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.

 
26th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Fetlar: Short-eared Owl at Funzie.

Bressay: Hawfinch at Voehead.

South Mainland: Manx Shearwater and Rose-coloured Starling at Sumburgh.

Insect Sightings:

Foula: Bird-cherry Ermine and Manchester Treble Bar on the island.

Whalsay: 6 Manchester Treble Bar at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Mompha locupletella and Bird-cherry Ermine trapped overnight at Law Lane, Lerwick.

 
27th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Honey Buzzard at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Sandwich Tern at Clickimin.

South Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Sumburgh.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Bird-cherry Ermine trapped overnight at Scatness.

 
25th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year male King Eider and adult American Golden Plover at Baltasound. Albino Great Northern Diver, second calendar year

Bonaparte's Gull, 5 Swallow and Marsh Warbler at Norwick.

North Mainland: Peregrine at Ollaberry.

South Mainland: Adult Cuckoo at Spiggie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: Humpback Whale at Eshaness.

Central Mainland: 4 White-sided Dolphin at Catfirth.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Grey Pine carpet trapped overnght at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Micro moth Mompha locupletella  trapped overnight at South Nesting.

 
24th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 6 Manx Shearwater at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Girlsa.

South Mainland: White-rumped Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Minke Whale at Otterswick.

Papa Stour: Humpback Whale seen off the island.

 
23rd July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Sooty Shearwater and 6 Manx Shearwater at Lamba Ness. Sanderling and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland: White-rumped Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie. Common Crossbill at Dalsetter. Grey Wagtail at Hoswick.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Double dart trapped overnight at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Bedstraw Hawkmoth at Cunningsburg.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 14 Risso's Dolphin off Lamba Ness.

Papa Stour: Unspecified number of Orca (unidentified pod) at Housa Voe.

 
22nd July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 6 Manx Shearwater at Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: White-rumped Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 8 Risso's Dolphin off Lamba Ness.

Yell Unidentified pod of 2 Orca off Gossaborough.

Fetlar: 7 Risso's Dolphin off North of Island.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: 14 Timothy Tortrix trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Northern Spinach trapped overnight at Voehead.

Other Invertebrate Sightings:

Area and Site not disclosed:  Centipede Geophilus proximus rediscovered in Shetland.

 
21st July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Hoswick. Lesser Redpoll at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 5 White-sided Dolphin at Catfirth.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Magpie Moth and Bright Line Brown Eye trapped overnight at Sandwick.
 

 
20th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Albino Great Northern Diver and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick. Manx Shearwater at Lambaness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Beluga at Lambaness.

Yell: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) off Burravoe and in east Yell Sound.

Central Mainland: 4 White-Sided Dolphin  at Catfirth.

Insect Sightings:

Bressay: Gold Spot trapped overnight at Voehead.

West Mainland: Exile trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Grey Pine Carpet trapped overnight at Law Lane, Lerwick

South Mainland: Magpie Moth and Burnished Brass trapped overnight at Scatness. 3 Magpie Moth  trapped overnight at Boddam..

 
19th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Dalsetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 3 Orca (unidentified pod) off Hermaness.

Central Mainland: White-Sided Dolphin (unspecified number)  at Catfirth.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Grey Pine Carpet and Barred Red trapped overnight at Brae

South Mainland: 2 Magpie Moth trapped overnight at Scatness. traw Dot, Small Dotted Buff and 2 Magpie Moth  trapped overnight at Boddam.. 2 Magpie trapped overnight at Bakkasetter.

 
18th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Manx Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater at Lambaness.

West Mainland: 9 Whimbrel at Bixter.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Dalsetter.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 6 Dolphin at Lambaness.

Central Mainland: 4 White-Sided Dolphin at Vassa Voe.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Flame Shoulder trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

 
17th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Albino Great Northern Diver, 2 Sanderling and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick. 'Blue' Fulmar at Lambaness.

North Mainland: 16 Manx Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater at Eshaness.

West Mainland: 31 Black-tailed Godwit at Sandness. 66 Sanderling at Melby.

South Mainland: Adult Long-tailed Skua at Dalsetter. Juvenile Cuckoo at Levenwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 100 White-Sided Dolphin at Vassa Voe.

South Mainland: Male Orca at Hoswick.

 
16th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year King Eider at Baltasound. Sanderling and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Unidentified pod of Orca (unspecified number) at Ness of Queyon.

Central Mainland: 100 White-Sided Dolphin at Vassa Voe.

 
15th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 5 Sanderling and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Single male Orca seen at the Knab, Lerwick then tracked south to Sandwick. 40 White-Sided Dolphin at Vassa Voe.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Timothy Tortrix trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Micro moth Pseudargyzotoza conwagana  (second record for Shetland) trapped overnight at Brae

 
14th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Common Swift at Hermaness. Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick. Second calendar year male King Eider at Baltasound.

Fetlar: Common Swift at Houbie

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: Minke whale at Hermaness.

Fetlar 2 Minke Whale off Stranborough Ness.

Yell: Minke Whale and pod 7 Risso's Dolphin off the White Hill Light.

West Mainland: Minke Whale at Vementry.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Bedstraw Hawkmoth trapped overnight at Bakkasetter.

 
13th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 6 Sanderling at North Sandwick. 2 Siskin at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland: 5 Knot at Grutness. 5 Bar-tailed Godwit , 2 Knot and 16 Sanderling at Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 2 Risso's Dolphin and  200 White-sided Dolphin off east coast of Yell and south coast of Fetlar.  Minke Whale at Aywick.

Fetlar: 6 Risso's Dolphin at Brough.  Humpback Whale off Lambhoga.

Central Mainland: 15 Risso's Dolphin at Breiwick, Lerwick. Orca (lone unidentified bull)  in Dury Voe. 

South Mainland: 15 Risso's Dolphin at Troswick. 3 Dolphin sp. off Compass head.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Bedstraw Hawkmoth trapped overnight at Saxa Vord.

 
12th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Chiffchaff at Voe of Sound, Lerwick. Osprey at Sand Water.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: pod of Orca (unknown number, unidentified pod) seen near Balti Isle.

South Mainland: 15 Risso's Dolphin at Troswick.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Crambus perlella trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Crambus pascuella trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

 
11th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year male King Eider and Common Whitethroat at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Common Sandpiper at Ireland.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Orca (27s pod) seen at Ness of Sound.

Insect Sightings

South Mainland: Bedstraw Hawkmoth at Virkie.:

 
10th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

Yell: 3 White Wagtail at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Adult Black-tailed Godwit at Grutness. Honey Buzzard at St Ninian's Isle.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Small White Butterfly  (first record for Shetland) at Breiwick, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Wood Tiger at Sumburgh.. Crambus pascuella trapped overnight at Boddam.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 8 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Aywick through Bluemull Sound and past Breckon, Cullivoe.

