burn. Siberian Chiffchaff, Brambling, Water Rail and 2 Knot at Sumburgh.

 

Unst: Snow Bunting and Water Rail at Burrafirth. Shoveler at Baliasta. Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: Sooty Shearwater from the ferry. 

 

22nd October 2019

Unst: Black-throated Diver and Little Gull at Easting. Sooty Shearwater, Glaucous Gull, Puffin, 13 Great Skuas,19 Little Auks and 94 ‘blue’ Fulmars north past Lamba Ness. Lapland Bunting at Skaw. Redstart at Haroldswick. Pintail at Uyeasound. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

 

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Sandwick. Common Redpoll at Bakkasetter.

Out Skerries:  Tree Pipit.

Central Mainland: 20 Common Redpolls. and 6 Siskins at Sound, Lerwick. 30 Bramblings  at Veensgarth.  3 Bramblings at Brough, South Nesting.  6 Common Redpolls and 2 Siskins at Mulla, Voe. 

Burra: Glaucous Gull at Sand Wick. Pink-footed Goose at Mid Field. Brambling at Cudda, East Burra. 

 

Yell: 2 Common Redpolls and 4 Bramblings at Breckon.

 

21st October 2019

Central Mainland:  Red-flanked Bluetail, 52 Common Redpolls and 31 Siskins at Burn of Sound, Lerwick. 2 Jack Snipe at Pullar’s Loch, Lerwick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Kergord. Stock Dove and 5 Waxwings at Lower Voe. 7 Waxwings, Siskin and 10 Common Redpolls at Scalloway. Mistle Thrush at Mossbank. 

North Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Lochend, North Collafirth.

West Mainland: Bullfinch at East Burrafirth.  20 Common Redpolls and 3 Siskins at Gairdins o’Sand. 

South Mainland: 2 Goldfinches and 12 Common Redpolls at Geosetter. Brambling and 9 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 45 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Siberian Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Out Skerries: Tree Pipit, 22 Snow Buntings, 10 Bramblings, Kestrel and 4 Common Redpolls.

Yell: Ruff and Knot at Breckon.

 

20th October 2019

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Hoswick. Richard's Pipit, Snow Bunting, Woodcock, Brambling and Wood Pigeon at Culsetter. Grey Wagtail, 2 Scaup, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 4 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. 8 Siskin and 1 Mealy Redpoll at Quendale. Stonechat and Redstart at Boddam. Redstart at Toab. 30 Snow Buntings at Scatness.  Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Snow Buntings, Reed Bunting, 4 Bramblings, Common Redpoll, Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Siskins at Sumburgh. 4 Common Redpolls at Swinister Burn. 29 Rooks at Brake. Common Redpoll and 8 Siskins at Quendale.

Unst: Velvet Scoter at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull and Common Redpoll at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull and Little Gull at Easting. Grey Plover at Muness. Grey Plover and Black Redstart at Baltasound. Swallow at Burrafirth. Wood Pigeon at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch, 6 Waxwings and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers  at Scalloway. 20 Bramblings at Sound, Lerwick.

West Mainland: 7 Common Redpolls and 3 Siskins at Gairdins o’Sand. 

Out Skerries: Tree Pipit, 25 Snow Buntings, Siskin, 4 Common Redpolls, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler and 15 Bramblings.

 

19th October 2019

South Mainland: adult Lesser Grey Shrike at Rompa/Channerwick. Western Subalpine Warbler at Hillwell. Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Noness. Goldfinch and Siberian Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Head. Redstart at Boddam. Velvet Scoter at Quendale Bay. Woodcock and 8 Bramblings at Scousburgh. Northern Wheatear at Levenwick. Reed Bunting and 5 Bramblings at Wester Quarff.

Unst: Olive-backed Pipit at Baltasound; also Hawfinch, Black Redstart, Common Redpoll, 25 Bramblings, Northern Wheatear, 2 Reed Buntings and 3 Wood Pigeons there. Black-throated Diver and 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Mistle Thrush at Quoys. Mistle Thrush at Burrafirth. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Hen Harrier at Ungirsta.

Central Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. 2 Common Redpolls and 7 Siskins at Voe.

West Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Aith.

 

18th October 2019

Unst: first-winter Lesser Grey Shrike at North Dale; also Waxwing there. Hawfinch and Waxwing at Baltasound. 3 Mistle Thrushes and 9 Common Redpolls at Lamba Ness. Black Redstart and Whinchat at Haroldswick. Peregrine at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Western Subalpine Warbler at Hillwell. Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Yellowhammer at Brake.  Barred Warbler at Spiggie.  Red-breasted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Exnaboe. Siberian Chiffchaff at West Voe of Sumburgh. Black Redstart at Sumburgh Hotel. Redstart at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher and Reed Warbler at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher at Scousburgh. Jack Snipe and Ring Ouzel on Mousa.

Yell: Hen Harrier at North-a-voe.

Fetlar: Pink-footed Goose and Reed Warbler at Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler and Wood Pigeon at Tresta. 

Bressay: Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and 38 Bramblings.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Brig o Fitch.  Northern Wheatear at Sound, Lerwick.

Whalsay: Reed Warbler at Skaw

 

17th October 2019

South Mainland: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Jack Snipe at Leebitton. Western Subalpine Warbler and Great Grey Shrike at Hillwell. Richard's Pipit and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Exnaboe. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel, Grey Wagtail, Siberian Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting and 2 Bramblings at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler and 9 Bramblings at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Black Redstart, Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and 5 Bramblings at Sumburgh Head. Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Common Redpolls at Levenwick. Ring Ouzel and 2 Snow Buntings at Mossy Hill. Barred Warbler at Spiggie.

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Lamba Ness; also Mistle Thrush, Lapland Bunting, 3 Ring Ouzels, 26 Snow Buntings and 4 Common Redpolls there. Grey Plover, 3 Woodcock, Yellow-browed Warbler, Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit and Hawfinch at Baltasound. Mistle Thrush at Uyeasound. Peregrine at Watlee. 13 Snow Buntings at Norwick.

West Mainland: Little Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler and 50 Snow Buntings at Dale of Walls. Water Rail at Culswick.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. 5 Waxwings, 14 Common Redpolls and 20 Bramblings at Brae. Short-eared Owl at Stromfirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway.

Out Skerries: Great Grey Shrike, 2 Barred Warblers and 3 Ring Ouzels.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Southdale. Mistle Thrush, Snow Bunting, Reed Bunting, Kestrel and 30 Bramblings at Houbie. 2 Black Redstarts at Aith. 2 Wood Pigeons at Velzie.

Yell: Waxwing at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Waxwing at Skaw. Waxwing at Brough.

North Mainland: 2 Mistle Thrushes and Northern Wheatear at Collafirth Hill.

 

16th October 2019

Fetlar: male Siberian Rubythroat at Tresta briefly early morning but not subsequently; also Waxwing, Barred Warbler, Ring Ouzel and Hawfinch at Tresta. Water Rail and 2 Mistle Thrushes at Northdale. Ring Ouzel, Siberian Chiffchaff, Redstart and Brambling at Funzie. Snow Bunting at Houbie. Wood Pigeon at Feal Burn.

South Mainland: Spotted Crake at Levenwick. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Turtle Dove at Hillwell. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Boddam.  Black Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels, Brambling and Reed Warbler at Sumburgh. Yellow Wagtail, 2 Jack Snipe and Short-eared Owl at Scatness. Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Ring Ouzel at Noness. Jack Snipe, Whinchat, 2 Bramblings and 3 Common Redpolls at Sandwick.

