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.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Scalloway.

West Mainland: 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff at Bixter.

Noss: 71 Knot.


22nd August 2019

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Quendale. Barred Warbler, Willow Warbler and Greenshank at Bakkasetter. Greenshank at Hillwell.

Unst: 16 Ruff and 4 Knot at Baltasound. 20 Knot and 7 Sanderling at Norwick.

Yell: Greenshank at Loch of Littlester.

Noss: Greenshank.


21st August 2019

Central Mainland: female Two-barred Crossbill at Catfirth.

Unst: Spotted Redshank at Baltasound. Reed Warbler at Norwick.

South Mainland: Swift at Grutness. Swift at Exnaboe. Willow Warbler at Bakkasetter.


20th August 2019

Foula: Quail with 7 chicks.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit and 17 Ruff at Ringasta. Greenshank at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Fieldfare at Graven.

Yell: 9 Knot at Vatsetter.


19th August 2019

Fetlar: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Aithness.

Central Mainland: 3 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: Little Egret, Grey Plover, Knot, Greenshank and 20 Ruff at Baltasound.

Noss: Reed Warbler and Willow Warbler.

Yell: Reed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Burra: Sparrowhawk at Cauldhame, Trondra.


18th August 2019

Fetlar: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Aithness.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Rerwick. Red-necked Phalarope and Greenshank at Dalsetter.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Lamba Ness. 6 Ruff and 9 Knot at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: 4 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin.

Yell: Ruff at Loch of Littlester.


17th August 2019

South Mainland: Great Snipe at Dalsetter. 2 Knot and 6 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. Knot at Grutness.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound; also Grey Plover, Whitethroat and 4 Ruff there. Icterine Warbler at Burrafirth. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Lamba Ness. Garden Warbler at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 4 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin. Garden Warbler at Law Lane, Lerwick. Grey Wagtail at Sound, Lerwick.

Yell: Reed Warbler at Cullivoe.

16th August 2019

Unst: Icterine Warbler at Burrafirth. Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and 3 Knot at Norwick. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Lamba Ness. Stonechat at Haroldswick. Willow Warbler at Northdale.

Whalsay: Wood Warbler at Skaw.

Yell: Reed Warbler at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Swift at Compass Head. 4 House Martins at Bigton.

Central Mainland: Ruff at Loch of Tingwall.

West Mainland: Fieldfare at Walls.


15th August 2019

Unst: Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Lamba Ness.


14th August 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

Unst: Little Egret at Baltasound. Red-necked Phalarope and Greenshank at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Reed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Noss: Garden Warbler.

South Mainland: 4 Ruff at Ringasta. Chaffinch at Culsetter.


13th August 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill. Pomarine Skua past Eshaness.

Central Mainland: 4 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: Spotted Redshank, Knot and Willow Warbler at Skaw. Stonechat and Whitethroat at Haroldswick 12 Knot and 2 Ruff at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper, 2 Ruff and 20 Knot at Scatness. 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits and 4 Ruff at Spiggie. Black-tailed Godwit and 11 Ruff at Ringasta. Black-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Chaffinch at Culsetter.

West Mainland: 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 6 Knot at Effirth.

Yell: Greenshank at Loch of Littlester. 2 Ruff and 2 Sanderling at Cullivoe.


12th August 2019

Central Mainland: 7 Two-barred Crossbills and 2 Common Crossbills at Stromfirth. 5 Two-barred Crossbills and Common Crossbill at Catfirth. 7 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin.

South Mainland: 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 8 Ruff at Ringasta. Ruff at Virkie.

Yell: Ruff at Cullivoe.


11th August 2019

North Mainland: adult Sabine's Gull flew north past Eshaness at 10:10.

West Mainland: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Sand, with a Common Crossbill.

South Mainland: 2 juvenile Two-barred Crossbills at Scatness; also 2 Green Sandpipers there. Mistle Thrush at Virkie. 2 Willow Warblers at Sumburgh Head.

Fetlar: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Feal Burn; also Wood Sandpiper, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Willow Warblers on the island.

Central Mainland: 6 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin. 2 Green Sandpipers at Loch of Strom.

Unst: male Two-barred Crossbill at Muness. Manx Shearwater north past Lamba Ness at 11:10. Knot and 2 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. Willow Warbler and 2 Sanderling at Norwick. Willow Warbler at Skaw.


10th August 2019

South Mainland: Great Reed Warbler trapped at Rerwick. 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Ruff at Spiggie. 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Central Mainland: 9 Two-barred Crossbills at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Northdale. Male Two-barred Crossbill, Grey Plover, Ruff, Garden Warbler, Sand Martin, Whitethroat and 30 Knot at Baltasound. Blackcap and Common Redpoll at Norwick. Green Sandpiper at Loch of Cliff.

Noss: Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat.

Bressay: 2 Green Sandpipers at Loch of Kirkabister.

9th August 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

Unst: Little Egret, Grey Plover and 2 Knot at Baltasound.

Yell: Ruff at Loch of Littlester. 8 Knot at Copister.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit at Spiggie.

8th August 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill. Knot at Eshaness.

South Mainland: male Two-barred Crossbill at Hoswick.

Unst: Wood Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Leach's Petrels trapped at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Stonechat and 2 Sparrowhawks at Scatsta.


7th August 2019

Unst: Grey Plover, 2 Ruff and 10 Knot at Baltasound. Peregrine at Burrafirth.

North Mainland: Cuckoo at Hillswick.

South Mainland: Chaffinch at Culsetter.


6th August 2019

Unst: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Norwick. Little Egret, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Knot and 3 Ruff at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Bakkasetter. Little Stint and Greenshank at Boddam. Ruff and 70 Knot at Virkie.

Noss: 2 Ruff.

Central Mainland: 34 Knot at Scatsta.

North Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Ronas Hill.


5th August 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

Unst: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (male, female and juvenile) and Willow Warbler at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Skaw. Ruff at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn. 18 Knot and 4 Sanderling at St Ninian's Isle. Ruff and 17 Knot at Virkie.


4th August 2019

South Mainland: Osprey at Spiggie. Little Stint at Virkie. Greenshank and 2 Ruff at Scatness. Greenshank at Loch of Huesbreck.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Mossbank.


3rd August 2019

No news received today.


2nd August 2019

West Mainland: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (male and 2 females) at Weisdale.

Whalsay: Wood Warbler at Skaw.

South Mainland: 2 Wood Sandpipers at Grutness. Garden Warbler at Bakkasetter.

Fetlar: Green Sandpiper at Aithness.

1st August 2019

Unst: 2 Two-barred Crossbills (male and female) and juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Norwick. Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Scatness. 2 Wood Sandpipers at Grutness. Greenshank at Bakkasetter. Kestrel and 3 Green Sandpipers at Virkie.


31st July 2019

Unst: juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Norwick.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver in Sullom Voe.

South Mainland: Quail at Bigton. 2 Wood Sandpipers at Grutness. Wood Sandpiper, sinensis Cormorant and 2 Green Sandpipers at Virkie. Green Sandpiper and Greenshank at Spiggie.


30th July 2019

West Mainland: male Two-barred Crossbill at Aith. 2 Common Cranes at Bixter.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper at Virkie. Wood Sandpiper at Grutness. Sedge Warbler and Greenshank at Bakkasetter.

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Scatsta Farm. Reed Warbler at Sullom Voe Terminal.

Unst: Little Egret and Green Sandpiper at Baltasound. 3 Green Sandpipers at Haroldswick.


29th July 2019

South Mainland: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Virkie. 2 Greenshanks at Bakkasetter.


28th July 2019

South Mainland: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill at Virkie. Wood Sandpiper at Grutness. Common Crossbill at Sumburgh Head.

Unst: Rosy Starling at Norwick. Cuckoo at Skaw.

Burra: 2 Ruff at Kettlaness.


27th July 2019

Unst: Great Reed Warbler at Burrafirth. Garden Warbler, Long-eared Owl and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Green Sandpiper at Haroldswick. 4 Sanderlings at Easting.

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling and Iceland Gull reported at Brae.

South Mainland: Cuckoo at Sumburgh Head. Green Sandpiper at Scatness. Sanderling and 2 Greenshanks at Spiggie. 58 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh.


26th July 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Sumburgh Head.

Whalsay: Green Sandpiper at Skaw Taing.


25th July 2019

Unst: Rosy Starling at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Swift at Sumburgh Head.


24th July 2019

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Hillwell. Swift, 41 Knot and 63 Sanderling at Virkie.

Unst: House Martin at Baltasound.


23rd July 2019

Central Mainland: 8 Two-barred Crossbills (1 male, 1 first-summer male, 5 females, 1 first-summer female, 1 juvenile) and 3 Common Crossbills at Brae. Goosander at Weisdale Voe.

Burra: 2 Two-barred Crossbills (1 male, 1 female) at Cutts, Trondra.

Whalsay: Two-barred Crossbill at Hamister.

Unst: Swift at Baltasound.


22nd July 2019

Unst: male Two-barred Crossbill at Baltasound. 2 Manx Shearwaters south past Lamba Ness at 06:50.

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern at Grutness. Pochard at Hillwell.


21st July 2019

West Mainland: 5 Two-barred Crossbills at Walls.

South Mainland: 3 Knot and 40 Sanderling at Virkie.


20th July 2019

Unst: 4 Two-barred Crossbills (2 males, 2 juveniles) and 6 Common Crossbills at Baltasound. Swift at Northdale.

Whalsay: Two-barred Crossbill at Hamister. Green Sandpiper at West Loch, Skaw. 2 Sanderlings at Brough.

