30th April 2020

West Mainland: Female Blackcap at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland:​ 7 Fieldare at Catfirth. Coot, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Rook and 3 Long tailed Duck at South Nesting.

South Mainland: Wryneck in gardens at Loch of Brow. 2 Iceland Gull (second calendar year and third calendar year), 9 Carrion Crow, 2 Swallow, Chiffchaff and Common Tern at Virkie.  2 Common Tern and  Wigeon at Boddam.

Bressay: Pied Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel, Song Thrush and Redwing at Voehead.

​Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull , second calendar year Glaucous Gull and Swallow at Cullivoe.

Unst: Slavonian Grebe, 2nd Calendar year Iceland Gull, male Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, male Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Jackdaw, 2 Brambling 4 Siskin and Wryneck at Norwick. Swallow at Skibhoul. Ring Ouzel at Halligarth.

Whalsay: Sedge Warbler

 

29th April 2020

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous Gill and Second calendar year iceland Gull still at Cullivoe also Common Redpoll there. 4 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Blackcap at Gutcher.

Unst: 2 Arctic Skua at Brookpoint. Waxwing, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. 2 Slavonian Grebe, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Siskin at Norwick.

Central Mainland:​ 2 Arctic Tern at Weisdale . 4 Common Tern at Loch of Hellister.  Cuckoo at Sandgarth. Male Garganey at Grunna Water. 9 Common Scoter at South Nesting. Female Kestrel at Dale golf course. Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Peregrine at Virkie. Common Tern, White Wagtail and 4 Shoveler at Scatness. 2 Barnacle Goose at Spiggie. Short-eared Owl at Clevigarth. White Wagtail at Grutness. 4 Carrion Crow at Sandwick.

West Mainland: Common Tern at Sands of Sand.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Wasp at Brae.

Mammal Sightings:

South Mainland: Mountain Hare at Fitful Head.

 

28th April 2020

Bressay: Female  Hawfinch at Voehead.

Trondra: Spotted Flycatcher at Trondra and Willow Warbler there

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous gull and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Female Pallid Harrier between Sand Water and North Sandwick.

Unst: Tree Pipit and 7 Brambling at Norwick.

Central Mainland:​ Robin and Lesser Whitethroat at Catfirth. Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Brambling at Clickimin.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Bakkasetter.  Sandwich Tern at Virkie. Black Redstart at Exnaboe. Long-eared Owl at Toab. Willow Warbler at Dalsetter. Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Bigton. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Sandwick. 2 Common Scoter and Arctic Skua at Quendale. Female Chaffinch, Chiffchaff and Collared Dove in Cunningsburgh.

 

 

27th April 2020

Bressay: Female  Hawfinch at Voehead.

Whalsay: Blackcap at Marrister

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous gull and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland:​ Carrion Crow at South Nesting and Coot still on Loch of Benston. 7 Wood Pigeon at Catfirth. 20 Brambling and Greenfinch at Brae.7 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Bakkasetter. Female Hawfinch at Hillwell. Female Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Robin and 2 Carrion Crow at Virkie. Pair of Shoveler at Boddam Voe. Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Scatness. Female or Immature Black Redstart at Exnaboe. 20 Linnet at Toab. 

Cetacean Sightings:

Yell: 2 Killer Whale including 1 bull  (unidentified pod) seen in Yell Sound from Ulsta Pier in the morning. 

 

26th April 2020

Whalsay: 2 Carrion Crow at Skaw.

Unst: 3 Slavonian Grebe and Jackdaw at Norwick. Redpoll sp. , 3 Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap at Halligarth.

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous gull, 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher and Chiffchaff at Sellafirth.

Central Mainland:​ Coot at Loch of Benston. Common Sandpiper (sound recorded) at Law Lane, Lerwick. Osprey at South Nesting with summer plumage White-billed Diver in South Nesting Bay. Female Hawfinch , Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redpoll and Lesser Whitethroat at Tresta. Kestrel at Weisdale. Stonechat between Voe and Brae.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler and a pair of Collared Doe at Quendale. Black-tailed Godwit and Swallow at Virkie. Pair of Shoveler,  Willow Warbler, Swallow, Sand Martin and Collared Dove at Boddam. Marsh Harrier (originally seen on Fair Isle) seen heading north over Virkie and then Levenwick in the morning.  Hawfinch at Culsetter.

