For over 20 years, Nature in Shetland has been collecting and sharing information on all of Shetland's natural history.

LATEST GALLERY PHOTOS

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LATEST SIGHTINGS

Species in red are national (BBRC) rarities. Species in orange are local/Scottish rarities.

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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

 
26th June 2022

 Bird Sightings:

Yell:  Moltoni's Warbler at still Gutcher, but remains elusive.  

Central Mainland:  Osprey again at Sand Water.   Sandwich Tern in Lerwick Harbour.  

West Mainland:  Magpie still Sandness.  

South Mainland:  2 Manx Shearwater seen off Virkie.  2 Tree Sparrow at Sumburgh Farm. 

Mammal sightings:

Pod of Orca reported between Yell and the mainland heading northwards.  

Insect sightings:

Dioryctria abietella micro moth found at Law Lane, Lerwick.   White Satin Moth (5th record for Shetland) trapped overnight in Sandwick.  Records of Ghost Moth from Unst.