South Mainland: male Two-barred Crossbill killed by a cat at Loch of Brow. 5 Knot and 27 Sanderling at Virkie.


19th July 2019

Unst: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (2 males, 1 juvenile) and 2 Common Crossbills at Baltasound. Rosy Starling at Northdale. Goldcrest at Hermaness.

Yell: Common Crossbill at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Greenshank at Clate.

South Mainland: 2 Common Sandpipers at Boddam.


18th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Whalsay: 6 at Sodom. 2 at Symbister. Unst: 7 (2 males, 1 first-summer male, 1 first-summer female, 3 juveniles) at Baltasound.

Unst: Rosy Starling at Norwick. Little Egret at Baltasound.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of Vaara.

Yell: Common Crossbill at Cullivoe. Purple Sandpiper and 13 Knot on Brother Island, Yell Sound.

Noss: Common Crossbill.

South Mainland: 2 Sandwich Terns at Scatness.

Whalsay: Goldcrest and Common Redpoll at Skaw.


17th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Central Mainland : 2 at Sandveien, Lerwick. Noss: 2 (male and juvenile). Burra: 2 at Glendale, Trondra. Unst: juvenile at Baltasound.

Unst: 2 Common Crossbills at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Swift at St Ninian's Isle.

16th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Central Mainland : 6 at Kergord. Noss: 2 (male and juvenile). Burra: 2 at Glendale, Trondra.

Common Crossbills today: Central Mainland: 15 at Kergord. 7 at Upper Kergord. Burra: 4 at Glendale, Trondra.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of Vaara.

Unst: 3 Knot at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Goldcrest at Skaw.


15th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Central Mainland : 10 at Stromfirth. 3 (1 male, 2 females) at Brae. Burra: 3 at Glendale, Trondra. North Mainland: male found dead at Sullom plantation.

Common Crossbills today: Central Mainland: 30 at Kergord. 5 at Scatsta Farm. At least 8 at Stromfirth.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of Vaara.

Central Mainland: 18 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. 7 Goosanders at Loch of Strom.


14th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Central Mainland : 18 at Stromfirth. Bressay: 2 at Voehead. South Mainland: 2 at Ocraquoy. Male at St Ninian's Isle.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of Vaara. 12 Common Crossbills at Stromfirth.

Bressay: 6 Common Crossbills at Voehead.


13th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Burra: 3 (2 males, 1 female) at Glendale, Trondra. Yell: 3 (1 male, 1 female, juvenile) at Burravoe. Central Mainland: 2 females at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Unst: Rosy Starling at Baliasta. 4 Common Crossbills at Baltasound.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of Clousta.

South Mainland: Sedge Warbler at Hillwell.


12th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Central Mainland: 20 at Voe. Whalsay: 8 at Sodom. Unst: up to 7 (1 male, 3 females, 2 first-summer males, 1 juvenile) at Baltasound. West Mainland: 6 at Watsness. North Mainland: 5 (2 males, 2 females, 1 juvenile) at North Collafirth. Burra: 3 (2 males, 1 female) at Glendale, Trondra. South Mainland: 2 at Sumburgh Head. Bressay: 2 at Gorie.

Common Crossbills today: Burra: 15 at Glendale, Trondra. Central Mainland: 6 at Voe and 1 at Helendale, Lerwick. West Mainland: 2 at Watsness. Unst: 1 at Baltasound.

Foula: Arctic Warbler at Braidfit.


11th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Whalsay: 8 at Sodom. North Mainland: 5 (2 males, 2 females, 1 juvenile) at North Collafirth. Female at Heylor. Unst: up to 7 (3 females, 3 first-summer males, 1 juvenile) at Baltasound. South Mainland: up to 7 (1 male, 5 females, 1 first-summer male) at Sumburgh Head. Yell: 6 (1 male, 5 female/juveniles) at North-a-Voe. At sea: male on the Brent Charlie 115 miles N of Shetland.


Common Crossbills today: Fetlar: 4 at Tresta and 1 at Houbie.

Unst: Little Egret at Quoys.

Central Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Frakkafield. Common Redpoll at Tingwall.

Yell: Linnet at North-a-Voe.


10th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: Whalsay: 8 at Sodom. North Mainland: 7 (2 males, 5 females) at Heylor. Unst: up to 6 (3 females, 3 first-summer males) at Baltasound. South Mainland: up to 6 (5 females, 1 first-summer male) at Sumburgh Head. Central Mainland: 4 (1 male, 2 females, 1 juvenile) at Busta House, Brae. At sea: male photographed on an oil rig in the Beryl Field 100 miles ESE of Shetland. 2 females on the Brent Charlie 115 miles N of Shetland.

Common Crossbills today: Unst: up to 11 at Baltasound. North Mainland: 6 at Ronas Voe and 1 at Bardister. Yell: 2 at Cullivoe and 1 at Sellafirth. Central Mainland: singles at Lower Voe and Busta House, Brae.

Fetlar: Rosy Starling at Houbie.

North Mainland: Grey-headed Wagtail at Tingon.

Unst: Greenshank at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll, Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Sandgarth. Common Redpoll at Tingwall.

Yell: Swift at Basta Voe.

9th July 2019

Two-barred Crossbills today: South Mainland: up to 10 (4 males, 6 females) at Sumburgh Head. First-summer male at Levenwick. Fetlar: 5 (3 males, 2 females) at Feal burn. Unst: 4 (3 males, 1 female) at Baltasound. Female at Ungirsta. Central Mainland: 4 (2 females, 2 juveniles) at Scatsta Farm. 1 at Swining. Male on a boat off Lerwick harbour.

Common Crossbills today: Unst: up to 10 at Baltasound and up to 6 at Ungirsta. South Mainland: up to 6 at Sumburgh Head. North Mainland: up to 6 at Sullom plantation.

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick. Common Redpoll at Tingwall.

Unst: Long-eared Owl at Norwick.

8th July 2019

Unst: 4 Two-barred Crossbills (2 males, 2 females) at Baltasound. Female Two-barred Crossbill at Norwick.

Foula: Rosy Starling.

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Sumburgh Head.


7th July 2019

Foula: male Two-barred Crossbill.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Ronas Voe.

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Marsh Warblers at Baltasound. Stonechat at Norwick. Grey Wagtail at Skaw.

South Mainland: 4 Common Crossbills at Scatness. Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie.


6th July 2019

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound.

West Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Loch of North House, Clousta.


5th July 2019

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Scaup at Clumlie. Black-tailed Godwit at Bigton.


4th July 2019

Out Skerries: female Two-barred Crossbill.

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound. Barnacle Goose at Loch of Cliff.

Yell: Quail at West Sandwick.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit at Bigton.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Hamister.


3rd July 2019

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Weisdale Voe.


2nd July 2019

Central Mainland: Rosy Starling at Burnside, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn.

1st July 2019

South Mainland: Gull-billed Tern at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Weisdale Voe. Swift at Loch of Benston.


30th June 2019

South Mainland: Gull-billed Tern at Ringasta, and later Hillwell, Virkie and Toab. Rosy Starling at Compass Head. 3 Swifts at Quendale.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Marsh Warbler at Baltasound. Grey Wagtail at Lund.

29th June 2019

North Mainland: Gull-billed Tern at Eshaness.

South Mainland: Rosy Starling at Compass Head. Glaucous Gull at Sandwick.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Trowie Loch, South Nesting.


28th June 2019

South Mainland: Rosy Starling at Compass Head. Black Redstart at Virkie. Swift at Leebitton. Sand Martin at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 3 Waxwings at Graven.

Out Skerries: Redwing.


27th June 2019

South Mainland: Rosy Starling at Compass Head. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Grutness.


26th June 2019

South Mainland: Rosy Starling at Compass Head.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound.


25th June 2019

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Little Egret at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Skaw.

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Uradale.


24th June 2019

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Quail at Loch of Brow. Swift at St Ninian's Isle. 2 Common Scoters at Quendale Bay. Willow Warbler at Sumburgh Head.


23rd June 2019

South Mainland: Black-headed Bunting at Sandwick.

Unst: Blyth's Reed Warbler and Nightjar at Baltasound.


22nd June 2019

South Mainland: Black-headed Bunting at Sandwick.

Unst: Green-winged Teal and Little Egret at Baltasound. Hobby at Ungirsta. Common Rosefinch at Norwick.


21st June 2019

Central Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Black Gaet.


20th June 2019

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs and 3 House Martins at Scatness. Glaucous Gull at Sandwick.

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Norwick.


19th June 2019

South Mainland: Black-headed Bunting at Sandwick. Lesser Yellowlegs at Scatness. Iceland Gull at Leebitton.

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick.


18th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Ringasta. Reed Warbler and House Martin at Quendale. Spotted Flycatcher at Toab. House Martin at Sumburgh Head.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Sullom Voe Terminal.

Unst: Kestrel at Uyeasound.


17th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby and Marsh Harrier at Bakkasetter. Hobby at Mossy Hill. Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Turtle Dove.

North Mainland: Quail at Benigarth, North Roe.

16th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Hillwell. Marsh Harrier at Brow Marsh.

Unst: Osprey, Sand Martin and House Martin at Baltasound. 3 Quails at Haroldswick.


15th June 2019

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard at St Ninian's Isle, and later Scatness. Hobby and Little Grebe at Hillwell. Marsh Warbler at Virkie. Marsh Harrier and Reed Warbler at Bakkasetter. Barnacle Goose at Boddam.

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick.

Noss: Reed Warbler.


14th June 2019

Noss: Hobby.

Bressay: Icterine Warbler at Gorie.

West Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Sandness.

Unst: Little Egret at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Bakkasetter.

