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.

 
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 Yellowhammer at Norwick. Goldfinch at Woodwick.

Yell: 2 Tundra Bean Goose and Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick. Great White Egret, Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 7 Goldcrest and Common Redpoll at Mid Yell.  Blackcap at Gutcher. Goldcrest and Robin at Cullivoe. Yellowhamer at Burravoe.

Out Skerries: 2 Woodcock, White's Thrush and 3 Yellowhammer

Bressay: 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Goldcrest at Voehead.

Trondra: Blackcap and Mistle Thrush on the island.

Central Mainland: Water Rail, Woodcock, Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Gulberwick. Great Grey Shrike and 2 Blackcap at Burn of Sound, Lerwick. 2 Hawfinch at Weisdale. Mistle Thrush at Stromfirth.  Goldcrest at Mulla, Voe. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Loch of Voe.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull, Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart and Hawfinch at Sumburgh Head. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sumburgh.Yellowhammer at Grutness.  Little Bunting at Old Scatness. Little Bunting at Virkie. Woodcock at Toab. Long-eared Owl at Hestingott. Woodcock, Hume's Warbler  and Mistle Thrush at Boddam. 2 Chiffchaff and 8 Goldcrest at Dalsetter. 3 Yellowhammer at Culsetter. 400 Twite, Little Bunting and 3 Reed Bunting at Brake.  Siberian Chiffchaff at Noss Farm, Spiggie. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Scousburgh. 3 yellowhammer at Geosetter. Northern Wheatear at St Ninian's Beach.  3 Chiffchaff, Radde's Warbler, 2 Goldcrest and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick.  Siberian Chiffchaff,  3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Robin at Swinister Burn. 4 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Hawfinch at Swinister. Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Ocraquoy. Long-eared Owl at Wester Quarff.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Rusty Dot Pearl at Sandwick.

 
18th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Large arrival of Redwing and high number of Blackbird and Song Thrush across the islands.

Unst: 20 Fieldfare and Ring Ouzel at Valyie. First calendar year  Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Yell: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at North Sandwick. Scaup at Sand Water.

Fetlar: 20 Goldcrest at Feal Plantation.

Bressay: Wood Pigeon, Willow Warbler and Brambling at Voehead.

Out Skerries: Jack Snipe, 4 Blackcap, Ring Ouzel, 140 Brambling, Snow Bunting and Reed Bunting on the islands.

Whalsay: Ring Ouzel at Skaw.

North Mainland: 30 Brambling at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Blackcap and Goldcrest at Vidlin. 5 Brambling at Weisdale.

South Mainland: Pallas' Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Goldcrest, 2 Ring Ouzel, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 10 Brambling at Sumburgh Quarrry. Ring Ouzel and 20 Brambling at Sumburgh Hotel Garden.  30 Brambling, Little Bunting and Reed Bunting at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Brambling at Dalsetter. Jack snipe at Boddam. Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff and 12 Ring Ouzel at Geosetter. 4 Goldcrest and 3 Song Thrush at Rerwick. Jack Snipe at Ireland. 2 Woodcock, Lesser Whitethroat , 2 Ring Ouzel and Hawfinch at Maywick. 2 Goldcrest, Ring Ouzel and 32 Brambling at Swinister. 5 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, Brambling and Common Rosefinch at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff,  Northern Wheatear and 40 Brambling at Noness. Ring Ouzel at Cunningsburgh. Ring Ouzel and 8 Brambling at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

Unst: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) tracked from Belmont up east side of Unst to Skaw.

 
17th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Moderate arrival of Redwing across the islands.

Unst: 3 North Western Common Redpoll and 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Northdale.

Yell: 2 'Bean' Goose sp. at North Sandwick. Blackcap at Cullivoe. Great White Egret at Mid Yell. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Northern Wheatear on the islands.

Bressay: Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Voehead. Velvet Scoter in Bressay Sound. Glaucous Gull and Siberian Chiffchaff at Gorie. Pintail and 2 Whinchat on the island.

West Mainland: 3 Robin at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at Loch of Asta, and later at Veensgarth.  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall. Siberian Chiffchaff at Weisdale. Pied Flycatcher and 10 Common Redpoll at Brae.

South Mainland: Northern Wheatear at Scatness. Blackcap,  Red-flanked Bluetail and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hestingott. 2 Black-throated Diver, 2 Jack Snipe,  Blackcap and Common Rosefinch at Quendale. 6 Barnacle Goose at Ringasta. Northern Wheatear at Spiggie. Siberian Chiffchaff at Channerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister.

Insect Sightings:

Red Admiral seen on the wing at various sites including Norwick (2), Unst; West Yell, Yell; Skaw (2), Whalsay; Brae (2), Central Mainland; Maywick and Hestingott (2), South Mainland

Central Mainland: 3 Dark Sword-grass at Eswick.

 
16th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 North Western Common Redpoll and 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Breckon.  Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Lesser Whitethroat at Burravoe.

Out Skerries: Long-eared Owl, Blackcap, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting on the islands.

Bressay: Willow Warbler at Voehead.

Central Mainland:Second calendar year King Eider at Wester Quarff. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hillhead, Lerwick. Male Ring-necked Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Little Egret at Tingwall Loch. Hawfinch at Veensgarth. 2 Scaup and Pochard at Loch of Benston.  Black-throated Diver and  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Toft.

South Mainland: 12 Barnacle Goose and Reed Bunting at Virkie. Ruff and Siberian Chiffchaff at Toab. American Golden Plover at Fleck. Snow Bunting at Mossy Hill, Scousburgh. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sanick.   King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Minke Whale at Keen of Hamar.

Central Mainland: Minke Whale at Lunna.

 
15th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 11 Barnacle Goose, 2 North Western Common Redpoll and 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. 60 Snow Bunting at Muness. Spotted Flycatcher at Buness. 2 Scaup and Pochard at Easter Loch.

Yell: Goosander and  Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Shelduck at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Fieldfare and Spotted Flycatcher, Common Rosefinch at Houbie.

Whalsay: Scaup and 30 Snow Bunting at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Ward of Clett.

Central Mainland:Second calendar year King Eider at Wester Quarff. Male Velvet Scoter at Breiwick, Lerwick. Male Ring-necked Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Little Egret at Tingwall Loch. Water Rail and Hawfinch at Gott. Barnacle Goose, Black-tailed Godwit and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Benston.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Second calendar year King Eider at Girlsta. 4 Knot, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Grey Plover at The Houb, Scatsta.

South Mainland: 2 Slavonian Grebe at West Voe of Sumburgh. 4 Shelduck, Pintail, Grey Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Lapland Bunting at Scatness. Jack Snipe at Boddam. Snow Bunting at Dalsetter. Juvenile American Golden Plover at Ringasta. Scaup at Loch of Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale at Breiwick, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Risso's Dolphin at Dalsetter.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Red Admiral at Valyie.

South Mainland: Red Admiral at Ocraquoy.

 
14th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:First calendar year Glaucous Gull,  North Western Common Redpoll and Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. 2 'blue' Fulmar, 5 Sooty Shearwater, and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness.  20 Snow Bunting at Muness. 3 Wood Pigeon at Baltasound. Common Redpoll at Uyeasound. 2 Scaup at Easter Loch.

Yell: Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe.

