Recent sightings

We try to include most records sent directly to us and we collect records from many other sources. As a news site, there will inevitably be errors included - in identification and in compilation. This site does not constitute an official record; this is published annually in the Shetland Bird Report, using records which have been formally submitted and assessed by local and national committees.

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

 

17th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 46 Woodpigeon, Jack Snipe, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Common Redstart, Robin, 2 Redwing, Song Thrush, 6 Tree Sparrow, Tree Pipit, Hawfinch , Siskin and 2 Redpoll sp. at Norwick. 11 Carrion Crow at Millfield.  Common Whitethroat and Whinchat at Holsen's Road. 4 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest 3 Robin, 2 Redwing and Song Thrush at Skaw. Wood Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Dunnock, Tree Pipit,   Hawfinch and Siskin  at Baltasound. White-tailed Eagle at Baltasound Airport, later seen at Grutness. Cuckoo at Ordaal. Swallow, Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Pied Flycatcher and Song Thrush at Haroldswick. 3 Swallow, Common Whitethroat  and White Wagtail at Burrafirth.

Yell: 2 Woodpigeon at Otterswick. 5 Woodpigeon, Common Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and Redwing  at Windhouse. 2 Swallow, Robin and Common Redpoll at Cullivoe. Blackcap at Gutcher. Swallow at Gloup. 2 Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Brambling, Hawfinch and 5 Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Fetlar: : Pied Flycatcher and Song Thrush at Funzie.

Foula: Western Subalpine or Moltoni's Warbler at Hametoun.

Bressay: Wood Warbler at Noss NNR.

North Mainland: Cuckoo on Ronas Hill.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff, Wood Warbler, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 4 Siskin at Helendale.  2 Brambling at Gott. Black-throated Diver and Sparrowhawk at Wadbister. 6 Knot, Common Sandpiper and Chaffinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. Stock Dove, 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, 2 Brambling  and 20 Common Redpoll at Brae.

South Mainland: Adult White-tailed Eagle at Grutness, earlier seen at Baltsound Airport. Common Buzzard at Bakkaseter, later seen at Sumburgh. Iceland Gull at Hillwell.2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Brow..Cuckoo at Boddam. Female Marsh Harrier at Robin's Brae. Snow Bunting at Ireland Beach. 3 Sedge Warbler at Swinister Burn. Osprey at Swinister and later at Loch of Brow. 4 Common Scoter at Sanick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Skerries: 2 Minke Whale seen on Skerrries Ferry crossing.

 

16th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Red-backed Shrike, at Leawart. Short-eared Owl  and female or immature Hen Harrier at Norwick. Woodcock at Valyie. Hawfinch and Yellowhammer at Halligarth. Spotted Flycatcher at Haroldswick.  Common Buzzard and 2 Peregrine at Lamba Ness. Pintail, Common Sandoioer, Peregrine and Pied Flycatcher.  at Burrafirth. Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Whinchat and Robin at Skaw.

Yell: Slavonian Grebe at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.  4 Swallow, House Martin and Reed Bunting at Culivoe. 9 Mute Swan, and Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Redstart at Burravoe. 2 Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Peid Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel, Redwing, 3 Hawfinch and 10 Brambling at Mid Yell.  Song Thrush at Sellafirth. Common Redstart at Breckon.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Marrister.

Foula: 2 ringed Snow Goose on the island.

North Mainland: Immature White-tailed Eagle at Housetter, North Roe. Snow Bunting between Tangwick and Stenness.

West Mainland:. Hooded Merganser , Common sandpiper and Willow Warbler at Loch of Stanevatstoe. 3 Common Sandpiper at Sandness.

Central Mainland: 2 Blackcap and 4 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Iceland Gull at Gremsiter. 2 Grey Wagtail at Weisdale. Rough-legged Buzzard and Marsh Harrier at East Kame. Osprey at Flamister, Nesting.

South Mainland:  40 Sanderling at Grutness. Jack Snipe, Woodpigeon, 5 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 15 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart, 2 Robin, 2 Song Thriush and Tree Pipit at Sumburgh. 6 Swallow and 4 Willow Warbler at Virkie. 3 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, Robin, Chaffiinch, and Siskin at Quendale. Golden Oriole found dead at Fleck. Short-eared Owl at Boddam. Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Common Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Dalsetter. Female Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk and Pied Flycatcher at Clumlie. Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Robin, 8 Linnet and 2 Common Redpoll at Scousburgh. Swallow, Blackcap and Common Redstart at Geosetter. 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Pied Flycatcher and White Wagtail at Swinister Burn. Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher and Western Yellow Wagtail at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Large whale sp. Voe of Dale.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass and Hebrew Character trapped at Boddam overnight.

 

15th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Red-backed Shrike, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and 11 Brambling at Millfield. 2 Common Whitethroat,  2 Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, Tree Pipit and 11 Brambling at Norwick. Common Buzzard at Hermaness. 3 Greenshank at Baltasound. Wood Warbler, 2 Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Uyeasound. 2 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Fieldfare and 2 Pied Flycatcher  at Haroldswick. 4 Song Thrush and Redwing at Skaw. Kestrel, Pied Flycatcher and 4 Song Thrush at North Dale.

Yell: House Martin at Camb. Sand Martin, Fieldfare, Common Redpoll and Reed Bunting at Cullivoe. Slavonian Grebe at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe. 2 Pied Flycatcher at Basta. Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. Carrion Crow, Common Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Sedge Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Dale of Walls. Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Seafield. Sand Martin at The Sletts, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Hawfinch at North Road, Lerwick. 7 Common Scoter at Catfirth. Osprey at Sand Water.  Wood Warbler at Sandgarth. Pied Flycatcher at Lunna.

South Mainland: Common Redstart and Whinchat at Sumburgh. Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Dalsetter. Kestrel at Loch of Spiggie. Brambling at Scousburgh 2 Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Redwing and 2 Brambling at Channerwick. Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit at Hoswick.  4 Common Scoter and Tree Pipit at Sanick. Pied Flycatcher at Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher, Hawfinch and 6 Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Minke Whale at Huxter.

 

14th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:White-billed Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 3 Willow Warbler, Common Redstart and Song Thrush at Norwick. Willow Warbler and Whinchat at Millfield. 3 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Whinchat, Common Redstart and Robin at Skaw. Common Whitethroat at Holsens Road. 2 Wigeon at Lamba Ness.

Yell: 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher. Swallow and Redwing at Sellafirth. 3 Swallow at Breckon. 2 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Blackcap,  3 Pied Flycatcher, 10 Brambling, 4 Hawfinch and 20 Siskin at Mid Yell. Common Sandpiper at Laxa Burn. 2 Pied Flycatcher at West Yell. Chiffchaff, 2 Robin and Redpoll sp. at West Sandwick.

Whalsay: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Symbister. 8 Sanderling and Kestrel at Brough.

Skerries: Male Gadwall, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, 35 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 35 Fieldfare, 4 Common Redstart, Black Redstart, Blue-heaed Wagtail, 18 Tree Pipit, 4 Brambling.

North Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Ronas Voe.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Scalloway. Willow Warbler at Gilbertson Road, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at South Whiteness. Hawfinch at Kergord. Osprey at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Blackcap and Dunnock at Sumburgh. Pink-footed Goose at Ringasta. Sedge Warbler at Dalsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Boddam.  Goldcrest at Scousburgh. Marsh Harrier at Clumlie. Chaffinch, Brambling and Siskin at Channerwick. 4 Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail and Grey-headed Wagtail at Hoswick. 2 Hawfinch and 5 Siskin at Cunningsburgh. Blackcap at Ocraquoy. Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 4 Robin, 2 Song Thrush and 5 Pied Flycatcher at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

Yell: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) in Yell Sound.

 

13th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Black-throated Diver, Common Crane, Common Tern  and Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.Pintail and 2 Pied Flycatcher at Hermaness. Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Common Redstart at Millfield. Sparrowhawk,  5 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Pied Flyctacher at Skaw. Greenshank at Lambaness. 5 Fieldfare, Ring Ouzel, Robin at Common Redstart at Holsen's Road. Carrion Crow, 2 Willow Warbler 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, Common Redstart and 7 Brambling at Norwick. Blackcap, Robin, Common Redstart, 5 Song Thrush and Mealy Redpoll at Northdale. 2 willow Warbler and Redwing at Baltasound.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher, 2 Brambling, female Hawfinch at 20 Siskin at Mid Yell. 2 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Robin, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Brambling at Cullivoe. 3 Swallow at Breckon. Blackcap, 2 Redwing , Mistle Thrush and Pied Flycatcher at Sellafirth. Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Whalsay: 51 Turnstone, 57 Dunlin and 94 Purple Sandpiper at Houb. Wryneck at Isbister.

Bressay: Blackcap, 3 Brambling and Siskin at Voehead.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler and  Lesser Redpoll at The Sletts, Lerwick. Cuckoo at Gott. Osprey at Sand Water. 12 Swallow at Brae.

South Mainland: Kestrel and White Wagtail at Sumburgh. Common Sandpiper, 2 Swallow and Willow Warbler at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Exnaboe. Wryneck at Scatness. Blackcap and Robin at Quendale. Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Common Redstart at Boddam. Iceland Gull at Ringasta. 5 Pintail, 2 Scaup, 4 Goosander, Greenshank ,Kestrel,  100 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 4 House Martin, 7 Willow Warbler, and Robin at Loch of Spiggie. Common Whitethroat, Redwing and Song Thrush at Channerwick. Carrion crow, 5 Blackcap and 5 Pied Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher and Goldfinch at Sandwick. Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh. Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Robin at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

 

12th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Still a lot of common migrants   (House Martin, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler,  Blackcap, Common Redstart, Robin,  Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting) throughout Shetland.

Unst: White-billed Diver and Common Buzzard at Norwick.

Yell: Carrion Crow, 2 Brambling, 3 Hawfinch and 20 Siskin at Mid Yell. 4 Redpoll sp. at Otterswick. Iceland Gull at Vatsetter.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Marrister. Dunnock at Skaw.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: 3 Carrion Crow at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. Sand Martin at Tingwall Loch. Osprey at Sand Water.  20 Redpoll sp. at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Cuckoo at Sumburgh. 2 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, Greenshank, 2 Wood Sandpiper and Hawfinch at Loch of Spiggie. Wryneck at Geosetter. Iceland Gull at Bigton. 17 Redpoll sp. at Ireland. Wood Sandpiper at Mousa.

 

11th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

The Shetland-wide fall of common migrants continues. Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Redstart, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting are widespread and in significant numbers including double figures of Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Blackcap at many locations.

Unst: 2 Whinchat  and Reed Bunting at Haroldswick, Whinchat at Uyeasound. Long eared Owl , Brambling and Reed Bunting at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Cuckoo at Symbister. Kestrel at Sandwick.

Bressay: Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 4 Whinchat and Reed Bunting at Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

Central Mainland: 5 Wood Warbler at South Nesting. Wood Warbler at Catfirth. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Veensgarth.

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Hawfinch at Sumburgh. Cuckoo, Yellow-browed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and 4 Whinchat at Grutness. 65 Knot and Whinchat at Virkie. Pintail, 2 Shoveler,  Common Sandpiper, Whinchat and 3 Reed Bunting at Scatness.4 Whinchat at Spiggie. Common Whitethroat and  Whinchat at Blet. Common Whitethroat at Dalsetter. Whinchat at Standayle. Whinchat at Boddam. Common Sandpiper and 2 Whinchat at Channerwick. Reed Bunting at Hoswick Burn. Hawfinch at Swinister.

 

10th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Common migrants still widespread (Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Redstart, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting) across the whole of Shetland, but generally in small numbers.

Unst: Sanderling, House Martin and Common Whitethroat at Haroldswick. Sedge Warbler at Millfield. Sedge Warbler, European Stonechat and Whinchat at Skaw. Whinchat and Tree Pipit at Norwick. Short-eared Owl at Brakefield.

Yell: 3 Fieldfare at Otterswick. 2 Brambling at Breckon. Immature male Marsh Harrier at Mid Yell. Wryneck at Cullivoe.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Symbister.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe. Common Whitethroat at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Garden Warbler at Sound, Lerwick. Brambling at Eswick.

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Head. 81 Knot, 9 Sanderling, House Martin and Sand Martin at Virkie. 2 Pintail Sand Martin,  House Martin and Common Whitethroat  at Scatness. Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Whinchat at Quendale. 4 Goosander at Hillwell. 2 Scaup, 5 Pintail, Second calendar year male Marsh Harrier, 5 House Martin, 8 Sand Martin, Common Whitethroat , female Citrine Wagtail and Whinchat at Loch of Spiggie. Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Noss, Spiggie.  Iceland Gull and Fieldfare at South Voe, Dunrossness. Green Sandpiper at Ireland. 2 Shoveler at Sanick.

 

9th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival of common migrants (Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Redstart, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Reed Bunting) across the whole of Shetland, but generally in small numbers.

Unst: European Stonechat at Skaw. Whinchat at Valyie.

Yell: Barnacle Goose at Gloup.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Common Whitethroat at Newpark. Wryneck at Symbister.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe. 2 Wood Warbler at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Male Marsh Harrier at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Immature male Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Sandpiper and Whinchat at Sumburgh. Sedge Warbler at Boddam. 2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Hillwell, and later at Loch of Brow. Sand Martin at Hillwell. 3 Goosander , 2 Sand Martin and Whinchat at Loch of Spiggie. Immature male Marsh Harrier at Rerwick, later seen at Sandwick. Female Kestrel at Geosetter. Green sandpiper and Water Rail at Ireland. Whinchat at Channerwick. Cuckoo and Hawfinch at Swinister. Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh.

 

8th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Slavonian Grebe, Jackdaw and White Wagtail at Haroldswick. European Stonechat at Skaw. 2 Shelduck at Ordaal. Slavonian Grebe at Baltasound.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Vatster.

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun. Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Ring Ouzel at Brough. Arctic Tern at Vatshoull. Hawfinch at Skaw.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatster.

Central Mainland: 2 Swallow and Hawfnch at Sound, Lerwick. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Weisdale Hill.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bakkasetter. Sparrowhawk at Sandwick. 3 Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

 

7th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Brambling at Baltasound.

Yell: White-tailed Eagle at Basta, later seen at Hermaness, Unst.

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick, 9 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. Glaucous Gull at Veensgarth. 3 White-billed Diver and Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Female Marsh Harrier at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Sumburgh. Hawfinch at Dalsetter. Gadwall and 2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Brow. 3 Goosander at Loch of Spiggie. 4 Arctic Tern at Bigton. 2 Brambling at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

Unst: 5 Orca  (unidentified pod) tracked south from Belmont to Burravoe, Yell

Out Skerries: Risso's Dolphin off Housay.

 

6th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Stove. Slavonian Grebe at Ordaal.

Central Mainland: Male Hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Gremista, 3 Gadwall at Loch of Asta.

South Mainland: Gadwall, Pintail, Mallard x Pintail hybrid, 2 Shoveler and Greenshank at Loch of Gards, Scatness, 6 Greenland White-fronted Goose at Ringasta. 2 Shoveler at Loch of Spiggie. Kestrel at Cloddisdale. 3, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bigton. Siskin at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

 

5th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Norwick. Barnacle Goose and Whimbrel at Ordaal.

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Cullivoe. Brambling at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 Hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick. 6 Redpoll sp. at the Sletts, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bigton. 6 Carrion Crow at Sandwick. 2 Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick. Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) tracked from Sullom Voe to Mossbank.

 

4th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Carrion Crow at Hillend, Mid Yell. 3 Pink-footed Goose and 2 Woodpigeon at North Sandwick.

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk and 2 Swallow at Boddam. Mandarin Duck at Loch of Brow. 6 Greenland White-fronted Goose and 2 Common Crane at Ringasta. Iceland Gull at Bakkasetter. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Spiggie. Male Marsh Harrier at Rerwick.2 Iceland Gull at Bigton. Male Hawfinch at Cunningsburgh.

 

3rd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: . Common Buzzard at Saxa Vord. Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Tree Sparrow at Millfield. 2 White-billed Diver, Redwing, Brambling and Snow Bunting at Norwick.  Slavonian Grebe at Buness. Sand Martin at Ordaal. 5 Gadwall, 2 Carrion Crow and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. 2 Pintail at Uyeasound.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff and Brambling at Hillend, Mid Yell. Redwing and Robin at Gutcher. 3 Brambling at Sellairth. Woodpigeon at Basta. Chiffchaff at Culivoe.'Blue' Fulmar at Burraness.

Foula: 2 White-tailed Eagle (adult and immature) on the island. Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

West Mainland: Sedge Warbler at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 2 Hawfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. 3 Gadwall at Loch of Asta.Female Blackcap at South Nesting.

South Mainland: 2 Carrion Crow and Chiffchaff at Virkie. 2 Common Crane at Ringasta. Chiffchaff at Boddam. Song Thrush at Dalsetter. Brambling at Levenwick. Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Channerwick. Male Hawfinch and Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) 3 miles south of Sumburgh Head.

 

2nd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness. Common Buzzard at Norwick. Tree Pipit, Linnet, Hawfinch and Reed Bunting at Halligarth. Pink-footed Goose, Chiffchaff and 5 Brambling at Millfield. Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Carrion Crow at Norwick.

Yell: Willow Warbler and 3 Brambling at Sellafirth. Chiffchaff at Culivoe. Sparrowhawk at Heatherdale.

Whalsay: Linnet at Hammister.

Foula: 2 White-tailed Eagle on the island. Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Skeld

Central Mainland: 2 Bramblng at Westerloch, Lerwick. 3 Redpoll sp. at The Sletts. 3 Gadwall at Loch of Asta. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Veensgarth. 3 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. Adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Gremista. 3 White-billed Diver and Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 3 Lapland Bunting on Mousa.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) and 2 Risso's Dolphin at  Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: Minke Whale and 15 Dolphin sp. at Sumburgh Head. 6 Dolphin sp. at Levenwick.

 

1st May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Snow Bunting at Westing. Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Hawfinch,2 Brambling at Baltasound. Grey Wagtail at Halligarth. 5 Gadwall and Common Redpoll at Haroldswick. 2 White-billed Diver at Norwick. 2 Snow Bunitng at Hermaness. Spoonbill at Easter Loch.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. 12 Brambling at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Green Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail at Burns.

Foula: White-tailed Eagle on the island. Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

Central Mainland: 3 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 4 Common Tern at Grutness. Spoonbill and 2 Common Tern at Loch of Spiggie. Male Mandarin  at Loch of Brow. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bigton. 6 Greenland White-fronted Goose at Ringasta. 3 male Pheasant at Spiggie. 2 Brambling and Goldfinch at Sandwick.

 

 

30th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Pintail , 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Hawfinch at Baltasound Female or immature Goosander at Loch of Cliff. 5 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Song Thrush at Norwick. 5 Gadwall, 2 Carrion Crow and 2 Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Yell: 3 Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher. Chiffchaff at Sellafirth.

Whalsay: Green Sandpiper at Brough.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch and 10 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Gremista, Lerwick.  3 Gadwall at Loch of Asta. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Veensgarth. 2 Gadwall at Strand Loch. Adult White-tailed Eagle at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Brambling at Sumburgh. 3 Gadwall at Scatness. Male Gadwall at Loch of Hillwell. 6 Greenland White-fronted Goose at Ringasta. Second calendar year Iceland Gull and  Bramblling at Dalsetter. Spoonbill and 2 Common Tern at Loch of Spiggie. 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bigton. Sparrowhawk at Burn of Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin. at Breiwick, Lerwick.

 

29th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Dunnock and 4 Hawfinch at Baltasound. 3 Hawfinch at Ordale. Male Pintail and Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound Airport. Willow Warbler at Halligarth. Sparrowhawk, House martin, 2 Chiffchaff and 8 Brambling at Norwick.

Yell: Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and Redpoll sp. at Cullivoe. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Gutcher. Barnacle Goose at Gloup. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Trondra: Kestrel on the island.

Central Mainland: 6 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Common Buzzard and Blue Tit at Voxter, Brae. Female Marsh Harrier at Scatsta

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Grutness. Brambling at Skelberry. Arctic Skua and Brambling at Dalsetter. Short-eared Owl at Bakkasetter. 6 Greenland White-fronted Goose at Brow Marsh. Pintail and Spoonbill at Loch of Spiggie. 4 Goosander at Loch of Clumlie. Marsh Harrier between Clumlie and Levenwick. Green Sandpiper and Blackcap at Swinister. 2 Carrion Crow and Lapland Bunting at Sandwick. European Stonechat at Mousa.

 

27th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness. 9 Brambling at Millfield, Norwick. Jackdaw at Norwick. 5 Gadwall at Haroldswick. 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Hawfinch at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Willow Warbler,  Hawfinch and Brambling at Otterswick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Foula: Second calendar year male 'Eastern' Stonechat on the island.

Bressay: Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Male Hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Lesser Redpoll at Upper Baila, Lerwick. 5 Hawfinch and Brambling at Mulla, Voe. 2 Hawfinch at Brae.

South Mainland:Male Black Redstart at Sumburgh Quarry. 2 Pintail and  Little Ringed Plover at Scatness. 2 Short-eared Owl at Bakkasetter.  Spoonbill and House Martin at Loch of Spiggie. 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Bigton. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Maywick.  Arctic Skua at Mousa.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Killer Whale (unspecified number, unidentified pod) off Compass Head.

 

28th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard , Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Brambling at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff and 4 Brambling at Millfield. 5 Gadwall, and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick.

Yell: Hawfinch and 6 Brambling at Hillend, Mid Yell. Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Sellafirth. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

Bressay: Brambling on Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Da Gairdins o' Sand.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Marina. 2 Common Tern at Kalliness. Spoonbill at Billister, Nesting. 5 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe. 2 Hawfinch at Brae. Bullfinch and Siskin at Sweening.

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Scatness. Peregrine at Hillwell. Male Mandarin at Loch of Brow. Shoveler at Boddam. Wood Pigeon and Whimbrel at Dalsetter. 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull and Carrion Crow at Bigton. Common Sandpiper at Channerwick Burn. Swallow at Hoswick. Green Sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff and Robin at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 7 Orca (unidentified pod) off Sumburgh Head. 4 Orca (unidentified pod) off Noss NNR.

 

26th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Norwick. Mistle Thrush at Stove. 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Jackdaw at Baltasound. 2 House Martin at Skibhoul.

Yell: Female Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Burravoe. 10 Brambling at Hillend, Mid Yell.  4 Brambling at Mid Yell.3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Foula: Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun. Osprey on the island.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Pullar's Loch. 3 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick. Marsh Harrier at Sand Water.  3 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland:Male Black Redstart and male Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Shoveler and  Little Ringed Plover at Loch of Gards. 2 Chiffchaff at Dalsetter. Spoonbill at Loch of Spiggie. Grey Wagtail at Channerwick. Male Shoveler at Mousa.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Offshore: 2 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) at Kraken Oil Platform 125km east of Noss NNR.

 

25th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler at Setter Hill Estate, Baltasound. Black-tailed Godwit and House Martin at Baltasound. Second calendar year King Eider at Uyeasound. White-taoled Eagle at Watlee and seen at several sites later. White-billed Diver at Norwick.

Yell: Marsh Harrier at Mid Yell.

Foula: Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

North Mainland: White-billed Diver at Kat Fell, Mavis Grind.

Central Mainland: Common Tern at Nesbister. Wimbrel at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 4 Black-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Whimbrel and Common Tern at Bay of Quendale. Common Tern at Hillwell. 2 Common Tern at Loch of Spiggie. Green Sandpiper and Hen Harrier at Channerwick. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy.

 

24th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler at Setter Hill Estate, Baltasound. Chiffchaff anf female Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound. 5 Gadwall, 2 Moorhen and Arctic Skua at Haroldswick. Snow Bunting at Westing. Whimbrel and Kestrel at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver at Skaw. White-billed Diver, Whimbrel,  6 Woodpigeon, Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff and 6 Brambling at Norwick.

Fetlar: Swallow at Funzie.

Bressay: Black Redstart at Noss NNR.

Yell: Adult White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

North Mainland: White-billed Diver at Fethaland.

West Mainland: Male Mandarin Duck at Loch of Watsness.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl 10 Siskin and Lesser Redpoll at Law Lane, Lerwick. Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Lerwick Catch. Chiffchaff at South Whiteness. Common Tern at Weisdale Voe. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Scalloway. 2 Grey Wagtail at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe.

South Mainland: White Wagtail at Grutness. !0 Whimbrel, 14 bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Knot and 2 Sanderling at Virkie. Great Spotted Woodpecker between Culsetter and Bakkasetter. Sand Martin at Boddam.Male Marsh Harrier, Willow Warbler, Redwing and Song Thrush at Dalsetter. Spoonbill at Loch of Spiggie (and later at Loch of Hillwell). 2 Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Killer Whale (unspecified number, unidentified pod) seen in Whiteness Voe.

Seal Sightings:

Central Mainland: Bearded Seal at Bod of Nesbister, Whiteness Voe.

Insect Sightngs:

South Mainland: 15 Hebrew Character and Clouded Drab trapped at Boddam overnight. 9 Hebrew Character, Brindled Ochre and Dark Swordgrass trapped at Sandwick overnight.

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23rd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Ring Ouzel at Holsen's Road, Norwick.  Gadwall and White-billed Diver at Norwick. 3 Gadwall at Haroldswick.  'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit and Snow Bunting  at Westing. Dunnock at Kirkaton. 3 Arctic Skua at Ordaal. Second calendar year male King Eider at Uyeasound.

Fetlar: 2 Gadwall and male Reed Bunting at Mires of Funzie.

Yell: 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Brambling at Mid Yell. White Wagtail at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe. 2 Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Kestrel at Lumbister. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 6 Siskin at Sandveien, Lerwick. Siskin at The Sletts, Lerwick. Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe. 2 Wood Pigeon at Scalloway. Common Redpoll and Hawfinch at Brae.

South Mainland: White Wagtail at Grutness. Whimbrel and Goldfinch at Virkie. Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Short-eared Owl and Ring Ouzel at Clevigarth. White-tailed Eagle at Hillwell and  later at Quendale. Water Rail at Boddam. 2 Whimbrel and Dunnock at Dalsetter. Arctic Skua at Culswick.  Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bigton. Female Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff at Burn of Hoswick. Goldfinch at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) in Vaila Sound, Walls.

North Mainland: 3 Risso's Dolphin at Mavis Grind.

Whalsay: Minke Whale at Skaw.

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22nd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Siskin at Ordaal.

Yell: Chiffchaff and White Wagtail at Cullivoe. Robin at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Whimbrel at Burradale. Swallow at South Nesting.  Lesser Redpoll at Stendaal, South Nesting. Goldcrest, Siskin  and male Hawfinch at Brae. Hawfinch at Mossbank.

South Mainland: 2 Whimbrel at Sumburgh. 2 Lapland Bunting at Grutness. 4 Knot, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, White Tailed Eagle (later seen at Channewick), second calendar year Iceland Gull, Sand Martin and Chiffchaff at Virkie. Pintail and 4 Gadwall at Scatness. 10 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shoveler and 3 Black-tailed Godwit at Hillwell. 2 Gadwall and Scaup at Loch of Brow. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Noss, Spiggie. Pintail and Black-tailed Godwit at Spiggie.  2 Chiffchaff at Dalsetter. Ring Ouzel at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh. Kestrel at Mousa. Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) in Aith Voe and Busta Voe.

 

21st April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Black-tailed Godwit at Lamba Ness. Barnacle Goose at Norwick. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Burrafirth. Slavonian Grebe at Ordaal. Swallow at Setter Hill Estate, Baltasound.

Yell: Reed Bunting at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.  Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Chiffchaff, 2 Brambling, Hawfinch and 2 Siskin at Mid Yell. Robin at Camb. Pink-footed Goose at Nort-a-Voe.

Central Mainland: 3 Siskin at North Road, Lerwick.15 Siskin and Lesser Redpoll at Law Lane, Lerwick. Pochard at Asta Loch. 3 Black-tailed Godwit at Tingwall Loch. Brambling at North Hammarsland, Tingwall. 2 Siskin and 2 Hawfinch at Brae. Hawfinch at Mossbank.

South Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoter and Grey Plover at Quendale. 2 Shoveler and 3 Black-tailed Godwit at Hillwell. Swallow at Channerwick. Goldcrest at Sandwick. Willow Warbler and Grey Wagtail at Burn of Hoswick. Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Killer Whales (unspecified number, unidentified pod) seen in Mangaster Voe.

South Mainland: Risso's Dolphin at Dalsetter.

 

20th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siskin at Ordale.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 3 Brambling ,Hawfinch and 3 Siskin at Mid Yell. 6 Sanderling at Gossaborough.

Whalsay: Hawfinch and Siskin at Marrister. Whimbrel at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Clickimin Loch. Goldfinch and 4 Siskin at Law Lane, Lerwick. Jackdaw at Laxobiggin. Hawfinch at Nesbister. 2 Jackdaw at Quendale. Siskin at sandgarth.

South Mainland: Swallow, Chiffchaff and 2 Dunnock at Grutness. Gadwall and 2 Shoveler at Scatness. 2 Siskin at Toab. Swallow at Bakkasetter. American Wigeon and 2 Gadwall at Spiggie Loch.2 Gadwall at Boddam. 3 Chiffchaff and female Blackcap at Swinister Burn. Reed Bunting at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Killer Whales (unspecified number, unidentified pod) seen in Ronas Voe.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass and 17 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Boddam .

 

18th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Grey Plover, second calendar year Iceland Gull, 10 Wood Pigeon, Sparrowhawk and Chiffchaff at Norwick, Blackcap, White Wagtail and Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw.

Yell: Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Saltness. Water Rail at Skaw.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver at Stavaness. Blue Tit, Blackcap and Hawfinch at Kergord.

South Mainland: Dunnock at Grutness. Male Gadwall at Scatness. 2 Gadwall at Quendale.  Pink-footed Goose at Loch of Spiggie. Brambling at Channerwick. Shoveler and Chiffchaff at Swinister. 2 Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) followed from Toft to South Nesting Bay.

 

19th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Lambaness. Female or immature Hen harrier at Skaw and later at Norwick. Pink-footed Goose at Burrafirth.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull, 4 Siskin and 3 Brambling at Mid Yell. 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Burravoe. Hawfinch and Brambling at Cullivoe.

Trondra: Dunnock on the island.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Male Common Crossbill at Swinning. Hawfinch and Siskin at Kergord. Siskin at Mulla, Voe. Sparrowhawk and Kestrel at Lea Gardens, Tresta. Grey Wagtail at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Sand Martin at St Ninian's Island.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) around Mossbank and Dales Voe.

 

17th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Peregrine and Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw. 3 Swallow and Sand Martin at Baltasound. White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness. Whimbrel,Stock Dove and Jackdaw at Halligarth. Carrion Crow at Skaw. Brambling at Norwick.

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Burravoe. 2 Brambling, Common Redpoll and Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Fetlar: 2 Gadwall at Funzie.

Whalsay: Goldcrest at Skaw.

Bressay: Goldfinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Kergord. Lesser Redpoll at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Dunnock at Grutness. Gadwall and Greenshank at Scatness. 12 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Swallow at Virkie.10 Pink-footed Goose at Quendale. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Boddam. Adult Iceland Gull between Geosetter and Bigton. Male Shoverler, female Blackcap and Grey Wagtail at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: Killer Whale (unspecified number, unidentified pod) off Lambhoga.

 

16th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature White-tailed Eagle at Norwick and later seen at Uyea. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Uyea. Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw. Jackdaw at Haligarth.

Yell: 3  Iceland Gull (2 second calendar year and adult), Sand Martin and Goldcrest at Mid Yell. Wood Pigeon and Chiffchaff at Camb.

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff and Mistle Thrush on the islands.

Offshore: Sparrowhawk at 100km ENE of Unst.

Central Mainland: 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Long-eared Owl and male Bullfinch at Swinning. Common Redpoll at Vidlin. Willow Warbler at Stendaal, South Nesting. Willow Watbler and White Wagtail at Eswick.

South Mainland: 2 Swallow and 'alba' Wagtail at Sumburgh. Swallow at Scatness. 2 Shoveler at Spiggie. Icland Gull at Scousburgh Sands. Chiffchaff at Geosetter. Siskin at Bigton. Blackcap at Swinister.

 

15th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival of Wheatear throughout the islands.

Unst: 5 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, Blue Tit and Chiffchaff at Skaw. White Wagtail at Norwick. Swallow at Northdale. Scaup on Belmont Loch. Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. 2 Pintail, Knot and Moorhen at Baltasound Houb. Willow Warbler at Houlland.

Yell: 5 Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 2 Iceland Gull (adult and second calendar year) at Mid Yell.

Foula: White-tailed Eagle at Hamnafield. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Stjoal.

Offshore: White-fronted Goose and 'alba' Wagtail 100km ENE of Unst.

North Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtail at Braewick.

Central Mainland: 25 Knot and 35 Purple Sandpiper at Breiwick, Lerwick. 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lerwick Marina. Male Chaffinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. Swallow at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail and 2 'alba' Wagtail at Sumburgh. Chiffchaff at Boddam. Black-throated Diver at Channerwick. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Boddam.

 

14th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year  Glaucous Gull and Wheatear at Burrafirth. Barnacle Goose at Norwick. Great Tit and Goldcrest at Valyie. Swallow at Burrafirth.

Yell: 5 Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. 2 Barnacle Goose at Gloup. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Foula: 2 Swallow on the island.

Central Mainland: 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Second calendar year Iceland Gull and Pied Wagtail at Lerwick marina. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Mulla, Voe. Redpoll sp. at Brae. Slavonian Grebe at Wadbister Voe.

South Mainland: Wheatear reported from several sites. Chiffchaff at Dalsetter. Water Rail and Goldcrest at Boddam. 2 Iceland Gull (second calendar year and adult)  at Loch of Spiggie. Pochard at Loch of Brow. 3 Wood Pigeon and male Hawfinch at Bigton. Sparrowhawk on Mousa. Willow Warbler at Hoswick. Sparrowhawk at Ocraquoy. Sparrowhawk at Aithsetter.

 

13th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Wood Pigeon, Great Tit and Pied Wagtail at Norwick. Pied Wagtail at Skaw.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gull at Lerwick Marina. 2 Siskin at Law Lane, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Brough, Nesting. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Mulla, Voe. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Male American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie. Shoveler , White-billed Diver and 2 Wheatear on Mousa. 2 Black-throated Diver at Channerwick. Wheatear at Sanick. Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

 

12th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit at Norwick.

Fetlar: Blue Tit at Baelans.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland:25 Knot and 37 Purple Sandpiper at The Sletts, Lerwick. Male European Stonechat at Norgaet junction, Lerwick. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Stock Dove at Quendale. Male American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie.

 

11th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Male Reed Bunting at Burravoe. Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell. Pied Wagtail at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 3 Rook at Loch of Benston. 6 Snow Bunting at Trondravoe, Brae.  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Mulla, Voe. Female Hen Harrier at Sullom Voe Terminal.

South Mainland: Tree Sparrow at Grutness. Puffin ashore at Sumburgh. 3 Wood Pigeon at Dalsetter. Water Rail at Boddam. Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter and  Black-throated Diver at Quendale Bay. Stock Dove at Quendale. 3 Pink-footed Goose, Carrion Crow, Redwing and 2 Pied Wagtail at Hillwell. , Male American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie. 5 Wood Pigeon at Bigton,

 

10th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Iceland Gull and 4 Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.  2 Pink-footed Goose at Haroldswick. 2 Wood Pigeon, Goldrest, 4 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail and 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Norwick. 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Westing. Redwing at Skaw.

Yell: Blue Tit at Hillend Mid Yell. Snow Bunting at Aywick. 2 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Bar-tailed Godwit at Sellaness.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Brae. Sparrowhawk at Loch of Girlsta.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Wood Pigeon and Moorhen at Sullom. Redwing at Eshaness.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Dalsetter. Stock Dove at Quendale. Peregrine at Geosetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: 8 Killer Whale  ( 27's pod) in Aith Voe and Busta Voe.

 

9th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Iceland Gull and immature Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Trondra: Chiffchaff on the island.

North Mainland: 35 Snow Bunting at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Skeld.

Central Mainland: 13 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick. Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:Female Kestrel, Wheatear, Robin and Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling  and 2 Knot at Virkie. 6 Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell. Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. Iceland Gull at Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Killer Whale  (unspecified number, unidentifed pod) at Gruting Voe

 

8th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature Iceland Gull at Burrafirth.

West Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtail at Skeld.

Central Mainland: Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:Wheatear and Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Wood Pigeon, 7 Linnet and 70 Twite at Sumburgh Farm.Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Kestrel at Boddam.. Chiffchaff at Durigarth. 2 Velvet Scoter at Quendale Bay. 2 Pink-footed Goose and American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) at Garderhouse Voe

 

7th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Iceland Gull and Puffin at Norwick.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 8 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick. 3, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick marina. Willow Warbler and 2 Goldcrest at Brae. Female Linnet and 2 Goldfinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. 6 Knot at Catfirth. Pied Wagtail at Eswick. Great Tit at Sandgarth.

South Mainland:2 Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Male Wheatear at West Voe of SUmburgh. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Scatness. Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter and Black-throated Diver at Bay of Quendale. Barnacle Goose with 3 hybrid Barnacle Goose x Greylag Goose, 6 Pink-footed Goose and Stock Dove at Hillwell. 2 Greenland White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose and American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie. Water Rail and female Kestrel at Boddam Voe.Water Rail at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) followed from Gonfirth to Brae and Muckle Roe.

South Mainland: Pod of White-beaked Dolphin seen between Levenwick Ness and No Ness.

 

6th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Veensgarth. Rook at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:Female Kestrel at Boddam Voe. Woodcock at Clumlie.

 

5th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie.

 

4th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Great Tit at East Yell.

South Mainland:Second calendar year Little Gull  at Scatness. 2 Wood Pigeon at Hillwell. Male American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie..

 

3rd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Iceland Gull, 4 Redwing and Pied Wagtail at Norwick.

Yell: Great Tit at East Yell.

Bressay: Goldcrest at Voehead.

South Mainland:Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Shoveler at Scatness.  Black-throated Diver at Quendale. 3 Pink-footed Goose, Banacle Goose, male American Wigeon, male Pochard and Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. 2 Great Tit at Levenwick.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Garden Carpet found indoors at North Hamarsland, Tingwall.

 

2nd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch. Blue Tit at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Head. Grey Plover at Virkie. Black-throated Diver at Quendale. Water Rail at Boddam. Sparrowhawk at Bakkasetter. Barnacle Goose, Pintail  and American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie. House Martin at South Scousburgh. House Martin at Levenwick.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: 6 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Common Wasp at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 3 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Killer whale (unspecified number, unidentified pod) seen at North Roe.

 

1st April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:35 Wood Pigeon at Halligarth. Wood Pigeon at Norwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Heogland.

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Windhouse. Woodcock at Burn of Lumbister.

Central Mainland: 4 Velvet Scoter at the Knab, Lerwick. 2 Goldcrest at Brae.

South Mainland: 3 Puffin on sea at Sumburgh Head. Grey Plover and Chiffchaff at Virkie.2 Velvet Scoter and 2 Black-throated Diver at Quendale.3 Pink-footed Goose and Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Ringasta, 6 Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose and 3 hybrid Barnacle x Greylag Goose at Fleck.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: 2 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) seen at Scarvister.

Whalsay: 4 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) seen at Bruceholm Isle.

 

 

31st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Great Skua at Lamba Ness. Wood Pigeon at Norwick. 3 Great Tit at Halligarth.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Snow Bunting at West Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtail at Clickimin, Lerwick.  Pied Wagtail and Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting. Black-throated Diver and 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: Goldcrest at Sumburgh. 2 Velvet Scoter, Black-throated Diver and White Wagtail at Quendale. Wood Pigeon, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Bakkasetter. Male American Wigeon and 2 Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. 2 Linnet at Dalsetter.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Hebrew Character at Sandwick.

 

30th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Great Skua at Lamba Ness. Wood Pigeon at Norwick.

Yell: Blue Tit and Firecrest at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 2 Risso's Dolphin off Symbister.

South Mainland: Humpback Whale at Burland, Sandwick. 8 Killer Whale (27s Pod) tracked from Grutness north to Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Hebrew Character at Hillend, Mid Yell.

 

29th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Great Skua reported from sites in South Mainland (Dalsetter and Clumlie), Yell (Ulsta) and Foula.

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. 2 Iceland Gull and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Central Mainland:: Male Pheasant at Houlland, Scalloway. 17 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale. Barnacle Goose, 2 Pink-footed Goose, male Pintail, second calendar year male American Wigeon,  2 Pheasant and 2 Little grebe at Loch of Spiggie. 2 European Stonechat at Wester Quarff.

 

28th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Iceland Gull at Westing. Iceland Gull, Moorhen and 2 Blue Tit at Norwick.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 Siskin at North Road, Lerwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Seafield, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 8 Linnet at Toab. Male American Wigeon and Little grebe at Loch of Spiggie. Snow Bunting at Dalsetter.

 

27th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature Iceland Gull at Westing. 2'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Easting.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 4 Wood Pigeon at Catfirth. Snow Bunting at Stendaal, South Nesting. Great Skua at Lunna.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Grutness. Pintail and male American Wigeon at Loch of Spiggie. Male Pheasant at Scousburgh. European Stonechat at Rerwick.

 

26th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Great Tit and Blue Tit at Norwick.

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Foula: Goldcrest, Dunnock and Linnet on the island.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk and 7 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 7 Blue Tit at Eswick.

South Mainland: 3 Wood Pigeon, Rook and 2 Brambling at Sumburgh 2 Velvet Scoter and Rook at Quendale. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter

 

25th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Collared Dove at Saxa Vord. 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit and 2 Pied Wagtail at Norwick. Snow Bunting at Stove. 3 Great Tit at Burrafirth. Snow Bunting at Stove.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 3 Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Male Green-winged Teal at Sweening.

South Mainland: 12 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Linnet at Virkie. Second calendar year Iceland Gull and Rook at Toab. 2 Coot at Hillwell. Goldcrest at Bakkasetter. 2 Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Wood Pigeon at Loch of Spiggie.

 

24th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Blue Tit, Meadow Pipit and Snow Bunting at Norwick. Short-eared Owl at Burrafirth. Collared Dove at Skaw. Pintail at Haroldswick.

Yell: 2 Iceland Gull (second calendar year and adult) at Mid Yell Voe. Frecrest at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Male Green-winged Teal at Sweening.Carrion Crow at Vidlin.

 

23rd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Collared Dove at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Lamba Ness.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 3 Iceland Gull (2, second calendar year and an adult) at Burraness. Iceland Gull at Basta Voe. 

Foula: Slavonian Grebe, Wood Pigeon,  Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail on the island.

Bressay: Blue Tit at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 4 Lesser Redpoll at Law Lane, Lerwick. Male Green-winged Teal at Sweening.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Little Gull at Grutness. Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Quendale. Blue Tit at Boddam Voe.

 

22nd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch, Breckon.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk and 6 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 11 Blue Tit at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoter at Quendale.

 

21st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Snow Bunting at Westing.

Yell: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit at Sellaness. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Snow Bunting at Trolligarts

Central Mainland: Female Hen Harrier at Sullom Voe Terminal. 11 Blue Tit at Stendaal, South Nesting. Long-eared Owl at Laxo. 2 Goldfinch at Seafield, Lerwick. Song Thrush at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Pool of Virkie. Blue Tit at Dalsetter. Pintail and 2 Coot at Hillwell.

 

20th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Iceland Gull at Gutcher. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe

Central Mainland: Shelduck at Whiteness.

 

19th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Iceland Gull at Sellafirth. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Bressay: Water Rail, 6 Blue Tit, Dunnock and 2 Brambling at Voehead.

West Mainland: Little Grebe at Elvister, Walls.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at East Voe, Scalloway. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wormadale. 2 Blue Tit at North Hamarsland, Tingwall. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe.

South Mainland: Adult Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Pied Wagtail at Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: 4 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Boddam.

Trondra: 2 Hebrew character trapped overnight on the island.

Yell: 5 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

 

18th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 3 Blue Tit at Burravoe.3 Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell. Iceland Gull at Sellafirth. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Burra: Female Velvet Scoter at South Voe.

Bressay: Water Rail, Great Tit and 4 Blue Tit at Voehead,

Central Mainland: Dunnock and Common Redpoll at North Road, Lerwick.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Redpoll sp. at South Nesting.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Pintail and 2 Coot at Hillwell. Adult Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Water Rail and 31 Fieldfare at Swinister, Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Clouded Drab (4th Shetland record) trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

 

17th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 'Blue' Fulmar and 3 Iceland Gull (Adult and 2 second calendar year) at Basta Voe.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Rerwick. Glaucous Gull at Ireland.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 Humpback Whale at Basta Voe, later seen off LInga (Whalsay)

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Collafirth to Eswick.

 

16th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

Central Mainland: Adult Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.

 

15th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Chaffinch and Reed Bunting at Halligarth.

Yell: 3 Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch. Chaffinch at Breckon.Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Melby. Female/immature Smew at Norby. Blue Tit at Bousta. Sparrowhawk at Sandness.

Central Mainland: 4 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Holmsgarth, Lerwick. 15 Chaffinch and Brambling at Michealswood Aith. 2 Blue Tit at Eswick. 2 Barnacle Goose at Toft.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. European Stonechat at Toab. European Stonechat at Dalsetter. Pintail and adult Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie.  Barnacle Goose, 2 Pintail and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Hillwell. 

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Micro-moth Acleris hyemana at Brae.

South Mainland: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Sandwick.

 

14th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

West Mainland: Chaffinch at Skeld.

South Mainland: 3 Iceland Gull (second calendar year, third calendar year and unaged) at Sumburgh Farm.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) off east coast between Mid Yell Voe and Basta Voe.

 

13th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Whalsay: Female Velvet Scoter at Skaw. 2 Blue Tit at Challister

Bressay: Water Rail, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch and 8 Brambling at Voehead.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter, Chiffchaff and  Snow Bunting at Quendale. Robin and Chaffinch at Dalsetter. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Leebitton, Sandwick.

 

12th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Grey Plover,   second calendar year Glaucous Gull and litoralis Rock Pipit at Uyeasound. Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Westing. Adult Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Female Pintail and 3 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Yell: 7 Snow Bunting at Ulsta. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Seafield, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk and 4 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Chaffinch at Dalsetter. Pintail and female/immature Smew at Loch of Spiggie. Grey Wagtail at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Baltasound south to Basta Voe (Yell)

 

11th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature Glaucous Gull at Westing. Pintail at Haroldswick. 4 Iceland Gull (3 second calendar year and a third calendar year) and 2 second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 3 Blue Tit at Sandwick

Central Mainland: 5 Blue Tit and Great Tit at Clickimin., Lerwick. robin, 3 Chaffinch and 4 Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 3 Iceland Gull (2 second calendar year and an adult) at Leebitton, Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Otterswick to Gutcher.

 

9th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Loch of Snarravoe. 3 Great Tit at Baltasound.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Bressay: Water Rail, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Chaffinch and 4 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Gulberwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Westerloch Crescent, Lerwick. Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.  Black-bellied Dipper at Kirkhouse Burn, Voe. Great Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 3 Iceland Gull (2 adult and second calendar year) at Hill well.

 

10th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Loch of Snarravoe. Female Pintail and adult Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. Adult Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and 3 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and Firecrest at Hillend, Mid Yell. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Foula: Canada Goose at Hametoun.

West Mainland: Male Goosander at the Houb, Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. 5 Blue Tit at Clickimin, Lerwick.

South Mainland: European Stonechat at Grutness. Second calendar year Iceland Gull and European Stonechat at Virkie. European Stonechat near Dunrossness Church. Female or immature Smew at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff, European Stonechat and Pied Wagtail at Quendale. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Hillwell.  40 Chaffinch at Ireland.

 

8th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Loch of Snarravoe.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Hascosay Sound. Firecrest and 2 Blue Tit at Mid Yell. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe. 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Female or immature male Smew at Loch of Housetter.

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush at Law Lane, Lerwick. Male Great Spotted Woodpecker at Seafield, Lerwick. Female or immature male Smew at Loch of Asta. Female or immature male Smew at Loch of Vatster.

South Mainland: 2 Robin at  Sumburgh Head. European Stonechat at Grutness. Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Female or immature male Smew at Spiggie Loch.

 

7th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Loch of Snarravoe. Female Hen Harrier  and Carrion Crow at Uyeasound.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch and 6 Brambling at Voehead.

Trondra: Water Rail and Goldfinch on the island.

Central Mainland: Female or immature male Smew at Loch of Asta. Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick. Velvet Scoter at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Sanderling at Grutness. Barnacle Goose at Scatness. Pied Wagtail at Quendale. Pink-footed Goose and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Adult Iceland Gull at Brow Loch. Male Pintail at setter marsh, Loch of Spiggie.

 

6th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  2 Iceland Gull (third calendar year and adult) at Burrafirth.

​Yell: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe. .2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. 3 Pink-foooted Goose at North sandwick.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.3 Redpoll sp. at Brae.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

 

5th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

​Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Mid Yell. Female Scaup at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe. 3 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 5 Sanderling at Gossaborough. Blue Tit at Burravoe.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit at Voehead.

North Mainland: Female or Immature male Smew at Housetter Loch.

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. 3 Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Velvet Scoter at Wadbister. 3 Wood Pigeon at Brae.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Scatness. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Dalsetter. European Stonechat at Clumlie. Adult Iceland Gull at Hillwell.

 

4th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick.

​Yell: 3 Blue Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Bressay: Water Rail, 2 Blue Tit, Robin, 2 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling at Voehead,

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

Central Mainland: Robin and Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick.  Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Snow Bunting at Weisdale Hill. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Fin Whale at the Knab, Lerwick.

 

2nd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit and Little Bunting at Baltasound. 3 Velvet Scoter, 9 Common Scoter , second calendar year male King Eider and 3 'northern' Eider in Bluemull Sound.

​Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose and Water Rail at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. 8 Velvet Scoter and Snow Bunting at Basta Voe. 2 Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hillend, Mid Yell.

West Mainland: 2 Redpoll sp. at Da Gairdins o' Sand. Second calendar year  male  King Eider at Walls. Female or immature Smew at Ness Loch, Bousta.

Central Mainland:  2 Blue Tit at Tresta. Coot at Loch of Benston. 2 Greenfinch at Brae. 8 Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Scatness. Water Rail and European Stonechat at Boddam. male Pintail, female or immature Goosander and Coot at Hillwell. Female or immature Smew at Loch of Spiggie. 45 Chaffinch and Brambling at Ireland.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Offshore: 23 killer Whale, including 3 bulls, 7 mile north of Muckle Flugga, Unst.

 

3rd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, second calendar year Iceland Gull and Pied/White Wagtail at Norwick. 2 third calendar year  Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Moorhen at The Houb, Baltasound.  

​Yell: Second calendar year male King Eider at Hascosay Sound. 3 Blue Tit at Hill end, Mid Yell. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Hammister.

Central Mainland:  3 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall Loch. Sparrowhawk at Sullom Voe Terminal. Snow Bunting at Weisdale Hill.

 

1st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and 3 Chaffinch at Norwick. 3 (fouth calendar year and 2 second calendar year) Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

​Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind. Female or Immature Smew at Sinna Water. Female or immature Smew at Loch of Housetter.

Central Mainland:  Blue Tit and Goldcrest at Burgh Road, Lerwick.  Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall Loch. Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot at Houb of Scatsta. European at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 10 Bar-tailed Godwit at Pool of Virkie. Second calendar year Iceland Gull. Female or Immature Goosander, Coot and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Loch of Hillwell. Pintail and female or immature Smew at Loch of Spiggie.

 

28th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit and Little Bunting at Halligarth. Common Redpoll at Nikkavord.

​Yell: Iceland Gull at Laxa Burn, Mid Yell. Male Firecrest at Mid Yell. Adult and 3 second calendar year Iceland Gull and 2 Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Gutcher. 2 Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Breckon.

North Mainland: Female or Immature Smew at Loch of Urafirth. Female or immature Smew at Loch of Housetter.

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Reawick.

Central Mainland:  2 Great Tit, 12 Blue Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch and 5 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Pool of Virkie. Iceland Gull, Siberian Chiffchaff and European Stonechat at Quendale. Shelduck and Water Rail at Boddam. European Stonechat at Bakkasetter.  Male and female Pheasant at Brow Marsh. Female or immature Smew at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s Pod) tracked north through Yell Sound, into Sullom Voe and then to Ollaberry and North Roe.

27th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

​Yell: 3 Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. White-billed Diver at Buraness.

North Mainland: Female or Immature Smew at Loch of Urafirth.

Central Mainland:  2 Jackdaw at Kergord. Carrion Crow at Vidlin. 2 Wood Pigeon at Sandgarth. 4  Blue Tit, 2 Greenfinch and 4 Brambling at Brae. White-billed Diver and European Stonechat at South Nesting Bay. 

South Mainland : 6 Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Pool of Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) headed north through Yell Sound  on Yell side.

26th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

​Yell: Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. 25 Common Scoter, 2 Grey Plover and 5 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth. 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Breckon.  2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Female or immature Smew at Ness Loch, Bousta. Second calendar year male King Eider at Burrastow, Walls.

Central Mainland:  Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick. Great Tit and 2 Blue Tit at Montfield, Lerwick.

South Mainland : Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Female or immature Smew , female or immature Goosander and European Stonechat at Loch of Spiggie. Water Rail at Boddam.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West/Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27s pod) tracked from Sandness to Wethersta. 

25th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

​Yell: Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. Lesser Black-backed Gull at Mid Yell. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Newpark.

Bressay : Sparrowhawk, Robin, chaffinch and 9 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland:  Blue Tit at Mulla, Voe. Male Goosander at Stromness Voe.

South Mainland : Mistle Thrush at Sumburgh Farm.

24th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. 3 Velvet Scoter and 2 White-billed Diver in Bluemull Sound.

​Yell: 2 Blue Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. 22 Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe.

Central Mainland:  Sparrowhawk and Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Veensgarth.

South Mainland : Velvet Scoter at Quendale. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Hillwell. European Stonechat at Boddam. Blue Tit at Dalsetter.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Toab.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Unspecified number of Killer Whale (unidentified Pod) at Ollaberry.

23rd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Knot at Ordaal.

​Yell: 2 Blue Tit, Great Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. 2 Blue tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland:  Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland : European Stonechat at Boddam. Lesser Black-backed Gull at Dalsetter. Lesser Black-backed Gull at Hillwell.​

22nd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival of small numbers of Skylark today with 5 at Spiggie (South Mainland) and 3 at Lund (Unst) as well as several elsewhere.

Unst: Water Rail at Norwick. Sparrowhawk at Skaw. 2 Mute Swan at Lamba Ness.

​Yell: 2 Blue Tit, Great Tit, Firecrest and Robin at Hill End, Mid Yell. 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Breckon. 5 Common Scoter at Galitgarth. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe. Blue Tit at Burravoe.

Foula: Stock Dove at Ham.

Whalsay: Woodcock and Blue Tit at Islbister.

West Mainland: Female or immature male Smew at Ness Loch, Bouster. Water Rail at Norby. Second calendar year male King Eider at Walls.

Central Mainland:  Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick. Chaffinch and 2 Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick.

South Mainland: European Stonechat at West Voe. 9 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie.  Male Shoveler at Hillwell. Female or immature male Smew and adult Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Great Tit at Levenwick

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) followed from Yell Sound to Sullom Voe and Ollaberry/ North Roe .

21st February 2021

Bird Sightings:

​Yell: Great Tit and  Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell. Second winter Iceland Gull at Loch of Littlester. Blue Tit at Burravoe. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Whitefield.

Central Mainland:  3 Blue Tit, 2 Greenfinch and 3 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: Barnacle Goose and Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale. Mistle Thrush at Dalsetter. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 Killer Whale (unidentified pod) off Haroldswick and later off Norwick.

20th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 13 Common Scoter and adult Little Gull off Uyea. Snow Bunting at Haroldswick. Song Thrush at Holsen's Road, Norwick. White-billed Diver at Norwick.  'Northern' Eider at Skaw. 3 Velvet Scoter and Black-throated Diver at Sound Gruney.

​Yell: Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver, Black-throated Diver and adult Little Gull at South Nesting Bay. Greenfinch at Brae.

19th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Gadwall at Haroldswick. 3 Woodcock and Snow Bunting at Norwick.

​Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Burravoe.  Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit and Dunnock at Symbister.

Bressay: Robin, 2 Chaffinch and 9 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. 2 Chaffinch and 2 Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at North Hamarsland, Tingwall. Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull at Kergord.

South Mainland: 'Blue' Fulmar at Spiggie. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Clumlie. Pink-footed Goose at Geosetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Killer Whale (unspecified number, unidentified pod) off  Lunnaness and later off Gutcher in Yell Sound.

18th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Stock Dove, Reed Bunting and Little Bunting at Halligarth.

​Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk and female Kestrel at Sandness.

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinch and Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Asta. Coot at Loch of Benston.

South Mainland: Woodcock and Blue Tit at Dalsetter.

17th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

An arrival of Oystercatcher today with groups of 33  at St Ninian's Isle and 16 at Boddam ( S Mainland),  27 at Lerwick,15 at Asta and 25 at Eswick (C Mainland)  and 19 at Burravoe (Yell) reported.

Unst: Iceland Gull at the Skidbladner. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Yell: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Loch of Vatster. Blue Tit at Burravoe. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Coot at Loch of Benston. Barnacle Goose at Scatsta.

16th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Slavonian Grebe at Norwick. Gadwall and second calendar year Little Gull at Haroldswick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Mid Yell. 12 Snow Bunting at Otterswick. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Water Rail found dead at Levenwick. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Hillwell.

15th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Gadwall and second calendar year Little Gull at Haroldswick. 5 Woodcock at Norwick.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Gossaborough. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Gremista, Lerwick. 2 Greenfinch at Brae.

South Mainland: Male European Stonechat at Boddam. Glaucous Gull at Dalsetter. Male Pheasant at Loch of Brow.

14th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Chaffinch at Haroldswick.

Yell: 16 Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Sparrowhawk at Breckon.

Central Mainland: Robin at Vassa, South Nesting.

13th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Sparrowhawk at Norwick.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Burravoe.

Bressay: Water Rail, 2 Blue Tit, Robin, 2 Chaffinch and  7 Brambling at Voehead.

West Mainland: 2 Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinch and 2 Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. Second calendar year iceland Gull at Gremista, Lerwick. Water Rail at Brae.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

12th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Water Rail and Great Tit at Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Breckon. Water Rail, Grey Plover and 7 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, Robin, 5 Chaffinch and 4 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Robin, 5 Chaffinch and Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. Second calendar year iceland Gull at Lerwick harbour. Sparrowhawk at Stendaal, South Nesting. Sparrowhawk, Great Tit, Dunnock and 2 Robin at Sandgarth. Water Rail, Woodcock, Peregrine, 8 Blue Tit , 2 Great Tit, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Common Redpoll, 6 Chaffinch and 6 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 8 Tufted Duck at Pool of Virkie. Rook at Fleck.

11th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Gutcher. Water Rail and Blue Tit at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Sand.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch and Brambling at Bakaland, Lerwick. 8 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick. 19 Tufted Duck at South Mouth of Lerwick Harbour. Woodcock and Black-bellied Dipper at Voe. Water Rail, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Chaffinch and 5 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Woodcock at South Voe. Water Rail at Cunningsburgh.

10th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Water Rail, 6 Woodcock, Song Thrush and Reed Bunting at Norwick. Woodcock at Haroldswick. Great Tit at Brakefield. Great Tit at Setter Hill Estate. Snow Bunting at Skibhoul.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Gossaborough. Grey Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth. Woodcock at Hamnavoe.Water Rail, Great Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.2 Glaucous Gull at Breckon. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Clickimin. 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Greenfinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter and Water Rail at Boddam.

9th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Bunting at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail and Great Tit at Mid Yell. Water Rail and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Jack Snipe and Blue Tit at Gloup. Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Bressay: Water Rail, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch and 5 Brambling at Voehead. Jack Snipe at Leira Voe.

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Gulberwick. 5 Chaffinch and 2 Goldfinch at Bakaland, lerwick. Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick. 8 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick. Woodcock at North Nesting. Wood Pigeon, Skylark, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Goldcrest , 5 Chaffinch and 5 Brambing at Brae.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

8th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Woodcock, Sparrowhawk, Great Tit and 2 Blue Tit at Halligarth.

Yell: Male Goosander at Whalfirth. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Breckon. Water Rail, Great TIt and 3 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 28 Common Scoter and Grey Plover at Hamnavoe. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 5 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. 2 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. Chiffchaff at Brae.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

7th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Blue Tit, Reed Bunting and Little Bunting at Baltasound.

Yell: Male Goosander at Whalfirth. Water Rail at Mid Yell. Blue Tit at Burravoe. 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. 16 Common Scoter, 2 Grey Plover and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe.

Out Skerries: Great Tit on the islands.

North Mainland: Second calendar year Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

West Mainland: 2 Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Woodcock, 3 Wood Pigeon and male Great Spotted Woodpecker at Seafield, Lerwick. Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick.   3 Velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe, South Nesting. Mistle Thrush and 10 Goldfinch at South Nesting. Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

6th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Water Rail, Wood Pigeon,7 Woodcock and 6 Chaffinch at Norwick.

Yell: Water Rail, Meadow Pipit and Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Blue Tit at Hamister.

Bressay: Water Rail, Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch and 3   Brambling at Voehead.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

Central Mainland: 3 Goldfinch at The Sletts, Lerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Blue Tit at Bakaland, Lerwick. Bullfinch at East Voe, Scalloway. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Whiteness. Great Tit at Aith. Blue Tit, 2 Robin and 8 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe. 3 Common Scoter and European White-fronted Goose at Boddam.

5th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Breckon. 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. 2 Jack Snipe, adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Jack Snipe at Gloup. Water Rail at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Jack Snipe at Symbister.

Bressay: 2 Jack Snipe at Leira Voe. 2 Blue Tit, Chaffinch and4  Brambling at Voehead.

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver and Sparrowhawk at Mavis Grind. 

West Mainland: Jack Snipe and Song Thrush at Norby. Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 5 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick.European Stonechat at Brig o' Fitch. Great Tit, Dunnock and 2 Robin at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 3 Barnacle Goose at Ringasta. Barnacle Goose at Boddam. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale.

4th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Moorhen, 3 Woodcock, male European Stonechat and 3 Chaffinch at Norwick.

Yell: 2 adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Jack Snipe at Gloup. Water Rail at Hillend, Mid Yell. Moorhen and Dunnock at Mid Yell.  Black-throated Diver at Gossaborough.

Bressay: Jack Snipe at Leira Voe. 2 Blue Tit, Robin, Chaffinch and 8 Brambling at Voehead.

North Mainland: Juvenile Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

West Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Easter Skeld. Black-throated Diver at Garderhouse, Reawick.

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Jack Snipe at Seafield, Lerwick. Blue Tit at Wadbister. Woodcock and male Great Spotted Woodpecker at Nesbister. 6 Woodcock at South Nesting.. Black-throated Diver and White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Iceland Gull at North Nesting. 2 Woodpigeon, Great Tit, Goldcrest, Siskin and Chaffinch at Kergord. 

South Mainland: 6 Shelduck at Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

North Mainland: 2 White-beaked Dolphin in Sullom Voe.

3rd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Water Rail at Windhouse. Water Rail at Hillend, Mid Yell.  Third calendar year Iceland Gull at LInkhouse Pier, Mid Yell. 2 Blue Tit at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk, 3 Blue Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Voehead.

West Mainland: 3 Blue Tit at Aith.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam. 8 Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Bigton. Water Rail at Maywick. Blue Tit at Hoswick.  Song Thrush at Sandwick.

2nd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Water Rail and Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

Yell: Grey Plover and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth. Great Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell.2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Jack Snipe at Gloup. Jack Snipe at Loch of Littlester. Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Burravoe.

Trondra: Water Rail on the island.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Great Tit at Murrayston, Lerwick. 2 Greenfinch and Goldfinch at South Nestng. 8 Goldfinch at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Ireland. Song Thrush at Sandwick.

1st February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Velvet Scoter, Jack Snipe, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch and Reed Bunting at Baltasound. Water Rail and Wood Pigeon at Halligarth. Pink-footed Goose at Hamar. Scaup at Snarravoe.Jack Snipe at Ordaal.

Yell: Snow Bunting at North Aywick. 2 Water Rail and Great Tit at Hillend, Mid Yell.Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Bressay: 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Black Redstart at Waarie Geo, Sletts, Lerwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Nesbister. 2 Greenfinch and 10 Goldfinch at South Nesting.

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter and Water Rail at Boddam. 2 Chiffchaff at Quendale.

 

31st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Burravoe. 3 second calendar year Glaucous Gull, second calendar year Iceland Gull  and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 10 Snow Bunting at Basta Voe. Water Rail at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Female Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick. Male Bullfinch and Goldfinch at Scalloway. Blue Tit at Voe. Great Tit at Sandgarth. Water Rail, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Chaffinch and 5 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 4 Shelduck and European Stonechat at Boddam. 2 Chiffchaff at Quendale.

30th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Blue Tit at Halligarth.

Yell: Second calendar year Iceland Gull, Blue Tit and Great Tit at Mid Yell. 3 adult Glaucous Gull, second calendar year Iceland Gull and 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Trondra: Water Rail and 6 Chaffinch on the island.

Central Mainland: Female Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Boddam. 2 Chiffchaff at Quendale.

29th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 4 Snow Bunting at Ulsta. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Skylark and 4 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 22 Snow Bunting between Otterswick and Gossaborough.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Voehead.

Trondra: 6 Chaffinch on the island.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Female Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick. Blue Tit and Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick. 3 Blue Tit, Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Chaffinch, Brambling, Lesser Redpoll, and 9 Common Redpoll at Brae. Greenfinch at Voe. 3 Goldfinch at South Nesting.

South Mainland:5 Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

28th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 'Northern' Eider in Bluemull Sound.

Yell: Blue Tit, Robin and Meadow Pipit at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Burravoe. Skylark at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. 6 Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Female Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick. 3 velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe, South Nesting. 2 Velvet Scoter,  Black-throated Diver and 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Blue Tit and 10 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe. Sparrowhawk and Great Tit at Sandgarth.

South Mainland:2 Tree Sparrow at Grutness. Carrion Crow at Toab.  3 Common Scoter at Boddam. 3 White-fronted Goose at Clumlie. Great Tit at Levenwick

27th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at  Lerwick. 2 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. Black-throated Diver at Dales Voe, Lerwick. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.  Carrion Crow at Kergord. 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Brambling, 3 Chaffinch and 5 redpoll spp. at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. Song Thrush at Sandwick.

26th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Meadow Pipit at The Houb, Baltasound.  2 Jack Snipe at Ordaal.

Yell: Skylark at Gutcher.  2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 5 Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. Black-throated Diver, 29 Red-throated Diver and 5 Sanderling at Gossaborough.

Trondra: 3 Robin and 2 Chaffinch on the island.

West Mainland: Dunnock at Walls. Jack Snipe at Fogrigarth, West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick. 3 Velvet Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Chaffinch at Bakaland, Lerwick. 3 Velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe. Snow Bunting at Lunnaness.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

25th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit at Burravoe. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Sandgarth. 2 Woodcock and Great Tit at Kergord.12 Grey Heron at Skellister. 5 Blue Tit, 5 Chaffinch and 7 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter and Peregrine at Boddam. Common Scoter at Troswick.

24th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Gadwall, Slavonian Grebe and Moorhen at Haroldswick. Male Goosander at Watlee. Second calendar year Little Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. 2 Great Tit, Chaffinch and Reed Bunting at Baltasound. 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Heogland.

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Gossaborough. Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Great Tit at Mid Yell. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and Grey Plover at Hamnavoe. Blue Tit at Burravoe.

West Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Seli Voe. 3 Pink-footed Goose at Effirth.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Velvet Scoter at Tresta. 57 Chaffinch and 11 Brambling at Aith. Water Rail and Blue Tit at Wadbister. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe. Black-throated Diver and  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe, Nesting. 10 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 5 Chaffinch and 5 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 5 Knot at Sumburgh Farm. Male Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Common Scoter and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Boddam.

23rd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Gadwall at Haroldswick. Velvet Scoter at Ordaal. Reed Bunting at Northdale. Woodcock at Ungirsta.

Yell: 14 Snow Bunting at Basta. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 2 Chaffinch at Hamister. Blue Tit at Sandwick. Blue Tit at Isbister. Carrion Crow at Symbister.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin, 3 Chaffinch and 4 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Scalloway. 3 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Black-bellied Dipper at Voe. Black-throated Diver and 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Velvet Scoter at Vassa Voe, Nesting. Sparrowhawk at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 4 Common Scoter at Boddam

22nd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Yell: 14 Snow Bunting at Basta. Blue Tit and Robin  at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin, 3 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead.

South  Mainland: 3 European White-fromted Goose at Sumburgh Farm. European Stonechat at Boddam. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Airport. Carrion Crow at West Voe of Sumburgh. 2 Chiffchaff at Quendale.

Central Mainland: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 4 Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. Sparrowhawk at Mulla. 

21st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 2 Glaucous Gull and 4 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick.

20th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Wood Pigeon at Halligarth.

Yell: 2Snow Bunting at Basta. Blue Tit at Burravoe. Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and 10 Btambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wormadale.

19th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Skio Taing. Blue Tit, Great Tit and Skylark at Halligarth. Great Tit at Setter Hill Estate. Woodcock at Skaw. Great Tit, Blue Tit, European Stonechat and 10 Chaffinch at Norwick. Slavonian Grebe at Haroldswick.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose and 3 female Velvet Scoter at North Sandwick. 2 Snow Bunting at Bastavoe. Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: Robin, 7 Brambling and 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at North Road, Lerwick. Great Tit at Gott. 3 Velvet Scoter and 12 Slavonian Grebe at Vassa Voe. 10 Goldfinch at South Nesting. Female Velvet Scoter at Kirkabister. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 2 Great Tit, 10 Blue Tit and 8 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 4 Little Auk 1 mi south of Soumburgh Head. Goldfinch at Sumburgh Head. 2 Common Scoter, Water Rail and European Stonechat at Boddam.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 2  Killer Whale (Unidentified pod) 10 mi south of Sumburgh Head.

18th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. 2 Blue Tit at Breckon.

Central Mainland: Female Velvet Scoter at Kirkabister. Black-bellied Dipper at Voe.

South Mainland: 3 European White-fronted Goose at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Common Scoter, Water Rail and European Stonechat at Boddam. Male Pheasant at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Approximately 6  Killer Whale (Unidentified pod) in Mangaster Voe.

17th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Pink-footed Goose at Westing. Carrion Crow at Uyeasound.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Skylark at Gutcher. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Snowy Owl at Trona Mires.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Sandgarth. Great Tit at Kergord. Great Tit at Gott, Velvet Scoter at Kirkabister. Blue Tit at Vassa, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 47 Purple Sandpiper at Grutness. 3 White-fronted Goose and 5 Knot at Sumburgh. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Dalsetter.

16th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Robin and Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Knab Road, Lerwick. Dunnock at North Road, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

14th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Stonechat and 12 Chaffinch at Norwick. Water Rail and 4 Chaffinch at Harolswick.

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Goldcrest at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 3 White-fronted Goose at Sumburgh. Velvet Scoter at West Voe. Velvet Scoter at Quendale. 2 Common Scoter and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam. 4 Barnacle Goose, Pink-footed Goose and Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Great Tit at Levenwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Sanick.

15th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Bressay: Robin, 5 Brambling and 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

West Mainland: 2 Sparrowhawk at Da Gairdins o' Sand.

Central Mainland: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at The Catch, Lerwick. 13 Goldfinch at South Nesting. Sparrowhawk and Goldcrest at Voe. Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Voe.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Scatness. Water Rail, Robin and European Stonechat at Boddam. Velvet Scoter, 2 Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Spiggie.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Winter Moth at Stendaal, South Nesting.

13th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Woodcock at Valyie. Jack Snipe, European Stonechat and 5 Chaffinch at Norwick. Sparrowhawk at Haroldswick.

Fetlar: Second calendar Iceland Gull at Funzie.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Breckon. Great Tit and Robin at Mid Yell.  Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Blue Tit at Skeld.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. 9 Goldfinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at the Houb of Scatsta

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter and Robin at Boddam.

12th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Gull at Easter Loch, 2 Pink-footed Goose at Snarravoe. 3 Blue Tit at Halligarth. Meadow Pipit at The Houb, Baltasound.

Yell: Goldfinch and Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Great Tit, Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Great Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 4 Goldcrest and 8 Brambling at Brae. 

South Mainland: Woodcock at Sumburgh Quarry. Peregrine and 3 Tree Sparrow at Sumburgh Farm.  2 Shelduck and 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

11th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit  Meadow Pipt and Reed Bunting at Halligarth.

Yell: Great Tit, Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. Skylark and Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Water Rail, Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe. Chaffinch and Sellafirth.

Bressay: Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead. Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Leira Voe.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Voe.

South Mainland: Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Virkie. 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

South Mainland: Unspecified number of Killer Whale (unidentified pod) off Sumburgh Head.

10th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit at Halligarth. Jack Snipe at The Houb, Baltasound.

Yell: 4 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Blue Tit at Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall. 6 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. 2 Barnacle Goose at Bakkasetter.

9th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and 2 Robin at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 2 Glaucous Gull at Skaw. Blue Tit at Gardenstown. Dunnock at Symbister.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at The Sletts, Lerwick.

South Mainland: European Stonechat at Boddam. Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 3 Killer Whale (unidentifed pod) in Weisdale Voe.

8th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Bunting and Siberian Chiffchaff at Halligarth. Great Tit at Setter Hill Estate. 3 Knot and Song Thriush at the Houb. 2 blue Fulmar and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Peregrine at Loch of Littlester. Skylark at Gutcher. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at The Sletts, Lerwick.  Water Rail and Blue Tit at Wadbister.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. 2 Blue Tit at Cunningsburgh.

7th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Hamar. 2 Blue Fulmar and Jack Snipe at Lamba Ness. 2 Moorhen at Holsen's Road.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick. 27 Knot and 33 Purple Sandpiper at The Sletts, Lerwick. 3 Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Goldfinch at Twageos Road, Lerwick.  2 Woodcock at Strand plantation. 2 Jackdaw at Kergord. 10 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe. 20 great Northern Diver and White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose and 2 Pink-footed Goose at Sumburgh Farm. 2 Shelduck, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit and 2  Iceland Gull at Virkie. 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

6th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Moorhen at Haroldswick.  White-billed Diver at Skaw. Pink-footed Goose at Loch of Cliff.

Yell: 2 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Mid Yell. 3 Chaffinch at Breckon. Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Foula: Great Skua at Strem Ness. Velvet Scoter, 11 Common Scoter and 3 Glaucous Gull on the island.

Central Mainland: 5 Blue Tit, Robin, 15 Chaffinch and Brambling at Brae. Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit at Houb of Scatsta.

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Virkie. 2 Shelduck, 2 Common Scoter and adult Iceland Gull  at Boddam. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) tracked from Mossbank to Ollaberry.

5th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Little Gull at Uyeasound. Song Thrush at Ordaal. Moorhen at the Houb. Little Bunting at Baltasound. Common Scoter, Moorhen and 2 female Reed Bunting at Haroldswick. European Stonechat at Norwick.

Yell: Water Rail and Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 2 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.  Black-throated Diver at Gossabrough. 16 Common Scoter at Galtigarth. 2 Grey Plover at Hamnavoe.

Central Mainland: 3 Velvet Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Blue Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. Male European Stonechat at Tingwall. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 8 Goldfinch at South Nesting.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter and 2 Common Scoter at Boddam. Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie. Blue Tit at Bigton.

4th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 6 Blue Tit at Baltasound. Velvet Scoter at Baltasound. Velvet Scoter at Uyeasound.

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe. 2 Velvet Scoter and Redpoll sp. at North Sandwick. Great Tit at Mid Yell. Black-throated Diver at Gossabrough. Velvet Scoter at Hascosay.

Central Mainland: 3 Velvet Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 3 Velvet Scoter at Tresta Voe. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 3 White-fronted Goose and Water Rail at Virkie. 3 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter and Water Rail at Boddam. Velvet Scoter at Loch of Spiggie.

3rd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature (age unspecified) Iceland Gull at Westing. Female Scaup and Grey Plover at Loch of Heogland. Velvet Scoter, 7 Common Scoter, 3 Iceland Gull, (2 second calendar year and a third calendar year) and adult Glaucous Gull at Heogland. Adult Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Velvet Scoter at Skibhoul.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 2 Blue Tit and 2 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Blue Tit at Gutcher. 2 Goldfinch at Sellafirth.

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit, Robin, 2 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead. 60 Twite at Brough.

North Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper at Ronas Hill.

West Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: 3 Velvet Scoter and 7 Slavonian Grebe at Tresta Voe. Woodcock and Great Tit at Sandgarth. 3 Blue Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Chaffinch and Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter and Water Rail at Boddam. Adult Glaucous Gull at Dalsetter.

2nd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. 4 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

West Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Male Bullfinch at Scalloway. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Jackdaw at Kergord. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Goldfinch at Stendaal, South Nesting. 11 Blue Tit, 20 Goldcrest and 10 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose, 2 Pink-footed Goose and 5 Knot at Sumburgh Farm. Velvet Scoter at Scatness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) tracked from Gulberwick to Eswick via Lerwick Harbour.

1st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Shelduck, Velvet Scoter, 2 Knot and 2 Blue Tit at Baltasound. Blue Tit, European Stonechat and 3 Chaffinch at Norwick.  Moorhen at Holsens Road. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness. Adult and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

Central Mainland: Jackdaw at Kergord.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh. Velvet Scoter at Scatness. Barnacle Goose at Fleck. Shelduck, Water Rail, Chiffchaff and European Stonechat at Boddam. 2 Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh. 2 Barnacle Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Scaup and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: 8 Killer Whale (27's pod) at Skelda Voe.