Central Mainland: 2 House Martins at Loch of Clickimin.


13th June 2019

Unst: Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick. Tree Sparrow at Northdale.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes, Little Grebe and 2 Pintails at Hillwell. Short-eared Owl at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Gremista, Lerwick.


12th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Spiggie. 2 Common Cranes at Hillwell.

Unst: Little Egret at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick.


11th June 2019

South Mainland: Common NightingaleHobby and Marsh Warbler at Quendale. 2 Common Cranes and Marsh Harrier at Hillwell.

Unst: Marsh Warbler and Quail at Haroldswick. Marsh Warbler at Baltasound.


10th June 2019

Bressay: Scops Owl found dead (site unknown).

Unst: Hobby, Red-backed Shrike and Cuckoo at Baltasound. Quail at Haroldswick. Spotted Flycatcher at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes and Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell. Marsh Harrier at Brow Marsh. Sandwich Tern at Virkie. Little Grebe at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Voe.

9th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Hillwell/Toab/Boddam. Red-backed Shrike at Boddam. 2 Common Cranes, Sedge Warbler and Water Rail at Hillwell. Marsh Harrier and Sedge Warbler at Brow Marsh. Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness. Greenshank at Virkie. Reed Warbler at Quendale. 3 Shovelers at Spiggie.

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Little Egret, Cuckoo, Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk and Whitethroat at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike and Tree Sparrow at Norwick.

West Mainland: 2 Waxwings at Sandness. Red-backed Shrike at Annifirth, Walls.

Yell: Peregrine at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo and House Martin at Kergord.

8th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Hillwell/Quendale. Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike and Lesser Whitethroat at Boddam. 2 Lesser Redpolls at Virkie. Reed Warbler and Chiffchaff at Quendale.

Unst: Quail and Marsh Harrier at Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike at Skaw. 14 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 13 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.


7th June 2019

South Mainland: Hobby at Hillwell. 2 Wood Sandpipers and Greenshank at Scatness. Long-eared Owl at Virkie. Cuckoo and Swift at Sumburgh Head. Pied Flycatcher at Boddam. 2 Pintails at Loch of Troswickness.

Unst: Little Egret, Common Rosefinch, Marsh Harrier, Pintail, Reed Bunting, Common Redpoll, Cuckoo, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. 2 Common Cranes at Caldback (earlier at Baltasound). Red-backed Shrike at Lamba Ness. Whinchat and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler.

Fetlar: Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher at Aithness.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Voe. Cuckoo at Gremista, Lerwick. 13 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.


6th June 2019

Unst: Rosy Starling at Skaw. Common Rosefinch and Pintail at Baltasound. Quail, Marsh Harrier and Pink-footed Goose at Haroldswick. Quail at Northdale. Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

South Mainland: Hobby at Toab. Red-backed Shrike at Sandwick. Marsh Harrier at Hillwell. Spotted Flycatcher at Culsetter. Shoveler at Grutness.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler and Grey-headed Wagtail.

Noss: Cuckoo.

Yell: Cuckoo and Chiffchaff at Breckon.


5th June 2019

Foula: Little Bittern and Marsh Warbler.

Whalsay: Sardinian Warbler at Skaw.

Unst: Rustic Bunting, 2 Common Cranes, Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl and House Martin at Burrafirth. Green-winged Teal, Pink-footed Goose and Common Redpoll at Haroldswick. Marsh Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and 8 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Red-backed Shrike, Common Rosefinch, Tree Pipit, Cuckoo, Sedge Warbler, Redwing, House Martin and 15 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: Hobby and Icterine Warbler.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Scousburgh. Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Sedge Warbler at Geosetter. Barnacle Goose and 2 Shovelers at Noss, Spiggie. Kestrel at Bakkasetter. Sand Martin at Virkie. Shoveler at Grutness.

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl at Dullans.

West Mainland: Cuckoo at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Swift at Loch of Asta.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher.


4th June 2019

Unst: Great Knot, Sparrowhawk and House Martin at Skaw. Marsh Harrier at Haroldswick. Swift at Snarravoe. Short-eared Owl at Norwick.

Whalsay: Sardinian Warbler at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Hobby at Garth, South Nesting.

South Mainland: Black Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and House Martin at Sumburgh Head. 2 Common Scoters at St Ninian's Isle.


3rd June 2019

Foula: Little Bittern at Burns.

Unst: Great Knot at Skaw. Little Egret and Sedge Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Common Cranes at Burrafirth. Cuckoo at Feall.

Whalsay: Sardinian Warbler at Skaw.

Yell: Hobby at Gloup. Short-eared Owl at Cullivoe.

Out Skerries: Hobby.

South Mainland: Quail at Geosetter. Black Redstart and 3 House Martins at Sumburgh Head. 2 Common Scoters at Scousburgh. Sedge Warbler at Boddam.

Central Mainland: Goosander at Loch of Voe. Pochard at Trowie Loch, South Nesting. Sand Martin at Loch of Tingwall.


2nd June 2019

Foula: Little Bittern at Burns.

Unst: Great Knot at Skaw. Common Rosefinch, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Baltasound. Marsh Harrier at Northdale.

Whalsay: Sardinian Warbler at Skaw.

South Mainland: Nightjar at Exnaboe. Quail at Geosetter. Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Whitethroat at Culsetter. 2 Sand Martinsat Bakkasetter.

Central Mainland: Turtle Dove at Loch of Clickimin. Pochard at Trowie Loch, South Nesting.

1st June 2019

Whalsay: Sardinian Warbler at Skaw.

Unst: Great Knot and Rustic Bunting at Skaw. Goosander at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler and Common Scoter at Quendale. Quail at Geosetter. 3 House Martins at Boddam.

Central Mainland: Tree Sparrow at South Nesting Hall. Pochard at Trowie Loch.

Yell: Goosander at Copister Ness.

31st May 2019

Unst: Great Knot at Skaw. Temminck's Stint at Uyeasound. Common Sandpiper and Spotted Flycatcher at Burrafirth. Redstart, 13 Tree Sparrows and 4 Common Redpolls at Norwick. 2 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: 3 Goosanders at Laxo.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Sumburgh Hotel. Lesser Whitethroat at Bigton. 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Ireland.


30th May 2019

Unst: Great Knot at Skaw. Common Redpoll at Norwick. Goosander at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Quail at Geosetter. Cuckoo at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Brambling at Kergord.

29th May 2019

Foula: 2 Blyth's Reed Warblers and Common Rosefinch.

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs at Scatness.

Fetlar: Little Egret at Loch of Funzie.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler, Bullfinch and Cuckoo at Kergord. 2 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. Lesser Whitethroat at Helendale, Lerwick. 6 Common Redpolls at Sound, Lerwick.


28th May 2019

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs and Wood Sandpiper at Scatness. 2 Mandarin Ducks, Wood Sandpiper, Shoveler and 2 Coots at Hillwell. Quail at Geosetter. Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh Farm. 6 Sanderlings at Spiggie.

West Mainland: Iceland Gull at Melby.

Yell: Short-eared Owl at Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Sandgarth. 3 Siskins and 2 Common Redpolls at Voe. Lesser Whitethroat at Weisdale.


27th May 2019

Out Skerries: Eastern Subalpine Warbler.

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs, Little Gull, Swift and 2 Gadwall at Scatness. Icterine Warbler at Swinister Burn. Waxwing at Bakkasetter. Quail at Geosetter. Iceland Gull at Grutness. 3 Common Scoters at St Ninian's Isle. Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting and Lesser Whitethroat at Cunningsburgh.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Brae.

Yell: Tree Pipit at Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.


26th May 2019

Out Skerries: Eastern Subalpine WarblerCommon Buzzard, 2 Grey-headed Wagtails, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redpoll.

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs and 3 Tree Sparrows at Scatness. 2 Mandarin Ducks, Little Grebe and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Waxwing, Stock Dove, Kestrel and Siskin at Bakkasetter. Quail at Brow Marsh. Hen Harrier at Boddam. Pied Flycatcher, House Martin, 2 Knot and 6 Sanderlings at Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. Slavonian Grebe and 4 Common Scoters at St Ninian's Isle. Kestrel at Grutness.

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard at Catfirth. Waxwing at Brae. 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Sandgarth.

Unst: Little Egret at Burrafirth. Bluethroat at Skaw.

Yell: Tree Pipit at Heatherdale, and a Cuckoo found dead there. Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.


25th May 2019

South Mainland: 2 Mandarin Ducks and Scaup at Hillwell. 2 Waxwings at Bakkasetter. Little Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh/Scatness/Grutness. 2 House Martins at Scatness.

Out Skerries: Common Buzzard.

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard at Vidlin. Waxwing at Brae. Iceland Gull at Lerwick. 4 Common Redpolls at Eswick. 11 Goosanders at Loch of Hellister.

Unst: Icterine Warbler at Norwick. Waxwing at Haroldswick.

North Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Hillswick.

Yell: Osprey flew south-west over Yell Sound. Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.

Bluemull Sound: Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoters.


24th May 2019

Out Skerries: 2 Eastern Subalpine Warblers, Common Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers and 3 Robins.

Whalsay: Common Buzzard at Skaw.

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Haroldswick. Waxwing and 32 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Bluethroat and Wood Warbler at Maywick. Yellow Wagtail and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh Hotel. Spotted Flycatcher and Redwing at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Golden Oriole at Helendale, Lerwick. Pochard at Trowie Loch, South Nesting.

Noss: Snow Bunting, 'blue' Fulmar and 20 Purple Sandpipers.

Bressay: Hen Harrier at Cruesetter.

Yell: 4 Sanderlings at Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.