 
9th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Albino Great Northern Diver and second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick

West Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Flawton, Clousta.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Mulla, Voe. 43 Whooper Swan and 10 Mute Swan at Loch of Benston.

South Mainland: Quail at Sumburgh Airport.  Long-tailed Duck at Hoswick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 3 White-beaked Dolhin 2  miles north of Muckle Flugga.

Yell: Minke Whale at Burravoe.

Whalsay: 8 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Lunna and around Whalsay, later seen at South Nesting.

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale off Lunnaness.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Small Dotted Buff trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Dark Spectacle trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
8th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick. Second calendar year male King Eider at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 18 Goosander at Weisdale Voe.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 3 White-beaked Dolphin 2 miles north of Muckle Flugga.

Yell: 25 Risso's Dolphin at Wedder Holm, Bluemull.

South Mainland: 4 Orca (unidentified pod) seen offshore of Mousa.

Insect sightings::

Yell: Small Magpie (first record for Shetland) trapped at mid Yell overnight.

South Mainland: Bird Cherry Ermine at Sandwick.

 
7th July 2021

Bird Sightings:.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Black Gaet, Gulberwick.

South Mainland:Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale and Minke Whale east of Lunnaness.

Insect sightings:

South Mainland: Red Admiral at Spiggie Hotel. 3 Red Admiral at Sandwick.Red Admiral and Painted Lady at Ocraquoy.

 
6th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 20 Goosander at Weisdale Voe. Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Gott..

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Cunningsburgh..

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 5 Orca (19s pod) at Ulsta and then heading north through Bluemull Sound.

Central Mainland: Humpback Whale east of Lunnaness.

Insect sightings::

Yell: Cinnabar moth at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Red Admiral at west Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Grey Pine Carpet (4th record for Shetland) trapped overnight at Sandgarth

South Mainland: Painted Lady and 10 Red Admiral at Scatness

 
5th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 robin at North Road, Lerwick. Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Strand Loch, Gott.

South Mainland:Adult Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Adult Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: 5 Orca (19s pod) at Ulsta and then heading north through Yell Sound.

North Mainland: 8 Orca (27s pod) at Hillswick and later in St Magnus Bay.

Terrestrial Mammal Sightings:

South Mainland: Stoat at Cunningsburgh.

Insect sightings:

Fetlar: 2 Red Admiral and 6 Silver Y at Burn of Aith.

Whalsay: Painted Lady at Burns.

Bressay: 6 Red Admiral at Voehead.

Trondra:: 2 Red Admiral on the island.

 
4th July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year male King Eider at Baltasound. Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland:Adult Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. European Stonechat at Channerwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Offshore: 4 Orca (part of 27s pod) several miles south of Sumburgh Head.

Yell: Minke Whale off Horse of Burravoe.

North/Central Mainland: 5 orca (19s pod) tracked from Fethaland to South Nesting Bay.

Central Mainland: Minke Whale off Lunning. Minke Whale and 3 Humpback Whale off Lunnaness.

Insect sightings:

South Mainland: Antler trapped overnight and 3 Red Admiral at Scatness. Hoverfly Scaevia pyrasti at Ocraquoy.

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Sandgarth. 3 Red Admiral at Law Lane, Lerwick. Red Admiral at Brae.

Bressay: 3 Red Admiral at Voehead.

Trondra: Red Admiral on the island.

Yell: Red Admiral at Mid Yell.

 
3rd July 2021

Bird Sightings:

West Mainland: Manx Shearwater off Walls.

South Mainland: 2 Great Northern Diver at Dalsetter.

Insect sightings:

Central Mainland: 3 Wood Tiger  between Sand Water and Peta Water. Wood Tiger just south of Loch of Voe.

 
2nd July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull remains at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 2 Siskin at Weisdale  47 Whooper Swan at Loch of Benston.

South Mainland: Great Northern Diver and sand Martin at Dalsetter.

Insect sightings: 

Unst: Beautiful Golden Y trapped overnight at Baltasound.

Yell: 18 Common Blue Damslefly at Westsandwick.

Bressay: Snout and Beautiful Golden Y trapped overnight at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Stendaal, South Nesting.

 
1st July 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Second calendar year male King Eider at Baltasound.

Yell Rose-coloured Starling at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Whimbrel at West Burrafirth

Central Mainland: :Shoveler at Pullars Loch, Lerwick

Insect sightings:

West Mainland: Flame Shoulder trapped overnight at West Burrafirth  

 
30th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull remains at Norwick.

Whalsay: 2 Tree Sparrow at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Long-tailed Duck (female) at Noss sound.    

Insect sightings:  Large Red damselflies at Bakkasetter.  6+ Common Blue damselflies on

Hill of Swinister, near Mossbank. 

 
24th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. Albino Great Northern Diver, Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull and Chiffchaff at Norwick.  Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and hawfinch at Halligarth.

Whalsay: Rose-coloured Starling in Brough/Newpark area.

Insect Sightings:

Whalsay: Cloud-bordered Brindle at Skaw.

West Mainland: 6 Dark Brocade and 4 Lychnis trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

Fish Sightings:

Unst: Basking Shark at Haroldswick.

Plant Sightings:

Unst: 100 plants of Small Adder's Tongue at Saxa Vord.

 
25th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. Albino Great Northern Diver and Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick.  

Central Mainland:  Velvet Scoter flew north up Tingwall Loch.  

 
26th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. Albino Great Northern Diver and Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull remain at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk and Grey wagtail at Catfirth.  

North Mainland: Iceland Gull at Eshaness.  

South Mainland:  Icterine Warbler and 3 Common Crossbills at Swinister Burn.  

Insect sightings:  Aspilapteryx tringipennella trapped overnight at Voe head, Bressay.

 
27th June 2021

Bird Sightings:  

South Mainland:  Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.  

 
28th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Drake Shoveller at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.  2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull at north end of Noss, seen from sea birds trip.  

North Mainland: Iceland Gull at Eshaness.  

South Mainland:  Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.    

Unst:  Osprey at Lund, Unst

Yell:  Sandwich Tern at Basta Voe, Yell.  

 
29th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull remain at Norwick.

West Mainland: Sooty Shearwater 4 miles off Walls from Foula Ferry. 

South Mainland:  Siskin at Sumburgh Head.    

Insect sightings:  (moths) First record of Flame Shoulder for West side, at West Burrafirth and first Red Carpet of year at Culswick.  Marbled Coronet at Scatness.  

 
23rd June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. Second calendar year Bonaparte's Gull at Norwick. Marsh Warbler and Chiffchaff at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Breiwick, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Reed Bunting at Rerwick.

