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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.

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