Fetlar: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Funzie. Spotted Flycatcher at Houbie.

Burra: Gadwall at Papil Loch.

Central Mainland:2 Swallow at Sound, Lerwick.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale. Juvenile American Golden Plover at Fleck. Pochard, 4 Scaup, and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie.

 
13th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

A moderate arrival of Icelandic Redwing across the isles.

Unst: Jack Snipe, Chiffchaff, Common Redpoll and  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. 2 Scaup at Easter Loch. 10 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Jack Snipe at Burrafirth.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water.  Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe.

Fetlar: Red Grouse (first record for Fetlar), 2 Arctic Tern and Spotted Flycatcher on the island.

Out Skerries: Fieldfare on the islands.

Bressay: Ring Ouzel at Voehead. Hawfinch at Ham. Ruff on the island.

Central Mainland: King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland:Juvenile American Golden Plover at Ringasta.  Little Egret at Skelberry. 2 Scaup, Pochard, Blackcap and 2 Linnet at Spiggie.  Peregrine at Geosetter. Blackcap and Dunnock at Channerwick. Swallow at Noness. Spotted Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Pied Flycatcher at Helliness. King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 4 Orca (27s pod) followed from Haroldswick to Wick of Garth, Bluemull Sound  via Hermaness.

 
12th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Lesser Whitethroat, Ring Ouzel , Common Redpoll and 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Norwick. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Halligarth. Bluethroat at Belmont. 4 'blue' Fulmar, 24 Sooty Shearwater and 2 Little Auk at Lamba Ness.

Yell: First calendar year Glaucous Gull at North Sandwick. Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe. Ruff at Burravoe. 2 Hawfinch at Hillend, Mid Yell. 2 Blackcap at Cullivoe. 2 Tundra Bean Goose at Basta Voe.

Foula: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Ham. Northern Harrier at Airstrip.

Bressay: Blyth's Reed Warbler, Common Redpoll and  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Gorie.

Out Skerries: 5 Blue Fulmar, 3 Sooty Shearwater and Little Auk seen from the islands.  4 Snow Bunting on the islands.

North Mainland: Bluethroat at Ollaberry Junction near Punds Water.

West Mainland: Woodchat Shrike at Aith.

South Mainland: Garganey at Grutness. Western Yellow Wagtail at Sunburgh Farm.  Jack Snipe at Boddam. Black-throated Diver at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn. Little Bunting at Helliness. Glaucous Gull and 2 Northern Wheatear at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Out Skerries: 4 Orca (unidentifed pod) off the islands.

Whalsay: 6 White-beaked Dolphin at Brough.

North Mainland: Minke Whale at Ollaberry.

South Mainland:  3 Risso's Dolphin and 20 White-beaked Dolphin at Levenwick, latter tracked south to Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Tingwall.

 
11th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Valyie. 5 Blue Fulmar, 20 Sooty Shearwater, White-billed Diver and 2 Little auk at Lamba Ness. Goosander at Uyeasound. 2 Goosander at Burrafirth. Siberian Chiffchaff, North-Western Common redpoll and Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Yell: Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Burravoe. Great White Egret at Mid-Yell Voe.

Fetlar: Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Houbie. Water Rail at Funzie. Bluethroat at Feal Burn.

Foula: 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Hametoun.  Blyth's Reed Warbler at Ham.

Out Skerries: Arctic Tern, Willow warbler, 3 Blackcap, Tree Pipit, Lesser Redpoll and Common Redpoll on the islands.

Whalsay: 10 Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Bressay: Ring Ouzel, Whinchat and Tree Pipit on the island.

Burra: Common Rosefinch at Setter, Hamnavoe.

North Mainland: 5 Hawfinch at Bardister. Hawfinch at Hillswick. Two Sooty Shearwater at Eshaness. Yellow-browed Warbler, Barred warbler, Bluethroat and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Ollaberry.

West Mainland:Blackcap at Tresta.  Woodchat Shrike and Carrion Crow at Aith.

Central Mainland: Yellow Wagtail at Gulberwick. Hawfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at Veensgarth. Bluethroat at Kergord. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 5 Barnacle Goose, Water Rail and Northern Wheatear at Sumburgh Farm. 81 Barnacle Goose, Shoveler, Garganey, 5 Northern Wheatear and Lapland Bunting at Scatness. 17 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Barnacle Goose at Quendale. Common Pochard,  Ring-necked Duck and 6 Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Carrion Crow at Geosetter. King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 6 Orca (unidentified pod) at Mumess.

North Mainland: Minke Whale at Ollaberry.

 
10th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Bluethroat at Quoys Quarry. 13 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 15 Brambling and Snow Bunting at Norwick.1Whinchat at Haroldswick.First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. 2 Pochard at Uyeasound. Tree Pipit at Saxa Vord.

Yell; Great White Egret at Mid Yell. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Shelduck and Short-toed Lark  at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Garden Warbler, common Whitethroat and 2 Brambling at Houbie. 6 Blackcap and 2 Siskin at Feal Burn. Short-eared Owl at Everland.

Out Skerries: Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Lesser Redpoll and 9 Brambling on the islands.

North Mainland: Peregrine and Bluethroat at North Roe.

West Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Effirth. Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Common Redpoll at Walls. Willow Warbler at Mid Walls. 4 Barnacle Goose and Garden Warbler at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler.  Yellow Wagtail and Common Redpoll at Gulberwick.  Bluethroat at Kergord. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 3 Brent Goose, Garganey, Shoveler, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, 5 Shore Lark and Lapland Bunting at Scatness. Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. 7 Scaup and first calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Snow Bunting at Scousburgh. King Eider at Wester Quarff.

 
9th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and Pied Flycatcher at Halligarth. Bar-tailed Godwit at Norwick.

Yell: 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell. Ring-necked Duck at Kirk Loch. Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe.

Burra: Common Rosefinch at Hamnavoe.

North Mainland:Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Bardister.

West Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Twatt.

Central Mainland: 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Kanterstead Road, Lerwick. King Eider at Girlsta. Bluethroat at Kergord. Pied Flycatcher at Upper Kergord. Garden Warbler at Voe.  Garganey, 2 Scaup and Pochard at Loch of Benston. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Honey Buzzard and Peregrine at Bixter.  Woodchat Shrike at Aith.

South Mainland: 2 Grey Plover, Peregrine, 5 Shore Lark, Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting at Scatness. Black-tailed Godwit at Noss Farm. 8 Scaup , 3 Slavonian Grebe and Ruff at Loch of Spiggie.  King Eider at Clift Sound Wester Quarff.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Rush Veneer, Autumn Green Carpet and 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
8th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Bluethroat at Quoy quarry. Honey Buzzard at Haroldswick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Skaw.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Breckon. Blackcap and Garden warbler at Cullivoe. Blackcap  and Siskin at Gloup. Robin at Sellafirth. Grey Wagtail at Otterswick. Robin at North Aywick. Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe. Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Goldcrest at Mid Yell.

Burra: King Eider at Clift Sound, East Burra. Common Rosefinch at West Burra.

Out Skerries: Shore Lark and Lesser Redpoll on the islands.

North Mainland:Lesser Whitethroat at Hillwell. Pintail and Sooty Shearwater at Eshaness. Common Scoter at Ronas Voe.

West Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose and 2 Ruff at Twatt. European Stonechat at Effirth. Barred Warbler At Skeld.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat and Bluethroat at Gulberwick. Hawfinch at Burn of Sound, Lerwick. 2 Pied Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Seafield. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Bluethroat and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Kergord. King Eider at Girlsta. Hawfinch at Sandgarth. Woodchat Shrike at Aith.

South Mainland: 4 Brent Goose,  Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Shore Lark and Lapland Bunting at Scatness. Jack Snipe, 5 Blackcap, Whinchat, Tree Pipit, 55 Brambling and 275 Twite at Quendale. Siberian Chiffchaff at Hillwell. 3 Scaup at Loch of Brow. Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. 3 Snow Bunting at Scousburgh. Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Little Bunting at Ireland. 2 Siberian Chiffchaff and Little Bunting at Maywick. Garden Warbler at Channerwick. Jack Snipe, Willow Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap at Fladdabister and Ocraquoy. Common Rosefinch at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 5 Orca (unidentified pod) at Eshaness.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Red-line Quaker (3rd Shetland record) trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
7th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Western Bonelli's Warbler at undisclosed location.

Unst: Bluethroat at Quoy quarry. Common Redstart and 2 Brambling at Northdale. Pintail and Pochard at Easter Loch. Dunnock at Skaw. Water Rail at Norwick.

Foula: Corncrake at Harrier.

Yell: Garden Warbler at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Hoopoe at Vatshoull.

Out Skerries: Short-eared Owl, 3 Shore Lark, Willow Warbler and Whinchat on the islands.

Burra: Gadwall and Black-tailed Godwit at Papil. Common Rosefinch at Hamnavoe.

West Mainland: 2 Shoveler and Ruff at Northhouse. Ruff at Bridge of Twatt. Tundra Bean Goose at Twatt.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. Hawfinch at Holmsgarth, Pied Flycatcher at Veensgarth. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and Dusky Warbler at Lunna. 2 Scaup at Vatster. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Ruff, 4 Jack Snipe and 2 Snow Bunting at Laxfirth. Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Garden Warbler at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Jack Snipe and 5 Shore Lark at Scatness. Siberian Chiffchaff , 27 Brambling and Hawfinch at Quendale. Siberian Chiffchaff at Dalsetter. 5 Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Willow Warbler at Levenwick.

 
6th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Good arrival of Redwing overnight.

Unst: Bluethroat at Burrafirth. Olive-backed Pipit at Holsens Road. Jack Snipe and Tree Pipit at Norwick. Jack Snipe at Skaw.. Jack Snipe at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Pied Flycatcher at Loch of Littlester. Great White Egret at Mid Yell Voe.

Whalsay: Black-throated Diver at Skaw.

Out Skerries: 3 Shore Lark on Bruray.

North Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Isbister.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at West Burrafirth. Tundra Bean Goose at Effirth. Red-backed Shrike at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Gremista, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher and Little Bunting at Veensgarth.  Mistle Thrush at Swinning. Western Yellow Wagtail and Rustic Bunting at Kergord. King Eider at Girlsta. Black-throated Diver and White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Citrine Wagtail at Housabister, North Nesting.   Red-eyed Vireo at Brae. Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Dusky Warbler at Lunna Ness.

South Mainland: 4 Brent Goose and 5 Shore Lark at Scatness.  Greenish Warbler at Boddam. Long-eared Owl and Yellow-browed Warbler at Dalsetter. 10 Jack Snipe, Common Rosefinch, Rustic Bunting and Little Bunting at Hillwell. Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Woodcock at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Minke Whale at Muness.

​Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Monarch Butterfly at Sumburgh Hotel.

 
5th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread reports of small numbers of common migrants

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Great White Egret at Whalfirth.

Out Skerries: 3 Shore Lark at Bruray. Marsh Warbler on the islands.

North Mainland: Olive-backed Pipit at Isbister. Radde's Warbler at Sullom.

West Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Culswick.

Central Mainland: King Eider and 2 Black-throated Diver at Girlsta. Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Radde's Warbler and Rustic Bunting at Kergord. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Great White Egret at Sand Water. Red-eyed Vireo at Brae.

South Mainland: Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Virkie 5 Shore Lark at Scatness. Black-throated Diver at Garth's Ness. Olive-backed Pipit at Channerwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale at Eswick.

South Mainland: Humpback Whale at Fladdabister. Minke Whale and 20 White-beaked Dolphin at Aithsetter. 3 Risso's Dolphin at Dalsetter.

Central Mainland: Minke Whale at Brethren Rocks.

Fetlar: Minke Whale at Nousta Ness.

 

​Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Vagrant Emperor at East Burrafirth. Monarch Butterfly at Calliness.

 
4th October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  Grey Phalarope and Red-necked Phalarope at Westing. Barred Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher,  Common Redstart and Little Bunting at Baltasound. Little Bunting at Saxa Vord Distillery.   Olive-backed Pipit at Setter Hill Estate. Olive-backed Pipit at Halligarth. Lesser Whitethroat and Common Redstart at Houlland. Bluethroat and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Valyie. Arctic Redpoll at Holsens Road. Yellow-browed Warber, 2 Common Redstart, Richard's Pipit at Norwick. 2 Reed Bunting and Little Bunting at Northdale.  Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Cliff. Bluethroat at Burrafirth. 20 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Olive-backed Pipit at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Cullivoe. 40 Redwing at Gutcher.Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Aywick. 2 brambling at Loch of Littlester. Goldcrest at West Yell. Siskin at Windhouse. Blackcap and 40 Brambling at Camb. 2 Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher at Mid Yell. Robin, Common Redstart and Reed Bunting at Basta.

Out Skerries: Marsh Warbler, Grasshopper warbler, 3 Bluethroat, Common redstart, 3 Whinchat, 3 Tree Pipit, Lapland Bunting and 10 Snow Bunting on the islands.

North Mainland: 3 Yellow-browed Warbler , Richard's Pipit and 2 Little Bunting  at Sullom. Olive-backed Pipit at Isbister. Yellow-browed Warbler and Little Bunting at North Roe.

West Mainland: Western Bonelli's Warbler Yellow-browed Warbler, Garden warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Easter Skeld. yellow-browed warbler at Dale of Walls. Common Rosefinch and Little bunting at Norby.

Central Mainland: Water Rail, House Martin and Blackcap at Gulberwick.  2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Brambling at Scalloway. 3 yellow-browed Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 20 Redwing, 2 Common Redpoll and 15 Siskin at Sound, Lerwick. 6 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, and 2 Siskin at Helendale, Lerwick. 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher at Clickimin Loch. Spotted Flycatcher at Seafield, King Eider and  Red-breasted Flycatcher at Girlsta. Yellow-browed Warbler Redwing and Brambling at Loch of Voe. Lerwick.Chiffchaff, Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Tingwall. Mistle Thrush at Tingwall Golf Course. Yellow-browed warbler at Nesting. Yellow-browed warbler and 7 brambling at Collafirth.   Red-eyed Vireo and Olive-backed Pipit at Brae. 8 Barnacle Goose, 3 Pink-footed Goose and Red-eyed Vireo at Scatsta. 3 Pheasant, Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 11 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 11 Siskin and 9 Brambling.  Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Lunna. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Eswick. Great White Egret at Sand Water. red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest and Reed Bunting at Sumburgh Hotel. 40 Pink-footed Goose, 24 Black-tailed Godwit and Grey Plover and 4 Shore Lark at Scatness. Little Stint and Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Virkie. 20 Pink-footed Goose, Yellow-browed Warbler, Goldcrest and Little Bunting  at Quendale. Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler and Common Redstart at Levenwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Redwing, Spotted Flycatcher, Dunnock and 10 Brambling at Channerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Swinister Burn. Red-eyed Vireo at Setter, Sandwick. 6 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Garden warbler, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, 8 Siskin and Little Bunting  at Fladdabister. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Aithsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Ocraquoy. 2 Tundra Bean Goose,  Western Bonelli's Warbler , Little Bunting and Snow Bunting at Easter Quarff. Red-backed Shrike Barred warbler, Bluethroat and Litttle Bunting at Wester Quarff.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: 13 Angleshades, Herald and 2 Red Sword-grass at Ocraquoy.