Insect Sightings:

Whalsay: Cloud-bordered Brindle at Skaw.

West Mainland: 6 Dark Brocade and 4 Lychnis trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

 
22nd June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-toed Lark at Lamba Ness. Chiffchaff at Halligarth.

Yell: Male Common Crossbill at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Male Pheasant at Clousta.

Central Mainland: Pied Wagtail and Siskin at Mulla, Voe. Siskin and Redpoll sp. at Brae. 2 Wood Pigeon at Scatsta.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 5 Risso's Dolphin off Balti Isle

Fetlar: Unidentified pod of 4 Orca, 5 miles east of Fetlar. Minke Whale off Nousta. 6 Risso's Dolphin in Wick of Tresta.

Foula: 5 Orca (12's pod) at Ham.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Netted Pug at Scatness.

 
21st June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hawfinch at Halligarth. 2 Long-tailed Duck at Lund.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland: 2 Minke Whale at Collafirth Pier, Northmavine.

 
20th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hawfinch at Halligarth. Albino Great Northern Diver at Norwick. .

Central Mainland: Immature White-tailed Eagle seen over Lerwick Harbour and then  tracked south to Clumlie in South Mainland.

South Mainland:Ruff at Hillwell. Grey Phalarope at Boddam. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

 
19th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Rose-coloured Starling at Millfield. Albino Great Northern Diver at Norwick. 19 Common Swift at Watley. Hawfinch at Halligarth. Snowy Owl at Muckle Heog. 

Central Mainland: 8 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Minke Whale at Burravoe. Minke Whale off Bigga in Yell Sound.

Fetlar: Minke Whale and pod of 7 Risso's Dolphin  off east end of Fetlar.

Fish Sightings:

Yell: Basking Shark in Yell Sound.

 
18th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Snowy Owl at Crussa Field. 2 Rose-coloured Starling, Hawfinch and Common Crossbill  at Millfield.  3 Common Swift at Skaw. 2 Swallow, Marsh Warbler and Garden Warbler at Valyie. Cuckoo at Setter Hill Estate.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Crossbill at Law Lane, Lerwick. Golden Oriole at Vidlin. Goldcrest at Brae.

South Mainland:2 House Martin at Sumburgh Head. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Ghost Swift, Shears and Cloud-bordered Brindle at Baltasound.

Bressay: Map-winged Swift and 3 Shears trapped overnight at Voehead.

West Mainland: 10 Map-winged Swift, Blastobasis lacticollela and 4 White-shoudereed House moth trapped overnight at West Burrafirth. 

Central Mainland: Several hundred Cocksfoot moth at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Blastobasis lactocollela trapped overnight at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:  Map-winged Swift trapped overnight at Scatness. 3 Map-winged Swift, 3 Ingrailed Clay and Shears trapped overnight at Bakkasetter. 

 
17th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Rose-coloured Starling and Common Crossbill at Millfield.  Rose-coloured Starling at Skaw. Common Buzzard at Hagdale. 4 Sandwich Tern at Haroldswick. Icterine Warbler and Marsh Warbler at Valyie.

Central Mainland: Shoveler and 4 Tufted Duck at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. 5 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 14 Common Crossbill at Kergord. 7 Common Crossbill at Stendaal, South Nesting. Sparrowhawk at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland:6 House Martin and  Rose-coloured Starling at Sumburgh Head. Canada Goose at Scatness. 3  Commom Crossbill at Skelberry. Blackcap at Quendale. Corncrake at Rerwick. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 3 Risso's Dolphin at Quendale.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Current Pug and dark Brocade trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Hoverfly Scaeva pyrasti at Laxfirth.

South Mainland: Red Admiral at Bakkasetter. Ghost Swift at Sandwick.

 
16th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling and Common Crossbill at Millfield. Sparrowhawk, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Valyie.  2 Sandwich Tern at Haroldswick. Albino Great Northern Diver, Redwing ad Grey Wagtail at Skaw.

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 7 Common Crossbill at Helendale. Shoveler at Ness of Sound. 4 Goosander at Weisdale Voe.

South Mainland: Canada Goose at Scatness. 3 Sandwich Tern at Quendale. 2 Little Tern at Scousburgh. Corncrake and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Rerwick. Quail at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 2 Dolphin sp. off Noness.

 
15th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling at Baltasound. 

Yell: 2 Barnacle Goose at North Sandwick. 2 White Wagtail at Cullivoe. Collared Dove at Mid Yell.

North Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Lochend.

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard at East Kames. Sparrowhawk at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

 
14th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling at Baltasound. Rose-coloured Starling and Common Crossbill at Millfield. Icterine Warbler and Marsh Warbler at Valyie.

Burra: Rose-coloured Starling at Hamnavoe.

West Mainland: Pheasant at Walls.

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at Lunnaness.

South Mainland: Common Swift at Boddam. Male Shoveler at Sandwick.

 
13th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling and Common Crossbill at Millfield.

Whalsay: 40 Dunlin, 4 Knot and 2 Sanderling at the houb. Rose-coloured Starling at Challister.

North Mainland: Quail at Isbister.

Central Mainland: . White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.. Long-tailed Skua at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Corncrake at Rerwick. Long-tailed Duck at St Ninian's Isle.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Cloud-bordered Brindle trapped overnight at Baltasound.

West Mainland: 2 Lychnis trapped overnight at West Burrafirth 

 
12th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Quail, Marsh Warbler, Rose-coloured Starling, Common Crossbill and Common Redpoll at Norwick. Common Redpoll at Kirkaton.  

Yell: 22 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Rose-coloured Starling at Challister.

West Mainland: Pintail and 3 Knot at Effirth.

Central Mainland: 3 Common Crossbill at Law Lane, Lerwick. Icterine Warbler at Kergord. 2 Common Crossbill at Voe. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. " Bar-headed Goose at North Nesting. Male Pheasant at Sandgarth.

 
11th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling and Common Crossbill at Millfield.

Yell: Collared Dove at Hamnavoe.

West Mainland: Quail at Twatt.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Crossbill at Helendale, Lerwick. Cuckoo and Icterine Warbler at Kergord.  2 Red-rumped Swallow, 2 adult Rose-coloured Starling and 2 Common Crossbill at Brae.

South Mainland: Female Red-backed Shrike at Boddam. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. 2 Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Fish Sightings:

North Mainland: Basking Shark at Eshaness..

 
10th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 long-tailed Skua,  Rose-coloured Starling  at Leawart. Marsh Warbler at Valyie. . Albino Great Northern Diver at Skaw. 3 Canada Goose at Loch of Cliff. Common Buzzard and Kestrel at Uyeasound.

