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.  

 

28th December 2019

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

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at North Roe.  

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

10th December 2019

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

 

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.  

 

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.

 

 

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.