23rd May 2019

Whalsay: Great Reed Warbler at Isbister.

Unst: Rustic Bunting, Marsh Warbler, Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk and 10 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Little Egret, Bluethroat, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth. Waxwing, Common Rosefinch, Redstart, Common Redpoll, Spotted Flycatcher, Song Thrush and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Baltasound. Short-eared Owl at Quoys. Tree Sparrow at Northdale. Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Skaw. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs and 2 Wood Sandpipers at Scatness. Little Egret at Hillwell. 2 Waxwings at Culsetter. Quail at Brow Marsh. Common Rosefinchand Lesser Whitethroat at Toab. Common Rosefinch and Kestrel at Grutness. Wood Warbler at Scousburgh. Kestrel at Ringasta. 2 Swifts at Sumburgh Head. 6 Sanderlings at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Thrush NightingaleEastern Subalpine WarblerBlyth's Reed Warbler, Grey-headed Wagtail, Bluethroat, Sedge Warbler, Common Redpoll, 4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Reed Buntings, Reed Warbler, Kestrel, Brambling, 5 Redstarts, 5 Garden Warblers, 12 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 10 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 5 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Song Thrushes, 4 Robins and 2 Whinchats.

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike, Common Rosefinch, Tree Pipit, Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Houbie.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Rosefinches at Scalloway. Common Rosefinch and Lesser Whitethroat at Swining. Hawfinch at South Nesting school. Redstart and Common Redpoll at Eswick. Pochard at Trowie Loch. Whitethroat at Brough.


22nd May 2019

Out Skerries: Paddyfield WarblerThrush NightingaleEastern Subalpine WarblerBlyth's Reed Warbler, Wryneck, Grey-headed Wagtail, Spotted Redshank,Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Reed Buntings, Reed Warbler, Kestrel, 3 Tree Sparrows, 2 Bramblings, 6 Redstarts, 4 Garden Warblers, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 9 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, Song Thrush, 5 Robins and 3 Whinchats.

South Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Quendale. 2-3 Common Rosefinches, 2 Bluethroats, Reed Warbler, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroats and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Sumburgh. Little Egret at Scatness, and later at Spiggie and Hillwell. Redstart at Toab. Redstart at Longwell. Sparrowhawk at Swinister Burn.

Noss: Shore Lark.

Unst: Green-winged Teal, Pintail and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Skaw. Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Cuckoos at Norwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Uyeasound.

Fetlar: Waxwing at Aithness. Common Rosefinch, Red-backed Shrike, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Robin at Houbie.

Central Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Whiteness. Black-tailed Godwit and Siskin at South Nesting. 2 Lesser Whitethroats and House Martin at Lerwick.


21st May 2019

South Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Quendale. Little Bunting and Icterine Warbler at Boddam. Golden Oriole, Marsh Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Sedge Warbler and 2 Garden Warblers at Swinister Burn. 2 Common Rosefinches and 3 Bluethroats at Sumburgh Farm/Head. Bluethroat at Aithsetter. 3 Tree Sparrows at Scatness. Kestreland Chaffinch at Geosetter.

Out Skerries: Thrush Nightingale, Wryneck, Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Bluethroats, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Reed Buntings, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, Kestrel, Carrion Crow, Brambling, 7 Redstarts, 5 Garden Warblers, 15 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 11 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Common Redpolls, 8 Robins and 2 Whinchats.

West Mainland: Golden Oriole at Norby.

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike and 2 Common Rosefinches at Houbie. 2 Common Cranes at Funzie. Common Redpoll, 2 House Martins, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Tresta. Lesser Whitethroat at Hamars Ness.

Whalsay: Common Rosefinch at Skaw. Bluethroat and Sedge Warbler at Isbister.

Unst: Redstart at Northdale. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. Garden Warbler at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 3 House Martins at Sound, Lerwick.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher.


20th May 2019

Still plenty of common migrants today, especially Lesser Whitethroats and Willow Warblers.

Bluethroats today: South Mainland: 2 at Toab, 2 at Exnaboe, and singles at Virkie, Sumburgh Head and Scatness. Central Mainland: 2 at Eswick. Whalsay: singles at Vatshoull, Isbister and Sandwick. Fetlar: 1 at Aithness.

Red-backed Shrikes today: Unst: 2 at Northdale, and singles at Burrafirth, Haroldswick and Uyeasound.

Common Rosefinches today: Central Mainland: 1 at Eswick. Fetlar: 3 at Houbie. Unst: 2 at Norwick. Bressay: 1 at Maryfield.

Noss: Thrush Nightingale.

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting, Marsh Warbler and Wood Warbler at Scatness. Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Wood Warbler and Redstart at Scousburgh. Red-rumped Swallow at Sumburgh Head. Icterine Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Redpoll and 3 Tree Sparrows at Quendale. Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Common Redpolls at Hoswick. Wood Warbler at Exnaboe. Wood Warbler at Maywick. 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Pied Flycatchers and 3 Redstarts at Geosetter. 2 Redstarts at Swinister Burn. 3 Common Scoters at Scousburgh Bay. Common Sandpiper at Grutness.

Out Skerries: Eastern Subalpine Warbler, 2 Icterine Warblers, Grey-headed Wagtail, 7 Common Rosefinches, 12 Bluethroats, 6 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Reed Buntings, 2 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, Reed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Wood Warbler, Kestrel, 3 House Martins, 13 Redstarts, 3 Sedge Warblers, 4 Tree Pipits, 30 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 25 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, Song Thrush, 8 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Redpolls, 10 Robins and 8 Whinchats.

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Scalloway. Golden Oriole at Helendale, Lerwick. Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Eswick. Redstart at Aswick. 2 Knot at Loch of Benston. Reed Bunting and Wood Pigeon at Houlland. 5 Wood Pigeons at Catfirth.

West Mainland: Golden Oriole at Norby.

Unst: Little Egret, Sedge Warbler, Chaffinch, Sparrowhawk, Spotted Flycatcher, Redwing, Tree Pipit, 2 Sand Martins and 4 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher and 26 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Whinchat and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Skaw. Whitethroat and 9 House Martins at Burrafirth. Redstart and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Northdale. Whitethroat, Reed Bunting and 4 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, Garden Warbler, Grey Wagtail and Common Sandpiper on Balta isle.

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Aith. Black Redstart and 5 House Martins at Funzie. Pied Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 3 Common Redpolls at Houbie.

Whalsay: 3 Tree Sparrows at Skaw.

Yell: Redwing at Cullivoe.


19th May 2019

Large arrival of common migrants today, especially Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroats, Garden Warblers, Willow Warblers, Redstarts and Spotted Flycatchers.

Bluethroats today: South Mainland: 2 at Grutness, and singles at Sumburgh Farm, Scatness, Fitful Head, Mousa and Noness. Central Mainland: 1 at Eswick. Whalsay: 1 at Vatshoull.

Red-backed Shrikes today: South Mainland: singles at Grutness and Swinister Burn. Fetlar: 1 at Houbie. Unst: 1 at Northdale. Foula: 1 at Ham.

Common Rosefinches today: South Mainland: 1 at Virkie. Central Mainland: 1 at Eswick. Fetlar: 4 at Houbie. Unst: 2 at Norwick and 1 at Haroldswick. Foula: 1 at Ham.

Out Skerries: Collared Flycatcher at Rocklea. Also, Icterine Warbler, 2 Grey-headed Wagtails, 2 Common Rosefinches, 7 Bluethroats, 5 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Reed Buntings, Swift, Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 2 House Martins, 25 Redstarts, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Tree Pipits, 15 Garden Warblers, 35 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 20 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, Song Thrush, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 13 Robins and 7 Whinchats on the islands.

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Levenwick. Icterine Warbler, Sedge Warbler and 2 Common Scoters at Quendale. Quail at Brow Marsh. Swift, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Tree Sparrows at Scatness. Tree Pipit and Reed Bunting at Swinister Burn. 2 Swifts at Spiggie. Common Sandpiper and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Clumlie. 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Ringasta. Song Thrush at Hoswick.

Noss: Eastern Subalpine Warbler.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Funzie. Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting and 2 House Martins at Houbie.

Unst: Little Egret at Baliasta. 18 Tree Sparrows, Sparrowhawk and Pied Flycatcher at Norwick. Cuckoo, Redwing and Song Thrush at Skaw. Sparrowhawk, House Martin, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 6 Common Redpolls, 3 Linnets and 15 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Reed Bunting at Burrafirth. Kestrel at Ungirsta.

Whalsay: Wood Warbler and Kestrel at Skaw. Wood Warbler and Sedge Warbler at Lubba. Also 3 Pied Flycatchers on the island.

Yell: Cuckoo at Mid Yell. Cuckoo at West Sandwick. 2 Redwings at Cullivoe.


18th May 2019

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Levenwick. Bluethroat at Sumburgh Hotel. Bluethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart at Exnaboe. Quail at Brow Marsh. Wood Warbler at Toab. Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Bunting and 2 Sand Martins at Scatness. 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Ringasta. 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Clumlie. Reed Warbler, Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Geosetter. Redstart, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Spotted Flycatchers at Maywick. Cuckoo at Scousburgh. Spotted Flycatcher at Spiggie.

Out Skerries: Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Grey-headed Wagtail, Common Rosefinch, 6 Bluethroats, Pied Flycatcher, Reed Bunting, Knot, 2 House Martins, 7 Redstarts, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Tree Pipits, Garden Warbler, 25 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 15 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Song Thrushes, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 11 Robins and 4 Whinchats.

Noss: Eastern Subalpine Warbler, 2 Bluethroats, Grey-headed Wagtail, Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher.

Whalsay: Wryneck at Hamister. Whinchat at Sandwick.