 
3rd October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Uyeasound. Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Olive-backed Pipit and 11 Brambling at Setter Hill Estate. 9 Brambling at Baliasta. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Common Redstart, Olive-backed Pipit and Little Bunting at Northdale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Valyie.

Yell: European Storm Petrel at Mid Yell Voe. Willow Warbler, Whinchat and  8 Redwing at Cullivoe. Willow Warbler, 9 Redwing and Brambling at Gutcher.4 redwing at North Sandwick. 2 Brambling at Sellafirth. Pink-footed Goose and 9 redwing at Gloup. Ruff and Siskin at Breckon.

Out Skerries: Olive-backed Pipit near bridge.

​Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at East Burra.

Bressay: Kestrel at Setter Hill.

West Mainland: Male Pochard Norby Loch. Willow Warbler and 4 Redwing at Melby.

Central Mainland: Little Bunting at Gulberwick . Yellow-browed Warbler  Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 48 Redwing, Pied Flycatcher and 47 Brambling  at Scalloway. Adult Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and 2 chaffinch at Veensgarth. Yellow-browed Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Brambling at Girlsta.  King Eider at Wadbister. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 200 Redwing, Redpoll sp. and 30 Siskin at Brae. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandgarth.  Woodchat Shrike at Aith.

South Mainland: Sooty Shearwater, Yellow-browed Warbler,  2 Blackcap, and Redwing at Sumburgh.  7 Long-tailed Duck, Jack Snipe, 2 Arctic Tern and 2 Shore Lark at Grutness. 7 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Grey Plover, Jack Snipe, 2 Little Stint and juvenile Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Toab. 2 Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Common Scoter at St Ninian's Isle. 18 Black-tailed Godwit at Rerwick. Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Olive-backed Pipit and 4 Brambling at Ocraquoy. Little Bunting at Fladdabister.water rail, 2 Jack Snipe,  Bonelli's Warbler sp. and Redpoll sp.  at Easter Quarff. Swallow, Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap, 3 Brambling and Little Bunting at Wester Quarff.

 
2nd October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Uyeasound.  3 Olive Backed Pipit and 2 Tree Pipit at Setter Hill Estate. Quail at Baltasound.  Long-tailed Duck, Barred Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Bluethroat, Spotted Flycatcher,  Citrine Wagtail and Common Rosefinch   at Norwick. Olive-backed Pipit and Little Bunting at Northdale. Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap,Robin, Redwing and Whinchat at Skaw. 28 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Little Bunting at Haroldswick. Black-throated Diver at Muness.

Yell: Blackcap, Barred Warbler and Brambling at Mid Yell. Blackcap at Gutcher. Yellow-browed Warbler at Bastavoe. Yellow-browed Warbler at otterswick.

Foula : Lanceolated Warbler found dead at Ristie. Common Rosefinch at Ham.

Whalsay: 3 yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat and Brambling at Skaw.

​Out Skerries: Bluethroat, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher and Tree Pipit on the islands.

​Burra: Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at East Burra.

Trondra: Blackcap, 50 chaffinch and 15 Brambling on the island.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Sandvoe. Yellow-browed Warbler, Garden Warbler and Whinchat at Hillswick. 5 Grey Plover at Bardister. Pied Flycatcher at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland:30 Siskin at Sound, Lerwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Helendale, Lerwick.  Great White Egret at Sand Water. King Eider at Wadbister.  Carrion Crow and Woodchat Shrike at Aith. Goosander, Pied Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Hawfinch at Voe. Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Burn of Valayre. 4 Pheasant,  Moorhen, Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Siskin at Sandgarth. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Scatsta. Bar-tailed Godwit and Slavonian Grebe at Sella Ness, Sullom Voe.2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Swinning. Greenshank and Little Bunting at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Juvenile Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Virkie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Dalsetter. Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 7 Garden Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest , 3 Brambling, and 3 Common redpoll at Quendale. Jack Snipe,  Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Noss Farm.Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Swallow,  Yellow-browed Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush, 4 Chaffinch and 6 Siskin at Geosetter. Yellow-browed Warbler and Chiffchaff at Levenwick. 3 sanderling, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, and Pied Flycatcher at Maywick. 2 Spotted Flycatcher and Little Bunting at Swinister Burn. Blackcap and Red-breasted flycatcher at Ocraquoy. Water Rail, Whinchat and Common Rosefinch at Fladdabister.  Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Barred Warbler, Redwing, European Stonechat and Bluethroat at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 4 Risso's Dolphin 3 miles north of Whalsay.

 
1st October 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Bluethroat, Citrine Wagtail and Common Redpoll at Valyie. Moorhen at Holsen's Road. Quail, Turtle Dove, Yellow-browed Warbler,Barred Warbler,  Lanceolated Warbler Black Redstart, Grey Wagtail and Tree Pipit at Baltasound. 2 Olive-backed Pipit and 2 Reed Bunting at Setter Hill Estate. Yellow-browed Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit and Little Bunting at Northdale. Lesser Whitethroat, Common Redstart and Common Rosefinch at Baliatsta. Little Bunting at Belmont. Pochard, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Uyeasound

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Burravoe. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler and 40 Chaffinch at Sellafirth.  Siskin at Breckon. Great White Egret at Mid Yell. Male Ring-necked Duck, 2 Blackcap and Robin at Gutcher.

Foula : Lanceolated Warbler at Ristie.

Fetlar: Ruff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher and 8 Brambling on the island.

Whalsay: Rustic Bunting at Symbister.

Out Skerries: 2 Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Tern, Short-eared Owl, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Garden warbler, Barred Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, 3 Robin, 3 Common Redstart,3 Whinchat, Dunnoc, 2 Tree Pipit , 20 Brambling and 2 Snow Bunting on the islands.

​Burra: Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at East Burra. Gadwall, Barred Warbler, and Spotted Flycatcher at Papil, West Burra.

Trondra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher on the island.

Bressay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Gorie. Hoopoe at  Kirkabister.

North Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Reed Bunting at North Collafirth. Slavonian Grebe at Ollaberry. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Common Redstart and Western Yellow Wagtail at Hillswick. Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest and Pied Flycatcher at North Roe.

