31st December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Peregrine at Ordaal. 4 Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Yell:  Pink-footed Goose at Ulsta. 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin at 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.  2 first calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.  2 Blue Tit and Robin at Veensgarth.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Blue Tit, Great Tit and 4 Chaffinch at Brae.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Velvet Scoter, Water Rail, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and European Stonechat at Boddam. Shelduck and Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie. Hen Harrier at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 4 Killer Whale (64's pod) in Lerwick Harbour and later at South Nesting.

 

30th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 male 'northern' Eider and  White-billed Diver in Bluemull Sound. Velvet Scoter, 6 Common Scoter, first calendar year Little Gull and adult Iceland Gull off Uyea Isle. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Sotland. Velvet Scoter at Skibhoul. Sparrowhawk at Halligarth.

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Wick of Gossabrough. 2 Blue Tit and Meadow Pipit at Cullivoe.  Pied Wagtail and 4 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Great Tit at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Egyptian Goose at Fleck. 2 Velvet Scoter and 2 Common Scoter, Chiffchaff and European Stonechat at Boddam. Shelduck and Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) in Aith Voe and Busta Voe.

 

29th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Velvet Scoter at Skibhoul. 4 Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Yell: Great  Tit and Pied wagtail at Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Egyptian Goose at Fleck. 2 Velvet Scoter and 2 Common Scoter  at Boddam. Shelduck and Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie.

 

28th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Heogand. Blue Tit at Baltasound. First calendar year Iceland Gull and Great Tit at Millfield.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and Meadow Pipit at Cullivoe. 

Trondra: Goldfinch on the island.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and Robin at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 2 Goldfinch at Bakaland. Blackcap at sandveien, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Common Scoter at Boddam.

 

27th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and Meadow Pipit at Cullivoe. 2 Goldfinch at Gutcher. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. 

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and 4 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Jackdaw at Kergord.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff, Robin and Snow Bunting at Grutness. Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Egyptian Goose at Fleck. 4 Velvet Scoter, Water Rail and European Stonechat Boddam. Barnacle Goose, Shelduck and Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie. Blue Tit at Levenwick.

 

26th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

 

25th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. Carrion Crow at Uyeasound.

Yell: Blue Tit and Black Redstart at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.

South Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Dalsetter.

 

24th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 Blue Tit at Buness.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Pied Wagtail, Robin, Dunnock and 4 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 

Central Mainland: 4 first calendar year Iceland Gull and adult Glaucous Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 3 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.   Blue Tit at South Nesting. 

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Loch of Gards, Scatness. Egyptian Goose at Fleck.

 

23rd December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell:  Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit and Great Tit Tingwall. Barn Owl at Scalloway

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Loch of Gards, Scatness.

 

22nd December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell:  Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit and Great Tit Tingwall. Barn Owl at Scalloway

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Loch of Gards, Scatness.

 

21st December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and 2 Goldfinch at Sellafirth. Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. 4 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 2 first calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. Blue Tit at Cunningsburgh.

 

20th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Gull at Uyeasound.

Yell: Blue Tit and 2 Great Tit at West Sandwick. Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and Robin at Voehead.

Central Mainland:14 Goldfinch at Stendaal, Nesting. 2 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe. 3 Blue Tit, 10 Goldcrest and Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Grey Wagtail at Swinister Burn.

 

19th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, Song Thrush and 4 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin, Brambling and Chaffinch at Voehead.

West Mainland: Woodcock at Gairdins o' Sand.

Central Mainland: 2 Jackdaw at Kergord. 9 Goldfinch at Stendaal, Nesting. 8 Brambling and 5 Chaffinch at South Nesting. 3 Blue Tit and 5 Goldcrest at Brae.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Water Rail at Dalsetter. 2 Velvet Scoter and Coot at Hillwell. Scaup and Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: 180 Winter Moth trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

West Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Skeld to Westerwick.

 

18th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit and Little Bunting at Halligarth. Peregrine at Norwick. 2 Blue Tit and 3 Reed Bunting at Holsen's Road.

Yell:  Blue Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Gutcher. 2 Goldfinch at Mid Yell.

Trondra: Sparrowhawk on the island.

Central Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Twageos Road, Lerwick. 3 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Meadow Pipit at Catfirth. Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall.  8 Goldfinch at Stendaal, Nesting. Blue Tit at Kalliness. Ringtail  Hen Harrier and Great Tit at Sandgarth. 