Unst: Waxwing at Haroldswick. Hawfinch, Siberian Chiffchaff, Jack Snipe and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Common Redpoll and 4 Ring Ouzels at Norwick. Ring Ouzel and 9 Common Redpolls at Skaw. 3 Coues's Arctic Redpolls reported at Lamba Ness. Common Redpoll at Uyeasound.

 

Whalsay: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Brent Goose, Ring Ouzel, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Redstarts at Skaw. Waxwing and Lesser Whitethroat at Skibberhoull. Woodcock at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, Siberian Chiffchaff, Black Redstart, 6 Ring Ouzels, 4 Common Redpolls and 6 Snow Buntings.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Kalliness, Weisdale. 3 Goosanders at Scalloway.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls.

Widespread arrival of thrushes, mainly Redwings.

 

15th October 2019

Fetlar: male Siberian Rubythroat at Tresta. Redstart at Everland. Wood Pigeon at Houbie.

South Mainland: Brown Shrike still at Grutness. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat, Western Subalpine Warbler and Olive-backed Pipit at Hillwell. Olive-backed Pipit at Hoswick. Little Bunting, Woodcock, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Jack Snipes, Lesser Whitethroat, Brambling, Wood Pigeon and Reed Bunting at Sumburgh. Turtle Dove at Ringasta. Barred Warbler and Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Short-eared Owl and Garden Warbler at Quendale. Stonechat at Cunningsburgh. Stonechat at Boddam. Willow Warbler and dead Short-eared Owl at Swinister Burn. 2 Snow Buntings at Mossy Hill.

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Law Lane, Lerwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Kergord. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Eswick.

Whalsay: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Skaw.

Out Skerries: 4 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 28 Mealy Redpolls and 63 Snow Buntings.

Yell: Waxwing at Camb.

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Peregrine, Slavonian Grebe and 15 Bramblings at Baltasound. 2 Short-eared Owls at Colvadale. 150 Snow Buntings at Cliberswick. 5 Common Redpolls at Skaw. 3 Common Redpolls at Norwick.

 

14th October 2019

South Mainland: Brown Shrike at Grutness. Black-throated Thrush at Mossy Hill. Spotted Crake at Geosetter. Velvet Scoter at Quendale Bay. Barred Warbler and 2 Pintails at Spiggie. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Short-eared Owl, Brent Goose, 11 Bar-tailed Godwits and 4 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Sumburgh. Common Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Short-eared Owl at Hillwell.

Unst: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Westing. Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth. Little Bunting, Slavonian Grebe, Short-eared Owl Garden Warbler, Water Rail, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 2 Redstarts and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Uyeasound. Lapland Bunting, Velvet Scoter and Lesser Whitethroat at Haroldswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Common Redpolls at Norwick.

 

Bressay: Little Bunting at Ham.

 

West Mainland: Common Rosefinch and Yellow-browed Warbler at Tresta.

Out Skerries: 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 92 Snow Buntings.

 

13th October 2019

Unst: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Siberian Chiffchaff at Westing. Black-throated Diver, Water Rail, Jack Snipe, Little Auk and Velvet Scoter at Haroldswick. Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Whitethroat, Water Rail and 3 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth. Stock Dove, Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler and 20 Common Redpolls at Norwick. 7 Common Redpolls at Lamba Ness. Reed Warbler at Baltasound. Siskin at Skaw.

Bluemull Sound: Black-throated Diver.

Yell: Waxwing at Camb.

Out Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear, Great Grey Shrike, 2 Jack Snipes, Short-eared Owl, Reed Bunting, Waxwing, Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Common Redpoll and 3 Bramblings. 

Fetlar: Hawfinch and 10 Common Redpolls at Houbie. Ring Ouzel, Lapland Bunting and Short-eared Owl at Everland. 3 Common Redpolls at Funzie.

North Mainland: Snowy Owl on west side of Ronas Hill. 

 

West Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Loch of Voe. 2 Waxwing and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Lower Voe. Reed Warbler at Veensgarth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Turtle Dove, Grey Wagtail and Willow Warbler at Bakkasetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Siberian Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Brambling at Sumburgh. Common Scoter and Short-eared Owl at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. 

Probable Nathusius’ Pipistrelle on Out Skerries. 

 

12th October 2019

Unst:  Lesser Grey Shrike, Black Redstart, 16 Snow Buntings, Lapland Bunting, 6 Bramblings, 2 Common Redpolls, Redstart, Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Olive-backed Pipit at Skaw.  Coues’s Arctic Redpoll, Yellow-browed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler and 18 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth.  Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Lapland Bunting at Westing. Black-throated Diver and 2 Little Auks at Haroldswick.  Glaucous Gull, Stock Dove, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 4 Tree Sparrows, Reed Warbler, Redstart and 20 Siskins at Norwick

Foula:  White-rumped Sandpiper, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and Ortolan Bunting.

Out Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Reed Warblers at Quendale; also Velvet Scoter in Quendale Bay. Barred Warbler and Little Stint at Spiggie. Turtle Dove at Culsetter. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Levenwick.  Redstart at Leebitten.  2 Short-eared Owls at Brow Marsh.  Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillwell. Siberian Chiffchaff at Brake. Reed Bunting and 3 Water Rails at Rerwick. Short-eared Owl at Scatness.  4 Snow Buntings, Willow Warbler and 2 Sanderlings  at Grutness. 2 Short-eared Owls at Virkie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Cunningsburgh.

Fetlar:  Hawfinch at Feal Burn.  Kestrel, Reed Bunting and 2 Common Redpolls at Houbie.  Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Everland.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Gloup. Hen Harrier at West Yell.  Waxwing at Sellafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Camb.  

North Mainland:  Snowy Owl, Lapland Bunting and 90 Snow Buntings at Ronas Hill. Glaucous Gull at Eshaness. Waxwing at North Collafirth. Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler at Orbister. Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Isbister.

Central Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Toft. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Siberian Chiffchaff at Loch of Voe. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Common Redpolls at Lower Voe. Waxwing, Siberian Chifchaff and 9 Common Redpolls at Vidlin. Yellowhammer, Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler and Dunnock at Frakkafield. Woodcock at Burn of Valayre. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Sandgarth. Velvet Scoter at Breiwick, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Bakland, Lerwick.Waxwing at Longland, Lerwick.

West Mainland: American Golden Plover between Loch Vaara and North Gardie, Aith.  Short-eared Owl east of Bixter. Grey Wagtail at Dale of Walls.

 

11th October 2019

Unst: Lesser Grey Shrike at Baltasound; also Pallas's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Jack Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Westing. Black-throated Diver, Little Auk and Slavonian Grebe at Haroldswick. Long-eared Owl, Reed Warbler, Redstart, 4 Tree Sparrows, 25 Siskins, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 20 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Kestrel and 9 Snow Buntings at Saxa Vord. Lapland Bunting, 'blue' Fulmar and 6 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 2 Common Redpolls at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear, Great Grey Shrike and 54 Snow Buntings.

Whalsay: Bluethroat and Stock Dove at Skaw.

North Mainland: 3 Waxwings at Urafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Murrion, Eshaness. Common Scoter at Braewick, Eshaness. Reed Warbler and 2 Velvet Scoters at Hillswick. 24 Snow Buntings at Eshaness lighthouse.

South Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Hillwell. Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit and Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. Barred Warbler at Boddam. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Long-eared Owl at Geosetter. 4 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Redstarts at Maywick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Sparrowhawk at Gulberwick. Turtle Dove at Culsetter. Lesser Whitethroat at Ringasta. Reed Bunting, Snow Bunting, Siskin and Brambling at Bakkasetter. Short-eared Owl at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Compass Head. 2 Snow Buntings at Mossy Hill.