West Mainland:12 Fieldfare at Sand. Scaup, Lesser Yellowlegs Jack Snipe, 3 Yellow-browed warbler, Common Redstart and Little Bunting at Melby. Yellow-browed Warbler at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest and Spotted Flycatcher at Gulberwick. Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Redpoll sp. and 5 Siskin at Tresta. 2 Goldcrest and 19 Siskin at Weisdale.  Woodchat Shrike at Aith.  King Eider at Wadbister. Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail ,Brambling and 30 Siskin at Sandgarth. Great White Egret at Sandwater, and seen earlier at Catfirth. Knot at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Yellow-browed warbler at Sumburgh Quarry. Grey Wagtail at Boddam. 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail and 3 Siskin at Quendale. Jack Snipe and  Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Noss farm. Scaup and 2 Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. Willow Warbler at Spiggie. Yellow-browed Warbler at Geosetter. chiffchaff, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher and 5 Siskin at Maywick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart, European Stonechat, Tree Pipit and Little Bunting at Swinister Burn. Garden Warbler at Ocraquoy. Barred Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Minke Whale at Stavaness, Nesting.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Vagrant Emperor (3rd Shetland Record) at Scatsta.

 
30th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread records of small numbers of Yellow-browed Warbler.

Unst: Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Little Bunting at Skaw. Citrine Wagtail at Norwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Uyeasound. Common Redstart at Northdale.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. jack Snipe at Copister. Redwing at Gutcher. Redwing at Bastavoe.

​Burra: Red-backed Shrike at East Burra.

Bressay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Gorie.

North Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Isbister.  Spotted Flycatcher at North Collafirth.

West Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Sandness. Ringtail Hen Harrier at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: 25 Siskin at Upper Sound, Lerwick. Pied Flycatcher at Gulberwick. Greenish Warbler at Tresta. Goosander at Voxter Voe. Juvenile Woodchat Shrike at Aith.Garden Warbler at Sandgarth. King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Male Velvet Scoter at Grutness. Peregrine at Sumburgh Head. Grey Plover at Sumburgh. Reed Warbler at Quendale. Little Bunting at Hillwell. Shoveler, Scaup and 2 Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. . Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Noss farm. Spotted Flycatcher at Channerwick. Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Grey Wagtail at Ocraquoy. Barred Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

Bressay: 4 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Skaw to Symbister.

Insect Sightings:

Out Skerries: Rush Veneer on the islands.

South Mainland: Yellow-lined Quaker trapped overnight at Boddam. Sword-grass at Cunningsburgh.

 
29th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread records of small numbers of common migrants including warblers and finches.

Unst: 2 Sooty Sheawater north of Muckle Flugga. Long-tailed Duck, Marsh Warbler, Citrine Wagtail , 2 Olive-backed Pipit and Tree Pipit at Norwick. Bluethroat and Little Bunting at Valyie. Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Haroldswick.

Yell: Common Redstart and 'North western' Common Redpoll at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Fetlar: Great Snipe at Tresta.Water Rail at Houbie. Jack Snipe ,2 Pied Flycatcher and Tree Pipit at Feal Burn. Pied Flycatcher at Funzie.

Whalsay: 2 Reed Bunting at Skaw. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail and Rustic Bunting at Skibberhoull.

Out Skerries: Rustic Bunting on the islands.

Trondra: Common Scoter at Trondra Brig.

Burra: Red-backed Shrike and Tree Pipit at Baptist Church, East Burra. King Eider at East Hogaland.

Foula : Red-flanked Bluetail at South Ness. Barred Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher on the island.

Bressay: Pied Flycatcher at Gorie.

North Mainland: Common Redstart and Hawfinch at Hillswick.

West Mainland: Wryneck at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Redstart at Easterhoull, Scalloway. 2 Common Scoter, Greenshank and Wood Warbler at South Nesting. King Eider at Wadbister. Great White Egret at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh Head. Peregrine at Sumburgh Farm. Shoveler, Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat at Quendale. Great Reed Warbler at Culsetter. 3 Shoveler and Scaup at Loch of Spiggie. Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Noss farm. Pied Flycatcher  and Common Rosefinch at Channerwick. 4 Tundra Bean Goose, Whimbrel, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Hoswick. Spotted Flycatcher at Swinister Burn. Pied Flycatcher at Maywick. Little Bunting at Leebitton. European Stonechat at Longwell, Cunningsburgh. Lesser Whitethroat and Grey wagtail at Ocraquoy. 2 Barred Warbler and Bluethroat at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

Bressay: White-beaked Dolphin (unspecified number) 1 1/2 miles north of Noss NNR.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Red Swordgrass at West Burrafirth.

 
26th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Tree Pipit, Common Rosefinch, 4 Brambling and Little Bunting at Valyie. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Skaw. Long-tailed Duck, Short-eared Owl, Willow Warbler and 2 Common Whitethroat at Haroldswick. 2 Glaucous Gull (first calendar year and adult), Willow Warbler, Goldcrest and Common Rosefinch at Burrafirth. First calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Windhouse. Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch.

Fetlar: Marsh Warbler, Barred Warbler  at Houbie. Bluethroat at Funzie.

Whalsay: Red-flanked Bluetail and Common Redstart at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Jack Snipe, European Nightjar, Redwing, 3 Tree Pipit, Common Rosefinch and Snow Bunting on the islands.

Foula: Paddyfield Warbler at Ham.

Trondra: Yellow-browed Warbler and Common Redpoll on the Island.

West Mainland: Little Gull, Arctic Tern  and Brambling at Melby. Scaup at Loch of Norby.

Central Mainland:Common Rosefinch at Scalloway.  King Eider at Wadbister Voe. Glaucous Gull at Girlsta.  Rose-coloured Starling at Aith. Pied Flycatcher at Voe.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Grutness. Pintail and 42 Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. Brambling at Toab. Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch of Heusbreck. 10 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and Greenshank at Boddam. Reed Warbler at Quendale.  Garden Warbler at Sandwick. Water Rail at Swinister Burn. Barred Warbler at Wester Quarff.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: dark Sword-grass trapped overnight at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Red Sword-grass and Large Wainscot trapped overnight at Cunningsburgh.  2 Rush Veneer , 2 Rusty Dot Pearl and Setaceous Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
27th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar year Mediterranean Gull at Lunda Wick.  Common Rosefinch at Lamba Ness. Chiffchaff, Robin, Common Rosefinch at Little Bunting at Valyie. Long-tailed Duck at Norwick. Blackcap and Common Rosefinch at Burrafirth. Snow Bunting at Saxa Vord. Lesser Whitethroat at Haroldswick.

Yell: 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch. Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Bluethroat at Funzie.

Whalsay: Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Blackcap at Skaw.. Brambling at Loch of Vatshoull. Whinchat at Vaivoe.

Out Skerries: Arctic Tern, European Nightjar, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Ring Ouzel, Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Robin, 2 Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat and 3 Snow Bunting on the islands. 

Trondra: Spotted Flycatcher at Cutts.

Burra: Arctic Tern at Papil.

Bressay: Garden warbler, Blackcap, 4 Song Thrush, Redwing , Fieldfare, 2 Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher at Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Gulberwick. Willow Warbler at Seafield, Lerwick. 2 Pheasant, Sparrowhawk and Goldcrest at Sandgarth. Greenshank at Loch of Benston. Great White Egret at Sandwater. 3 Brambling at Veensgarth. Goldcrest at Eswick.Rose-coloured Starling at Aith. King Eider at Wadbister Voe.