South Mainland: Blue Tit at Hillwell.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Angleshades at Scalloway.

 

17th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Moorhen and Jack Snipe at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Halligarth. Common Redpoll at Norwick.

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Gossabrough Bay. Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 12 Goldfinch at Stendaal, Nesting. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Whiteness.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Winter Moth at West Burrafirth.

 

16th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at Hayfield, Lerwick. Waxwing, 3 Blue Tit and 10 Goldcrest at Brae.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Velvet Scoter at Boddam.

 

15th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Velvet Scoter at Baltasound. 2 Knot at Ordaal.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit, Medow Pipit and 3 Chaffinch at at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Woodcock and Great Tit at Isbister. 2 Knot and Blue Tit at Brough. Dunnock at Symbister. Goldcrest at Skaw. Chaffinch at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 2 Woodcock at Catfirth

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, 9 Pheasant and 7 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Shelduck at Scatness. 2 Velvet Scoter and Coot at Loch of Hillwell. Velvet Scoter at Loch of Brow. Scaup and Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter at Maywick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 6 Porpoise at Bigton.

 

14th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Male Velvet Scoter at Challister.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Brambling and Chaffinch at Voehead.

West Mainland: Chiffchaff at Walls.

Central Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Sparrowhawk at Voe. 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot at Scatsta.

South Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Velvet Scoter at Scatness.

 

13th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Gutcher. 2 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Whalsay: Male Velvet Scoter and first calendar year Iceland Gull at Challister.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Brambling and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Trondra: 4 Goosander at Brig of Trondra.

North Mainland: Blue Tit at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: 10 Blue Tit at Brae.

South Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Snow Bunting at Ness of Burgi, Scatness. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Woodcock at Quendale.

 

12th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings

Yell: 3 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin, Chaffinch and 2 Brambling at Voehead.

 

11th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin, 5 Brambling and Chaffinch at Voehead.

South Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh.. 2 Iceland Gull (adult and first calendar year) and 2 first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Scatness. First calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

 

10th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Bunting at Halligarth.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin, 2 Brambling and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Female Pheasant in Brae.

South Mainland: Great Tit at Scousburgh.

 

9th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Moorhen, male European Stonechat and 5 Reed Bunting at Norwick. Female European Stonechat at Ungirsta. Pink-footed Goose at Burrafirth.

Yell: Blue Tit at Camb. Great Tit at Mid Yell. 2 Blue Tit at Gutcher. Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. 2 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl and Lapland Bunting at Everland.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

Central Mainland: 2 European Stonechat at Staney Hill. Little Bunting at Weisdale. Great Tit and 5 Blue Tit in Brae.  2 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Knot and 600 European Golden Plover at Scatsta.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sandwick.

 

8th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull and Goldcrest at Skaw. Great Tit at Isbister. Blue Tit at Whitefield.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 17 Pink-footed Goose at Bakasetter. Carrion Crow at Spiggie Loch.

Insect Sightigs:

Central Mainland: Common Wasp in Lerwick.

 

7th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Dunnock and  2 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick. Woodcock at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Sanderling at Grutness. Blue Tit at Dalsetter.

 

6th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 6 Blue Tit at Baltasound.  Water Rail at Sotland. Moorhen at Haroldswick.

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Mid Yell  Water Rail and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Gutcher. Long-tailed Duck, Dunnock and Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

West Mainland: 3 Pink-footed Goose at Effirth.

Central Mainland: Female Common Scoter at Gulberwick. Male Black Redstart at The Knab, Lerwick. First calendar year iceland Gull at Lerwick. Femlae Blackcap at Law Land, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Tingwall.

South Mainland: 2 Goldfinch at Virkie. Grey Wagtail at Quendale.

 

5th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 6 Blue Tit at Baltasound.  Water Rail at Sotland. Moorhen at Haroldswick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Whalsay: 2 Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tit at Brae.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: 2 Humpback Whale off Nousta Ness.

 

4th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Knot at Ordaal.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Gutcher. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Whalsay: Great Tit and Blue Tit at Isbister. Goldcrest at Skaw.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

South Mainland: Peregrine at Troswick.