West Mainland: Blackcap at West Burrafirth.

Fish Sightings:

Central Mainland: Basking Shark at Busta Voe.

 

25th April 2020

Whalsay: Grasshopper Warbler at Marrister.

Bressay: Ring Ouzel and Chiiffchaff at Voehead.

Unst: 3 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Whimbrel, Sand Martin and Willow Warbler  at Norwick.

​Yell: second calendar year Glaucous gull, 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull and Blackcap at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Sparrowhawk at Aithness.

Central Mainland:​ 2 Great Northern Diver at Wadbister Voe. Osprey seen heading north at Whiteness in afternoon then later seen heading south at Girlsta. 3 Wood Pigeon at Catfirth. Pair of Siskin and male Brambling at Murrayston, Lerwick. 8 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick.  Male Brambling at Gulberwick. 12 Knot and  1 Common Tern at Sound Beach, Lerwick.  2 Swallow at Clickimin. Robin, Siskin and Redpoll sp. at Sandgarth. Coot at Loch of Benston.

South Mainland: Coal Tit at Culsetter. Sandwich Tern at Grutness. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Spiggie.2 Arctic Skua, Whinchat, Robin , Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff at Boddam. Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Toab. Male siskin at Ocraquoy. 2 Sand Martin at Virkie. Black Redstart at Exnaboe.

West Mainland: 2 Goldcrest and male Blackcap at West Burrafirth.

Cetacean Sightings:

12 Risso's Dolphin in South Nesting Bay.

 

24th April 2020

Unst: Slavonian Grebe and 4 Whooper Swan at Norwick.

Burra/Trondra: Brambling and Blackcap at Trondra.

​Yell: Arctic Skua at Cullivoe and both second calendar year Glaucous Gull and second calendar year Iceland Gull still there.

Central Mainland:​ 6 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick. 3 Common Tern, Greenshank and Sand Martin at Loch of Hellister. Cuckoo at Asta and 2 Moorhen at Tingwall. Female Hawfinch at Kergord.

South Mainland: Little Bunting and Goldcrest at Toab.  2 Lapland Bunting at Grutness and Sand Martin at Sumburgh Head. Brambling at Cunningsburgh. 6 Barnacle Goose, 2 Shoveler, Whimbrel and 2 Swallow at Scatness. Slavonian Grebe and Kestrel at Quendale, with 3 Carrion Crow nearby at Erne's Ward. 3 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin , Robin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet and Greenshank at Virkie, with Jackdaw there in the evening. Black Redstart at Exnaboe. Male Common Redstart at Hillwell.

West Mainland: Pair of Yellowhammer at Walls. 

Insect Sightings:

micro moth Agonopterix heracliana trapped overnight at Baltasound and Bakkasetter

 

23rd April 2020

Unst: 2 White-billed Diver at Norwick in the evening. 4 Swallow at Buness and one at Baltasound. 

Fetlar: Goldcrest at Baelans.

 

​Yell: White-billed Diver off West Sandwick. House Martin at Ulsta. 2, second winter Iceland Gull, second winter Glaucous Gull, Pied Wagtail and Chiffchaff at Cullvoe.

Central Mainland:​ Male Pied Flycatcher at Toft. Kingfisher reported at Voe and Grey Wagtail there. Sparrowhawk at Frakkafield. 2 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick. Willow Warbler at Longland, Lerwick. Sand Martin at Loch of Benston with female Reed Bunting nearby at Stendaal. Grey Heron at Clickimin.

South Mainland: 4 Pink-footed Goose at Ringasta. 70 Rock Dove at Toab. Lesser Whitethroat and Siberian Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. Lapland Bunting , Reed Bunting, 3 White Wagtail, Swallow and Whimbrel at Grutness. Siskin at Dalsetter. Brambling at Cunningsburgh. 2 Pied Wagtail at Sandsayre.

Insect Sightings:

Angleshades at Bakasetter, Dunrossness.

 

22nd April 2020

South Mainland: 3 Crane flew over Bigton towards Channerwick in the morning. Snow Bunting at Bigton. Coot and 2 Red-throated Diver at Hillwell. Female Blackcap at Scatness and Willow Warbler there. Ring Ouzel at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh.

Central Mainland:​ Male Reed Bunting  at Stendaal, Nesting. Pair of Pintail on Loch of Benston and 2 Pink-footed Goose there. 5 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Siskin at Heledale, Lerwick.

