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.

 

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.

 

26th December 2020

 

Bird Sightings:

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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..

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.