Central Mainland: Hoopoe at Toft. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Loch of Voe. Stock Dove at Lower Voe. Short-eared Owl at Gott. Waxwing at Twageos Road, Lerwick. Redstart, 2 Common Redpolls and 2 Bramblings at Quoys, Lerwick. Lesser Whitethroat at North Road, Lerwick. Stonechat at Brig o’ Fitch. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. Ring Ouzel, Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Siskins at South Nesting. 4 Bramblings and 2 Common Redpolls at Kalliness, Weisdale.

West Mainland: American Golden Plover, Long-eared Owl, Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and Barred Warbler at Aith. Bluethroat at Sandness. 6 Siskins at Dale of Walls.

Bresay: Little Bunting at South Ham.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark and Yellow-browed Warbler at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Funzie. 

 

Yell: Hawfinch at Gutcher.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Bridge End.

 

10th October 2019

Unst:  Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Glaucous Gull  at Westing. Pallas's Warbler, Grey Plover, Yellow-browed Warbler and 40 Snow Buntings at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull and Scaup at Uyeasound. Black-throated Diver and Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Jack Snipe and 3 Common Redpolls at Skaw. Short-eared Owl at Northdale. 30 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Yellow-browed Warbler and 20 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth.

Out Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear and Great Grey Shrike.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Gloup.

West Mainland:  American Golden Plover between Breiwick and Aith. Waxwing, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 12 Bramblings at Aith. Bluethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler and Waxwing at Sandness. Sparrowhawk, Redstart and Yellow-browed Warbler at East Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Little Grebe at Tingwall Loch. Yellow-browed Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Redstart, 2 Siskins and 15 Common Redpolls at Quoys, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siskin and Grey Wagtail at Scalloway.

South Mainland: Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Iceland Gull past Sumburgh Head. Little Gull at Scousburgh. Snow Bunting and 2 Ring Ouzels at Mossy Hill. Mistle Thrush, Lesser Whitethroat and Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter.  Slavonian Grebe, 8 Barnacle Geese and 5 Pochards at Loch of Spiggie. Spotted Flycatcher at Sandwick. Reed Warbler, Whinchat and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Quendale. 2 Reed Buntings at Bakkasetter.

North Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoters at Hillswick. Common Scoter at Breiwick, Eshaness (and a report of a Black-throated Diver there). 16 Snow Buntings at Eshaness. 

A pod of 8 Orca seen between Brae and Tangwick. 

Humpback Whale off Sound Grunay in Bluemull Sound.

 

9th October 2019

Whalsay: Lanceolated Warbler trapped at Skaw Plantation and flew off high on release.

 

Out Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear and Great Grey Shrike.

Unst: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat and Lapland Bunting at Westing. Pallas’s Warbler, Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Siberian Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Black-throated Diver at Haroldswick. Stock Dove, Reed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 35 Snow Buntings and 40 Common Redpolls at Norwick. 50 Snow Buntings, Lapland Bunting and 2 Jack Snipe at Lamba Ness. Pink-footed Goose at Uyeasound. 2 Lapland Buntings at Skaw. 3 Lapland Buntings at Baliasta.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark at Tresta.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Gloup. Waxwing and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Camb. Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.

West Mainland: Bluethroat and Siskin at Sandness. Waxwing, Long-eared Owl, Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and 12 Bramblings at Aith.  4 Siskins at Sand. 25 Bramblings at Melby.

South Mainland: Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Little Gull at Bay of Scousburgh. Lapand Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Reed Warbler and 2 Common Redpolls at Quendale. Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Spotted Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Tree Pipit, Redstart and Carrion Crow at Hoswick. 3 Bramblings at Channerwick. Dunnock at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. Slavonian Grebe and 5 Pochards at Loch of Brow. Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Helendale, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burgh Road, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Veensgarth. Siberian Chiffchaff at Asta. Redstart at Vidlin. Ring Ouzel at Laxfirth. Lesser Whitethroat at Swining. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burn of Valayre. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Voe.

Bressay: Little Bunting and Yellow-browed Warbler at Ham. 2 Snow Buntings at Ward Hill.

Burra: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Bramblings and 6 Siskins at Bridge End.

 

8th October 2019

Unst: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat, Jack Snipe, Ring Ouzel, Snow Bunting and Common Redpoll at Westing. Pallas’s Warbler, Hawfinch, Yellowhammer, Woodcock, Dunnock, north-western Common Redpoll, Redstart and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Black-throated Diver at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler, 4 Lapland Buntings and 7 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness (and report of 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls there). Stock Dove, 4 Ring Ouzels, Hawfinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting and 20 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Mistle Thrush at Woodwick. Whinchat and 2 Ring Ouzels at Skaw. Short-eared Owl and Yellow-browed Warbler at Northdale. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth.

Skerries: Isabelline Wheatear and Great Grey Shrike.

South Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler and Jack Snipe at Sandwick.  3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler and 3 Siskins at Swinister Burn. Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Barred Warbler, Short-eared Owl, Siberian Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Bakkasetter, Turtle Dove, Redstart and Brambling at Culsetter. Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale. 6 Pochards at Loch of Brow. Reed Bunting at Scousburgh. 2 Common Redpolls and 2 Bramblings at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Redstart at Leebitton. 2 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Peregrine at Hestingott. Redstart and 2 Short-eared Owls at Scatness. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart and Brambling at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark at Tresta. Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Feal Burn. Glaucous Gull at Funzie.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Gloup. Little Bunting, Hen Harrier, Waxwing, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and Kestrel at Camb. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.

Bressay: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Little Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 7 Common Redpolls at Ham.

North Mainland: Waxwing at Ollaberry. 

 

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Burn of Valayre.  Wood Warbler, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 3 Common Redpolls at Brae. Waxwing at Kergord.  Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Bramblings at Busta House hotel. Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Mistle Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 4 Bramblings and 20 Siskins at Lower Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warbers at Loch of Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swining. Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Siskins at Stromfirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Vidlin. Bar-tailed Godwit at Voxter.

West Mainland: Bluethroat at Sandness. Short-eared Owl at Loch of Norby.  Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tresta. Tree Pipit and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Walls. Siberian Chiffchaff at Mid Dale. Waxwing and Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Burra:  5 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Bramblings at Bridge End.

 

7th October 2019

Fetlar: Great Grey Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler and Redstart at Houbie.  Whinchat at Brough Lodge. 

South Mainland: Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Brake. Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Mistle Thrush and Yellow-browed Warbler at Maywick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister Burn. Short-eared Owl at Grutness. Woodcock at Sumburgh Head. Turtle Dove at Culsetter. Ring Ouzel, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Boddam.

Unst: Ring Ouzel, Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Bramblings and 20 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff and Short-eared Owl at Westing, 2 Jack Snipe and 7 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Grey Plover and Jack Snipe at Baltasound. Scaup at Easter Loch.

Yell: Waxwing at Camb.

Central Mainland: Woodcock, Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Sparrowhawk at Voe. Pied Flycatcher at Sandgarth. 

Burra: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and Willow Warbler at Bridge End.

West Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Tresta.

Bressay: Yellow-browed Warbler.

 

6th October 2019

Fetlar:  Rufous-tailed Robin at Feal Burn.

Out Skerries:  Isabelline Wheatear on Bruray.

South Mainland:  Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Brake.  Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness.  Red-backed Shrike at Blett, Cunningsburgh. Black Redstart and Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick.  Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Farm.  Siberian Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Hotel. Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Whinchat at Sandwick. Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swinister Burn. Turtle Dove and Brambling at Culsetter. Brambling at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll and 16 Common Redpolls at Lamba Ness. Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warlers, Whinchat, 30 Bramblings, Redstart, Kestrel, 50 Common Redpolls and 2 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Siberian Chiffchaff, Siskin and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Ring Ouzel and 30 Common Redpolls at Stove.