West Mainland: Golden Oriole and 2 Iceland Gulls at Sandness. Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher at Tresta.

Unst: Bluethroat, Long-eared Owl, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick. Little Egret at Baliasta. Long-eared Owl, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and Reed Bunting at Haroldswick. Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Funzie. Spotted Flycatcher at Houbie.

Bressay: Wood Warbler at Voehead. Redstart and Wood Pigeon at Gorie.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Sandgarth. 6 Goosanders at Laxo. Pochard and Common Sandpiper at Trowie Loch, South Nesting. Lesser Whitethroat at Helendale, Lerwick.

Yell: Cuckoo at Gutcher. Reed Bunting at Cullivoe.


17th May 2019

South Mainland: Stone Curlew at Virkie, and later Clevigarth. Dotterel at Dalsetter. Golden Oriole at Easter Quarff. Quail at Brow Marsh. 4 Black-tailed Godwits at Ringasta. Cuckoo, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Fladdabister. Garden Warbler at Swinister Burn. Lesser Whitethroat at Hoswick.

Out Skerries: Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Corn Crake, Common Rosefinch, 2 Bluethroats, Wood Pigeon, Sedge Warbler, Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, 12 Willow Warblers, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Song Thrushes, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 8 Robins and 2 Whinchats; also Manx Shearwater from the Skerries ferry.

Noss: Eastern Subalpine Warbler.

Unst: Little Egret, Common Scoter, Whitethroat, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Bunting at Baltasound. Wood Warbler at Northdale. Cuckoo at Hermaness. Common Scoter at Burrafirth. 5 Goosanders at Skaw. Peregrine at Haroldswick. Lesser Whitethroat at Uyeasound.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Funzie.

Burra: Wood Sandpiper at Kettla Ness, West Burra.

Bressay: Stock Dove at Hoversta. Wood Warbler at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Black Gaet.

Yell: Cuckoo at Sellafirth. Lesser Whitethroat at Cullivoe.

16th May 2019

Burra: Western Subalpine Warbler at Kettla Ness, West Burra; also Redstart, Whitethroat and House Martin there.

North Mainland: Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Eshaness; also Hen Harrier and Kestrel there. Carrion Crow at Bardister. Coot at Sinna Water. 4 Sanderlings at Gluss.

South Mainland: Golden Oriole at Easter Quarff. Quail and 2 Barnacle Geese at Brow Marsh. Ruff, 2 Garganey and Redstart at Spiggie. Wood Sandpiper at Hillwell. 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Ringasta. Pied Flycatcher at Toab. Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler and House Martin at Scatness. Sand Martin and 2 House Martins at Bakkasetter. Kestrel at Gulberwick. Whitethroat at Fladdabister.

West Mainland: Golden Oriole at Sandness.

Unst: Little Egret, Whinchat and Whitehroat at Burrafirth. Swift and Whitethroat at Norwick. Common Scoter and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. Kestrel at Haroldswick.

Noss: Grey-headed Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and 3 Chiffchaffs.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Funzie. Spotted Flycatcher at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Pochard at Trowie Loch. 2 Reed Buntings at South Nesting Hall. Reed Bunting at Skellister. 4 Wood Pigeons at Swining.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Heatherdale.


15th May 2019

South Mainland: Firecrest at Bakkasetter; also Sand Martin there. Quail at Brow Marsh. Garganey at Hillwell. 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Ringasta. 2 Pintails at Spiggie. Sparrowhawk at Bigton. Whitethroat at Fladdabister.

Unst: Common Nightingale and Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Shore Lark and House Martin at Skaw. White-tailed Eagle and Peregrine at Hermaness. 18 Tree Sparrows, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Sanderlings at Norwick. Cuckoo at Lund. Pied Flycatcher at Saxa Vord. Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redpoll and 3 Linnets at Baltasound. 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler and Cuckoo at Frakkafield. Long-eared Owl at Scalloway. Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Voe. Sparrowhawk at Girlsta. Pochardat Trowie Loch, South Nesting.


14th May 2019

Bressay: Honey Buzzard at Voehead.

Fetlar: 2 Common Cranes at Everland. Wryneck at Feal Burn.

South Mainland: Osprey and Tree Pipit at Sumburgh Head. 2 Sandwich Terns at West Voe of Sumburgh/Virkie. 2 Swifts, 5 Knot, 30 Sanderlings and 9 Bar-tailed Godwitsat Virkie. Tree Sparrow at Scatness. Wood Pigeon at Sumburgh Hotel. 3 House Martins at Grutness. Reed Bunting and 2 Pintails at Spiggie. Sedge Warbler at Easter Quarff. 2 Wood Pigeons at Wester Quarff. 8 Sanderlings at Sandwick.

Unst: Wood Warbler and Reed Bunting at Skaw. Wood Warbler, Knot and Goldcrest at Baltasound. Ring Ouzel at Woodwick. 10 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Woodcockand 3 Tree Sparrows at Harfoldswick. Short-eared Owl on Uyea.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Frakkafield. Cuckoo at Tingwall. 2 Pochards at Grunna Water/Trowie Loch, South Nesting.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Marrister.

Yell: 3 Barnacle Geese at Gloup.

North Mainland: Coot at Sinna Water.


13th May 2019

Unst: Green-winged Teal and 2 Common Redpolls at Northdale. Tree Pipit, Blackcap and House Martin at Baltasound. 3 Greenshanks at Uyeasound. Common Scoter at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Sandwick. Scaup and 2 Pintails at Spiggie. 2 Sand Martins, 2 Shovelers and 2 Coots at Hillwell. Wood Pigeon at Bakkasetter. Wood Pigeon at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Sandgarth. 6 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe. 2 Common Redpolls at Graven.

Yell: Blackcap and 2 Sand Martins at Cullivoe. Sanderling at Vatsetter.

North Mainland: Coot at Sinna Water.


12th May 2019

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Northdale. Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Pintail and 2 Bramblings at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick.

West Mainland: Pomarine Skua and 2 Manx Shearwaters off Watsness.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch and Common Redpoll at Swining. Ring Ouzel at Loch of Freester.

Yell: Long-eared Owl at Mid Yell.

Fetlar: 2 Bramblings at Houbie.

South Mainland: 9 Sanderlings at St Ninian's Isle. Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn. 2 Pintails at Spiggie.

North Mainland: Coot at Sinna Water.


11th May 2019

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Northdale. White-tailed Eagle and 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Common Redpoll, Chaffinch and 4 Bramblings at Baltasound. Common Redpoll at Skaw.

South Mainland: Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn.

Central Mainland: Grasshopper Warbler at Sandgarth. Kestrel at Voe.

Yell: 2 Carrion Crows at Breckon.


10th May 2019

South Mainland: Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn. 2 Pintails at Spiggie.

Yell: Reed Bunting at Cullivoe.

Unst: 2 Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

9th May 2019

Unst: 2 Common Cranes at Baltasound during the morning only. Jackdaw at Uyeasound.

Yell: 2 Common Cranes at Gutcher in the evening (presumably same as Unst). Reed Bunting at Cullivoe. 6 Sanderling at Gossabrough.

South Mainland: 2 Short-eared Owls at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Clevigarth. 3 Jackdaws at Wester Quarff. Grasshopper Warbler at Swinister Burn. Carrion Crow at Toab. 2 Pintails at Spiggie.

8th May 2019

Burra: Hoopoe at Duncansclett, West Burra.

Unst: 2 Common Cranes at Baltasound; also Hawfinch, Black Redstart, Dunnock and Brambling there. Peregrine at Hermaness.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Burravoe. 4 Reed Buntings and 4 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Fieldfare at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Redwing at Scousburgh.


7th May 2019

Arctic Terns at several sites today.

Burra: Hoopoe at Duncansclett, West Burra.

South Mainland: Spotted Redshank at Spiggie/Hillwell. 3 Garganey at Hillwell.

Unst: Long-eared Owl and Chaffinch at Norwick. Pintail at Uyeasound. Brambling, Carrion Crow and Reed Bunting at Baltasound.

Yell: 4 Reed Buntings and 4 Bramblings at Cullivoe.


6th May 2019

Unst: White-billed Diver off Lamba Ness.

Noss: Shore Lark.

Burra: Hoopoe at Duncansclett, West Burra.

South Mainland: Spotted Redshank and 3 Garganey at Hillwell. 2 Barnacle Geese at Clumlie.

Central Mainland: 3 Brent Geese and 2 Sand Martins at Loch of Clickimin. Lesser Whitethroat at Frakkafield.

Yell: 5 Reed Buntings, Goldcrest, 2 Common Redpolls and 2 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Blackcap at Sellafirth.

Fetlar: Goldcrest at Everland. Blackcap at Hamars Ness.


5th May 2019

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister Burn. Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and 3 Garganey at Hillwell. Iceland Gull at Clumlie. Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick.

Yell: Bullfinch at Sellafirth. Dunnock at Gutcher. 5 Reed Buntings, Redwing and 4 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 3 Brent Geese at Loch of Clickimin.

Unst: Snow Bunting, Chaffinch and 2 Linnets at Baltasound. Pintail and 3 Reed Buntings at Haroldswick.

North Mainland: Coot at Sinna Water.


4th May 2019

Burra: Hoopoe at Duncansclett, West Burra.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinister Burn. 2 Fieldfares at Ringasta.

Yell: Bullfinch, 6 Reed Buntings and 6 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Ring Ouzel at Isbister,.


Central Mainland: Waxwing, Brambling, Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Reed Buntings at Sandgarth. Pied Flycatcher at Girlsta.