Out Skerries: Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch on the islands.

West Mainland: 2 Bar-headed Goose at Burrastow, Walls.

Central Mainland: Rose-coloured Starling at Stendaal, South Nesting. White-billed Diver in South Nesting Bay. 2 Red-rumped Swallow at Vidlin. 2 Rose-coloured Starling at Brae. Icterine Warbler at Kergord.

South Mainland: .Marsh Warbler at Quendale.  Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. Corncrake at Rerwick.  Kestrel,  Common Swift, and European Stonechat at Wester Quarff.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Pod of Risso's Dolphin (unspecified number) off Papa Little..

 
9th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling  and 5 Common Redpoll at Millfield. Albino Great Northern Diver at Skaw. Cuckoo at Saxa Vord. Quail at Haroldswick.

Fetlar: Marsh Warbler at Everland.

Whalsay: 2 Bar-headed Goose at Skaw.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Hamnavoe. Chiffchaff at Loch of Littlester.

North Mainland: Hobby at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Clickimin, Lerwick. Cuckoo at Kergord. 2 Red-rumped Swallow and 4 Common Crossbill at Vidlin.

South MainlandBlack-throated Diver and  Great Reed Warbler at Quendale. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Minke Whale off Brother Isle.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Dark Brocade trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: 3 Flame Shoulder trapped overnight at Bakkasetter.

 
8th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Rose-coloured Starling at Valyie. Common Rosefinch at Millfield. Quail at Norwick. 11 Common Redpoll at Kirkaron. Short-eared Owl at Valla Field. Albino Great Northern Diver at Skaw. Sparrowhawk, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler and Common Whitethroat at Halligarth. Lesser Whitethroat at Northdale. Whinchat at Westing.

Fetlar: Woodchat Shrike at Everland.

Out Skerries: Golden Oriole at the airstrip.

North Mainland: Male Pheasant at Hillswick.

West Mainland: Quail at Norby.

Central Mainland: Golden Oriole at Brae. Cuckoo, Chaffinch and 7 Redpoll sp. at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Cuckoo and  Great Reed Warbler at Quendale. 2 Common Swift at Spiggie. Corncrake at Rerwick. Common Swift at Bigton.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Mammal Sightings:

North Mainland: Stoat at Eshaness.

Fish Sightings:

North Mainland: Basking Shark at Mangaster Voe.

 
7th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Quail, adult White-tailed Eagle and Rose-coloured Starling at Haroldswick. 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat at Norwick Male Red-backed Shrike at Northdale. .Female Red-backed Shrike and Marsh Warbler at Halligarth. Albino Great Northern Diver at Skaw. Second calendar year King Eider at Buness.

Yell: Wryneck at Gutcher. Carrion Crow, Redwing, Common Rosefinch ,4 Common Redoll and 2 Common Crossbill at Mid Yell.

Foula: Female Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Fetlar: Male 'Eastern' Stonechat at Tresta.

Out Skerries: Icterine Warbler, Redwing and Spotted Flycatcher on the islands.

Trondra: 2 Wood Pigeon on the island.

North Mainland: Golden Oriole at Hillswick.

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

South Mainland: Lesser Yellowlegs at Grutness.Common Buzzard, Great Reed warbler, Marsh Warble and Red-breasted Flycatcher.at Quendale. Make Red-backed Shrike at Clumlie. Female Red-backed Shrike at Setter, Spiggie.. Corncrake at Rerwick.  Icterine Warbler at Swinister Burn.

 

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Wood Tiger caterpillar at Muckle Roe.

South Mainland: Map-winged Swift and Silver Y trapped overnight at Bakkasetter.

Unst: Map-winged Swift at Belmont. Heather Tortrix Argyrotaenia ljungia at Hermaness.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: 10 Risso's Dolphin and unidentified pod of 5 Orca off Noss.

South Mainland: Orca (unidentified individual) seen off Mousa from Northlink Ferry.

 
6th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Adult White-tailed Eagle at Saxa Vord. Marsh Warbler and garden Warbler at Valyie. Quail and Rose-coloured Starling at Haroldswick. Reed Warbler and Blackcap at Skaw. Second calendar year King Eider at Baltasound. Red-backed Shrike at Keen of Hamar.

Fetlar: Marsh Warbler at Everland. Female Red-backed Shrike at Island hall.

Yell: 4 Common Redpoll and Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell. Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher. 12 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 6 Common Scoter at Challister. Female red-backed Shrike and 2 Tree Sparrow at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Grey Wagtail on the islands.

Central Mainland:.5 Common Scoter and 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Common Rosefinch at Vidlin. Black-throated Diver at Swinning. Icterine Warbler at Kergord.

South Mainland: Turtle Dove at Sumburgh Head.  Lesser Yellowlegs at Grutness. 3 Barnacle Goose, Gadwall and Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. Kestrel at Spiggie. Female Pied Flycatcher and female Rustic Bunting at Swinister Burn.

 

 

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Lynchis trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass trapped overnight at Boddam.

Unst: Silver Y at Baltasound. Diamondback Moth at Norwick.

Foula: Hoverfly Eupeodes corollae at Ham.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: small pod (number not known) of Risso's Dolphin,  Minke Whale and 2 Orca (unidentified pod) off Gletness.

Out Skerries: unidentifed pod of 4 Orca seen from the islands.

 
5th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Second calendar year King Eider at Baltasound. Rose-coloured Starling at Norwick. Quail and White-tailed Eagle Haroldswick. Red-backed Shrike and 2 Marsh Warbler at Halligarth.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher.

Foula: Curlew sandpiper at South Ness.

Whalsay: female red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

North Mainland: 2 Little Tern and Blyth's Reed Warbler at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Eswick. 2 Cuckoo at Stendaal , South Nesting.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Sumburgh head. 2 Black-throated Diver,  Hen Harrier, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Goldfinch at Quendale. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. Corncrake at Rerwick.  2 Red-backed Shrike at Geosetter. Female Rustic Bunting at Swinister Burn.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Small Tortoiseshell at Spiggie.  Red Admiral at Orcaquoy.

 
4th June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Adult White-tailed Eagle at Norwick. Second calendar year King Eider at Baltasound.

Yell: 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Gutcher. Female Red-backed Shrike  and male Golden Oriole at Halligarth. Female red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick. Golden Oriole at Houlland.

Burra: Marsh Warbler, Blyth's Reed Warbler and Icterine Warbler at east Burra.  icterine Warbler at Hamnavoe.

Out Skerries: 2 Red-backed Shrike, 2 Marsh Warbler, 2 Icterine Warbler, Bluethroat and 2 Pied Flycatcher on the islands.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Fetlar: Woodchat Shrike at Funzie

North Mainland: 3 Common Crossbill at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo and Icterine Warbler at Kergord. Golden Oriole at Swinning. Temminck's Stint at Graven.