​South Mainland: 14 Song Thrush and 2 Brambling at Grutness. Barred Warbler at Sumburgh Farm. 10 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Grey Plover at Virkie. Hawfinch at Exnaboe. 2 Pochard, Goldeneye and 15 Black-tailed Godwit  at Loch of Spiggie. 2 Snow Bunting at Scousburgh Hill. Spotted Flycatcher at Swinister. House Martin, Song Thrush and 2 Brambling at Sanick. Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Brambling at Noness.Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Song Thrush and Grey Wagtail at Ocraquoy.

 
28th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: First calendar year Mediterranean Gull at Lunda Wick.  Booted Warbler and Richard's Pipit at Skaw. Marsh Warbler, juvenile Citrine Wagtail and Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Barred Warbler at Uyeasound. Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Yell: Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Burravoe. Redwing and Song Thrush at Mid Yell. Pied Flycatcher, Song Thrush and Brambling at Gutcher. 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch.

Whalsay: 4 Song Thrush at Skaw.

Out Skerries : Barred Warbler at Rocklea.4 Jack Snipe, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Goldcrest 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Common Redstart, 4 Whinchat 2 Tree Pipit, 20 Brambling and 5 Snow Bunting on the islands.

Bressay: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Gorie.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler at New Grunnasound, East Burra. 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Arctic Tern and 6 Brambling at Papil, West Burra.

North Mainland: Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Pied Flycatcher and Snow Bunting at Isbister.

West Mainland: 3 Blackcap, 2 Whinchat and 4 Song Thrush at Dale of Walls. Yellow-browed Wabler at Mid Dale. Female Scaup at Norby Loch.

Central Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Upper Sound, Lerwick. Juvenile red-backed Shrike at Helendale, Lerwick. Knot, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest and Common Redstart at Sandgarth. Great White Egret at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Common Swift, Ring Ouzel and Reed Bunting  at Sumburgh Head. Whinchat at Grutness. 3 Common Tern at West Voe of Sumburgh. 10 Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Virkie. Song Thrush and Brambling at Toab. Yellow-browed Warbler at Boddam. Scaup and Goldeneye at Clumlie Loch. Pheasant, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 22 Brambling at Quendale. Shoveler at Loch of Spiggie. Goldeneye, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Redwing at Levenwick. 8 Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail and 3 Brambling at Channerwick. Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Garden warbler, Goldcrest, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher,  Redwing and 4 Brambling at Hoswick.  Whinchat at Cunningsburgh. 2 Barred Warbler, Whinchat and Ring Ouzel at Wester Quarff.

 
25th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Chiffchaff, Redpoll sp., 2 Brambling and first year male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Valyie. Long- tailed Duck at Haroldswick. Moorhen at Holsen's Road. Whinchat at Baliasta. Pied Flycatcher at Clingera.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher at Burravoe. 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch.

Fetlar: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Feal Burn.

Bressay: Willow Warbler at Voehead.

North Mainland: Dotterel at Hillswick.

Central Mainland: 3 Common Tern, 2 Rook, Rose-coloured Starling and 20 Common Redpoll at Aith. Greenchank at Vidlin. King Eider at Wadbister Voe. Juvenile Pallid Harrier at Toft.

South Mainland: 'Blue' Fulmar at Sumburgh Head. 11 Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Virkie. 2 Pintail at Scatness. Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Common Redpoll at Dalsetter. Pied Flycatcher at Quendale. Peregrine at Hillwell. Pied Flycatcher at Levenwick. 7 Sooty Shearwater at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Pod of Risso's Dolphin (unspecified number) at South Nesting Bay.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Red Swordgrass at Baltasound.

 
24th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Brambling at Halligarth. Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush and Common Redpoll at Valyie. 3 Common Redpoll at Millfield. Barred Warbler at Norwick. Black-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Aithsetter.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Tingwall.Kestrel, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 20 Siskin and 45 Chaffinch at Kergord. Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Swinning. Rose-coloured Starling at Aith. King Eider at Wadbister. Barred Warbler at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 pale-bellied Brent Goose at Scatness. Peregrine and Whinchat at Virkie. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Quendale. 11 Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Boddam. Greenshank at Dalsetter. Snow Bunting at Spiggie. Kestrel at Reawick. Blackcap, Goldcrest and 2 Snow Bunting at Bigton. Carrion Crow at St Ninian's Isle.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst/Yell: 3 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Norwick to Breckon. Minke Whale at Lamba Ness.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Brick trapped overnight at Frakkafield.

 
23rd September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Stint,  Barred Warbler, Common Redstart and Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Lamba Ness  Dunnock at Skaw. Kestrel, Whinchat and Tree Pipit at Holsen's Road. Barred Warbler  and Common Redstart at Baltasound. Sparrowhawk at Valyie. Common Redstart and European Stonechat at Baliasta.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. 3 Scaup at Kirk Loch. Common Redstart at Hillend, Mid Yell. Common Redstart at Basta.

Fetlar: Turtle Dove at Houbie.

Bressay: Spotted Flycatcher at Voehead. Hoopoe at Noss NNR.

Burra: King Eider at East Hogaland.

West Mainland: Common Redstart at West Collaster. 8 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and first calendar year Little Gull at Melby. Little Bunting at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher at Law Lane, Lerwick. Barred Warbler at Brae. 4 Carrion Crow at Loch of Tingwall.Common Redstart and Grey Wagtail at Catfirth. Woodcock, Hobby, 5 Common Redpoll and 8 Reed Bunting at Sound Nesting. King Eider at Wadbister. Rose-coloured Starling at Aith.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk and Peregrine at Sumburgh. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Airport. 11 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 90 Black-tailed Godwit and Common Redpoll at Virkie. Common Redstart at Boddam. Sparrowhawk at Clumlie. 2 Common Rosefinch at Rerwick. Common Whitethroat and Garden Warbler at Channerwick. Chiffchaff, Blackcap , Robin and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) at Urafirth.

 
22nd September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Stint and Yellow-browed Warbler at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Leawart. Common Whitethroat and Lapland Bunting at Skaw. Lapland Bunting at Baltasound. 4 Blackcap and Lapland Bunting at Burrafirth. Common Redstart at Uyeasound. Kestrel and Common Redstart at Northdale. European Stonechat at Baliasta.

Yell: 2 Brambling at Cullivoe. 3 Brambling at Sellafirth. Lesser Whitethroat and Common Redstart at Burravoe. 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and Knot at Hamnavoe. Sanderling at Galtigarth.

Burra: Male King Eider at East Hogaland.

North Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Stenness.

West Mainland: carrion Crow, adult Rose-coloured Starling and Redpoll sp. at Aith.

Central Mainland: Scaup at Tingwall Loch. 3 Goldcrest at Loch of Voe. Robin at Voe.

South Mainland: Jack Snipe, Whimbrel, hybrid Whinchat x Common Redstart and Brambling at Grutness. Goldcrest at Sumburgh Hotel. 5 Brent Goose at West Voe of Sumburgh. Shoveler and 2 Grey Plover at Scatness. Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. Greenshank at Dalsetter. Slavonian Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. Kestrel at Spiggie. Slavonian Grebe at Leebitton. Pied Flycatcher at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 Orca (unidentified pod) at Mid Yell Voe.