Unst: Black Redstart at Uyeasound. 2 Long-eared Owls, Goldcrest and Lesser Whitethroat at Baltasound. Green Sandpiper at Clibberswick.


3rd May 2019

South Mainland: Spotted Redshank and 3 Garganey at Hillwell. Glaucous Gull at Quendale. Green Sandpiper at Swinister Burn.

Yell: Bullfinch, Redwing, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Common Redpolls at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Sandgarth. 7 Bramblings at Gott.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Unst: Sparrowhawk at Lamba Ness. 2 Barnacle Geese and 3 Shoveler at Baltasound.

West Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Tresta.


2nd May 2019

South Mainland: Spotted Redshank and 4 Garganey at Hillwell. Iceland Gull at Boddam. 2 Gadwall at Clumlie. Whitethroat and 2 Bramblings at Bakkasetter. Kestrel at Channerwick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing, Brambling and Common Redpoll at Sandgarth. Long-eared Owl and 2 Hawfinches at Voxter. Glaucous Gull at Lerwick. 2 Pink-footed Geese at Sand Water.

Yell: Bullfinch, Long-eared Owl, Goldcrest, 3 Reed Buntings and 8 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Tresta.

1st May 2019

South Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Hoswick. Kestrel at Quendale.

Yell: Bullfinch, Hawfinch, 3 Reed Buntings and 18 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Long-eared Owl, Siskin and Wood Pigeon at Heatherdale.

Unst: Hawfinch, Short-eared Owl and 16 Bramblings at Baltasound. Pied Flyactcher at Clibberswick. Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Catfirth. Wood Warbler at Scalloway. Kestrel at Sandgarth. 15 Bramblings at Gott.

North Mainland: 12 Common Scoters at Sullom Voe. Coot at Sinna Water, Northmavine.


30th April 2019

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver at Skaw.

Bluemull Sound: Black-throated Diver west of Linga.

Yell: Bullfinch, 2 Reed Buntings and 15 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Common Redpoll at Sellafirth.

South Mainland: 3 Garganey and Little Grebe at Hillwell. Rook at Spiggie. Lesser Whitethroat at Scousburgh.

Unst: Hawfinch, Greenfinch, Long-eared Owl, Greenshank, Redwing, Lesser Whitehroat, 12 Pintail, 2 Linnets, 5 Tree Pipits, 2 Reed Buntings, 3 Shoveler and 14 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Whinchat and Redstart at Haroldswick. Knot at Heogland.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Catfirth.


29th April 2019

Whalsay: Wryneck at Skaw.

South Mainland: 3 Garganey at Hillwell. Greenfinch at Sandwick.

Unst: 2 Ring Ouzels at Lamba Ness. Ring Ouzel, Green Sandpiper, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Redwing and 2 Tree Pipits at Northdale. Black-tailed Godwit at Belmont. Greenshank, Greenfinch and 4 Bramblings at Baltasound. Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth. Pied Flycatcher, Pink-footed Goose, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat, 2 Bramblings and 3 Siskins at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher, Goldcrest, Linnet, 4 Tree Pipits, 2 Reed Buntings and 7 Bramblings at Haroldswick.

Yell: Grey Plover at North Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Wood Warbler at Aith. Tree Pipit, Brambling, Sparrowhawk and 2 Sedge Warblers at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Catfirth.

Noss: Short-eared Owl.


28th April 2019

Robins, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Song Thrushes all widespread again today.

Noss: Short-toed Lark.

South Mainland: Wryneck at Maywick. Greenfinch, Brambling, Chaffinch, Siskin, 2 Linnets and 4 Reed Buntings at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher at Scousburgh.

Unst: Lapland Bunting at Lamba Ness. 2 Hawfinches, 2 Long-eared Owls, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Siskin, Redstart, Whitethroat, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Greenshank, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Redwings, 4 Reed Buntings, 8 Tree Pipits, 21 Wood Pigeons, 14 Bramblings, 5 Common Redpolls, 2 Goldcrests and 3 Linnets at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl, Peregrine, Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Common Sandpiper, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Kestrel, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Bramblings, 3 Redstarts, 6 Reed Buntings, 2 Siskins, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Tree Pipits and 4 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. 3 Ring Ouzels, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Redstart, Dunnock, Long-eared Owl, Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Yellowhammer, 2 Tree Pipits and 3 Reed Buntings at Haroldswick. Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and 5 Tree Pipits at Northdale. Redstart, Dunnock, Wood Pigeon and 3 Bramblings at Skaw. 2 Redstarts and 3 Tree Pipits at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Waxwing, Black Redstart, Common Redpoll and 2 Wood Warblers at South Nesting.

West Mainland: Lesser Redpoll at Aith.

North Mainland: Coot at Sinna Water.


27th April 2019

Whalsay: Serin at Brough. Pied Flycatcher at Challister.

Noss: Short-toed Lark.

Central Mainland: Waxwing and 2 Reed Buntings at Sandgarth. 3 Hawfinches at Brae. Hawfinch at Voe. Wood Warbler at Burn of Scudillswick, South Nesting. Osprey found dead at Sound, Lerwick.

Unst: Marsh Harrier, Whinchat and Grey Wagtail at Skaw. Osprey, Hawfinch and Long-eared Owl at Norwick. Ring Ouzel at Northdale. Iceland Gull, Redstart and 2 Reed Buntings at Uyeasound. Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Fieldfares at Hermaness. 3 Long-eared Owls, Kestrel, Jackdaw, Sparrowhawk, Common Redpoll, Whinchat, Goldcrest, Linnet, 2 Redstarts, 5 Reed Buntings, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Redwings, 3 Shoveler, 2 Siskins, 2 Chaffinches, 2 House Martins and 3 Lesser Whitethroats at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler at Haroldswick. Kestrel at Sotland.

South Mainland: Yellow Wagtail, Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Jack Snipe at Sumburgh Hotel. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Fieldfares at Grutness. Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Reed Buntings at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher and Brambling at Swinister Burn. Common Sandpiper at Mail, Cunningsburgh.

Fetlar: Pied Flycatcher and Redstart at Brough. Sand Martin and 2 Whinchats at Aithbank. Rook at Funzie.


26th April 2019

Robins, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Song Thrushes all widespread today.

Whalsay: Serin at Brough. Wryneck and Grasshopper Warbler at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Wryneck, Long-eared Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 2 Tree Pipits, 2 Redstarts and 2 Whinchats.

South Mainland: Brent Goose and Common Sandpiper at Grutness. Yellow Wagtail, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at West Voe of Sumburgh. Whinchat at Quendale. Redstart and 2 Ring Ouzels at Mossy Hill. Short-eared Owl at Bakkasetter. Tree Pipit and Goldcrest at Geosetter. Redstart and 6 Reed Buntings at Noss, Spiggie. Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Culsetter.

Unst: Long-eared Owl, Tree Pipit, Pied Flycatcher, Sand Martin, 10 Bramblings, 3 Shovelers and 3 Siskins at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler and Linnet at Haroldswick. Peregrine and Reed Bunting at Norwick. Whinchat and Redstart at Sotland.

Yell: 2 Pied Flycatchers at Heatherdale.

Bressay: Lesser Whitethroat at Gorie. 7 Reed Buntings at the Noss jetty.


25th April 2019

Robins, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Song Thrushes all widespread today.

Unst: Wryneck, Redstart, Kestrel, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Whinchats at Burrafirth. Ring Ouzel and Yellowhammer at Norwick. Yellowhammer at Haroldswick. Whinchat, Stonechat, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Reed Buntings at Skaw. Tree Pipit at Northdale. Redstart at Baliasta. Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Bramblings and 3 Siskinsat Baltasound.

South Mainland: Garganey, Ruff, House Martin and 3 Sand Martins at Hillwell. Hen Harrier at Rerwick. Ring Ouzel at Compass Head. Yellow Wagtail at Sumburgh Hotel. Kestrel at Sumburgh Farm. Brent Goose and Reed Bunting at Scatness. Common Tern at Virkie. Common Sandpiper at Grutness. Redstart and Sparrowhawk at Scousburgh. Whitethroat and Redwing at Geosetter. 3 Tree Pipits at Setterbrae, Spiggie. Tree Pipit and 5 Reed Buntings at Noss, Spiggie. Redstart, Fieldfare and Dunnock at Mossy Hill. Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Culsetter. Redstart at Durigarth. Green Sandpiper, Tree Pipit and 2 Fieldfares at Blett, Skelberry. Green Sandpiper at Gulberwick. Dunnock at Sandwick. Woodcock at Swinister Burn. Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Hoswick.

Whalsay: Black Redstart, Long-eared Owl, Grasshopper Warbler, Common Sandpiper and 2 Ring Ouzels at Skaw. Hawfinch at Marrister. Kestrel at Vevoe. Also, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 118 Robins, 21 Blackcaps, 7 Redstarts, 2 Goldcrests, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Reed Buntings and 2 Whinchats on the island.

Central Mainland: 2 Ring Ouzels at Eswick. Hawfinch at Voe. Kestrel at Wormadale. Ring Ouzel and 2 Tree Pipits at Jubilee Park, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher, Reed Bunting, Dunnock and Brambling at Sandgarth.

Bressay: Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare and Redwing at Crueton. Siskin and 8 Bramblings at Voehead.


24th April 2019

Widespread arrival today of Robins, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs.

West Mainland: Black Kite at East Burrafirth. Dunnock at Sandness.


Whalsay: Long-eared Owl, Tree Pipit and 3 Ring Ouzels at Skaw. 2 Ring Ouzels at Newpark. Pied Flycatcher at Vatshoull. Also, 71 Chiffchaffs, 19 Willow Warblers, 30 Blackcaps, 7 Reed Buntings, 5 Redstarts, 4 Goldcrests, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 42 Robins and 2 Siskins on the island.