 

3rd December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 Blue Tit, Chiffchaff and Reed Bunting at Halligarth. 3 Great Tit at Setter Hill Estate.

Yell: Dunnock at Breckon. Meadow Pipit and 3 Chaffinch at Sellafirth. Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Gutcher.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit and Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit  at Law Lane, Lerwick. Great Tit at Weisdale. 2 Woodcock and Great Tit at Kergord.  2 Common Scoter at Vassa Voe. Black-throated Diver at Gletness. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Ringtail Hen Harrier at Bellister. Ringtail Hen harrier at Benston. Siskin and Blackcap at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Blue Tit at Quendale. 3 Water Rail, 5 Jack Snipe and 2 Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Skeldavoe to  Hamnavoe, Burra.

Unst: 3 Humpback Whale off Haroldswick.

 

2nd December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Reed Bunting at Halligarth.

Yell: 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 4 Woodcock and 2 European Stonechat at Channerwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) off Burra and South Whiteness.

 

1st December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Blue Tit at Dalsetter.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. 3 Blue Tit at Voe. Blue Tit at Brae. Siberian Chiffchaff at Sctasta. Water Rail at Wadbister.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

West Mainland: 3 Pink-footed Goose at Effirth.

Yell: Skylark at Breckon.

Unst: 17 Common Scoter and  Black-throated Diver at Uyeasound.  Glossy Ibis and Moorhen at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk at Ungirsta. Male Goosander and  3 Great Tit at Baltasound. 5 Blue Tit and Meadow Pipit at Halligarth. 2 Reed Bunting at Norwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) off Sumburgh head.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Angleshades at Bakkasetter.

 

30th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Carrion Crow at Toab.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe.

Yell: Goldfinch at Gutcher.

Unst: Glossy Ibis at Haroldswick.

 

29th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: European Stonechat at Clumlie. 3 Merlin between Clumlie and Dalsetter. Hen Harrier at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. Possibly same Waxwing at Upper Sound, Lerwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bell's Brae, Lerwick. 2 Black-bellied Dipper at Voe. Goldcrest at Brae.

Yell: Merlin at Gutcher.

Unst: Reed Bunting at Halligarth. Grey Plover at Uyeasound. 5 Blue Tit at Buness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) seen at Aith  in Olna Firth.

Fetlar: 4 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) off south east Fetlar.

 

28th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Common Scoter and Tree Sparrow at Grutness. First calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie (also seen at Dalsetter). Blackcap, European Stonechat and carrion Crow at Dalsetter. Water Rail at Boddam. 2 Blue Tit at Quendale. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick. 6 Siberian Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing and 2 Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Stendaal.

Yell: 30 Twite at Sellafield.

UnstGlossy Ibis  and Moorhen at Haroldswick. 2 Snow Bunting at Sotland. Grey Plover at Norwick.

 

27th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. Blue Tit at Longland, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick. 22 Snow Bunting at East Kame plateau.  Black-throated Diver and Little Auk at Gletness. Black-throated Diver and White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 2 Common Scoter at Vassa Voe. Little Auk at Wick of Neap, Nesting. Iceland Gull at Dury Voe. Blackcap and Siskin at Mulla. 4 Goldfinch at Brae.

Yell: 2 Goldfinch at Gutcher.

UnstGlossy Ibis , Moorhen and Grey Plover at Haroldswick. 18 Common Scoter and Black-throated Diver at Uyeasound. 2 Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) seen off the island today.

 

26th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Grutness. Common Scoter at Scatness. Blue Tit at Bakasetter.  3 Blue Tit at Spiggie.  European Stonechat at Channerwick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing and Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe. Little Auk at Moul of Eswick.

West Mainland: 2 Brambling and 7 Chaffinch at Sandness. Little Grebe at Loch of Elvister.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Out Skerries: Blue Tit on islands.

Yell: Peregrine at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Gloup.

Unst: Adult Iceland Gull at Bluemull Sound.  Glossy Ibis at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk, Blue Tit, 3 Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Norwick. First calendar year Glaucous Gull and Woodcock at Skaw. Second calendar year and adult Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale off Moul of Eswick.