Central Mainland:  Great Grey Shrike at Cott. Red-backed Shrike at Gott. Long-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel and Siberian Chiffchaff at Sandgarth.  Velvet Scoter, Ring Ouzel and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Wadbister. Ring Ouzel at Law Lane,  Lerwick. Great Grey Shrike and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Tingwall. Wood Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Brambling and Common Redpoll at Brae. Hen Harrier at Burn of Valayre. Siberian Chiffchaff at Voxter. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 6 Bramblings at Voe. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Loch of Asta. 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Scatsta.

West Mainland:  Mistle Thrush at Burrastow.  Peregrine at Bixter.

Burra:  Barred Warbler at Papil. Glaucous Gull at West Burra. Yellow-browed Warbler, Brambling and 3 Siskins at Bridge End.

North Mainland: Bee-eater still at Ollaberry.

Whalsay: Lapland Bunting at Zoar.

 

5th October 2019

Burra: Bonelli's Warbler sp at Papil.

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Barred Warbler, 11 Common Redpolls and 8 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat reported at Stove. Siberian Chiffchaff, Snow Bunting, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Tree Sparrows and 50 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Snow Bunting and 3 Lapland Buntings at Baliasta. Glaucous Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Snow Bunting and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Burrafirth. Siberian Chiffchaff, Brent Goose, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Scaup at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Virkie/Grutness. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Brake. Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Red-backed Shrike and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Blett, Cunningsburgh. Siberian Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Jack Snipe at Quendale. Short-eared Owl and Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Siberian Chiffchaff at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Geosetter. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, Tree Pipit and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick.

North Mainland: Bee-eater and Waxwing at Ollaberry. Turtle Dove and Common Redpoll at Eshaness.

Whalsay: Bluethroat at Skaw.

Yell: Red-breasted Fycatcher at West Yell. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. Turtle Dove at West Sandwick. Common Redpoll at Camb.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Gott. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Swining. Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Haggrister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Whiteness. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wormadale. 2 Goosanders at Scalloway. Little Grebe and Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

West Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Walls. Yellow-browed Warbler at Aith.

Out Skerries: Iceland Gull, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 9 Common Redpolls.

 

4th October 2019

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, 6 Snow Buntings and 3 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. Dusky Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull, Snow Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Whinchat, Brambling and 50 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Waxwing and Jack Snipe at Westing. Glaucous Gull, Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Snow Buntings and 8 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth. Brent Goose, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 5 Bramblings at Baltasound. Scaup at Uyeasound. Redstart at Saxa Vord. Whinchat at Skaw.

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper and 2 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Siberian/Stejneger's Stonechat at Brake. Short-toed Lark at Garths Ness. Little Bunting, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Common Redpolls at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler at Cunningsburgh. Glaucous Gull, Pintail, Common Redpoll, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 8 Barnacle Geese and 3 Bramblings at Spiggie. Turtle Dove at Robin's Brae. Common Redpoll at Culsetter. Yellow-browed Warbler at Boddam. Siberian Chiffchaff at Rerwick. Redstart at Levenwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Sandwick.

Fetlar: American Golden Plover at Houbie.

West Mainland: 4 Waxwings at West Burrafirth. 3 Waxwings and Tree Pipit at Walls. Waxwing, Yellow-browed Warbler and Brambling at Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler at East Burrafirth. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Grey Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher and 20 Bramblings at Tresta. Lesser Whitethroat at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Gott. Velvet Scoter at Wadbister Voe. Glaucous Gull at Lerwick harbour. Pied Flycatcher at Voe. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Knot at Scalloway. Yellow-browed Warbler at Uradale.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sellafirth. Red-breasted Flycatcher at West Yell.

Burra: 15 Snow Buntings at Kettla Ness.

Out Skerries: Short-eared Owl, 3 Jack Snipes, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 16 Goldcrests, 3 Whinchats, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 12 Common Redpolls and 11 Snow Buntings.

Bressay: Siberian Chiffchaff, Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8 Bramblings, 4 Redstarts and 10 Common Redpolls.

 

3rd October 2019

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll and 8 Common Redpolls at Lamba Ness. Red-flanked Bluetail at Norwick, but died after flying into a window; also Jack Snipe and 40 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Dusky Warbler, Common Redpoll and 4 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler, Waxwing, Brent Goose, Garden Warbler and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Short-eared Owl at Keen of Hamar. Water Rail and 2 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth. Spotted Flycatcher at Muness. 8 Common Redpolls at Hermaness.

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness/Virkie. Greenish Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redpoll and 2 Snow Buntings at Cunningsburgh. Olive-backed Pipit and Barred Warbler at Swinister Burn. Little Bunting at Sumburgh Farm. Short-eared Owl, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Snow Buntings at Grutness. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Fladdabister. Slavonian Grebe at Boddam. Sparrowhawk at Bakkasetter. 2 Common Redpolls at Culsetter.

West Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit, Waxwing and 2 Goosanders at Easter Skeld. Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Bramblings at Aith.

North Mainland: Bee-eater and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Ollaberry. Lapland Bunting and 30 Snow Buntings at Ronas Hill.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Gott. Velvet Scoter at Wadbister Voe. Barred Warbler at King Harald Street, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Sandgarth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Frakkafield. Brambling, Grey Wagtail and 4 Common Redpolls at Helendale, Lerwick.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at West Yell. Barred Warbler at Burravoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe. 5 Common Redpolls at Otterswick.

Out Skerries: Short-eared Owl, Redstart, Lapland Bunting, Brambling, 2 Jack Snipes, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whinchats, 4 Tree Pipits, 6 Common Redpolls and 30 Snow Buntings.

Burra: Brent Goose at Meal.

 

2nd October 2019

Unst: Red-flanked Bluetail, Tree Sparrow and 4 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Dusky Warbler at Haroldswick. Moribund Little Auk and 2 Knot at Lund. Waxwing, Common Redpoll, Brent Goose, Grey Wagtail, Slavonian Grebe, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Pied Flycatchersat Baltasound. Glaucous Gull and Scaup at Uyeasound. Sooty Shearwater, Snow Bunting and Lapland Buntng at Lamba Ness. 2 Snow Buntings at Skaw. 2 Common Redpolls at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness/Virkie. Greenish Warbler and Red-backed Shrike at Cunningsburgh. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark at Tresta.

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill. Bee-eater at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Scalloway. Red-backed Shrike at Gott. Barred Warbler at King Harald Street, Lerwick. Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at West Yell. Yellow-browed Warbler and Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat and Dunnock at Breckon.

West Mainland: Barred Warbler at Aith. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and Common Crossbill at Sand.

Foula: Waxwing at Bloburn.

 

1st October 2019

Unst: Red-flanked Bluetail, Tree Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Common Redpoll and 4 Bramblings at Norwick. Barred Warbler, Lapland Bunting, Common Redpoll, 4 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater and 14 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness. 4 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick.

Burra: American Golden Plover at Banna Minn, West Burra .

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness. Olive-backed Pipit at Quendale. Olive-backed Pipit at Swinister Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. 7 Pochards and 4 Scaup at Loch of Brow. Kestrel at Sumburgh.

North Mainland: Snowy Owl and Snow Bunting at Ronas Hill. Bee-eater at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Gott. Barred Warbler at King Harald Street, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Carrion Crows at Veensgarth. Whinchat and 3 Redstarts at South Nesting. Wood Warbler at Brae.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at West Yell. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burravoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe. Jack Snipe and 5 Lapland Buntings at Breckon.

 

30th September 2019

South Mainland: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness/Virkie. Olive-backed Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Swinister Burn. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 3 Yellow-browed Warblers at Channerwick. 2 Little Stints at Spiggie. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Redstarts at Levenwick. Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Kestrel at Sumburgh Head. 4 Scaup, Slavonian Grebe and 9 Pochards at Loch of Brow. 4 Snow Buntings at Mossy Hill. Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Fladdabister.