South Mainland: Common Crane and Yellow Wagtail at Spiggie. Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. 2 Tree Sparrows at Quendale. Whinchat at Geosetter. Reed Bunting, Redwing, Song Thrush and 3 Redstarts at Brake. Redstart, Reed Bunting and Lesser Whitethroat at Culsetter. Sparrowhawk at Bakkasetter. Reed Bunting at Brow Marsh. Common Sandpiper, Coot, 2 Shovelers and 2 Reed Buntings at Hillwell. Redstart at Ireland. Pied Flycatcher at Bigton. Common Tern and Sand Martin at Scatness. Sand Martin at Virkie. Whitethroat and Siskin at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler, Ring Ouzel and Pied Flycatcher at Kergord. Hawfinch at Sandgarth. Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Flycatchers and 6 Song Thrushes at Frakkafield. Scaup at Loch of Tingwall.

Unst: 2 Hawfinches, Long-eared Owl, Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Redwings, 3 Siskins, 5 Wood Pigeons and 2 Song Thrushes at Norwick. Mistle Thrush at Stove. Long-eared Owl, Lesser Redpoll, Rook, Fieldfare, 6 Bramblings, 3 Shovelers and 3 Siskins at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler, Fieldfare and Song Thrush at Haroldswick. Redstart at Ungirsta. 2 Redstarts at Northdale. Kestrel and Wood Pigeon at Burrafirth.

Burra: Redwing and 5 Bramblings on East Burra.

Bressay: 7 Bramblings at Voehead.


23rd April 2019

Unst: Osprey and Ring Ouzel at Northdale. Sparrowhawk and 2 Willow Warblers at Norwick. Willow Warbler, Wood Pigeon and 2 Grey Wagtails at Skaw. Carrion Crowand 3 Willow Warblers at Haroldswick. 2 Willow Warblers at Burrafirth. 6 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Common Crane flew over Staney Hill, Lerwick. Song Thrush at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Spiggie. Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Culsetter. Redstart and Whitethroat at Quendale. 2 Iceland Gulls at Hillwell. Brent Goose and 2 Gadwall at Scatness. Dunnock and Blackcap at Geosetter. Siskin at Scousburgh.

Yell: 2 Bullfinches and 12 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Common Redpoll at Windhouse. Reed Bunting at Ulsta. Carrion Crow at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Grasshopper Warbler at Skaw; also Redstart and Garden Warbler on the island.


22nd April 2019

South Mainland: Black Kite at Cunningsburgh from 09:45 to 09:50, and then flying south over Sumburgh Hotel at 14:25. Common Crane at Bakkasetter and later Hillwell. Brent Goose and Stonechat at Grutness. 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Sumburgh Farm. 4 Pintails and 4 Shoveler at Scatness. Siskin and Brambling at Sandwick.

Yell: 2 Bullfinches and 11 Bramblings at Cullivoe. House Martin and 4 Sanderlings at Gossabrough.

Unst: Yellowhammer at Haroldswick. 2 Hawfinches and Common Redpoll at Norwick. Grey Wagtail at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 2 Goldfinches at Law Lane, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Black Gaet.

Fetlar: Jackdaw and Carrion Crow at Funzie. 2 WiIlow Warblers at Hamars Ness.


21st April 2019

Unst: 6 Hawfinches at Norwick. Yellowhammer, Long-eared Owl, Hawfinch, Rook, Jackdaw, Song Thrush, 2 Reed Buntings, 5 Siskins, 12 Bramblings and 3 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. House Martin and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. Arctic Skua at Burrafirth. Rook at Uyeasound.

Yell: Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler and 14 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Goldfinch, 2 Long-eared Owls and 2 Common Redpolls at Skaw. Greenshank at Symbister. Sparrowhawk at Grunitaing.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Peregrine at Virkie. Goosander at Boddam. Willow Warbler, Blackcap and 3 Bramblings at Bigton. Blackcap, Willow Warbler and 4 Bramblings at Bakkasetter. 6 Bramblings and 5 Fieldfares at Culsetter. 2 Bramblings at Noss, Spiggie. Arctic Skua at Mousa Sound.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Hawfinch at Sandgarth. Siskin at Wadbister.

West Mainland: Long-eared Owl, Willow Warbler and 13 Common Redpolls at Sand.


20th April 2019

Unst: Black Kite flew south over Norwick at 10:00; also 3 Hawfinches at Norwick. 3 Hawfinches, Yellowhammer, Long-eared Owl, Linnet, Blackcap, Dunnock, Siskin and 3 Shovelers at Baltasound. Willow Warbler at Skaw. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

Yell: Yellowhammer, Blackcap and 6 Bramblings at Cullivoe. Blackcap at Gloup. Dunnock and Brambling at Heatherdale.

Fetlar: Grasshopper Warbler at Strandburgh.

South Mainland: Black Redstart and Willow Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Iceland Gull, Sand Martin and Song Thrush at West Voe of Sumburgh. WiIlow Warbler at Grutness. 2 Bramblings at Bakkasetter.

Whalsay: Yellowhammer at Hamister. Long-eared Owl at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 5 Pintails at Skellister.


19th April 2019

Central Mainland: White-tailed Eagle at Laxfirth. 2 Garganey and 3 Sand Martins at Loch of Benston. Siskin and 3 Bramblings at Wadbister.

Unst: Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Linnet and 4 Bramblings at Baltasound. Hawfinch at Norwick. Sand Martin and House Martin at Haroldswick. Whimbrel at Skaw. 2 Wood Pigeons at Northdale.

Yell: 2 Yellowhammers, Hawfinch, Siskin and 4 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, 10 Jackdaws, 10 Sand Martins and 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell. Greenshank, Whimbrel, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Bakkasetter. Goosander at Spiggie.

Fetlar: Willow Warbler and Wood Pigeon at Feal.


18th April 2019

Widespread arrival of Chiffchaffs, Robins and Wheatears today.

Unst: Great Grey Shrike at Northdale. Hawfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Siskin and 3 Shovelers at Baltasound. Hawfinch and Blackcap at Burrafirth. Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler and Dunnock at Norwick. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Long-eared Owl, Black Redstart and Sand Martin at Skaw.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel and Blackcap at Quendale. Hawfinch, Willow Warbler and Sand Martin at Bigton. Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk and Jack Snipe at Virkie. Willow Warbler at Toab. Willow Warbler at Sumburgh Farm. Pintail at Boddam. Goldfinch at Ocraquoy. Dunnock and Siskin at Scousburgh. Brambling at Skelberry. Willow Warbler and Rook at Bakkasetter. 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Blackcaps at Culsetter.

Yell: Hawfinch at Breckon.

Central Mainland: Mistle Thrush, Brambling, Carrion Crow, Song Thrush, 3 Jackdaws, 3 Fieldfares and 5 Wood Pigeons at Kergord. Tree Pipit, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Redwing, Slavonian Grebe and 4 Wood Pigeons at South Nesting. 10 Jackdaws at Hillhead, Lerwick. Siskin and 3 Bramblings at Wadbister.

Trondra: 2 Hawfinches.


17th April 2019

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Ring Ouzel, 3 Willow Warblers and 3 Song Thrushes at Quendale. 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 Jackdaws at Hillwell. Willow Warbler at Bakkasetter. Blackcap at Grutness. 2 Pintails at Boddam. Dunnock at Scousburgh. 2 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh. Swallow at Toab.

Yell: Hawfinch and 3 Swallows at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Yellowhammer and Greenfinch at Strand. Greenfinch at Wadbister.

Bressay: Yellowhammer and Song Thrush at Voehead. Swallow at Crueton.

Unst: Reed Bunting at Skaw. Jackdaw, Siskin, Brambling, 3 Shovelers and 2 Swallows at Baltasound. 2 Linnets at Norwick. 2 Song Thrushes and 6 Swallows at Burrafirth.

16th April 2019

Unst: Hawfinch, Long-eared Owl, Jack Snipe, Dunnock, Linnet, Sand Martin and 3 Swallows at Baltasound. Willow Warbler and 4 Long-eared Owls at Norwick. Sparrowhawk at Burrafirth. Pintail at Haroldswick. 2 Common Redpolls at Northdale.

Whalsay: Long-eared Owl and Sparrowhawk at Skaw. Sparrowhawk at Midfield.

North Mainland: Hawfinch at North Roe.

South Mainland: Goldfinch, Blackcap, Brambling, Siskin and Song Thrush at Bakkasetter. Blackcap at Culsetter. Woodcock at Geosetter. Dunnock at Skelberry. Wood Pigeon at Sumburgh Hotel.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Sandgarth. Greenfinch at Wadbister.


15th April 2019

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose at Baltasound. 2 Long-eared Owls at Northdale. Long-eared Owl at Norwick. Canada Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid at Haroldswick. Grey Wagtail at Skaw.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Reawick.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Vatshoull.

Central Mainland: Greenfinch at Strand. Greenfinch at Wadbister.

South Mainland: 2 Pintails at Boddam. Brambling at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Brambling at Mid Yell.


14th April 2019

Unst: Tengmalm's Owl at Norwick; also Swallow, 2 Bramblings and 3 Wood Pigeons there. Long-eared Owl and 3 Hawfinches at Baltasound. Carrion Crow at Westing. Swallow at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Symbister. Pink-footed Goose at Burns.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Brae. Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Linnet at Frakkafield.

South Mainland: Swallow at Quendale. Brambling and Wood Pigeon at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Wood Pigeon and 2 Bramblings at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Swallow at Gluss.