 

25th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. 2 first calendar year Iceland Gull and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Sparrowhawk at Boddam. Lesser Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Sparrowhawk and Peregrine at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: Blue tit and Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick. Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick. Ring-tail Hen Harrier, 2 Jack Snipe, Goldfinch, Brambling and 10 Chaffinch at Garth, Nesting. White-biiled Diver at South Nesting Bay. Male Gadwall at Grunna Water. Ringtail Pallid Harrier (or hybrid) at Laxo.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Brough. Jack Snipe, Goldcrest, Goldfinch and Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Goldfinch at Hillend, Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Gutcher. 60 Twite at Sellafirth. Knot, Dunlin and Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Unst: Glossy Ibis at Baltasound.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Winter Moth at Boddam. Winter Moth at Sandwick. 5 Winter Moth at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Fethaland. Unknown number of Killer Whale (unidentified pod) at Ollaberry.

 

24th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. 2 first calendar year Iceland Gull and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Sparrowhawk at Boddam. Lesser Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Sparrowhawk and Peregrine at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: Blue tit and Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick. Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick. Ring-tail Hen Harrier, 2 Jack Snipe, Goldfinch, Brambling and 10 Chaffinch at Garth, Nesting. White-biiled Diver at South Nesting Bay. Male Gadwall at Grunna Water. Ringtail Pallid Harrier (or hybrid) at Laxo.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Brough. Jack Snipe, Goldcrest, Goldfinch and Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Goldfinch at Hillend, Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Gutcher. 60 Twite at Sellafirth. Knot, Dunlin and Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Unst: Glossy Ibis at Baltasound.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Winter Moth at Boddam. Winter Moth at Sandwick. 5 Winter Moth at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Fethaland.

 

23rd November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:: Green-winged Teal (or hybrid), Knot, 3 Jack Snipe and first calendar year Iceland Gull at Scatness. 

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Kanterstead Road, Leriwck.

Bressay:  2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell: Water Rail, Woodcock and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Great Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Unst: Black-throated Diver at Norwick. 30 Great Northern Diver at Muness.

 

22nd November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Blue tit at Bakland, Lerwick.

Bressay:  2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell: Pink-foooted Goose at Mid Yell. Glaucous Gull at Hascosay Sound. 4 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Breckon.

Unst: First winter Little Gull at Norwick. Pink-footed Goose, 5 Shelduck, Moorhen and Wood Pigeon at Baltasound.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) seen moving from Hillswick to Zoar..

Unst: 2 Humpback Whale approximately 2km SE of Haaf Gruney.

 

21st November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Blackcap and Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Female hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Brae..

West Mainland: Blue Tit at Easter Skeld.

Unst: First calendar year Iceland Gull and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing. Glaucous Gull at Hagdale.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 2 Humpback Whale at Haroldswick.

 

20th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: 5 Goosander at east Voe, Scalloway. Great Spotted Woodpecker and Waxwing at Sound, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk and 2 Jackdaw at Kergord.

Bressay:

Yell: 4 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. Merlin at Gloup.

Unst: 3 Shelduck at The houb.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 3 Humpback Whale at Uyea Isle and then later at Tressa Ness (Fetlar)

 

19th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Virkie.  Green-winged Teal at Scatness.  Lesser Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Willow Warbler at Swinister Burn. Shelduck at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Staney Hill, Lerwick. Blue Tit at Mulla, Voe.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell: Common Scoter at Gutcher.

Unst: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Norwick. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Skaw. 3 Jack Snipe, 'blue' Fulmar, Skylark and 15 Fieldfare at Lamba ness

Out Skerries: Water Rail and Blue Tit on the islands.

Whalsay: Black Redstart at Skaw. Glaucous Gull at North Voe.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) traveled from  Boddam Voe to St Ninian's isle

 

18th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Blackcap at Virkie.  Green-winged Teal at Scatness. Blue Tit at South Voe, Dunrossness. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Willow Warbler at Swinister Burn.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at North Hamarsland, Tingwall.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell: Knot at Cullivoe.. Female Bullfinch at Windhouse.

Unst: First calendar year Iceland Gull  at Norwick.

 

17th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Common Scoter at Boddam. Waxwing at Dalsetter. 3 Common Scoter,  Lesser Scaup, and  Great White Egret at Spiggie Loch.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Garden Warbler at Law lane, Lerwick.

Trondra: Goldfinch.

Yell: Knot, 5 Blue Tit, Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Little Grebe at Sand Water. Female Bullfinch at Windhouse.