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill. Bee-eater at Ollaberry. Yellow-browed Warbler at North Collafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Bardister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillswick. Redstart at Ronas Voe. Carrion Crow at Housetter. Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and 20 Snow Buntings at Isbister.

Foula: Baird's Sandpiper, Little Bunting and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Unst: 8 Lapland Buntings, 41 Snow Buntings, Jack Snipe, Whimbrel and 2 'blue' Fulmars at Lamba Ness. Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Brent Goose at Baltasound. Ring Ouzel and 11 Snow Buntings at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Hen Harrier at Loch of Houll.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scalloway. 5 Yellow-browed Warblers and Pied Flycatcher at Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Asta. Yellow-browed Warbler at Mounthooly Street, Lerwick. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Loch of Clickimin. Lesser Redpoll and 2 Bramblings at Brae.

West Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and 3 Lesser Redpolls at Aith. Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at East Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Tresta. Spotted Flycatcher at Walls.

Out Skerries: 2 'blue' Fulmars, Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels, 7 Whinchats, 4 Tree Pipits, 42 Snow Buntings and 4 Lapland Buntings.

Fetlar: Reed Warbler and Tree Pipit.

Burra: Pochard at Bridge End.

 

29th September 2019

South Mainland: Isabelline Shrike (probably Daurian) at Levenwick. Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness/Virkie. Siberian Stonechat and Whinchat at Brake. Olive-backed Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Reed Bunting and 3 Garden Warblers at Swinister Burn. 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and Sparrowhawk at Hoswick. Ruff, Yellow Wagtail and 2 Whinchats at Cunningsburgh. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Woodcock and Yellow-browed Warbler at Wester Quarff. Richard's Pipit, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and Garden Warbler at Grutness. Common Rosefinch at Virkie. Little Bunting, 3 Whinchats, Lesser Whitethroat, Lapland Bunting, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Redstart, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Quendale. Reed Warbler at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Bakasetter. 2 Little Stints, Tree Pipit, Redstart, Dunnock, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, 3 Pintails and 150 Barnacle Geese at Spiggie. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Geosetter. Whinchat at Sandwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Gulberwick.

Foula: Red-throated Pipit and Rustic Bunting at Harrier; also Baird's Sandpiper, Richard's Pipit, Little Bunting, Barred Warbler and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island.

North Mainland: Bee-eater at Ollaberry.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Gloup.

Unst: Short-toed Lark and 13 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Iceland Gull at Skaw. Tree Sparrow, Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick. Slavonian Grebe, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, Tree Sparrow and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting at Burrafirth. Whinchat at Uyeasound.

Out Skerries: Melodious Warbler, Long-eared Owl, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Spotted Flycatcher, Snow Bunting, Dunnock, House Martin, Sparrowhawk, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Siskins, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Ring Ouzels, Redstart, 7 Whinchats and 6 Tree Pipits.

Whalsay: Little Bunting at Skaw.

West Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sand. Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Sandpiper and Pied Flycatcher at Melby.

Bressay: 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Brambling, Whinchat, Sparrowhawk and 7 Redstarts.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Siskins and 3 Common Redpolls at Quoys, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Swining. Redstart at Catfirth. Grey Wagtail at Tingwall.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler on East Burra. Ruff at Papil.

 

28th September 2019

Out Skerries: Brown ShrikeMelodious Warbler, Corn Crake, 4 Lapland Buntings, 3 Jack Snipe, Long-eared Owl, 3 Short-eared Owls, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Ring Ouzels, 6 Redstarts, 7 Whinchats and 3 Tree Pipits.

South Mainland: Isabelline Shrike (probably Daurian) at Levenwick. Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness. Siberian StonechatHobby. Bluethroat and Little Bunting at Brake. Olive-backed Pipit and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Cunningsburgh. Little Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Farm. Common Crossbill and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and 2 Reed Buntings at Swinister/Sandwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, Dunnock, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warblers, 150 Barnacle Geese, 40 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Lapland Buntings at Spiggie. Stonechat, Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Garden Warbler, Dunnock and Common Redpoll at Culsetter. Redstart at Toab. Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Gulberwick. 2 Common Redpolls at Bigton Sparrowhawk at Geosetter. Redstart at Easter Quarff. Tree Pipit at Wester Quarff. Ring Ouzel at Scousburgh.

Foula: Baird's SandpiperCitrine Wagtail, Richard's Pipit, Little Bunting, 3 Snow Buntings and 6 Lapland Buntings.

North Mainland: Bee-eater at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit and Redstart at Voe. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Vidlin. Hen Harrier at Gott. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Sandgarth. Pied Flycatcher at Weisdale Kirk.

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Brent Goose, Jack Snipe, Little Egret, Slavonian Grebe, Reed Bunting, Tree Pipit, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Lesser Whitethroat and 7 Bramblings at Baltasound. Kestrel and 2 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Snow Bunting at Norwick.

Fetlar: Marsh Warbler, Common Rosefinch and 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers at Feal Burn. Also Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Jack Snipe, Reed Bunting, Whinchat, Kestrel, 4 Bramblings, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts and 2 Lesser Whitethroats on the island.

West Mainland: Hen Harrier, Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Redstarts at Sand.

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 5 at Baltasound, 2 at Burrafirth and 2 at Westing. Out Skerries: total of 6. Central Mainland: 1 at Weisdale Kirk. South Mainland: 12 at Hoswick/Swinister, 7 at Geosetter, 4 at Quendale, 3 at Wester Quarff, 2 at Bigton, 2 at Rerwick and singles at Gulberwick, Easter Quarff, Spiggie, Noss Farm and Toab. Foula: total of 5. Fetlar: total of 11. West Mainland: 6 at Sand and 1 at Aith. Bressay: 2 at Gorie and 1 at Voehead.

 

27th September 2019

Unst: Alpine Swift and Iceland Gull at Skaw. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Bunting, Little Egret, Brent Goose, Kestrel, Tree Pipit, Knot, 4 Redstarts, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings, 8 Wood Pigeons and 5 Barnacle Geese at Baltasound. Short-toed Lark, Snow Bunting and 14 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. American Golden Plover at Uyeasound.

Whalsay: Red-throated Pipit at Brough. Common Rosefinch, Turtle Dove and Pied Flycatcher at Challister. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Isbister. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Symbister.

Foula: Red-flanked Bluetail at Sneck o da Smaalie. Also Red-breasted Flycatcher and Quail on the island.

South Mainland: Greenish WarblerSpotted Crake, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail at Levenwick. Nightingale at Geosetter. Corn Crake and Jack Snipe at Gulberwick. Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher,Turtle Dove, Redstart, Garden Warbler and 2 Tree Pipits at Quendale. Little Bunting at Brake. Little Bunting at Sumburgh Farm. Little Bunting at Swinister Burn. Barred Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Reed Buntng, Siskin, Tree Pipit, 3 Redstarts, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Ruff and 3 Spotted Flycatchers at Sandwick. Crossbill at Hoswick. Grasshopper Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Wood Sandpiper at Sumburgh Hotel/Grutness. 3 Little Stints and Whinchat at Spiggie. Reed Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Wester Quarff. Tree Pipit and Redstart at Maywick.

Out Skerries: Melodious Warbler, Little Bunting, Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting, 7 Jack Snipe, 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Garden Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Ring Ouzels, 5 Redstarts, 8 Whinchats, 3 Tree Pipits and 3 Bramblings.