 
21st September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hobby and Kestrel at Valyie. Little Stint, 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush and Brambling at Norwick. 13 Pink-footed Goose and Spotted Flycatcher at Lamba Ness. Common Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock and Brambling at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher at Clingera.2 Scaup at Easter Loch. Blackcap at Burrafirth.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher at Burravoe. Peregrine and  Common Redstart at Cullivoe. Black-tailed Godwit at Breckon.

Foula:  Blyth's Reed Warbler at Burns. Rustic Bunting at Mucklegrind.

North Mainland: Juvenile Dotterel at Stenness.

West Mainland: Great White Egret at Skeld Marina.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Gremista, Lerwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Whinchat at Sumurgh. Whinchat  hybrid Whinchat x Common Redstart and Brambling at Grutness. Little Stint at Moast Beach. Shoveler and 2 Pintail  at Scatness. Spotted Flycatcher at Dalsetter. Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Channerwick.  Lesser Whitethroat at Hoswick. Lesser Whitethroat and Redwing at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: 7 White-beaked Dolphin at Nousta Ness.

 
20th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper, Common Rosefinch and Snow Bunting  at Lamba Ness. Pied Flycacther at Baltasound. Little Stint, Lesser Whitethroat,  Common Redstart, and 2 Brambling at Norwick.

Fetlar: Turtle Dove at Houbie.

Foula: Honey Buzzard at Hamnafield. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Burns. Rustic Bunting at Mucklegrind.

Whalsay: Grey Wagtail at Houll Loch. Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart and Fieldfare at Skaw.

Bressay: Corncrake, Kestrel, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Restart, 3 Robin, 2 Song Thrush, Dunnock and Common Rosefinch at  Noss NNR.

Burra: Male King Eider in Clift Sound, East Burra.

North Mainland: 5 Pheasant at Hillswick.

West Mainland: Great White Egret at Saltness, Walls.

Central Mainland: Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Aith. King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Little Stint and hybrid Whinchat x Common Redstart at Grutness.  Common Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Greenish Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. Greenshank at Dalsetter. Common Whitethroat at Quendale.40 Chaffinch at Geosetter. Red-breasted Flycacther at Wester Quarff.

Insect Sightings:

Unst:  Convulvulous Hawkmoth at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Rusty Dot Pearl trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
19th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Continued  widespread arrival of Chaffinch, including  500 at South Nesting, 50 at Norwick,

Unst: Hobby at Halligarth. Little Stint, Kestrel, Robin and Common Rosefinch at Norwick. 25 Pink-footed Goose, Common Whitethroat, Whinchat and Dunnock at Skaw. Garden Warbler and Blackcap at Burrafirth.

Bressay: Kestrel,  Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstart, 3 Robin and Dunnock at Noss NNR.

North Mainland: Sandwich Tern at North Roe.

Central Mainland: Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Aith. King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel.  European Stonechat at Virkie. Female Pintail at Loch of Spiggie. Spotted Flycatcher at Geosetter. 3 Reed Bunting at Ireland. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail  at Quendale. Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Dalsetter. 4 pale-bellied Brent Goose at Quendale.  European Stonechat at Hoswick. Ruff at Noness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst/Yell/Central Mainland: 6 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Sullom Voe to Ollaberry.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
18th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival of Chaffinch, including 125 at Norwick, Unst, 15 at West Burrafirth, 15 at Noss NNR, 30 at Whalsay, and 40 at Sumburgh. A few Brambling with the Chaffinch.

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper at Lamba Ness. Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Yellow-browed Warbler and Wood Warbler at Halligarth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Valyie. Lesser Whitethroat, Dunnock and Song Thrush at Northdale. Greenshank at Haroldswick.

Yell: Greenshank at Mid-Yell Voe.

Whalsay: Common Rosefinch at Hammister. Garden Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw. Chiffchaff and Pied Flycatcher at Skaw

Bressay: Hoopoe at Bressay Lighthouse. Hooded Crow x Carrion crow hybrid and Blackcap at Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Melby.

Central Mainland: Wryneck and Common Redstart at Gulberwick. Kestrel at The Sletts, Lerwick. Goldcrest and 10 Redpoll sp. at Sandgarth.  Ringtail Hen Harrier at Mossbank.

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Sumburgh Head. Whinchat x Common Redstart hybrid at Grutness. 20 Black-tailed Godwit and Greenish Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel.  Red-breasted Flycatcher at Quendale. Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush, Common Redstart and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Dalsetter. 4 pale-bellied Brent Goose at Garth's Ness.  2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Common Rosefinch at Hillwell. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh.   Honey Buzzard at Cunningsburgh, later seen at Bakkasetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst/Yell/Central Mainland: 6 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Belmont (Unst) down east Yell to Swinning Voe.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Many-plumed Moth at Baltasound.

South Mainland:Turnip moth trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
17th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper at Lamba Ness. Grey Plover, Common Whitethroat and Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Pied Flycacther at Holsen's Road. Brambling at Skaw.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Redstart and 3 Chaffinch at Skaw.

Fetlar: Turtle Dove at Houbie. Booted Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Feal Burn.

Bressay: Hoopoe at Keldabister farm.

Central Mainland: Siskin at Sea Road, Lerwick. Tree Sparrow at Stendaal, South Nesting. Second calendar year male King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: 3 Velvet Scoter and 3 Sooty Shearwater at Sumburgh Head. 6 Pink-footed Goose, 84 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint and 3 Common Tern at Virkie. 3 Sooty Shearwater, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank at Dalsetter. Song Thrush at Ocraquoy.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Bressay: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) off east coast of Noss.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland:Lunar Underwing (first for Shetland) trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
16th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper at Lamba Ness. Common Rosefinch at Skaw.Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat at Holsen's Road.  Yellow-browed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Brambling and 4 Common Rosefinch at Vaylie. Bar-tailed Godwit at Westing.

Whalsay: 2 Goldeneye, Whinchat and Chaffinch at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat, Robin, Common Redstart and Brambling at Isbister.

North Mainland: Barnacle Goose and Greenshank at Uyea, North Roe. Pink-footed Goose at Isbister.

West Mainland: Scaup at Loch of Norby.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year male King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Hybrid Whinchat x Redstart and Common Redstart at Grutness. 2 Little Stint at Pool of Virkie. Sooty Shearwater, Greenshank, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Siskin at Dalsetter. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Setter, Loch of Spiggie. Garden Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 Risso's Dolphin at Muness.

Whalsay: 4 Risso's Dolphin at Skaw.

Whalsay/Central Mainland: 6 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Whalsay Sound, south through South Nesting Bay to Green Holm then back to South nesting Bay.

Bressay: Minke Whale off north side of Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: 8 Rissos's Dolphin  and 2 Minke Whale at South Nesting Bay. Minke Whale at Green Holm. Minke Whale at Soldian.

South Mainland: Risso's Dolphin at Dalsetter.  4 Risso's Dolphin and Minke Whale at Mousa Sound.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Setaceous Hebrew Character and Brick trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
15th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Pectoral Sandpiper at Lamba Ness. Barred Warbler at Halligarth. 3 Common Rosefinch and Brambling at Valyie. Water Rail and Pied Flycatcher at Holden's Road. Common Rosefinch at Ordaal. Barred Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Gadwall at Haroldswick. Whinchat at Burrafirth.

Yell: 6 Bar-tailed Godwit at Sellaness.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Funzie. 2 Common Rosefinch at Feal Plantation.

