31st January 2020

South Mainland:  Tundra Bean Goose reported at Brake. Iceland Gull at Scatness.  ​

Unst: 4 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

 

30th January 2020

Yell: Water Rail at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose and Pink-footed Goose at Spiggie.

 

28th January 2020

Unst: male King Eider and Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. 4 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

 

29th January 2020

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver and 17 Slavonian Grebes at Whiteness Voe. Glaucous Gull at Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Laxo. 2 Barnacle Geese at Loch of Benston. Short-eared Owl at Sound, Lerwick.

Fetlar: Long-eared Owl at Feal. 2 Woodcocks at Everland.  

 

West Mainland: Goosander at Tresta.  

South Mainland: 20 Snow Buntings at Grutness. 2 Rooks at Bigton.

 

Burra: 2 Chaffinches on Trondra.

 

27th January 2020

Unst: 12 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

 

26th January 2020

Unst: 56 Glaucous Gulls and Iceland Gull at Burrafirth.

Yell: European White-fronted Goose at Loch of Littlester.

West Mainland: Song Thrush at West Burrafirth.​

Central Mainland: Scaup at Loch of Houlland.

South Mainland: Song Thursh at Ocraquoy. Peregrine at Boddam.  

 

25th January 2020

Unst: 67 Glaucus Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Skaw. Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: Scaup at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Kergord.  

 

24th January 2020

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Spiggie. 14 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Unst: 15 Glaucous Gulls and 3 'blue' Fulmars at Lamba Ness. Peregrine at Norwick. Peregrine at Caldback. Woodcock and 2 Song Thrushes at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Easting.

Fetlar:  2 Glaucous Gull at Funzie.  

 

Central Mainland: 2 Peregrines at Sound, Lerwick.  14 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick.

 

23rd January 2020

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Norwick. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.  

 

22nd January 2020

Unst: male King Eider around salmon cages off Uyeasound; also 2 Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound. Goshawk at Baltasound. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.  

Central Mainland: 2 Knot at Seafield, Lerwick. 30 Chaffinches at Veensgarth.

 

Cetaceans: 4+ Orca off Norwick, Unst. 

 

21st January 2020

nUst: Little Auk, 'blue' Fulmar and 3 Glaucous Gulls past Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Fetlar: Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Funzie. Snow Bunting at Everland. 

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scalloway.

 

Yell: 3 Snow Buntings at Breckon.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Skaw.

 

20th January 2020

Unst: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.  ​

 

19th January 2020

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 3 Iceland Gulls at Uyeasound. Glaucous Gull at Westing. Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Boddam. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sumburgh Farm. Pink-footed Goose at Virkie. Woodcock at Geosetter. Pochard at Loch of Brow. 2 Shoveler at Hillwell,

 

Cetaceans: 6+ Common Dolphins off Baltasound.

 

18th January 2020

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound. Little Auk and 15 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull at Norwick. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: 2 Snow Buntings at Bakkasetter.

Bressay: 4 Chaffinches and Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

Burra: 6 Rooks at Papil.

 

17th January 2020

Unst:  Grey Phalarope on sea off Norwick Beach. Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Breckon. Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sumburgh Farm.  

Cetaceans:  3-4 Orcas between Muckla Skerry and Little Skerry, from the Filla, on route to Out Skerries.  

 

16th January 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. 2 Snow Buntings at Gutcher. 

 

13th January 2020

Central Mainland: Waxwing and Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

 

Unst: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Westing. Peregrine at Baltasound.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: Iceland Gul at Leebitton.

 

14th January 2020

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Westing. Iceland Gull and Goosander at Baltasound. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. 4 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Snow Bunting at Burrafirth. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Cliff.

Yell:  Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Snow Buntings at Sellafirth. Snow Bunting at North Sandwick.  

Suth Mainland: Barnacle Gose at Bakkasetter.

 

Cetaceans:  2+ Orcas off Lamba Ness, Unst.

 

15th January 2020

Unst: Iceland Gull at Baltasound. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Westing.