South Mainland: Great Reed Warbler at Sumburgh. Marsh Warbler at Scatness. Hobby at Huesbreck. Marsh Warbler and Sedge Warbler at Quendale. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. 3 barnacle Goose at Loch of Spiggie.Second calednar year King Eider and Corncrake at Rerwick.  Female Red-backed Shrike and 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Geosetter. Cuckoo at Ireland. Male Red-backed Shrike and Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Female pied Flycatcher at Swinister. Common Rosefinch at Mousa. Icterine Warbler at Cunningsburgh.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Scaeva pyrasti at Baltasound.

Bressay: Garden carpet trapped overnight at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Red Admiral at Tingwall.

South Mainland: dark brocade trapped overnight at Boddam. red Admiral at Levenwick. Painted Lady at Channerwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: 6 Orca ((169s pod) of Bigton then tracked north at Burra.

Burra: 3 Minke whale at Hamnavoe.

Out Skerries: Minke Whale seen from ferry location not recported.

Fish Sightings:

West Mainland: Basking Shark at Burrastow , walls.

North Mainland: Basking Shark at Hillswick.

 
3rd June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick. Subalpine Warbler sp. at Norwick. Red-backed Shrike and Wood Warbler at Bailiasta

Yell: Immature White-tailed Eagle at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Lesser Grey Shrike at Skaw.

Foula: Second calendar year Ring-billed Gull, Red-backed Shrike, Icterine Warbler and Bluethroat on the island.

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike at Tresta.

Out Skerries:Red-backed Shrike,  Blyth's Reed Warbler, 3 Icterine Warbler, Bluethroat, and Grey-headed wagtail on the islands.

Bressay Red-flanked Bluetail at Gorie. Red-backed Shrike at Noss NNR.

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Frakkafield. Cuckoo and Icterine Warbler at Kergord.  4 Cuckoo at Benston, South Nesting.  Temminck's Stint at Graven.

South Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Grutness. Marsh Warbler at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike at Virke. Marsh Warbler at Levenwick. Common Rosefinch at Channerwick. Marsh Warbler at Swinister Burn. Common Rosefinch at Mousa.Quail and  Paddyfield Warbler at Cunningsburgh.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland:  Red Admiral at Kergord.

Mammal Sightings:

Unst: Bat sp. at Norwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South  Mainland: Unidentifed pod of Orca (unspecified number) off Scatness.

 
2nd June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hobby at Skaw. Marsh Warbler at Haroldswick. Cuckoo at Setter Hill Estate. Hawfinch at Millfield.

Out Skerries: Marsh Warbler, Black Redstart and Tree Sparow on the islands.

Burra: Icterine warbler at East Burra.

Trondra : Redpoll sp. on the island.

Bressay: Golden Oriole at Gorie. Icterine Warbler at Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper at Melby.

North Mainland: Dotterel at Collafirth Hill.

Central Mainland : Cuckoo and Icterine warbler at Kergord. Cuckoo at Stendaal, South Nesting. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Cuckoo at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Tree Pipit at Toab. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. 4 Pintail at Loch of Spiggie. Golden Oriole at Swinister Burn. Red-backed Shrike and Golden Oriole at Ocraquoy.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Unst: 5 Orca (12s pod) off Muckle Flugga.

South Mainland: Orca (169s pod) at Sumburgh Head

Insect Sightings:

Burra : Painted Lady at Ramna Geo.

North Mainland: 25 Broad-bordered White Underwing on Ronas Hill

Central Mainland: Silver Y at Kergord.

South Mainland: Large Red Damselfly at Bakkasetter.

 

1st June 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst:Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrel at Norwick. Rough-legged Buzzard , Subalpine Warbler sp. and Hawfinch at Haroldswick. Pectoral Sandpiper and Ruff at Baltasound. Swallow, Chiffchaff and Robin at Skaw. Swallow and Garden Warbler at Northdale.

Yell:3 Goosander,  Common Buzzard , immature White-tailed Eagle and male Red-backed Shrike at West Sandwick.

Fetlar: 2 Swallow and Reed Bunting on the island.

Foula: Osprey and Common Rosefinch on the island.

Out Skerries: Sand Martin, Black Redstart, Redwing, Grey-headed Wagtail, Tree Sparrow and Common Rosefinch on the islands.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Brae.

South Mainland: Sardinian Warbler at Sumburgh Farm. 3 Common Swift at Hillwell. Wood Sandpiper and Common Swift at Loch of Spiggie. Male Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow.  Long-tailed Skua at Boddam. Fieldfare at Clumlie. Female Red-backed Shrike at Bigton.  Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Maywick. Common Rosefinch at Ireland. Marsh Warbler at Sandwick.  Quail, Chiffchaff and Garden Warbler at Cunningsburgh.

Insect Sightings:

Bressay: Shears trapped overnight at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Shears on Muckle Roe.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Foula: 4  Orca (unidentified pod) seen from the island.

 

31st May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater at Norwick. Subalpine Warbler sp. at Haroldswick.

Yell: Cuckoo at Gutcher.

Fetlar: 2 Common Crane at Tresta.

Out Skerries: House martin, Willow Warbler, Tree Sparrow and Snow Bunting.on the islands.

West Mainland: Garganey and Rustic Bunting at Loch of Melby.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo, Golden Oriole and Icterine Warbler at Kergord. 4 Goosander at Laxo Voe. Red-backed Shrike at Lunna.

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Grutness. Sardinian Warbler at Sumburgh Farm.Quail at Scatness. Hen harrier and Rustic Bunting at Quendale. 4 Goosander at Hillwell. Cuckoo and Marsh Warbler at Scousburgh. Jack Snipe at Mousa. 3 European Stonechat at Wester Quarff.

 

Whale and Dolphin Sightigs:

Yell: 5 Orca (12's pod) seen off east coast of Yell then later off east side of north Mainland.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Shears trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Early Bumble Bee at Lerwick Flower Park.

 

30th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard and Rough-legged Buzzard at Norwick.

Yell: 2 Barnacle Goose and Common Swift at Gloup.

Fetlar: Golden Oriole at Aith.

North Mainland:  Adult White-tailed Eagle at North Roe.

West Mainland: Female Marsh Harrier at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. European Bee-eater at Trondravoe.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Grutness. 4 Common Scoter and Black-throated Diver at Quendale.2 House Matrtin and Common Wjhitethroat at Sumburgh Head. Quail at Bakkasetter. Black-throated Diver at Levenwick. Icterine Warbler at Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Shears, Angleshades and 2 Lychnis trapped overnight at Boddam. 2 Damselfly nymphs found in garden pond at Bakkasetter.

West Mainland: 2 Shears trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

Bressay: Shears and Silver Y trapped overnight at Voehead.

 

29th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green Sandpiper at Baltasound.

Yell: Garden Warbler at Cullivoe.

Out Skerries: Quail, Adult White-tailed Eagle,  2 Red-backed Shrike, 3 House Martin, Common Rosefinch, Tree Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch and 2 Brambling on the islands.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler and 2 Redpoll sp. at Clickimin. Icterine Warbler at Swinning.

South Mainland: Sandwich Tern,  Sardinian Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh. Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Osprey at Quendale, later seen at Toab. Ring-necked Duck  at Brow Loch. Short-eared Owl at Loch of Spiggie. Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler at Swinister Burn. Cuckoo at Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Bressay: Minke Whale at Bard of Bressay.

Out Skerries: 8 Risso's Dolphin off Bruray. 5 Orca (169s pod) off Mioness and later off Whalsay skerries.

North Mainland: 10 Risso's Dolphin off Dore Holm.

South Mainland: 5 Risso's Dolphin off Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Unst: Shears trapped overnight at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Angleshades trapped overnight at Hammister.

West Mainland: Diamondback moth and 2 Shears trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: 2 Shears and Angleshades trapped at Boddam overnight. Marbled Coronet trapped at Sandwick overnight.

 

28th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater at Haroldswick.,  Common Buzzard and Golden Oriole at Norwick. Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole Icterine Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap and Redwing at Halligarth.  Yellow Wagtail and Reed Bunting at Hermaness.  kestrel at Vallfield. White-tailed Eagle at Baltasound. White-billed Diver and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Common Redstart at Houlland.  Spotted Flycatcher at Baillasta.

Yell: Garden Warbler and Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Song Thrush at Sellafirth.

Bressay: Reed Bunting at Gunnista..

Foula: Black Redstart, Bluethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Redwing, second calendar year Common Rosefinch, 5 Tree Sparrow and Snow Bunting on the island. ,  2 male  Rustic Bunting at Hametoun.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo and Pied Flycatcher at Kergord. Cuckoo at Sandgarth. Cuckoo at Mulla, Voe.  Immature White-tailed Eagle at mid Kame (later seen at Brae).

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper at Grutness. Icterine Warbler at Virkie. 2 Willow warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat,  Whinchat and Spotted Flycatcatcher at Quendale. Spotted Flycatcher at Bakkasetter. Cuckoo at Rerwick. Willow Warbler, sedge Warbler and 2 Blackcap at Geosetter. Cuckoo at Ireland. Peregrine, Reed Warbler and Icterine Warbler at Levenwick. 2 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler,, 2 Icterine warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Fetlar: Risso's Dolphin at Houbie.

Unst: Unidentified pod of 3 Orca just north of Muckle Flugga.

West Mainland: Minke Whale at Walls.

 

27th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater , 2 Icterine Warbler and Yellow Wagtail at Norwick. White-billed Diver, Redwing and Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness.. Lesser Redpoll at Halligarth. 2 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound Airport. Tree Sparrow at Ordale.

Yell: Common Whitethroat and Garden Warbler at Cullivoe. Yellow Wagtail at Sellafirth.

Whalsay: 2 Tree Sparrow at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike , 6 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warlber, 5 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Tree Pipit, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch and  Reed Bunting on the islands.

Burra: Pied Flycatcher at Bridge End.

Bressay: Short-eared Owl at Voehead.

Foula: Pink-footed Goose, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Fieldfare,  and 2 Common Redpoll on the island. ,

North Mainland: 2 Scaup at Loch of Housetter, North Roe.

West Mainland: Tree Sparrow at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Clickimin. 3 Lesser Whitethroat at Brettabister. 2 Common Scoter, Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler Grey Wagtail, Siskin and Brambling at Voe. Chaffinch and Brambling at Vidlin. 3 Icterine Warbler at Swinning. Adult White-tailed Eagle at Riven Hill, Laxo. Rough-legged Buzzard at Dury Voe.

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpiper at Grutness.  3 Lesser Whitethroat at Brettabister. Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Fieldfare , Spotted Flycatcher and Yellowhammer at Sumburgh. Barnacle Goose, Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 5 Eurasian Wigeon, Quail, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Fieldfare  at Scatness, 2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Brow.. 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Spotted Flycatcher at Channerwick. Hawfinch at Swinister. Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,  2 Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail and Common Redpoll at Swinister Burn.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Dark Swordgrass  trapped at Boddam overnight. Silver y at Bakkasetter.

 

26th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater, Shore Lark, Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Bluethroat at Norwick. White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness.. Robin and Fieldfare at Skaw.

Yell: Lesser Whitethroat at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: 2 Tree Sparrow at Skaw.

Out Skeries: 7 Willow Warbler, Icterine Warbler, 4 Blackcap, Garden warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat and Tree Pipit on the islands.

Foula: Pink-footed Goose, Willow Warbler and Snow Bunting on the island.

Central Mainland: 6 Common Scoter at Catfirth.  Rough-legged Buzzard at West Hill of Grunnafirth, North Nesting. Common Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, , Common Rosefinch and Brambling at Vidlin. Common Scoter at Toft.

South Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Scatness. Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher and Pied Flycatcher at Quendale. Icterine Warbler and Common Redstart at Culsetter. 2 Barnacle Goose, Red-crested Pochard and Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. Long-tailed Skua at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap and Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Common Redpoll at Boddam. Common sandpiper, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Common Redpoll at Channerwick. Hawfinch at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

North Mainland:  8 Orca (27s pod) seen at Sullom Voe and later at North Roe.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Glaucous Shears trapped at Mid Yell overnight.

 

25th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-earded Owl,  European Bee-eater, Shore Lark, Lesser Whitethroat,  Willow Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Reed Bunting at  Norwick. Common Sandpiper, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Bluethroat and Tree Sparrow at Skaw. Common Whitethroat and Bluethroat at Lamba Ness. Icterine Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher and Siskin at Setter Hill Estate. Garden Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Clingera. 3 Willow Warbler and Reed Bunting at Haroldswick.

Yell: Yellow Wagtail at Gossaborough. Spotted Flycatcher at Burravoe. 2 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat and Hillend, Mid Yell. 2 Woodpigeon, Wood Warbler and Robin at Wind House. 

Foula: Pied Flycatcher on the island.

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike,12 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler,  Icterine Warbler 5 Garden Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Whinchat , 3 Bluethroat, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, and 5 Tree Pipit on the islands.

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Skaw.

Bressay: Swallow, 2 Willow warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Spotted Flycatcher and Robin at Noss NNR.

West Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Walls. Goosander at Stenwall.

Central Mainland: Blackcap, Brambling and Siskin at Quoys, Lerwick.  2 Brambling at Westerloch, Lerwick. 13 Common Scoter at Catfirth. Garden Warbler at Stendaal, South Nesting. 2 Siskin at Brae.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Toab. Common Swift, Garden Warbler and Spotted Flyctacher at Dalsetter. 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Spotted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch at Quendale  Ring-necked Duck, 2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Brow. Peregrine and  Common Rosefinch at, Loch of Spiggie.  Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler,  Spotted Flycatcher and Common Redpoll at Geosetter. Spotted Flycatcher at Levenwick. 3 Garden Warbler at Channerwick. Common Whitethroat at Hoswick. Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Marsh Warbler, 2 Garden warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Redpoll at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland:  8 Orca (27s pod) seen at Sullom Voe and in Yell Sound.

South Mainland: 2 Minke Whale at Mousa Sound.

Insect Sightings:

North Mainland:Broad-bordered White Underwing at Ronas Hill

Unst: Pyrausta despicata at Muckle Heog..

 

24th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater ,Shore Lark and Reed Bunting at Norwick. Female Bluethroat at Skaw. Icterine Warbler at Setter Hill Estate. Black-throated Diver at Baltasound. Whinchat at Baliaster. 

Out Skerries: 2 Common Swift,  Red-backed Shrike, Whinchat, 5 Bluethroat and 3 Tree Pipit on the islands.

Bressay: 2 Short-eared Owl on the island.

West Mainland: Male Pheasant at Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Redpoll at Scalloway. Kestrel at Lerwick. Cuckoo at Kergord.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Culsetter. Wood Sandpiper at Loch of Hillwell. Ring-necked Duck, 2 Red-crested Pochard, Common Sandpiper and 4 Sand Martin  at Loch of Spiggie. Common Swift at South Voe, Dunrossness. Adult long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. . 2 Barnacle Goose at Bakkasetter. Icterine Warbler, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher at Geosetter. Second calendar year King Eider at Ireland, Bigton. 4 Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Garden Carpet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

 

23rd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: European Bee-eater, Shore Lark and 4 Brambling at Norwick. Dotterel at Clibberswick.  Lesser Redpoll at Baltasound. Robin and Redpoll sp. at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Brambling and 3 Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll and Lesser Redpoll at The Sletts, Lerwick. Cuckoo at Kergord. Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver and Common Redstart at Quendale.  Wood Sandpiper at Loch of Spiggie. Adult long-tailed Skua at Dalsetter. 2 Barnacle Goose at Bakkasetter. Cuckoo at Vanlop. Iceland Gull, Blackcap, 2 Tree Pipit  and Rustic Bunting at Geosetter. Second calendar year King Eider at St Ninian's Isle. Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Out Skerries:  2 Minke Whale and 30 Risso's Dolphin seen from the islands.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Marbled Coronet trapped overnight at Boddam

Yell: Red Admiral at Mid Yell.

Unst: Micro-moth Pyrausta despicata seen on Keen of Hamar.

 

22nd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Black-throated Diver at Norwick. White-throated Sparrow at Skaw. 9 Tree Sparrow at Ordaal. European Bee-eater at Haroldswick.

Out Skerries: 8 Tree Sparrow on the islands.

Central Mainland: 2 Eurasian Wigeon at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Quendale. 4 Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck and Coot at Loch of Hillwell. Barnacle Goose, 3 Sand Martin, House Martin and Swallow  at Loch of Spiggie. Second calendar year King Eider and Swallow at Ireland Beach.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland : Minke Whale at Dalsetter.

 

21st May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Tree Sparrow at Ordale. Jack Snipe, Cuckoo and Sedge Warbler at Halligarth.  Spotted Flycatcher at Bailasta. Lesser Whitethroat at Ordaal. Sparrowhawk at Valyie.

Yell: Pied Flycatcher, 2 Brambling and 2 Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Out Skerries: 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Common Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, Common Redpoll and Brambling on the islands.

North Mainland: Snow Bunting at Eshaness.

Central Mainland: 6 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Chaffinch at Mulla, Voe.  Lesser Redpoll at Brae.

West Mainland: Chaffinch at Fogrigarth, West Biurrafirth.

South Mainland: Blackcap at Sumburgh. European Stonechat at Fleck.Pied Flycatcher at Boddam. Ring-necked Duck and 3 Goosander at Loch of Hillwell. 2 Iceland Gull at Bakkasetter.2 Red-crested Pochard at Loch of Brow. 3 Blackcap and Tree Pipit at Geosetter.   Wryneck  at Ireland. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Hoswick Burn. 2 Redpoll sp. at Swinister.

 

20th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Brambling at Halligarth. White-billed Diver, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 7 Tree Sparrow at Norwick. Carrion Crow at Holsen's Road.  White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness.

Fetlar: Common Redpoll at Glebe.

Whalsay: Reed Bunting at Skaw.

Foula: European Bee-eater at Ham.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Gremista. 2 Siskin at catfirth. Male Reed Bunting at Sullom Voe Terminal.

South Mainland:.Goosander at Scatness. Cuckoo, 2 Blackcap , 3 Willow Warbler and Common Redpoll at Dalsetter. Marsh Harrier at Central Dunrossness. and later at Clumlie. Wryneck and Lapland Bunting at Ireland. 3 Swallow at Hoswick. Willow Warbler at Hoswick Burn. Sedge Warbler at Swinister Burn.  2 Blackcap and 2 Siskin at Swinister.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Yell: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) seen off West Yell.

 

19th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Tree Sparrow at Ordaal. White-throated Sparrow at Gardie. 2 White-billed Diver, Long-eared Owl and Reed Bunting at Norwick. Wood Sandpiper at Skaw.

Yell: 3 Tree Sparrow, Brambling and 6 Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Shelduck at the Houb.

Bressay: Snow Bunting at Noss NNR.

Burra: 8 Knot at Bannamin.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo and Redpoll sp. at Clickimin. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Laxobiggin.

South Mainland:.Tree Sparrow at Toab. 3 Goosander.  Ring-necked Duck and 2 Iceland Gull at Hillwell. 2 Red Crested Pochard at Loch of Brow. Robin at Dalsetter. 14 Barnacle Goose, Wryneck and Lapland Bunting at Ireland.  Sedge Warbler and 4 Siskin at Swinister Burn.

 

18th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 7 Mute Swan at Loch of Snarravoe. 2 Tree Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow at Ordaal. Long-eared Owl, Reed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Hawfinch and Brambling at Baltasound.

Yell: Robin, Tree Pipit, 2 Tree Sparrow and Lesser Redpoll at Hillend, Mid Yell. 2 Mute Swan at Gutcher.

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Dale of Walls.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at East Nesting. Siskin at Stendaal, South Nesting. Rough-legged Buzzard at Lang Kames. Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Robin Tree Pipit and 2 Redpoll sp. at Brae. Pied Flycatcher at Busta. 2 Carrion Crow at Scatsta.

South Mainland:  Rook at Scatness.  Ring-necked Duck and Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh. Cuckoo at Scousburgh. Snow Bunting at Ireland. 3 Siskin at Swinister Burn.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Burra: Humpback Whale off South Havra.

 

17th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Fetlar: : Pied Flycatcher and Song Thrush at Funzie.

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

Bressay: Wood Warbler at Noss NNR.

North Mainland: Cuckoo on Ronas Hill.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Skerries: 2 Minke Whale seen on Skerrries Ferry crossing.

 

16th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Marrister.

Foula: 2 ringed Snow Goose on the island.

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Large whale sp. Voe of Dale.

Insect Sightings:

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

 

15th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

West Mainland: Minke Whale at Huxter.

 

14th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

North Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Ronas Voe.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

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

 

13th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Bressay: Blackcap, 3 Brambling and Siskin at Voehead.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

 

12th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Marrister. Dunnock at Skaw.

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

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

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

 

11th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Yell: 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Cuckoo at Symbister. Kestrel at Sandwick.

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

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatstoe.

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

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

 

10th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Symbister.

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

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

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

 

9th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Unst: European Stonechat at Skaw. Whinchat at Valyie.

Yell: Barnacle Goose at Gloup.

Foula: Rustic Bunting at Ham.

Whalsay: Common Whitethroat at Newpark. Wryneck at Symbister.

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

Central Mainland: Male Marsh Harrier at Catfirth.

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

 

8th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Iceland Gull at Vatster.

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

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

West Mainland: Male Hooded Merganser at Loch of Stanevatster.

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

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

 

7th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Brambling at Baltasound.

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

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

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

Out Skerries: Risso's Dolphin off Housay.

 

6th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Brei Wick, Lerwick.

 

5th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Cullivoe. Brambling at Mid Yell.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

4th May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

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

 

3rd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

West Mainland: Sedge Warbler at West Burrafirth.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

2nd May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Linnet at Hammister.

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

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Skeld

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

South Mainland: 3 Lapland Bunting on Mousa.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

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

 

1st May 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Green Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail at Burns.

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

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

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

 

 

30th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Green Sandpiper at Brough.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin. at Breiwick, Lerwick.

 

29th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Trondra: Kestrel on the island.

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

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

 

27th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Bressay: Brambling at Voehead.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

28th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

Bressay: Brambling on Noss NNR.

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

26th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Skaw.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

25th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Marsh Harrier at Mid Yell.

Foula: Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Hametoun.

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

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

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

 

24th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Fetlar: Swallow at Funzie.

Bressay: Black Redstart at Noss NNR.

Yell: Adult White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

North Mainland: White-billed Diver at Fethaland.

West Mainland: Male Mandarin Duck at Loch of Watsness.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

Seal Sightings:

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

Insect Sightngs:

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

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23rd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Minke Whale at Skaw.

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22nd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Siskin at Ordaal.

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

21st April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

South Mainland: Risso's Dolphin at Dalsetter.

 

20th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siskin at Ordale.

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

Insect Sightings:

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

 

18th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Saltness. Water Rail at Skaw.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

19th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Trondra: Dunnock on the island.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

17th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Fetlar: 2 Gadwall at Funzie.

Whalsay: Goldcrest at Skaw.

Bressay: Goldfinch at Voehead.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

16th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Out Skerries: Chiffchaff and Mistle Thrush on the islands.

Offshore: Sparrowhawk at 100km ENE of Unst.

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

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

 

15th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival of Wheatear throughout the islands.

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

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

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

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

North Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtail at Braewick.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Boddam.

 

14th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Foula: 2 Swallow on the island.

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

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

 

13th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

 

12th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Great Tit at Norwick.

Fetlar: Blue Tit at Baelans.

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

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

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

 

11th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

 

10th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Voehead.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

9th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

Trondra: Chiffchaff on the island.

North Mainland: 35 Snow Bunting at Eshaness.

West Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Skeld.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

8th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Immature Iceland Gull at Burrafirth.

West Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtail at Skeld.

Central Mainland: Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

7th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

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

 

6th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

 

5th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Linnet at Stendaal, South Nesting.

South Mainland:Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie.

 

4th April 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Great Tit at East Yell.

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

 

3rd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Great Tit at East Yell.

Bressay: Goldcrest at Voehead.

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

Insect Sightings:

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

 

2nd April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Insect Sightings:

Unst: 6 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Common Wasp at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 3 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Sandwick.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

1st April 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

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

 

 

31st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Hebrew Character at Sandwick.

 

30th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Whalsay: 2 Risso's Dolphin off Symbister.

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

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Hebrew Character at Hillend, Mid Yell.

 

29th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

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

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

 

28th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

 

27th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Goose at North Sandwick.

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

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

 

26th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Great Tit and Blue Tit at Norwick.

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Mid Yell.

Foula: Goldcrest, Dunnock and Linnet on the island.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk and 7 Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 7 Blue Tit at Eswick.

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

 

25th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Central Mainland: Male Green-winged Teal at Sweening.

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

 

24th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

 

23rd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Bressay: Blue Tit at Voehead.

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

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

 

22nd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Bressay: Sparrowhawk and 6 Brambling at Voehead.

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

South Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoter at Quendale.

 

21st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Snow Bunting at Westing.

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

West Mainland: Snow Bunting at Trolligarts

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

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

 

20th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Central Mainland: Shelduck at Whiteness.

 

19th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

West Mainland: Little Grebe at Elvister, Walls.

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

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

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: 4 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Boddam.

Trondra: 2 Hebrew character trapped overnight on the island.

Yell: 5 Hebrew Character trapped overnight at Mid Yell.

 

18th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Burra: Female Velvet Scoter at South Voe.

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

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

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

Insect Sightings:

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

 

17th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

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

 

16th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: White-billed Diver at Basta Voe.

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

 

15th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Micro-moth Acleris hyemana at Brae.

South Mainland: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Sandwick.

 

14th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

West Mainland: Chaffinch at Skeld.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

13th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

 

12th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

11th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 3 Blue Tit at Sandwick

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

9th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

 

10th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Foula: Canada Goose at Hametoun.

West Mainland: Male Goosander at the Houb, Walls.

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

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

 

8th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Green-winged Teal at Loch of Snarravoe.

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

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

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

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

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

 

7th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

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

Trondra: Water Rail and Goldfinch on the island.

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

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

 

6th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

 

5th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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