Whalsay: Wryneck at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Albino Great Northern Diver at the Sletts, Lerwick. Second calendar year male King Eider at Wadbister. 6 Willow Warbler, Goldcrest and Lesser Redpoll at Brae. Pied Flycatcher at Gletness.

South Mainland: 2 Bar-tailed Godwit,102 Black-tailed Godwit and Common Redstart at Grutness. Pectoral Sandpiper at Virkie. Great Snipe at Brow Marsh. Greenshank and Peregrine at Dalsetter. 2 Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Wood Warbler at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Haroldswick.

Bressay: Minke Whale off south side of Noss NNR.

South Mainland: 5 Orca (unidentified pod) and Minke Whale off Mousa.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 Brick trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
14th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Ordaal. Pied Flycatcher at Halligarth. Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat  at Burrafirth. Barred Warbler at Skaw. Common Rosefinch at Valyie. Marsh Warbler at Millfield. Common Redstart at Saxa Vord.

Yell: Red-backed Shrike at Cullivoe. Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe.

Central Mainland: Hoopoe at Breiwick, Tingwall.

South Mainland: Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Little Stint at Virkie. 2 Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch of Heusbreck later at Clevigarth. Greenshank at Boddam. 4 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Arctic Warbler and Goldcrest at Quendale.

Fish Sightings:

Yell: Basking Shark at Gutcher.

 
13th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Common Rosefinch at Ordaal. Pied Flycatcher at Halligarth. Wood Warbler and Robin at Burrafirth. Barred Warbler at Skaw. Barred Warbler at Lamba Ness.Marsh Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Millfield. Slavonian Grebe at Haroldswick.

Yell: Greenshank at Sand Water, Gutcher. Common Whitethroat at Hillend, Mid Yell. Lesser Whitethroat and Siskin at Otterswick. Blackcap at Aywick. Pied Flycatcher at Cullivoe.

Foula: Pectoral Sandpiper at Shoadals.

Bressay: Barred Warbler at Gunstie, Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Barred Warbler and Little Bunting at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Goldcrest at Eswick. Second calendar year male King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland: Little Stint at Grutness. Barred Warbler at Toab. Hoopoe at Breiwick, Tingwall.2 Arctic Warbler at Quendale. Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Channerwick. 2 Grey Wagtail and Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Common Rosefinch at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 Risso's Dolphin at Haroldswick.

Yell: Minke Whale at Heoganess.

Bressay: Minke Whale at Score Head.

South Mainland: Minke Whale and Risso's Dolphin at Sumburgh Head. 2 Minke Whale at Dalsetter. Minke Whale at  Mousa Sound.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Oleadner Hawkmoth at Gletness. Red Admiral at Blackhill Industrial estate, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass trapped overnight at Boddam. Red Admiral at Grutness.

 
12th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green sandpiper and Barred Warbler at Skaw. Green Sandpiper at Lamba Ness. 2 Common Rosefinch at Ordaal.3 Ruff, Little Stint and Spotted Redshank at The Houb. Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Northdale. Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher and 7 Common Rosefinch at Valyie. Branbling at Norwick. Kestrel at Saxa Vord.Marsh Warbler at Millfield. 3 Pied Flycatcher at Halligarth. Pied Flycatcher at Setter Hill Estate

Yell: 2 Pied Flycatcher at Cullivoe. Robin, 2 Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Windhouse. Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit at Sand Water.

Fetlar: Arctic Warbler and Pied Flycatcher at Aithness.

Bressay: Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Robin and Common Redstart at Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Lerwick Harbour. Second calendar year male King Eider at Wadbister.

South Mainland:2 Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Farm. 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Stint, Kestrel, Pied Flycatcher, Bluethroat and Common Redstart at Grutness. Common Rosefinch at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Airport. Common Rosefinch at Boddam. 2 Sandwich Tern and 2 Common Rosefinch at at Quendale. Barred Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher  and Common Redstart at Dalsetter. 2 Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter.3 Common Rosefinch at Maywick. 2 Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Common Rosefinch at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale and 3 Risso's Dolphin off Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Oleander Hawkmoth at Gletness.

 
11th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler, Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Haroldswick. 2 Barred Warbler, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, 9 Common Rosefinch and Little Bunting at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Skaw. 2 Little Stint Common Redstart at Burrafirth. Pied Flycatcher at Ordaal.

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank at Sand Water near Gutcher. 2 Pied Flycatcher at Cullivoe. Pied Flycatcher at Arisdale. Garden Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Common Redstart at Otterswick.

Whalsay: 5 Ruff and Whimbrel at Houb. Barred Warbler at Marrister.

West Mainland: 11 Black-tailed Godwit at Bixter.

Bressay: Common Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Noss NNR.

Foula: Pectoral Sandpiper at Shoadals.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. Water Rail at Scatness. Ruff and Little Stint at Virkie.  Arctic Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Quendale. Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Dalsetter. Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher at Channerwick.

Offshore: Sooty Shearwater 3 miles south of Sumburgh Head.

 
10th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Ruff at Lamba Ness. Red-backed Shrike at Valyie. Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit and 5 Common Rosefinch at Norwick. 2 Little Stint at Burrafirth. Ruff at Westing.

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwit at Sand Water, Gutcher. 2 Pied Flycatcher at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Whalsay: 13 Ruff at Skaw.

Bressay: Red-backed Shrike and 4 Pied Flycatcher at Noss NNR.

Foula: Pectoral Sandpiper at Shoadals.

Central Mainland: Pectoral Sandpiper at Viking Wind Farm Site (no public access). Robin at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch  at Sumburgh Head. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Farm. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Quarry. Spotted Redshank at Quendale. Greenshank, Arctic Warbler, Common Redstart and Robin at Dalsetter. Greenshank, Whimbrel, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart and 3 Grey Wagtail at Channerwick. Siberian Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn. Barred Warbler at Swinister. Bluethroat at Noness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Skerries: 3 Risso's Dolphin seen from Skerries Ferry near Muckle Skerry.

South Mainland: 7 Risso's Dolphin and 3 Minke Whale at Sumburgh Head.

 
9th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 8 Sooty Shearwater at Lamba Ness. Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler, Wood Warbler and 5 Common Rosefinch at Valyie. 

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank at Gutcher.

Bressay: Sooty Shearwater off Giant's Leg. 3 Sooty Shearwater off Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: Greenshank at Stendaal, South Nesting. 2 Greenshank at Loch of Vatster.

South Mainland: Sooty Shearwater, 'blue' Fulmar, Barred Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Sumburgh. 208 Black-tailed Godwit and juvenile Black Tern at Virkie. Common Rosefinch at Quendale. Common Rosefinch at Bigton. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Channerwick.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 3 Risso's Dolphin and Minke whale off Noness.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Nycteoline sp. (new for Shetland) trapped overnight at Sandwick.

 
8th September 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Peregrine, Barred Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher and 5 Common Rosefinch at Valyie. 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Chaffinch at Halligarth.

Yell: 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Greenshank at Gutcher.  second calendar year male King Eider, Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank at Basta Voe. Lesser Whitethroat at Gloup.

Fetlar: Common Rosefinch at Aithness

South Mainland: Little Stint at Scatness. Slavonian Grebe at Quendale.  Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch of Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher at Channerwick. Wood Warbler at Bigton.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale off Levenwick. Minke Whale off Mousa.