13th April 2019

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

Whalsay: Smew at Vatshoull. 2 Barnacle Geese at Brough.

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe, Iceland Gull and Sand Martin at Spiggie; also an unconfirmed report of a Taiga Bean Goose there. 2 Hawfinches at Cunningsburgh. Greenshank and Swallow at Virkie. Green Sandpiper at Swinister Burn. Sparrowhawk, Wheatear and Swallow at Grutness. Brambling at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Hawfinch, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose and Canada Goose x Barnacle Goose hybrid at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl, Woodcock, 2 Siskins, 18 Bramblings and 7 Song Thrushes at Norwick. Grey Wagtail and 2 Sparrowhawks at Haroldswick.

Yell: Long-eared Owl at West Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Brae.


12th April 2019

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta; also a Swallow there.

Unst: Red-flanked Bluetail at Burrafirth; also Stonechat and Swallow there. Long-eared Owl, Sand Martin and 18 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Black Redstart and Common Redpoll at Haroldswick. 2 Greenfinches and 12 Bramblings at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Swallow at Skaw.

Whalsay: Smew at Vatshoull.

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe and Iceland Gull at Spiggie. Yellowhammer at Hillwell. Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Hawfinches and Brambling at Bakkasetter. Brambling at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. 6 Bramblings at Weisdale.


11th April 2019

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie. Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Hawfinch and Brambling at Bakkasetter. Goldfinch and 2 Wheatears at Grutness. Brambling and 2 Dunnocks at Toab. Song Thrush at Geosetter.

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Greenfinch, Common Redpoll, Dunnock, 3 Long-eared Owls, 17 Wood Pigeons, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins at Baltasound. 2 Long-eared Owls at Haroldswick. Blackcap at Ungirsta. 2 Snow Buntings at Easting. Wheatear at Caldback.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch and Greenfinch at Scalloway. Greenfinch at Mossbank.


10th April 2019

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. 2 Hawfinches and Kestrel at Bakkasetter. Hawfinch and Marsh Harrier at Scousburgh. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Head. Goldfinch, Wheatear, White Wagtail and 2 Grey Wagtails at Grutness.

Unst: Hawfinch at Norwick. Black Redstart, Snow Bunting, Pintail and Wheatear at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull, Jackdaw, Song Thrush and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. 2 Snow Buntings at Easting.

Yell: Hawfinch at Burravoe. Hawfinch at Cullivoe. Water Rail and Dunnock at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. Carrion Crow at Sella Ness.

9th April 2019

South Mainland: 2 Hawfinches, Sparrowhawk and Song Thrush at Bakkasetter.

Unst: 3 Long-eared Owls, Dunnock, Barnacle Goose, Brambling and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Iceland Gull and Sanderling at Skaw. Greenfinch and Sparrowhawk at Norwick. Carrion Crow and 2 Bramblings at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Wheatear at Brough. Pintail at Trowie Loch. Slavonian Grebe at Vassa Voe. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Gletness.

Yell: Dunnock at Gutcher.

8th April 2019

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Long-eared Owl and Greenfinch at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. 4 Jackdaws at Kergord. Pintail at Grunna Water.

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Sumburgh Head. Song Thrush at Bakkasetter.

Yell: Dunnock at Gutcher. Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.


7th April 2019

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe and Little Grebe at Spiggie. 2 Iceland Gulls at Grutness. Snow Bunting and 2 Dunnocks at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway.

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff and Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Breckon. Dunnock at Gutcher.


6th April 2019

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose, Pintail and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Hamar. Greenfinch at Norwick. Long-eared Owl, Jackdaw, Common Redpoll, Sparrowhawk and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Rerwick. Great Tit at Geosetter. 2 Little Gulls at Henry's Loch, Quarff. Hawfinch at Hoswick. Hawfinch at Bakkasetter. Brent Goose at Sumburgh Farm. Dunnock at Toab. Wood Pigeon at Culsetter. Chiffchaff at Grutness.

Yell: Short-eared Owl at Sellafirth.


5th April 2019

Small arrival of Chiffchaffs today, along with more Robins, Goldcrests and Chaffinches.

South Mainland: Goshawk at Geosetter. Marsh Harrier at Scousburgh. Common Rosefinch and 2 Bramblings at Cunningsburgh. Hawfinch and Linnet at Bakkasetter. Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Head. Sparrowhawk at Fladdabister.

Central Mainland: 2 Hawfinches at Wadbister. Hen Harrier at Loch of Voe. 2 Greenfinches and Brambling at Scalloway, and a Long-eared Owl found dead there. 2 Slavonian Grebes at Lingness. Slavonian Grebe at East Voe of Skellister.

Unst: 2 Long-eared Owls and 3 Tree Sparrows at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl at Norwick. Snow Bunting at Burrafirth. Grey Wagtail at Watlee.


4th April 2019

Small arrival of Chaffinches, Goldcrests and Robins at several sites today.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Scousburgh. Hawfinch at Skelberry. Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Head. 3 Snow Buntings at Grutness. Grey Wagtail at Wester Quarff.

Yell: Hawfinch and Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Unst: 3 Long-eared Owls at Baltasound.

Foula: 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese, Stonechat, Glaucous Gull, Chiffchaff, Peregrine, Grey Wagtail, 2 Snow Buntings, 3 Wheatears, 2 Sparrowhawks and 100 Redwings.

West Mainland: Chiffchaff at Sand.


3rd April 2019

West Mainland: White-tailed Eagle and Common Scoter at Tresta. Great Skua at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Quarff. Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Wheatear at Boddam. Pink-footed Goose at Dalsetter. Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. Rook at Toab.

Unst: 3 Long-eared Owls and 12 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Stonechat and Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting, Carrion Crow and Chaffinch at Westing.

Central Mainland: Snow Bunting and Pink-footed Goose at Lerwick.

Whalsay: 3 Chaffinches, 2 Robins, Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff, 2 Robins and 4 Chaffinches.


2nd April 2019

Unst: Wheatear and Stonechat at Haroldswick. 2 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Snow Bunting at Westing. Water Rail at Baltasound.

West Mainland: Wheatear at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Little Grebe and Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Grey Wagtail and Pink-footed Goose at Lerwick.

1st April 2019

Central Mainland: 6 Snow Buntings, 5 Bramblings and 9 Chaffinches at Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Peregrines at Haroldswick.


Yell: 3 Snow Buntings at Breckon.


31st March 2019

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch, Siskin, Brambling and 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Wheatear at Colvadale. Goldcrest and Pink-footed Goose at Norwick. Snow Bunting and White Wagtail at Lund. 2 Snow Buntings at Uyeasound.

Bressay: 4 Wood Pigeons at Keldabister.


30th March 2019

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Mossbank.

West Mainland: 2 Wood Pigeons at Sand.


29th March 2019

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie. Iceland Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Virkie. Sparrowhawk at Skelberry. Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 12 Chaffinches at Voe.


28th March 2019

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie.

North Mainland: 3 Snow Buntings at Eshaness.


27th March 2019

No news received today.


26th March 2019

Yell: Long-eared Owl at West Sandwick.


25th March 2019

South Mainland: Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Great Skua at Haroldswick.


24th March 2019

Unst: Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. 2 Snow Buntings at Westing.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Spiggie. Iceland Gull at Bigton.

Central Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Girlsta.


23rd March 2019

Unst: Peregrine, Carrion Crow and 12 Snow Buntings at Westing.


22nd March 2019

Whalsay: Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk at Hamister.

Unst: 2 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull at Westing.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and 2 Coots at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Scalloway Road, Lerwick.


21st March 2019

Unst: Long-eared Owl and 4 Snow Buntings at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Yell: Jack Snipe at Burravoe.

West Mainland: Common Scoter at Melby.


South Mainland: Goldcrest at Bigton.


20th March 2019

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch and Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 3 Iceland Gulls at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Westing.


19th March 2019

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch, Brambling and 3 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh. 2 Gadwall at Hillwell.

Unst: Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Norwick. 2 Rooks at Skaw.


18th March 2019

Yell: Common Buzzard at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Great Tit and 7 Chaffinches at Bigton.

North Mainland: Sparrowhawk at North Collafirth.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Girlsta.


17th March 2019

North Mainland: 3 Snow Buntings at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Common Scoter at Melby.

Central Mainland: 6 Bramblings and 10 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

Unst: 'blue' Fulmar past Lamba Ness.

16th March 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Loch of Burraland.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

Unst: Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Norwick.


15th March 2019

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie. Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Pied Wagtail at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose, Barnacle Goose and Water Rail at Baltasound. 2 Water Rails at Haroldswick.


14th March 2019

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

Whalsay: European White-fronted Goose at Vatshoull.

South Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Cunningsburgh. Chaffinch at Skelberry.


13th March 2019

No news received today.


12th March 2019

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose at Baltasound. Iceland Gull and Song Thrush at Norwick.


11th March 2019

Unst: Jackdaw at Baltasound. Pied Wagtail at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush at Burnside, Lerwick.


10th March 2019

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Spiggie. Iceland Gull at Hoswick.

Unst: Scandinavian Rock Pipit and Pied Wagtail at Haroldswick.

9th March 2019

No news received today.

8th March 2019

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Baltasound; also 2 Rooks there. Iceland Gull and Pink-footed Goose at Westing.

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe and Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Iceland Gull and 2 Tundra Bean Geese at Sandwick. Great Tit and Reed Bunting at Bigton. Coot at Hillwell.

North Mainland: 4 Woodcocks, Pink-footed Goose and 15 Snow Buntings at North Roe.


7th March 2019

Yell: White-tailed Eagle at West Sandwick.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Skellister.


6th March 2019

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie. Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay.