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.

 
7th December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 15 Goldeneye, third calendar year male King Eider and Skylark at Uyeasound.

Yell: Robin, Meadow Pipit and Chaffinch at Gutcher. 50 Fieldfare at Mid Yell. Pink-footed Goose at Aywick.

Whalsay: Woodcock at Skaw.

West Mainland: 120 Fieldfare at Sandsound Road.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Shurton Brae, Gulberwick. 2 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter, Black-throated Diver, 2 Glaucous Gull and Little Auk at Quendale.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 8 Winter Moth at Stendaal, South Nesting.

 
6th December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Meadow Pipit at Gloup. 3 Chaffinch at Sellafirth. Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Goldeneye at Pullar's Loch.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Hoswick.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Winter Moth at Sandwick.

 
5th December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Chaffinch at Westing. Moorhen at Haroldswick. Meadow Pipit at Baltasound. First calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Pink-footed Goose and Todd's Canada Goose  at Burravoe.

West Mainland: Chaffinch at Walls.

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Sullom Voe Terminal.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver and Iceland Gull at Quendale. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Boddam.b

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 Orca (unidentified pod) at Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Bressay: Winter Moth at Voehead.

 
4th December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Chiffchaff at Ordaal.

Yell: Velvet Scoter and 24 Snow Bunting at Basta Voe. Todd's Canada Goose and 2 Chaffinch at Burravoe.8 Bar-taile dGodwit at Galtigarth. 8 Sanderling at Gossabrough.2 Meadow Pipit at Gutcher.

West Mainland: 2 Brambling at Walls.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Girlsta.

South Mainland: Blue Fulmar and 2 Little Auk at Sumburgh Head. 3 Shoveler at Scatness. First calendar year Glaucous Gull and 2 Peregrine at Quendale. Goosander and Grey Wagtail at Hillwell.  Goldcrest at Cunningsburgh.

 
3rd December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 male King Eider (second calendar year and adult) at Heogaland.

Yell: Meadow Pipit and Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk, Robin, 2 Chaffinch and 2 Redpoll sp. at Sandgarth. Male King Eider at Wadbister. Sparrowhawk, Robin and Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Male King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Fin Whale at South Nesting Bay.

 
2nd December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Robin, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch and 16 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 4 Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Central Mainland: 2 Ring-necked Duck and Coot at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 9 Chaffinch at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sighting

North Mainland: 7 Orca (27s pod) at Sullom Voe.

 
1st December 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Robin and Chaffinch at Scalloway. Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull, 43 Little Auk and Peregrine at Sumburgh Head.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 3 Humpback Whale at Sumburgh Head.

 
30th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 'Blue' Fulmar, Jack Snipe and 7 Little Auk at Lamba Ness. Carrion Crow at Haroldswick.

Yell: 16 Snow Bunting at Hascosay. Water Rail at Nort-a-voe. 9 Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Brettabister. and 2 Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 160 Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter and Snow Bunting at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Humpback Whale at Levenwick.

 
29th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Whalsay: 3 Glaucous Gull at Skaw. Jack Snipe at Hammister.

Central Mainland: Pink-footed Goose and  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Pod of Orca (unidentified pod, unspecified number) at Grobsness.

 
28th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Pink-footed Goose at Loch of Littlester. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.

Whalsay: Peregrine at Symbister. 2 Jack Snipe at Hamister.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Dalsetter.  Goldcrest at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Minke Whale at Bluemull Sound.

West Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Skeld.

South Mainland:  2 Orca (unidentifed pod) at Sumburgh Head. 2 Humpback Whale seen between Clumlie and Mousa Sound.

 
27th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 'Blue' Fulmar, 4 Glaucous Gull, 8 Little Auk and Puffin at Lamba Ness.

Yell: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Burravoe. Scaup at Loch of Littlester. Snow Bunting at Gossabrough.

Central Mainland:Female Ring-necked Duck at Tingwall Loch.  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Brae. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Gletness.

South Mainland: 4 Common Scoter at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Minke Whale and pod of 5 Orca (unidentified pod) at Lamba Ness.

 
26th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Todd's Canada Goose at Gossabrough.

 
25th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Shelduck, 11 'blue' Fulmar, 4 Glaucous Gull, 11 Little Auk and 4 Puffin at Lamba Ness. Long-eared Owl and Goldcrest at Norwick.

Yell: Tundra Bean Goose at Loch of Kettlester, Burravoe.

Central Mainland: 'Eastern' Stonechat sp. at Staney Hill, Lerwick. Blackcap and Chaffinch at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Dalsetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: 3 Humpback Whale at Rams Ness. 2  Humpback Whale at Brough Lodge.

Yell: 5 Orca (unidentified pod) in Yell Sound off Ness of Sound.

 
24th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Todd's Canada Goose at Mid Yell.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 3 Humpback Whale at Aywick. 2 Humpback Whale at Otterswick.

North Mainland: Humpback Whale at Skea.

 
23rd November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Puffin at Norwick.

Yell: Todd's Canada Goose at Mid Yell.

 
21st November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 20 'blue' Fulmar, first calendar year Icleand Gull and first calendar year Glaucous Gull.

Central Mainland: 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Boddam.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 Humpback between Yell and Hascosay.

Fetlar: 2 Humpback at Lambhoga.

North Mainland: Orca at Fethaland.

 
22nd November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 'blue' Fulmar, 2 Puffin and 2 Little Auk at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Todd's Canada Goose at Mid Yell.

South Mainland: Peregrine  and Chiffchaff at Grutness. Scaup at Clumlie. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Maywick. Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Humpback Whale at Hascosay.

North Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Ollaberry.

 
20th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 'blue' Fulmar and Lttle Auk at Lamba Ness.

Whalsay: 2 Knot and Whinchat at the Houb.

West Mainland: First calendar year Glaucous Gull and Black Redstart at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Mulla, Voe.  5 Snow Bunting at Lunna. Song Thrush at Skellister. Peregrine at Gletness.

South Mainland: 2 Sanderling and 2 Snow Bunting at Grutness. European Stonechat at Boddam. 2 Meadow Pipit and Swinister Burn, Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Minke Whale at Lamba Ness.

Fetlar: 2 Humpback Whale at Brough Lodge.

Yell: 4 Humpback at Whitehill LIght. Minke Whale at Gossabrough.

Whalsay: Orca off Huxter.

Central Mainland: 5 Orca (unidentified pod) at Skea and tracked to North Roe.

 
19th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 'Blue' Fulmar, White-billed Diver, Puffin and 2 LIttle Auk  at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Common Scoter and Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.

South Mainland: 22 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Dury Voe.

 
18th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Adult Iceland Gull at Westing.6 Snow Bunting at Muness. Ruff at Uyeasound.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. 20 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Common Scoter and Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Burra: Gadwall at Papil

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck and Little Grebe at Tingwall Loch.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale at Nesting.

 
17th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff at Millfield.

Yell: Robin, Chaffinch and 30 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 3 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth. 4 Brambling and 6 Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Whalsay: Robin and 2 Snow Bunting at Skaw.

South Mainland: Woodcock, Blackcap, Goldcrest and Robin at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentifed pod) at Hillswick.

 
16th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Dunnock at Millfield.

​Yell: 4 Brambling and Chaffinch at North Sandwick. Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Vatshoull. Woodcock, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and Black-throated Thrush at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Goldcrest, Robin and 6 Chaffinch at Weisdale.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale.

 
15th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff at Millfield.

​Yell: 4 Brambling and Chaffinch at North Sandwick. Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Vatshoull. Woodcock, Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and Black-throated Thrush at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Goldcrest, Robin and 6 Chaffinch at Weisdale.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale.

 
14th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Cliff. Grey wagtail at Burrafirth.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 4 Barnacle Goose at Gloup. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.

West Mainland: Peregrine at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland:  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall. Woodcock at Billister. Moorhen at Kergord. Scaup at Kirkhouse Loch.

South Mainland: 2 Brent Goose at Virkie. Barnacle Goose and Great Skua at Dalsetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 2 Humpback Whale at Skaw.

 
13th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Scoter at Loch of Heogland.

Yell: 'Blue' Fulmar and Water Rail at Gutcher. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Siberian Stonechat at Camb. Siberian Chiffchaff at Otterswick. Pink-footed Goose at Aywick. Chiffchaff at North Sandwick. Blackcap at Nort-a-Voe. 400 Fieldfare at Mid Yell. 2 Reed Bunting at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Whinchat at Houb. Woodcock at Skaw.

West Mainland: Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland:  Lerwick. King Eider at Wadbister. Siberian Chiffchaff and Siskin at Stendaal, South Nesting. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 2 'Blue' Fulmar, 6 Woodcock, 3 Little Auk, Puffin, 2 Blackcap and 20 Snow Bunting at Sumburgh. Woodcock at Grutness. 2 Brent Goose, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, and Great Skua at Virkie. Northern Wheatear at Dalsetter. 6 Blackcap at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: 3 Humpback Whale at Brough Lodge.

Yell: Humpback Whale at Hascosay Sound.

West Mainland; Humpback Whale off Skelda Ness.

Central Mainland: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) at Dury Voe.

 
12th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Woodcock, Water Rail, first calendar year Iceland Gull, first calendar year Glaucous Gull, Blackcap,  2 Robin, 3 Redwing, 2 Siskin and 10 Chaffinch  at Norwick. Adult Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Pullars Loch, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 12 'Blue' Fulmar and 5 Little Auk at Sumburgh. Little Bunting at Grutness. 2 Brent Goose at Virkie. Northern Wheatear at Dalsetter.

 
11th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Moorhen at Haroldswick. 10 Chaffinch at Uyeasound. Barnacle Goose at Baltasound.  2 'Blue' Fulmar, Little Auk and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Long-eared Owl at Norwick.

Bressay: Grey Wagtail at Voehead. Pink-footed Goose at Greenton Voe.

Burra: Gadwall at Papil, West Burra.

West Mainland: Blackcap at Walls.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Charlotte Lane, Lerwick. European Stonechat at Tingwall Loch. Male King Eider at Wadbister. Puffin at Laxo.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and Grey wagtail at Swinister Burn.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 4 Orca (27s pod) at south Yell Sound and later at Vidlin. 2 Minke Whale and 4 Humpback Whale at Colgrave Sound.

 
10th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:10 Glaucous Gull (9 first calendar year and a second calendar year), 3 Long-eared Owl and 10 Snow Bunting at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Baltasound.

Yell: Puffin at Ness of  Gossabrough.

West Mainland: Adult Glaucous Gull at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Peregrine at Boddam.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 Humpback Whale at Hascosay. Minke Whale at Gossabrough. .

South Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Ocraquoy.

 
9th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-crowned Sparrow at Easting. Moorhen at Houb, Baltasound.

Yell: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Kirk Loch. 4 Barnacle Goose at Gloup.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Sound, Lerwick. Little Egret at Loch of Strand.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay:  2 Humpback Whale at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 4 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Mossbank to Lunna and then back to Yell Sound.

West Mainland: Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Aith Voe.

 
8th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Woodcock, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Hawfinch at Norwick.  White-crowned Sparrow at Easting. Black Redstart at Saxa Vord Camp.

Yell: 3 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 20 Chaffinch at Sellafirth. Skylark at Breckon. 10 Chaffinch and 10 Brambling at Gloup. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.

Whalsay: Whinchat at Houb.

South Mainland: Tundra bean Goose at Ringasta.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Orca at (unidentified pod)  Burrafirth. 10 Pilot Whale in Bluemull Sound. 5 Pilot Whale at Uyeasound.

Yell/Unst: 5 Orca (unidentified pod) tracked from Belmont to Linga.

Central Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Lunning.

South Mainland: 3 Humpback Whale between Levenwick Broch and Noness.

 
7th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Water Rail, first calendar year Glaucous Gull, 2 Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest at Norwick. Juvenile American Golden Plover at Uyeasound. White-crowned Sparrow at Easting. 2 Scaup and 2 Ruff at Easter Loch. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Setter Hill Estate.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. 20 Snow Bunting at Windhouse. 30 Chaffinch at Sellafirth. Skylark at Cullivoe. Meadow Pipit and 6 Brambling at Gloup.

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Sound, Lerwick. 4 Woodcock, 8 Goldcrest and 4 Brambling at Kergord.

South Mainland: Bar-Headed Goose and Water Rail at Boddam. 5 Pochard at Loch of Brow.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: Pod of Orca (unidentified pod, unspecified number) off Sound Gruney.

South Mainland: 2 Risso's Dolphin at Noness. 2 Minke Whale and 3 Humpback Whale (2 adults and a calf) between Levenwick Broch and Noness.

 
6th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Juvenile American Golden Plover at Muness. White-crowned Sparrow at Easting.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck, Moorhen and Knot at Tingwall Loch.  King Eider at Wadbister. Song Thrush at Mulla.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 White-beaked Dolphin at Haroldswick.

Yell: 4 Orca (65s pod) tracked from hascosay Sound to Gutcher.

​Whalsay: 2 pods of Orca (unspecified number, unidentifed pods) at Skaw.

South Mainland: 2 Humpback Whale at Mousa Sound.

 
5th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Goosander,  'Blue' Fulmar, and 3 Little Auk at  Lamba Ness. Hawfinch at Saxa Vord Distillery. White-crowned Sparrow at Easting.

Yell: 35 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Chiffchaff and Robin at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 4 Goldfinch at Pullars Loch, Lerwick.

 

​Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

​Whalsay: 3 Humpback Whale and Minke Whale at East Linga.

Central / South Mainland: 4 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Breiwick south to Aithsetter.

South Mainland: 40 Orca (offshore pods) and 3 Humpack Whale off Levenwick and Noness. 2 Minke Whale at Troswickness.

Land Mammal Sightings:

South Mainland: Stoat (carrying Brown Rat) at Boddam.

 
4th November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 10  'Blue' Fulmar, 2 Glaucous Gull, 9 Little Auk and 60 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff,  Pallas's Warbler and 2 Snow Bunting at Norwick. Jack Snipe and Iceland Gull at Holsen's Road. Goldcrest at Northdale. 30 Brambling at Haroldswick.

Yell: Second calendar year King Eider at Linga, Gutcher. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Woodcock, Chiffchaff and 4 Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: Peregrine at Sumburgh. 22 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie.  2 Brent Goose and Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. Siberian Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Quendale . Shoverler and Little Grebe at at Hillwell. 2 Goldfinch at Dalsetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 3 Humpback Whale and Minke Whale at East Linga.

West Mainland: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) at Footabrough.

South Mainland: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) at Sumburgh Head. 50 Orca (offshore pods) and 2 Humpack Whale off Levenwick and Noness.

 
3rd November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 9 'Blue' Fulmar, 2 Glaucous Gull (both first calendar year), 3 Little Auk and 3 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Norwick.  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Halligarth. 4 Redpoll sp. at Setter Hill Estate. Moorhen and Lesser Whitethroat at Clingera.

Central Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: 8 Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. 2 Brent Goose at Scatness. Bar-headed Goose at Ringasta.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 3 Humpback Whale by Whalsay Skerries.

 
2nd November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Woodcock,  Pallas's Warbler and Yellowhammer at Norwick.

Yell:  Second calendar year male King Eider at Gutcher.  Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Shelduck, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Cullivoe. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Siberian Stonechat at Camb.

Fetlar: Common Redstart at Glebe. Siberian Chiffchaff at Feal Burn. 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 2 Snow Bunting at Everland. Black Redstart at Baelans. Ruff at Velzie.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway. Chiffchaff and Spotted Flycatcher at Greenfield Place, Lerwick.  Little Egret at Loch of Asta. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall. King Eider at Wadbister. Yellow-browed Warbler at Kergord. Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 Robin at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Pallas's Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Melodious Warbler at Sumburgh Farm. 5 Snow Bunting at Grutness. Ruff and 6 Jack Snipe at Toab. Lapland Bunting at Brake. 4 Goldfinch at Levenwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 4 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Hascosay through Bluemull Sound.

West Mainland: Bull Orca at Papa Stour

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Sumburgh Head.

 
1st November 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff,  Pallas's Warbler and Blackcap at Norwick. Common Chiffchaff and Siberian Chiffchaff at Holsen's Road. Barnacle Goose, Woodcock and Long-eared Owl at Baltasound. Immature Glaucous Gull, Common Chiffchaff, Yellow-browed Warbler and Goldcrest at Haroldswick.

Yell: 2 Tundra Goose and 2 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Goldcrest at Gutcher. Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Otterswick. 'Eastern' Stonechat sp. at Camb. 

Fetlar: Black redstart at Aithness.

Whalsay: 2 Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Bressay: Cattle Egret at Voeside.

North Mainland: 4 Blackcap at Eshaness. Radde's Warbler at Sullom.

West Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Cattle Egret at Gremista. Ring-necked Duck and Jack Snipe at Tingwall. Chiffchaff and Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Brae. King Eider at Wadbister. Barred Warbler at Freester, Nesting. 4 Goldfinch at Garth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinning.

South Mainland: 2 Glaucous Gull (first calendar year and third calendar year) at Grutness. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Boddam. Siberian Chiffchaff at Quendale. Northern Wheatear at Spiggie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Rerwick. Yellowhammer at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Maywick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Satellite at Sandwick.

 
31st October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Water Rail, Woodcock, Peregrine, Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff,  Pallas's Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Common Redstart at Norwick. Woodcock, Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Haroldswick. Barnacle Goose, Willow Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Common Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Reed Bunting at Northdale. Snow Bunting at Saxa Vord.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. Siberian Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 3 Cattle Egret at Gremista, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Goldcrest and Snow Bunting at Grutness. Grey Wagtail at Dalsetter. Woodcock, Blackcap and Goldcrest at Geosetter. 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Grey Wagtail at Hoswick. 6 Brambling at Ocraquoy.

 
30th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Upland Sandpiper and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick.

Yell: 2 Blackcap, 7 Brambling and Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Common Chiffchaff, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 20 Siskin at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Goldcrest and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Burra: Gadwall at Papil, West Burra.

Central Mainland: Ring-necked Duck and Glaucous Gull at Tingwall. Goldfinch at Weisdale. Jackdaw at Kergord.

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Sumburgh. Northern Wheatear at Scatness.  First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod)  tracked from Burrastow, Walls to Dale of Walls.

 
29th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siberian Chiffchaff and Yellowhammer at Norwick.

Yell: 14 Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. 2 Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. Siberian Chiffchaff and 30 Brambling at Sellafirth. Great Skua at Yell Sound.

Fetlar: Grey Phalarope at Tresta Beach.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Brae.

Offshore: Sooty Shearwater 1.5 miles south of Fitful Head.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central / South Mainland: 4 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Gulberwick to Noness.

 
28th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Scoter and Scaup at Easter Loch. Blackcap at Millfield. 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 2 Reed Bunting at Norwick. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Northdale. Blackcap at Haroldswick.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. Snow Bunting at Cummister. 2 Tundra Bean Goose and Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

West Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler at Tresta.

Central Mainland: 2 Goldcrest at Murrayston, Lerwick. King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: 8 Goldfinch at Sumburgh Head. Black-tailed Godwit, Northern Wheatear and 8 Snow Bunting at Scatness. 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, Peregrine, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Goldfinch at Virkie. Bluethroat at Toab. Grey Wagtail at Fleck. Barnacle Goose and 3 Pink-footed Goose at Ringasta. Hume's Warbler at Boddam. 2 Goldfinch at Dalsetter. 2 Goldcrest at Quendale. 6 Scaup and Pochard at Spiggie Loch.  Ring Ouzel at Levenwick.

 
27th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. Brent Goose at Sellafirth. Wood Pigeon at North Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 12 Common Redpoll and Arctic Redpoll at Sound, Lerwick. Ring-necked Duck at Tingwall Loch. Red-flanked Bluetail at Swinning. Spotted Flycatcher at Busta ouse, Brae. Goldfinch at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Grutness. Hume's Warbler and European Stonechat at Boddam. Northern Wheatear at St Ninian's Beach. 

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Swinning.

 
26th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Northdale.

Yell: Grey Phalarope at Burravoe. Great Skua at Ulsta.

Central Mainland: 12 Common Redpoll and Arctic Redpoll at Sound, Lerwick. Ring-necked Duck and Little Egret at Loch of Tingwall. Red-flanked Bluetail at Voe.

South Mainland: Common Chiffchaff and Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn.

 
25th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

West Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Tresta.

Central Mainland:  Red-flanked Bluetail and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Hen Harrier at Grunna water. 

South Mainland: Juvenile American Golden Plover at Fleck.  Hume's Warbler at Boddam. 4 Chiffchaff and 120 Brambling at Swinister Burn.

 
24th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water.

Out Skerries: 3 Yellowhammer on the islands.

Central Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Voe.

South Mainland:Ring Ouzel and 2 Northern Wheatear at Compass Head.  Black-throated Diver at Grutness.  Scaup and 2 Northern Wheatear at Quendale. Hume's Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff at Boddam. Bluethroat at Bakkasetter. Hawfinch at Swinister.

 
23rd October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Out Skerries: 5 Snow Bunting on the islands.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at West Voe of Scalloway. Garden Warbler and Red-flanked Bluetail at Voe. Sparrowhawk at Mulla, Voe. Northern Wheatear at Laxo. Siberian Chiffchaff at Brae.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel and Northern Wheatear at Sumburgh.  Hume's Warbler at Boddam. Ring Ouzel, 6 Brambling and Hawfinch at Dalsetter. 12 Jack Snipe, Blackcap, Goldcrest and Snow Bunting at Quendale. 2 Common Chiffchaff, Northern Wheatear and 12 Brambling at Southerhouse. Hawfinch at Swinister, Sandwick.

Seal Sightings:

North Mainland: Rehabilitated Ringed Seal from Aberdeen released at Hamnavoe, Eshaness.

 
22nd October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  4 'Blue' Fulmar and 2 Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness. 2 Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff, Ring Ouzel, Grey Wagtail, 80 Brambling, North-western Redpoll, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and Reed Bunting at Norwick. Ring Ouzel at Lund. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing.  2 Snow Bunting at Ward of Clugan.

Yell: Blackcap, Brambling and Yellowhammer at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Brambling at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Lapland Bunting, 15 Snow Bunting and Yellowhammer on the islands.

Bressay: 3 Goldcrest and Robin at Voehead. 18 Brambling at Crueton.

North Mainland: Pheasant, Common Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Goldcrest and 90 Brambling at Sullom.

West Mainland:Woodcock, 2 Common Chiffchaff,  Western Bonelli's Warbler, Blackcap, 10 Goldcrest, Pied Flycatcher, 11 Brambling and Lesser Redpoll at Tresta. Common Chiffchaff, Ring Ouzel, Robin and 25 Brambling at Aith.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at East Voe of Scalloway. 3 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap,  Red-flanked Bluetail and 15 Brambling at Voe. Hawfinch at Brae.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh. 2 Jack Snipe at Grutness. Long-eared Owl at Toab.  Jack Snipe, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Hume's Warbler and Goldcrest at Boddam. 10 Brambling, 2 Linnet , North-western Common Redpoll and Hawfinch at Dalsetter. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh. Northern Wheatear and Grey Wagtail at Spiggie. Barn Owl at Scousburgh. Goldcrest, 3 Robin and 12 Brambling at Hoswick. Robin, Grey Wagtail and 18 Brambling at Sandsayre. 2 Robin and Brambling at Noness. 2 Brambling at Sanick. Goldcrest and Robin at Swinister, Sandwick. Jack Snipe, Woodcock, 2 Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest and Brambling at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Unidentified pod of Orca (unspecified number) at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Gilbertson Road, Lerwick.

 
20th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Large numbers of thrushes, especially Redwing, across all isles. Brambling flocks widespread.

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler at Clingera. Woodcock and 30 Snow Bunting at Easting. Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, North-western Common Redpoll and  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. 9 Goldfinch at Valyie.

Yell: 2 Tundra Bean Goose, Pink-footed Goose and Goldcrest at North Sandwick. 2 Blackcap, Northern Wheatear and Yellowhammer at Burravoe. Great Skua, Robin and Hawfinch at Basta. Siberian Chiffchaff at Basta Voe. Siberian Chiffchaff and Robin at Camb. Great White Egret at Mid Yell. Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. Goldcrest at Northdale. Chiffchaff at Burrafirth.

Out Skerries: Woodcock, Long-eared Owl, Chiffchaff and 3 Yellowhammer on the islands.

Bressay: Blackcap and Robin at Voehead.

North Mainland: Whimbrel, Woodcock, Blackcap and 6 Snow Bunting at Fethaland. Woodcock and 5 Goldcrest at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and Chaffinch at Eswick. Blackcap, Goldcrest and Hawfinch at Weisdale. Woodcock, Common Chiffchaff, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap  at Burn of Valayre. Blackcap and Yellowhammer at Lunna. Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 2 Goldcrest at Voe. 6 Goldcrest at Brae. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Lesser Redpoll at Scatsta.

South Mainland: 12 Barnacle Goose, Little Auk and 2 Grey Wagtail at Sumburgh. Wood Pigeon at Grutness.  2 Shelduck at Scatness. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Greenish Warbler and Hume's Warbler at Boddam. 38 Barnacle Goose at Toab. 2 (adult and first calendar year) Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Northern Wheatear at Spiggie. Goldcrest at Geosetter.  Little Auk at Sanick. 11 Barnacle Goose at Sandwick. 2 Hawfinch at Ocraquoy. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 7 Goldcrest at Wester Quarff.

 
21st October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  First calendar year Glaucous Gull, Siberian Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, Goldfinch, 3 North-western Common Redpoll,  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Reed Bunting and Snow Bunting at Norwick. Sooty Shearwater and 3 'blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness. 2 first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Hams of Muness.

Yell: 2 Snow Bunting at Colvister. Blackcap and Robin at Gutcher. Ring-necked Duck and Scaup at Sand Water. 2 Blackcap, Common Redpoll, 16 Brambling and Yellowhammer at Burravoe. Common Redstart and 5 Brambling at Otterswick. 2 Sanderling and 2 Brambling at Gossabrough. 3 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth.

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff and 5 Snow Bunting on the islands.

West Mainland: 80 Brambling at Da Gairdins o' Sand.

Central Mainland: 2 Blackcap, Robin, Chaffinch and 9 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Mistle Thrush at Kergord.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel, Mistle Thrush and Snow Bunting at Sumburgh Head. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Grutness. Mistle Thrush at Virkie. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, Hume's Warbler and Northern Wheatear at Boddam. Ring Ouzel at Geosetter. Hawfinch at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Orca (unidentified pod) at Troswick.

 
19th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Large numbers of thrushes across all isles including widespread individuals and small flocks of Ring Ouzel. Also Brambling flocks in many places.

Unst: Pochard and Scaup at Easter Loch. Blackcap and Robin at Burrafirth. Spotted Flycatcher at Setter Hill estate. Common Redstart, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Goldfinch and Yellowham