Unst: Bar-tailed Godwit  at The Houb. 2 Blackcap, Brambling and Male Hawfinch at Norwick. 11 barnacle Goose at Haroldswick. Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk and Chiffchaff at Ordaal.

​Yell: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Blackcap at Gloup.

 

21st April 2020

South Mainland: Female Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Scatness.  Chiffchaff at Channerwick. Male Garganey at Hillwell. 3 Common Crane at Loch of Spiggie , seen to fly south from there mid morning. Eurasian Teal x Green-winged Teal hybrid at Virkie. Robin and Chiffchaff at Virkie Willows and another Robin at Virkie. Robin  and Song Thrush at Sumburgh. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Old Scatness.

Central Mainland:​ Siskin at Stendaal, nesting. Common Tern at Loch of Strom. Goldcrest at Weisdale. 

West Mainland: 2 Arctic Skua at Culswick.

Unst: Willow Warbler at Sparrowhawk at Halligarth. Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. Arctic Skua  and 2 Hawfinch at Norwick.

​Yell: 2, Second calendar year Iceland Gull Cullivoe, also Blackcap and Waxwing there. Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Whalsay: Swallow at Skaw Taing. Long-eared Owl at Skaw and 2 Chiffchaff  and a Robin there.

Fetlar: 2 Swallow at Houbie.

Out Skerries: Grasshopper Warbler hit a window and died.

 

20th April 2020

South Mainland: Female Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Wryneck and Black Redstart at Maywick, also 2 Wood Pigeon and Redwing in song there. Robin, Chiffchaff, Wood Pigeon, Whimbrel and Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Stock Dove at Dalsetter and Linnet there. Snow Bunting at Bigton. Ring Ouzel at Culsetter. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Song Thrush at Spiggie. .4 Pink-footed Goose at Old Scatness. Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Swallow at Grutness with Robin also there. 4 Chiffchaff at Swinister and Blackcap there. White Wagtail at Leebitton and Whimbrel over there.

Central Mainland:​ 2 Siskin at Stendaal, nesting. Swallow at the Sletts, Lerwick. 7 Mute Swan at Stromfirth and Whimbrel there.

Unst: Linnet, 2 Redpoll sp. , Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Halligarth. Arctic Skua at Skibhoul. 2 Swallows at Haroldswick.

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous gull and 2 Pink-footed Goose at cullivoe

Whalsay: 2 Common Scoter off Vatshoull.

Insect Sightings:

2 Bronze Ground Beetle at Law Lane, Lerwick.

 

18th April 2020

South Mainland: Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Sandwick plus 2 Stock Dove and 2 Chiffchaff there. Three Common Crane and Jackdaw at Hillwell. Eurasian x Green-winged Teal hybrid still at Virkie and Chiffchaff there. 15 Pink-footed Goose at Old Scatness. 3 Pink Footed Goose at Ringasta 7 at Bakasetter and 4 still at Sandwick. 2 Lesser Redpoll at Hoswick. 4 Brambling at Ocraquoy. 2 Brambling at Toab. 5 Whimbrel at Sanick. Swallow at Bakkasetter. 

Central Mainland:4 Goosander at Vidlin. 2 Pink footed Goose, 2 Stock Dove and 4 Wood Pigeon at Loch of Benston.

Unst: Whimbrel , 2  Chaffinch and a Brambling at Norwick.  Willow Warbler at Trolla Water. Chiffchaff at Setter Hill Estate, Blackcap at Hallligarth. Robin at Holmsgarth. Sparrowhawk at Ordaal. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Kelda then Buness. 

​Yell:2nd calendar year Iceland Gull , 2nd calendar Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Brambling at Sellafirth

Bressay: 6 Pink footed Goose at Voehead and 8 Wood Pigeon there.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Hammister

 

19th April 2020

South Mainland: 15 Pink-footed Goose at Old Scatness and 4 Pink-footed Goose at sandwick. 16 Whimbrel at Bakkasetter, whimbrel at Sandwick, Whimbrel at Clumlie and Whimbrel at Virkie.. Sandwich Tern at Bay of Quendale and Snow Bunting there. Brambling, Redwing and Collared Dove at Ocraquoy. Willow Warbler, Swallow, Peregrine, Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Culsetter and Bakkasetter. 5 Wood Pigeon at Cunningsburgh also Merlin, and Siskin there. Goosander, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit and Chiffchaff at Virkie. White Wagtail at Scatness. 