Unst: Great Tit, Blue Tit, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Blue Tit, 2 Blackcap, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 European Stonechat at Norwick. First calendar year Iceland/Kumlien's Gull and Blue Tit at Burrafirth.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 7 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) seen at Gutcher, heading south. 2 Humpback Whale at Hascosay Sound. 3 Humpback Whale at Burravoe. Humpback Whale at Gutcher.

Unst: 2 Humpback Whale between Sound Gruney and Heogland.

 

16th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Lesser Scaup, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Pintail, Glaucous Gull, Great White Egret and juvenile Peregrine at Spiggie Loch.

Central Mainland: 10 Goldfinch at Vidlin. 2 Barnacle Goose at Laxobigging. Female Pintail, 1000 Golden Plover, 2 Knot, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit and Black-tailed Godwit at Houb of Scatsta. Great Tit and 2 Blackcap at Sandgarth.

Bressay: Blue Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell:  Little Grebe at Sand Water. First calendar year Glaucous Gull and first calendar year Iceland Gull  at Vatsetter. Female Bullfinch at Windhouse. Knot and Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Mistle Thrush  between Mid Yell and Aywick.

Fetlar: Ring-tail Hen harrier at Papil Water.

Unst: Adult Little Gull at Ramnageo. Black Redstart at Belmont.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) traveled up the east coast of Yell, last seen at Gutcher.

 

15th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:Shelduck, Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Scatness. European Stonechat at Boddam. Lesser Scaup, 4 Scaup, 3 Common Scoter and Great White Egret at Spiggie Loch.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Whalsay: 3 Knot and 2 Grey Plover at Houb.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit, Greenfinch and Chaffinch at Mid Yell. Little Grebe at Sand Water.

Unst: Black Redstart at Belmont.  American Golden Plover and Carrion Crow at Uyeasound. 4 Barnacle Goose (2 possibly hybrids) at Snarravoe. Iceland Gull at Baltasound. Blue Tit, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 2 Robin, 3 European Stonechat and 5 Chaffinch at Norwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 40 White-beaked Dolphin and Minke Whale at Voe of Snarraness.

Yell: Unspecified number of Killer Whale (unidentified pod) at West Sandwick.

Fetlar: 2 Humpback Whale between Sound Gruney and Lingy.

 

14th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:Sanderling and Knot at West Voe of Sumburgh. Iceland Gull and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. 7 Pink-footed Goose at Fleck. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Wood Pigeon, Willow Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Grey Wagtail and Chaffinch at Swinister Burn.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and male Bullfinch at Scalloway. Great Tit at Sandgarth.

West Mainland: Blue Tit at West Burrafirth.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Yell: 4 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Little Grebe at Sand Water.

Unst: Female Black Redstart at Belmont. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Ordaal. 2 Sparrowhawk at Setter Hill Estate, Baltasound.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale off Gletness. 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) at Dury Voe and South Nesting Bay to Gletness. Unspecified number of Killer Whale (unidentified pod) seen in Lerwick Harbour and south to Helliness (South Mainland). 

 

13th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, Siberian Chiffchaff, Dusky Warbler and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. 2 Blue Tit at Brake. Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. 72 Redshank at Loch of Tingwall. Blue Tit, female Hawfinch and Brambling at Brae.

Yell: Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. 5 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Gloup. Little Grebe at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Whalsay: Woodcock and Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Unst: 2 Blue Tit, Great Tit and Yellow-browed Warbler at Halligarth.  Great Tit at Haroldswick. Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Unspecified number of Killer Whale (65's pod) at Muckle Roe.

 

12th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Grutness. Northern Wheatear at West Voe of Sumburgh. Green-winged Teal and first calendar year Iceland Gull at Scatness. Ring Ouzel at Toab.   Dusky Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale. 

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick. Little Bunting at Lea Gardens. 10 Blue Tit and 20 Goldcrest at Brae.

North Mainland: Grey Plover at Gluss.

West Mainland: Blue Tit at Da Gairdins o' Sand.

Yell: Common Buzzard at Cullivoe.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 6 Killer Whale (65's pod) tracked from Levenwick to Fitful Head..

Central Mainland/Burra: 3 Killer Whale (unnamed pod) seen at Scalloway and then Trondra and Whiteness.