Yell: Little Bunting at Cullivoe. Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, 2 Garden Warblers and 3 Barnacle Geese at Burravoe. Ring Ouzel at Copister. Tree Pipit at West Yell. Kestrel at West Sandwick. 20 Barnacle Geese at Gutcher. Spotted Flycatcher at Camb.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Slavonian Grebe, Sand Martin, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Redstarts at South Nesting. Gadwall at Kirkhouse Loch. 8 Pink-footed Geese and 16 Siskins at Kergord.

Fetlar: Redstart and Whitethroat at Funzie. 5 Sanderlings at Tresta.

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 5 at Baltasound, 3 at Uyeasound, 2 at Norwick and 1 at Haroldswick. Yell: 5 at Burravoe, 3 at West Yell , 2 at Cullivoe and singles at Mid Yell and Camb. Out Skerries: total of 4. Central Mainland: 18 at South Nesting, 8 at Kergord, 4 at Upper Kergord, 2 at Swining and 2 at Strand. South Mainland: 17 at Sandwick/Hoswick, 7 at Quendale, 6 at Maywick, 5 at Wester Quarff, 4 at Levenwick and 2 at Geosetter. Whalsay: total of 25. Foula: total of 3.

 

26th September 2019

Foula: Red-flanked Bluetail at Sneck o da Smaalie.

Out Skerries: Grey Phalarope, Sparrowhawk, 2 Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Whitehroat, Reed Warbler, Brambling, Garden Warbler and 4 Yellow-browed Warblers.

Yell: Olive-backed Pipit and Red-backed Shrike at Burravoe.

Unst: Short-toed Lark, Snow Bunting and 3 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. Little Bunting, Fieldfare and 9 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burrafirth. Redstart at Northdale.

South Mainland: 3 Little Buntings, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. Presumed Ross's x Barnacle Goose hybrid, 1200 Barnacle Geese and 7 Pintail at Scatness. 4 Knot at Virkie. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Dunnocks at Sumburgh. 2 Redstarts at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Dalsetter.

Fetlar: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Whinchat, Kestrel, Brambling and Yellow-browed Warbler at Feal Burn. Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Chaffinch and Brambling at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Kalliness, Weisdale. 6 Goosanders at Scalloway. Sparrowhawk at Helendale, Lerwick.

 

25th September 2019

Foula: Red-flanked Bluetail at Sneck o da Smaalie. Also, Glaucous Gull and Lapland Bunting on the island.

Out Skerries: Melodious Warbler, 2 Little Buntings, 2 Sparrowhawks, Short-eared Owl, 5 Redstarts, 9 Whinchats, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, Whitehroat, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 80 Song Thrushes, 2 Tree Pipits, Reed Warbler, Brambling, Common Redpoll and 3 Willow Warblers.

West Mainland: Citrine Wagtail at Norby. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Melby. Woodcock at Dale of Walls. Pied Flycatcher and 2 Common Redpolls at Aith.

Yell: Olive-backed Pipit at Burravoe. Ruff at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Nightingale at Geosetter. 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers at Longwell, Cunningsburgh. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Chaffinch and 2 Redstarts at Toab. 2 Little Buntings at Swinister Burn. Little Bunting at Quendale. Little Stint at Spiggie. Presumed Ross's x Barnacle Goose hybrid with 1000 Barnacle Geese at Scatness. Grasshopper Warbler, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk at Sumburgh Head. Redstart, 2 Bramblings, Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit and 180 Barnacle Geese at Grutness. 11 Bar-tailed Godwits and 8 Knot at Virkie. Slavonian Grebe at Boddam. Spotted Flycatcher at Dalsetter. Pied Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail at Gulberwick. Pied Flycatcher at Wester Quarff. 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Sandwick.

Unst: Short-toed Lark, 12 Lapland Buntings, Black Redstart, Redstart and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Iceland Gull at Skaw. Little Egret, Tree Pipit, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Redstarts, Whinchat, Goldcrest, 2 Lapland Buntings, 5 Garden Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Knot and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Baltasound. Water Rail, Leser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and 2 Redstarts at Northdale. Pied Flycatcher, Robin, Goldcrest and Whinchat at Norwick. Redstart at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Slavonian Grebe, 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Goldcrests, Robin, Redstart, 2 Siskins and 2 Snow Buntings at South Nesting. Jack Snipe at Girlsta. Lesser Whitethroat at Strand. Lesser Whitethroat at Kergord. 3 Goosanders at Scalloway.

North Mainland: 2 House Martins at Eshaness.

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 9 at Baltasound, 2 at Norwick, 2 at Westing, 2 at Uyeasound and singles at Northdale and Easting. Yell: 5 at Mid Yell and 3 at Cullivoe. Out Skerries: total of 7. Central Mainland: 6 at South Nesting, 5 at Kergord, 5 at Scalloway, 3 at Sound, Lerwick, 2 at Strand and singles at Girlsta, Veensgarth and Helendale, Lerwick. South Mainland: 10 at Geosetter, 3 at Gulberwick, 2 at Toab and singles at Wester Quarff and Dalsetter. West Mainland: 7 at Dale of Walls, 2 at Tresta and 2 at Aith. Bressay: 4 at Voehead. North Mainland: 2 at Eshaness.

 

24th September 2019

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Harrier. Red-flanked Bluetail at Sneck o da Smaalie. Olive-backed Pipit at Ristie. Also, Baird's Sandpiper, Citrine Wagtail, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Lapland Bunting on the island.

Yell: Melodious Warbler at Cullivoe. Richard's Pipit at Gloup. Red-backed Shrike, Sparrowhawk and Spotted Flycatcher at Burravoe. Sand Martin at Breckon.

North Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hillswick. 2 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Ronas Voe.

Unst: Short-toed Lark, 5 Lapland Buntings and 3 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Iceland Gull, Whinchat, Robin and 3 Redstarts at Skaw. Wryneck, Hawfinch, Brent Goose, Grey Plover, Wood Warbler, Kestrel, Little Egret, Chiffchaff, 2 Bramblings, 3 Redstarts and 2 Garden Warblers at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Mediterranean Gull at Boddam. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. Presumed Ross's x Barnacle Goose hybrid at Scatness. Garden Warbler at Swinister Burn. 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Redstart at Boddam. 2 Redstarts, Robin, Blackcap, Goldcrest and 2 Bramblings at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher at Dalsetter.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, Jack Snipe, Greenshank, Common Tern, 2 Sparrowhawks, 9 Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, Garden Warbler, 6 Lapland Buntings, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Fieldfares, Spotted Flycatcher, 40 Redwings, 75 Song Thrushes, 5 Tree Pipits, 8 Blackcaps, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Brambling and 2 Common Redpolls.

Fetlar: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Feal Burn.

Bressay: Cuckoo, Turtle Dove, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Brambling, 35 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, 5 Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Central Mainland: Tree Pipit and Kestrel at Kergord. Redstart at Cott. Slavonian Grebe, Jack Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redstarts and 2 Siskins at South Nesting.

West Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Tree Pipits at Aith.

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 16 at Baltasound and 2 at Norwick. Yell: 2 at Burravoe. Out Skerries: total of 6. Foula: total of 2. Central Mainland: 6 at Kergord, 4 at Sandgarth, 3 at South Nesting, 2 at Cott, 2 at Helendale, Lerwick and singles at Lower Voe and Sound, Lerwick. Bressay: total of 21. South Mainland: 4 at Geosetter, 3 at Hoswick/Swinister and 1 at Sumburgh Head. West Mainland: 1 at Aith. North Mainland: 4 at Hillswick and 2 at Ronas Voe.

Barnacle Geese today: 130 at Loch of Benston, 100 at Burravoe, 82 at Gutcher, 80 at Scatness and 13 at Norwick.

 

23rd September 2019

Baird's SandpiperCitrine Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Fieldfare, Redstart, Snow Bunting, Glaucous Gull, 2 Whinchats and 10 Lapland Buntings.