Central Mainland:​ 2 Grey Heron at Lower Voe. 7 mute Swan and 2 Pink-footed goose at Loch of Benston wit 4 wood Pigeon still there. Whimbrel north over Loch of Benston  in evening. 8 Brambling at Linnet at Stendaal, Nesting.2 Moorhen at Tingwall. 5 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Chiffchaff and Redpoll sp. at Law Lane ,  Lerwick. Chiffchaff at The Sletts, Lerwick. Hoopoe at Lerwick Observatory.

Unst: Swallow, Robin and 3 Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Ring Ouzel, 11 Brambling, Siskin and Common Redpoll at Norwick.

​Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe with Whimbrel seen there. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Gloup. 

Bressay: Brambling and 6 Pink footed Goose at Voehead .

Insect Sightings:

Red Admiral at Norwick, Unst. Red Admiral at Cullivoe, Yell.

 

16th April 2020

Unst: Pink footed Goose at Ordaal and 4 Barnacle Goose there.

​Yell: 2, 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, 2nd calendar Glaucous Gull and a Hoopoe reported at Cullivoe. 3 Brambling at Sellafirth.

Bressay: 6 Pink footed Goose at Voehead.

Central Mainland:​ Grey Wagtail and Pied Wagtail at Voe. Linnet at Stendaal, Nesting  and Goldeneye, 2 Wood Pigeon and summer plumage Slavonian Grebe around Nesting. 2 Moorhen at Loch of Tingwall and Grey Heron there. Redwing in song at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull at Weisdale. Male Sparrowhawk at Upper Kergord.

South Mainland: 4 crane seen flying over Hestingott, Toab and then Virkie mid morning before heading north.  Redwing in song, and Eurasian x Green-winged Teal hybrid still at Virkie.  5 Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Whimbrel at Clevigarth. Common Scoter and Grey Plover at Pool of Virkie. Chiffchaff at Dalsetter and 5 Wheatear there. Female Blackcap at  Spiggie. 4 Pintail and 2 Shoveler at Scatness with 13 Pink-footed Goose nearby at Old Scatness.

 

 

17th April 2020

Unst: Pink footed Goose at Ordaal. Female Blackcap at Haroldswick. Peregrine at Baltasound. Pair of Linnet at Skio Taing. Redpoll sp. at Setter Hill Estate, Blackcap at Hallligarth.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull , 2nd calendar Glaucous Gull and Brambling at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland:​ 8 Slavonian grebe at Weisdale Voe. Pair Slavonian grebe at Loch of Benston. Common Redpoll at Nesting.

South Mainland: Adult Iceland Gull at Scatness and 2 Snow Bunting and  Mallard x Pintail hybrid there. Eurasian x Green-winged Teal hybrid still at Virkie with Green sandpiper and Chiffchaff there. 15 Pink-footed Goose at Old Scatness. Lesser Redpoll at Grutness. Chiffchaff at Exnaboe. Carrion Crow at Toab. Stonechat, 11 Pink-footed Goose and 2 Common Crane at Quendale. Dunnock at Dalsetter. 4 Brambling at Ocraquoy. Chiffchaff at Bigton.

 

15th April 2020

Central Mainland:​ Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick, and Moorhen recorded flying over just before midnight. 8 Brambling at Stendaal, South Nesting and Linnet there.  3 Siskin, 3 Brambling and a Chaffinch at North Road, Lerwick.

 

South Mainland: 4 crane at Quendale. 5 Black-tailed Godwit at Bakkasetter. 11 Pink footed Goose at Sandwick. 3 Brambling at Cunningsburgh. 6 Snow Bunting at Toab. Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch and Eurasian x Green-winged Teal hybrid at Virkie. 11 Pink footed Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose , 9 Linnet and 20 Redwing at Exnaboe.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull , Snow Bunting and 2 Brambling at Cullivoe.

 

Cetacean Sightings:

Unidentifed pod of Killer Whale (number of animals not specified) seen briefly in Breiwick, Lerwick.