 

11th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: 3 'blue' Fulmar,  Woodcock, Pomarine Skua,  Great Skua and 4 Little Auk at Sumburgh Head. Northern Wheatear at Sumburgh Airport. 2 Goldfinch at Sumburgh.  Dusky Warbler at Quendale. 

Yell: 180 European Golden Plover and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. 90 European Golden Plover at Gloup.

Unst: 2 Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) off North Voe.

 

10th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter,  2 'blue' Fulmar, 2 Woodcock, 4 Pomarine Skua,  Great Skua and 3 Little Auk at Sumburgh. 'Blue' Fulmar, Iceland Gull, Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Skua and 3 Little Auk at Virkie. 3 Woodcock, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff and Yellowhammer at Grutness. Sanderling and Tree Sparrow at West Voe of Sumburgh. Green-winged Teal at Scatness. Carrion Crow at Toab. Black Redstart at Dalsetter.  Long-eared Owl, Blue Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff and Dusky Warbler at Quendale. 2 Blackcap, 40 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling at Ireland.

Central Mainland: Shelduck at Pullars Loch, Lerwick. Slavonian Grebe at Girlsta Loch.

Yell: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Hamnavoe. Blue Tit Skylark and 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Juvenile Isabelline Shrike sp. at Burravoe. 

Unst: Grey Plover and Moorhen at Haroldswick. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull, Common Chiffchaff, Black Redstart and Common Redpoll at Skaw. Peregrine at Burrafirth. Radde's Warbler at Leawart. Sparrowhawk and Blue Tit at Holsen's Road.

Whalsay: Woodcock, Great Grey Shrike 50 Fieldfare and 60 Redwing at Skaw.

 

9th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:20 Blue Fulmar, 3 Pomarine Skua, 5 Great Skua and 40 Little Auk at Sumburgh  Head. Juvenile Iceland Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh.  Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Woodcock and 2 Blue Tit at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest at Bakland, Lerwick.

Yell: Blue Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff and 5 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Unst: Grey Plover at Haroldswick. Woodcock and Blackcap at Skaw. 2 European Stonechat at Holsen's Road. 2 Blue Fulmar at Lamba Ness. 2 Woodcock, Blue Tit and Siberian Chiffchaff at Norwick. Blue Tit and Siberian Chiffchaff at Burrafirth.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's Pod) seen off Hillswick and heading north to Hamnavoe.

 

8th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Blue Tit at Sandwick. Great Skua off Heliness, Cunningsburgh.

Central Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Law Land, Lerwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at North Road, Lerwick. Ring-tail Hen Harrier at Bellister. Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Great Tit at Kergord. Water Rail and Blackcap at Wadbister.  Iceland Gull at Toft.

Yell: Firecrest at Hill End. Mid Yell. Grey Plover at Gossaborough.

Unst: 3 north-western Common Redpoll and Little Bunting at Baltasound. Grey Wagtail at Ramnageo.  Blue Tit and Siberian Chiifchaff at Haroldswick.  Peregrne and Blue Tit at Burrafirth. 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 European Stonechat, Common Redpoll and Reed Bunting at Norwick. 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale in north Mousa Sound. 2 Humpback Whale off Fladdabister and Heliness.

Yell: 2 Humpback Whale seen traveling from Gossaborough to Burravoe. 

 

7th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 White-fronted Goose and 2 Barnacle Goose at Bakkasetter. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Blue Tit at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Cunningsburgh.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit, yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Siberian Chiffchaff at Scalloway. Chaffinch at Lerwick Flower Park. Great Spotted Woodpecker and Great Tit at Helendale. Great Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Robin at North Road, Lerwick. Great Tit and 5 Siberian Chiffchaff at Kergord. Goldfinch at Tingwall. 2 Blue Tit at Catfirth. 7 Goldfinch and Yellowhammer at South Nesting. Peregrine at Loch of Benston. 3 Goldfinch between Laxo and Dury.

West Mainland: Water Rail and Lesser Whitethroat at Melby.

Yell: Blue Tit, Blackcap, Firecrest, Song Thrush and Brambling at Hill End. Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Woodcock and Great Tit at Isbister.