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. 3 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Ruff at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Skaw. Peregrine at Easting.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Breckon. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Galtigarth.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, Short-eared Owl, Sparrowhawk, Redstart, Whinchat, Garden Warbler, 7 Lapland Buntings, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Fieldfares , 3 Pied Flycatchers, 70 Redwings, 21 Song Thrushes, 2 Tree Pipits and 2 Snow Buntings.

Central Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Sandgarth. 14 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. Jackdaw, Carrion Crow and Fieldfare at Kergord. Kestrel at Sand Water. Pied Flycatcher and Kestrel at Vidlin. 30 Common Redpolls and Grey Wagtail at Sound, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at Frakkafield.

South Mainland: Little Bunting and Pied Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher and Redstart at Scatness. Pied Flycatcher and Redstart at Toab. Redstart at Ocraquoy. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Robins at Sumburgh. Goldcrest at Hoswick.

 

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 7 at Baltasound, 2 at Skaw and singles at Haroldswick, Easting and Northdale. Yell: 2 at Camb and singles at Cullivoe, Loch of Papil and Burravoe. Out Skerries: total of 14. Foula: 1. Central Mainland: 4 at Frakkafield, 3 at Vidlin, 2 at Swining, 2 at Weisdale Mill, 2 at Strand and singles at Loch of Houlland, Lower Voe, Sandgarth, Lunna, Scalloway and Law Lane, Lerwick. South Mainland: 4 at Maywick, 3 at Geosetter, 3 at Hoswick, 3 at Swinister Burn and 1 at Toab. West Mainland: 2 at Dale of Walls.

Barnacle Geese today: 500 at Lerwick, 275 at Virkie, 250 at Scatness, 150 at Culsetter, 35 at Norwick and 20 at Loch of Benston.

 

22nd September 2019

Foula: Baird's SandpiperOrtolan BuntingCitrine Wagtail, Quail, Fieldfare and 15 Lapland Buntings.

Out Skerries: Ortolan Bunting, Little Bunting, Common Rosefinch, 7 Lapland Buntings, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Fieldfares, Common Redpoll and 4 Whinchats.

Unst: American Golden Plover and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Uyeasound. Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher and Little Egret at Baltasound. 7 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness.

Fetlar: Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Pied Flycatchers.

Yell: 10 Bar-tailed Godwits at Hamnavoe.

Central Mainland: 50 Common Redpolls at Sound, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Turtle Dove and 2 Redwings at Quendale. Scaup at Hillwell. Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher at Grutness. Kestrel at Toab. Kestrel at Bakkasetter. Pied Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Black-tailed Godwit at Sandwick.

Yellow-browed Warblers today: Unst: 4 at Baltasound, 2 at Baliasta and singles at Haroldswick, Easting, Lamba Ness, Burrafirth and Norwick. Fetlar: total of 7. Yell: 1 at Burravoe. Out Skerries: total of 6. Foula: 1 at Ham. Central Mainland: 4 at Swining, 2 at Garth and 1 at Scalloway. South Mainland: 2 at Quendale and singles at Sumburgh Head, Scatness, Brake, Hoswick, Swinister Burn and Leebitton.

Barnacle Geese today: 150 on Out Skerries, 75 at Grutness, 25 at Lerwick, 19 at Leebitton and 6 at Uyeasound.

 

21st September 2019

Foula: Baird's SandpiperCitrine Wagtail and Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick. Common Rosefinch and Common Redpoll at Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Haroldswick. 13 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. Little Egret and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Baltasound. Lesser Whitethroat at Skaw.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Burravoe.  Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Sandgarth. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at South Nesting. Yellow-browed Warbler at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Sparrowhawk at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Scatness. Black-tailed Godwit and 30 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick.

 

20th September 2019

North Mainland: American Golden Plover and Lapland Bunting at Skea.

Unst: American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Lund. Barred Warbler and Goldcrest at Norwick. Snow Bunting and 15 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness; also Sooty Shearwater and 20 'blue' Fulmars past Lamba Ness.

Yell: 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Burravoe. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Galtigarth.

Fetlar: Common Rosefinch and Yellow-browed Warbler at Houbie.

South Mainland: Stonechat at Boddam. 2 Snow Buntings at Clevigarth. Goosander at Spiggie. 13 Barnacle Geese at Scatness. 137 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

West Mainland: Peregrine at West Burrafirth.

 

19th September 2019

North Mainland: American Golden Plover at Skea, North Collafirth.

Unst: American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Burrafirth. Iceland Gull at Skaw. Little Egret at Baltasound.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Pied Flycatcher at Tresta.

South Mainland: 23 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta 

 

18th September 2019

Foula: Baird's SandpiperCitrine Wagtail and 3 Common Rosefinches.

South Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. Barred Warbler at Hoswick. 2 Slavonian Grebes and 5 Pink-footed Geese at Spiggie. Grey Wagtail at Sandwick.

Unst: 5 Lapland Buntings at Libbers Hill. Lapland Bunting, Pied Flycatcher and 6 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Black-tailed Godwit, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Lesser Whitethroat at Northdale. Robin and 6 Sanderlings at Easting.

West Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Tresta Voe.

Yell: Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

 

17th September 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

West Mainland: Pectoral Sandpiper at Watsness.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at North-a-Voe. American Golden Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe. Willow Warbler at Gutcher.

Unst: American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. 3 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. 

Little Egret, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher at Norwick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Sandwick. Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Ruff at Spiggie. 2 Ruff at Hillwell. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta. Chiffchaff at Sumburgh.

Central Mainland: 2 Goosanders at Weisdale

 

16th September 2019

North Mainland: White-rumped Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper at Eshaness; also adult Long-tailed Skua flew south there, and Fieldfare at Murrion.

South Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and 75 Pink-footed Geese at Fleck. 2 Common Cranes and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe.

Bluemull Sound: Grey Phalarope from the Fetlar ferry.

Unst: Bluethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. 5 Barnacle Geese at Muness.

 

15th September 2019

Pink-footed Geese today: South Mainland: 140 at Scatness, 55 at Fleck and 46 at Grutness. Unst: 300 at Lamba Ness, several flocks over Baltasound (largest of 134) and 8 at Norwick.

Yell: 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe; also Bar-tailed Godwit there.

Whalsay: Barred Warbler at Isbister.

South Mainland: Yellow Wagtail at Helliness.

Unst: Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. Knot at Lamba Ness.

 

14th September 2019

South Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. 6 Ruff at Hillwell. Whinchat at Ringasta. Whimbrel at Bakkasetter.

Yell: now 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe; also Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Garden Warbler there. Sanderling and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Galtigarth.

North Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Murrion, Eshaness.

 

13th September 2019

Lots of Pink-footed Geese flying south today: Unst: 150 at Uyeasound, 86 at Westing and 5 at Easting. Yell: 84 at North-a-Voe. Burra: 61 at Trondra. Noss: 110.

South Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. Wood Warbler and Stonechat at Hoswick.

Unst: American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. 4 Lapland Buntings at Lamba Ness. Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Sanderlings at Easting.

Yell: 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Scalloway.

 

12th September 2019

Unst: American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. Little Egret and Garden Warbler at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher at Norwick.

Yell: 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Wryneck found dead at Lerwick.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Scatness. Whinchat at Sumburgh Head. Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Ruff at Hillwell. Ruff at Fleck.

 

11th September 2019

South Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Fleck. 6 Ruff at Hillwell. Whinchat at Ringasta. Whimbrel at Bakkasetter.

Yell: now 2 American Golden Plovers at Cullivoe; also Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot and Garden Warbler there. Sanderling and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Galtigarth.

North Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Murrion, Eshaness.

 

10th September 2019

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe; also Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Ruff there. 2 Ruff at Gloup. 10 Bar-tailed Godwits at Hamnavoe.

Unst: Bluethroat at Norwick. Common Rosefinch, Reed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Westing. Barred Warbler at Burrafirth. Iceland Gull and Whinchat at Skaw. Little Egret at Baltasound. Kestrel at Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Hoswick early morning only. 2 Garden Warblers at Dalsetter. Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Bigton. 2 Grey Wagtails at Swinister Burn.

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher and 3 Garden Warblers at Brig o Fitch. Kestrel at Voe. 2 Knot at Toft.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Skaw.

 

9th September 2019

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Scatness. 2 Common Cranes at Sandwick. Peregrine and Sparrowhawk at Sumburgh Head. Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat and Garden Warbler at Bakkasetter. Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler at Culsetter. 5 Ruff at Hillwell. Redwing at Bigton.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler and 2 Whinchats at Funzie.

Unst: Common Rosefinch and Pied Flycatcher at Westing.

Yell: Kestrel at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Redwing at Murrayston, Lerwick. Peregrine and Knot at Dales Lees.


8th September 2019

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe; also Bar-tailed Godwit there. Pied Flycatcher at Heatherdale.

Whalsay: Common Rosefinch and Pied Flycatcher at Skaw.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Funzie.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Stonechat and 2 Whinchats at Bigton.

Noss: Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Willow Warblers.

 

7th September 2019

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe. Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe.

Unst: 4 Common Rosefinches at Norwick. Barred Warbler, Redstart and 2 Whinchats at Skaw.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Sandwick. Lapland Bunting at Dalsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Ocraquoy. Goosander at Virkie.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Funzie.

 

6th September 2019

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Leebitton.

North Mainland: Wood Warbler, Tree Pipit and Pied Flycatcher at Sullom plantation.

Unst: Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat and Peregrine at Norwick. 3 Whinchats at Burrafirth. Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat at Haroldswick. Whinchat at Northdale. Whinchat at Baltasound.

Yell: Tree Pipit, Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Sanderlings at Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Breckon.

Noss: Lesser Whitethroat and Bar-tailed Godwit.

 

5th September 2019

Unst: Common Rosefinch and Whinchat at Burrafirth. Manx Shearwater and 8 Sooty Shearwaters past Lamba Ness. Tree Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Pied Flycatchers and 3 Whinchats at Baltasound. Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler and Redstart at Funzie.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Leebitton. Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick. Whitethroat at Ocraquoy.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Breckon. Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Whitethroat and 6 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Whinchat at Thordale, Mid Walls.

 

4th September 2019

Unst: Citrine Wagtail at Baltasound. Long-tailed Skua, Sooty Shearwater and 'blue' Fulmar past Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Leebitton. Spotted Redshank at Bakkasetter. Whinchat at Culsetter.

Yell: Bar-tailed Godwit at Vatsetter. Bar-tailed Godwit at Cullivoe.

 

3rd September 2019

Unst: Citrine Wagtail at Baltasound; also Barred Warbler and 11 Willow Warblers there. Common Rosefinch and Wood Warbler at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and Fieldfare at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Black-tailed Godwit at Garth.

South Mainland: Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Whinchat at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Funzie.


2nd September 2019

North Mainland: Citrine Wagtail at Hillswick.

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe; also Knot, Willow Warbler and 13 Sanderlings there. Common Scoter and 41 Sanderlings at Breckon.

Unst: female/juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Hillwell early moring, and at Leebitton from late morning onwards. Icterine Warbler, Stonechat and 2 Whinchats at Sumburgh Farm. Common Rosefinch at West Voe of Sumburgh. Blackcap at Scousburgh.

Bressay: 2 Shoveler at Hill of Setter.


1st September 2019

Yell: American Golden Plover at Cullivoe; also Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Willow Warbler there.

Unst: 2 Common Cranes at Burn of Mailland in the morning. 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Lamba Ness. Wood Warbler and Fieldfare at Norwick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Bakkasetter and later at Hillwell during the late afternoon. Icterine Warbler, Common Rosefinch, Whinchat and Stonechat at Sumburgh Farm. Icterine Warbler at Scatness. Barred Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Toab. Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Wood Warbler at Quendale. Whinchat at Bakkasetter.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Funzie during the late afternoon.

 

31st August 2019

Unst: 3 Common Rosefinches, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat at Norwick.

South Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Scatness. Sparrowhawk at Wester Quarff.

Fetlar: Willow Warbler at Funzie.

 

30th August 2019

Whalsay: European Bee-eater at Lochend.

Central Mainland: immature male Two-barred Crossbill and Wood Warbler at Kergord.

South Mainland: Barred Warbler and Whinchat at Bakkasetter. Barred Warbler, Swift and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness.

West Mainland: Sooty Shearwater past Watsness.

Unst: Little Egret at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Heatherdale.

 

29th August 2019

Unst: Citrine Wagtail on Balta Isle; also Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Sanderling there. Wryneck and Wood Warbler at Northdale. 2 Common Rosefinches, Wood Warbler and Kestrel at Norwick. Common Rosefinch and House Martin at Baltasound. Reed Warbler at Haroldswick Garden Warbler at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: 2 female Two-barred Crossbills, Wood Warbler, Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Goldcrest and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Barred Warbler, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat at Sumburgh Head. Pied Flycatcher at Channerwick. Whinchat at Bakkasetter.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler at Quoys, Lerwick.

Yell: 4 Ruff and 2 Garden Warblers at West Sandwick.

 

28th August 2019

Unst: Dotterel at Baltasound. Wryneck and Barred Warbler at Northdale. Pied Flycatcher at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Greenish Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Garden Warbler at Frakkafield.

Noss: Wryneck and Barred Warbler.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Barred Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Grutness. Barred Warbler at Toab. Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh Hotel. Garden Warbler at Levenwick. Green Sandpiper and Greenshank at Spiggie.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher and Ruff at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Fieldfare at Walls.

 

27th August 2019

West Mainland: Pallid HarrierCitrine Wagtail, Stonechat and 2 Barred Warblers at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Greenish Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Garden Warblers at Frakkafield. Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill, Common Crossbill, Common Rosefinchand 2 Common Redpolls at Quoys, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Toab. Barred Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Whinchat at Sumburgh Hotel. Common Crossbill, Reed Bunting and 2 Whinchats at Culsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Exnaboe. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Maywick. Garden Warbler and Goldcrest at Quendale. Garden Warbler at Ireland. 7 Swifts at Loch of Brow. Greenshank at Spiggie. Sooty Shearwater off the Good Shepherd just south of Sumburgh Head.

Unst: Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Norwick. Swift at Burrafirth.

Bressay: Greenshank at Hill of Setter.

 

26th August 2019

Central Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Frakkafield. Pied Flycatcher at Quoys, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Mandarin Duck at Hillwell. Curlew Sandpiper at Virkie. Barred Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Toab. Yellow Wagtail and Sedge Warbler at Bakkasetter. Wood Warbler at Gulberwick.

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Easting. Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Little Egret and 3 Knot at Baltasound. Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler and Fieldfare at Norwick. 3 Knot at Lamba Ness.

 

25th August 2019

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Scatness. Barred Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Pied Flycatcher at Quendale. Greenshank at Dalsetter. Green Sandpiper, Ruff and 3 Greenshanks at Spiggie.

Yell: Grasshopper Warbler at Camb.

 

24th August 2019

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch and Sedge Warbler at Quendale. Barred Warbler and Spotted Redshank at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Cuckoo at Baltasound. 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Uyeasound.

 

23rd August 2019

Bressay: Sooty Shearwater past Score Point.

Yell: Wood Warbler and Willow Warbler at Gutcher.