 

 

 

14th April 2020

Central Mainland:​ 14 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick, 6 Brambling at Stendaal, South Nesting and Linnet there. Rook at Nesting. 2 Siskin and 2 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. 2 Brambling at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Brambling at Levenwick. 12 Redwing between Toab and South Voe. 11 Pink footed Goose and  2 Barnacle Goose at Exnaboe. 13 Pink footed Goose at Old Scatness. 2 Knot, Goldfinch and Wood Pigeon at Virkie. 5 Pink footed Goose at Sandwick and 2 Great Skua seen there.  Water Rail and Sparrowhawk at Easter Quarff. 4 Brambling and Chiffchaff at Cunningsburgh.

Whalsay: Brambling at Marrister. 7 Pink-footed Goose at Zoar. 

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull , Linnet and Brambling at Cullivoe.

   

 

11th April 2020

Whalsay: Barnacle Goose at Hayfield . Wood Pigeon at Skaw.

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Unst: 2 Hawfinch and 50 Brambling at Setter Hill Estate (Brambling flock later seen at Norwick),  7 Pink-footed Goose , 50 redwing and Chiffchaff at Norwick.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull and 3, 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.


Central Mainland: Siskin, Brambling and Chaffinch at North Road, Lerwick. Brambling at Gilbertson Road, Lerwick. Chiffchaff at Bakland, Lerwick. Great Northern Diver at Wadbister Voe.

 

South Mainland: Chiffchaff and 2 calendar year male Common Scoter at Virkie. 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Redwing at Geosetter. Pair of Shoveler, 2 Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Boddam. Merlin at Channerwick. Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Insect Sightings:

Red Swordgrass at Gilbertson Road, Lerwick

     

 

12th April 2020

​Unst: 4 Barnacle Goose at Ordaal. 2 Wheatear and Great Skua at Belmont. 2 Hawfinch at Setter Hill Estate and 'a few' Brambling there.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull and 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, Linnet and Brambling at Cullivoe. 6 Brambling at Sellafirth.

 

Bressay: 14 Wood Pigeon at Voehead.

Whalsay: Coal Tit at Symbister and Collared Dove and Chaffinch also there.

South Mainland: 4 Pintail, 2 Shoveler,  2 Snow Bunting and Wheatear at Scatness. 13 Pink-footed goose near Betty Mouatt's Bod, Scatness. Grey Plover, Goldfinch and 4 Pink-footed Goose at Virkie. 2 Whimbrel heading north over Boddam, with Peregrine also seen there. Adult Iceland Gull at Quendale dunes. Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy. Eurasian x Green-winged Teal at Virkie.

​Central Mainland: Reed Bunting at North Hamarsland, Tingwall.

     

 

13th April 2020

Central Mainland:​ 16 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick, 6 Brambling at Stendaal, South Nesting and Linnet and Merlin also there .3 Brambling elsewhere in South Nesting. 3 Siskin and 2 Chaffinch at North Road, Lerwick. Lesser redpoll, Common Redpoll and 35 Meadow Pipit at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 4 Common Crane at Sandwick early morning then flew south past Levenwick later.  Goldfinch at Virke, and another (or same bird) also seen at Toab during the day. Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon also at Virkie.Chaffinch at Toab. Female Blackcap and Wood Pigeon at Dalsetter.

Fetlar: Willow Warbler at Aithness.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, Brambling 2 Snow Bunting and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Brambling at Bastavoe.

    

 

10th April 2020

​​Unst: 2 Wheatear at Ordaal. Blackcap at Halligarth.

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull and 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Coal Tit at Sandgarth. 2 Siskin at North Road, Lerwick. Chiffchaff at Wadbister.

South Mainland: 9 Pink-footed Goose at Exnaboe. 21 Linnet at Toab. Brambling at Sandwick.

 

9th April 2020

Whalsay: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Zoar.

Bressay: 10 Wood Pigeon at Voehead. 

​Yell: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull and 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Robin at Gutcher.

West Mainland: Common Sandpiper at Longa Water, West Burrafirth and 3 Whooper Swan there.

Central Mainland: Goldcrest at North Hamarsland, Tingwall. Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Wood Pigeon, Slavonian Grebe and Scaup at Loch of Benston. Sparrowhawk and Blackcap at Stendaal, Nesting. Pair of Pied Wagtail at Mulla, Voe. 6 Slavonian Grebe at Weisdale Voe.

South Mainland: 2 pair of Pintail and 1 pair of Shoveler at Scatness. Eurasian x Green-winged Teal at Virkie in morning. 5 Linnet and 2 Goldcrest at Virkie in evening. Iceland Gull at Bakkasetter. Brambling at Toab. Reed Bunting at Spiggie. 2 Great Northern Diver at Channerwick.  Wood Pigeon at Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Dalsetter, Symblisetter and Sandwick. Wheatear now widely reported.