Unst: Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting at Saxa Vord. Yellow-browed Warbler at Halligarth. 2 Blue Tit at Northdale. Waxwing, Barred Warbler, 2 European Stonechat, 9 Common Crossbill and 20 Chaffinch at Norwick. 2 Woodcock at Vaylie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Dalsetter.

Central Mainland: 4 Humpback Whale between Whalsay and Lunna, in South Nesting Bay.  12 Risso's Dolphin off Lunna Ness.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Angleshades at Bakkasetter.

 

6th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Male Green-winged Teal at Scatness. Goldfinch at Toab. 2 Blue Tit 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, European Stonechat and 2 Chaffinch at Boddam. White-billed Diver, Siberian Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and Common Crossbill at Quendale. Little Grebe and Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. Blue Tit, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Tree Pipit at North Road, Lerwick. European Stonechat at Anderson High School, Lerwick. 2 European Stonechat at Tingwall. Great Tit at Sandgarth . Sparrowhawk at Voe.

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk, Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Lesser Redpoll at Da Gairdins o' Sand. 

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Blackcap, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Robin, 6 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead.

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Gossabrough Bay. Peregrine at Otterswick. Pink-footed Goose at Aywick. 5 Blue Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Common Buzzard on the island.

Foula: Common Rosefinch at Ham.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) seen at Urafirth then tracked north to Stenness.

Bressay: 9 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) 4 miles east of Isle of Noss.

 

5th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Great Tit at Levenwick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. Waxwing at Montfield, Lerwick. Blue Tit at North road, Lerwick.

Yell: Black-throated Diver at Gossabrough Bay.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North/Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) seen at Urafirth then tracked south to Brae and Olnafirth

 

4th November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 Rook at North Town, Exnaboe. 9 Scaup and  Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Great Tit, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Goldfinch at Scalloway. 

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit at Voehead.

Yell: Pied Wagtail and Brambling at Mid Yell. Blackcap and 3 Chaffinch at Aywick.

Unst: 2 Sooty Shearwater, 6 'blue' Fulmar, 2 Little Auk and fourth calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness. Siberian Chiffchaff at Holsen's Road. 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit and 2 Chiffchaff at Halligarth.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) seen at Yell Sound and Sullom Voe.

South Mainland: Unspecified number of Killer Whale (unidentified pod) seen off Sumburgh Head.

 

3rd November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:Blue Tit at Boddam. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Kalliness, Weisdale.  Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Waxwing, 2 Blue Tit and Siberian Chiffchaff at Voe. Lesser Black-backed Gull, Blue Tit, Grey Wagtail, 2 Common Redpoll and 2 Lesser Redpoll at East Burrafirth. 2 Blue Tit and Great Tit at Brae.

West Mainland: Water Rail and Blue Tit at Culswick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Unst: Shelduck at Westing.  Great Grey Shrike, 2 Blue Tit and Great Tit at Baltasound.

 

2nd November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland:Tree Sparrow at Grutness. 5 Pink-footed Goose and Blue Tit at Virkie. Female Pintail and Woodcock at Dalsetter. Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, Pochard, 3 Shoveler and  Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Snow Bunting at Scousburgh Sands. Goldfinch at Rerwick.

Central Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit and Lesser Whitethroat at Helendale, Lerwick. 4 Chaffinch at Greenbank Place, Lerwick. Shelduck and Goldfinch at Pullars Loch, Lerwick. 3 Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick.  Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Ring Ouzel at Weisdale. Common 2 Blue Tit, Chiffchaff and Crossbill at Brae.

Bressay: Sooty Shearwater, Glaucous Gull, Great Skua 12 miles east of Isle of Noss. Blue Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Voehead. 55 Fieldfare at Kirkabister.

Whalsay: Lapland Bunting at Brough.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and 3 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Unst: Carrion Crow at Uyeasound.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Burra: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Burland, Trondra, down Cliff Sound , Burra, in morning.

Bressay: 7 Killer Whale (unidentifed pod) 12 miles east of Isle of Noss.

 

1st November 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

South Mainland: Pintail and Great Skua at Dalsetter. 3 Pheasant at Spiggie.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Da Gairdins o' Sand.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Unst: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull at Buness. Great Grey Shrike at Baltasound. Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye and 2 European Stonechat at Norwick. Blackcap, Goldcrest and Goldfinch at Valyie.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Mousa Sound to Sumburgh Head in the afternoon.