Yell: Iceland and Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. Snow Bunting at Sellafirth.

 

South Mainland: 2 Scaup at Spiggie.

 

11th January 2020

Unst: 7 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick. 8 Common Redpolls at Westing.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

 

Central Mainland: Lesser Redpoll and 8 Common Redpolls at Mulla, Voe. Glaucous Gull at Pullars Loch, Lerwick; also Waxwing still at Lerwick.

 

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Pintail and Shoveler at Hillwell. Pochard at Loch of Brow.2 Scaup at Spiggie.    

 

12th January 2020

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Brough.  

 

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

 

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Lerwick.

Unst: 5 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick.

 

South Mainland: Song Thrush and Common Redpoll at Bigton.    

 

10th January 2020

Unst: Goshawk at Baltasound. 6 Glaucous Gulls and 10 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Loch of Cliff. 3 Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Uyeasound. 5 Snow Buntings at Caldback.

 

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Lerwick.

North Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Urafirth.  

 

South Mainland: 2 Barnacle Geese at Bakkasetter.

 

Cetaceans: Orca pod reported off Belmont.    

 

7th January 2020

Yell:  2 Snow Buntings at Gutcher.   

Whalsay:  Common Scoter at Vatshoull.  

 

South Mainland: Jack Snipe at Sumburgh Head.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Lerwick.

 

8th January 2020

South Mainland:  3 Glaucous Gull at Scatness.  

Central Mainland:  Glaucous Gull at Graven.

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

 

Unst: Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull at Westing.

Burra: Water Rail on Trondra.  

 

9th January 2020

Unst:  Drake King Eider at salmon cages off Heogland; also 3 Iceland Gulls and Bar-tailed Godwit at Heogland.  Goshawk at Baltasound.  

Central Mainland: Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Houb of Scatsta. 28 Chaffinches at Veensgarth. 2 Barnacle Geese at Loch of Benston.  

Cetaceans:  Orcas seen in Bluemull Sound, heading south past Ulsta.  

 

6th January 2020

 

3rd January 2020

West Mainland: report of 2 Common Cranes at Clousta (apparently present for several days).

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Quendale.  Iceland Gull over Hillwell.  Barnacle Goose at Ringasta.

 

Unst: Little Grebe at Baltasound. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Pink-footed Goose at Brough.  

 

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

Cetaceans:  2 Humpback Whales off Lamba Ness, Unst.  

 

4th January 2020

Unst:  White-billed Diver north past Lamba Ness; also Little Auk, Iceland Gull, 'blue' Fulmar and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Goshawk at Baltasound. Pererine at Belmont.

Whalsay: Bar-tailed Godwit at Brough.  

 

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Reed Bunting at Bigton. Pochard at Loch of Brow. 2 Shoveler at Scatness.  

Central Mainland:  15 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick.  Scaup at Loch of Houlland, South Nesting. Glaucous Gull at Housabister, South Nesting. 

 

Cetaceans: pod of Orca in Ronas Voe this morning; no further details. 

 

5th January 2020

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Iceland Gull at Scord. Pochard at Loch of Brow. Mallard x Pintail hybrid and Glaucous Gull at Scatness.

 

Unst: 8 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Cliff. 4 Glaucous Gulls, 2 'blue' Fulmars, Iceland Gull and 1000 Kittiwakes at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Westing. 9 Snow Buntings at Caldback. Little Grebe at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Gutcher.

 

West Mainland:  Woodcock at Sand.    

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Goodlad Crescent, Lerwick; also Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister.  

 

1st January 2020

Unst: Little Auk, 2 Jack Snipe and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Skaw. 4 European White-fronted Geese and 3 Long-eared Owls at Baltasound. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull and Pintail at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scatness. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Little Auks off Sumurgh Head. Woodcock and Song Thrush at Geosetter. 

 

Central Mainland:  Peregrine at Loch of Benston.

 

2nd January 2020

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Charlotte Street, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Clumlie.

Unst: 4 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Loch of Cliff. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.