Insect Sightings:

Hairy Rove Beetle at Law Lane, Lerwick

 

8th April 2020

​​Unst: 3  Barnacle Goose at Ordaal. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Gerratown. Hawfinch at Setter Hill Estate. Sparrowhawk at Halligarth.

​Yell: Adult Glaucous Gull and 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe, with Goldcrest also there.

Central Mainland: Blackcap and Linnet at Stendaal, Nesting, also 2 Rook there. Chaffinch and 2 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Bakkasetter. 10 Linnet at Toab and 8 Linnet at Virkie. . 4 Chiffchaff, Dunnock  and Goldcrest between Grutness and Sumburgh Head. Goldcrest at Dalsetter and Puffin on the sea there. Small numbers of Wheatear reported from several locations.

West Mainland: Long-eared Owl, Swallow, Redpoll spp. and Sparrowhawk at Tresta. Wheatear at West Burrafirth.

 

7th April 2020

Unst: 3  Barnacle Goose at Ordaal

​Yell: Adult Glaucous Gull , Juvenile Glaucous Gull and juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe, with 3 Barnacle Goose also there. 2 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 Reed Bunting at Stendaal, Nesting.  Song Thrush at Voe. Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff, Dunnock  and 3 Wheatear between Grutness and Sumburgh Head, with a Chaffinch also at Sumburgh. Wheatear at Sandwick. Dunnock at Cunningsburgh. Pair of Gadwall at Boddam. Adult Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Hybrid Eurasian x Green-winged Teal again at Virkie.

West Mainland: 2 Wheatear at Walls.

 

 

5th April 2020

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at Kergord.

West Mainland: Chaffinch at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Toab. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Unst: Carrion Crow and 2 Rook at Halligarth, Yellowhammer also still there. Sparrowhawk, Grey Wagtail and Brambling at Norwick. 5 Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Also 2 Snow Bunting and Goldcrest at Cullivoe

Bressay: 2 Chaffinch at Voehead.

 

Cetacean Sightings:

Killer Whale (64 Pod) off Mossbank and Samphrey around mid-day.

 

 

6th April 2020

 

Unst: 2 male Marsh Harrier and Greenland White-fronted Goose at Northdale. Chiffchaff, 2 Brambling and Chaffinch at Halligarth. Hawfinch and linnet at Norwick.

 

Yell: Adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch still at Kergord.Goldcrest at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Small arrival of Chiffchaff  with birds recorded at Ocraquoy, Boddam and 2 at Cunningsburgh. Also Goldcrest recorded at Exnaboe, Ocraquoy and Sandwick. Dunnock at Cunningsburgh. Swallow and 2 Shelduck at Loch of Spiggie. Female Common Scoter still at Boddam.

Bressay: 7 Wood Pigeon at Voehead.

Insect Sightings;

Hoverfly Platycheirus albimanus seen at Law Lane, Lerwick and Buff-tailed Bumblebee there.

 

 

 

4th April 2020

Fetlar: Barnacle Goose at Aith.

Yell: 2 Juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: Yellowhammer, Song Thrush and Goldcrest at Baltasound.

 

South Mainland: 2nd cy Iceland Gull at Toab, also Barnacle Goose and linnet there. 6 Great Skua at Loch of Spiggie. Great Skua in Mousa Sound. Grey Wagtail at Boddam.

 

 

3rd April 2020

Yell: Juvenile Iceland Gull still at Cullivoe. and Wood Pigeon there.

Unst: 2 White Wagtail at Burrafirth Burn. Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Central Mainland: White Wagtail along Sea Road , Lerwick and Pied Wagtail also there. 4 Snow Bunting at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. Pied Wagtail at Mulla, Voe. 45 Skylark at Skellister.

South Mainland: Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Dalsetter. Collared Dove at Toab and 17 Twite there. Common Scoter at Virkie.

 

1st April 2020

Central Mainland: Wheatear at Stendaal, Nesting (first of year). 

South Mainland:  Pied Wagtail at Mainland's, Central Dunrossness..

Yell: Juvenile Iceland Gull still at Cullivoe.

2nd April 2020

West Mainland: Merlin at West Burrafirth.