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.

 
19th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw. Golden Oriole at Halligarth. Golden Oriole at Cauldbeck. Barnacle Goose and Marsh Harrier at Budigarth.2 Black Kite at Baltasound. 6 House Martin at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Golden Oriole at Tripwelll.

South Mainland: Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. Gadwall, 3 Shoveler and Little Stint at Loch of Spiggie. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Scousburgh Hill, later seen at West Burrafirth (West Mainland). Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter.

Insect Sightings:

Widespread reports of small numbers of Red Admiral.

Unst: Painted Lady at Halligarth. Silver y at Millfield.

Central Mainland: Painted Lady and Early Bumblebee at Clickimin, Lerwick. Large White at Helendale. Silver y at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Painted Lady at Channerwick.

 
18th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Golden Oriole, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw. Cuckoo at Vaylie. Golden Oriole at Halligarth.

Fetlar: Wood Sandpiper and Bluethroat at Funzie.

Whalsay: Cuckoo at Skaw.

Out Skerries: Marsh Harrier on the islands. Red-backed Shrike on Housay and Bluethroat at Rocklea

Foula: Pallid Harrier and Immature White tailed Eagle on the island.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo and Wood Warbler at Kergord.

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Grutness. Golden Oriole at Virkie. Hobby at Toab. Tree Pipit at Quendale. Marsh Harrier at Brow Marsh. Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Swift and Yellow Wagtail at Loch of Spiggie. Cuckoo at Boddam. Whinchat at Geosetter. Cuckoo at Bigton. Whinchat at Swinister. Bluethroat at Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: 3 Red Admiral at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Painted Lady at Symbister.

South Mainland: Red Admiral at Sumburgh Quarry, 2 Red Admiral at Toab. 

 
17th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Sandwich Tern and Common Whitethroat at Norwick. Sandwich Tern and Blue-headed Wagtail at Skaw. Spotted Flycatcher at Baliasta. 2 Tree Sparrow at Baltasound.

Fetlar: Icterine Warbler at Houbie.

Whalsay: Golden Oriole at Skaw.

Out Skerries: River Warbler, Bluethroat, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Grey-headed Wagtail and Rustic Bunting on the islands. Nightjar on Housay. Long dead Glossy Ibis found on the islands.

Bressay: 2 Spotted Flycatcher and Rustic Bunting on Isle of Noss.

South Mainland: Bluethroat at Grutness. Bluethroat at Sumburgh Farm. Long-tailed Skua and Common Swift  at Boddam. Common Redstart  and Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Barnacle Goose at Loch of Spiggie. Bluethroat and Common Whitethroat at Sandwick.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Silver y trapped overnight at Boddam. Painted Lady and red Admiral at Brow. Red Admiral at Quendale. Red Admiral at Loch of Spiggie.Red Admiral at Levenwick. Painted Lady at Sandwick.

 
16th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Short-eared Owl at Hermaness. 10 Tree Sparrow at Vaylie. Marsh Harrier at Hermaness.

Foula: White-tailed Eagle (seen earlier at South Mainland) on the island and Bluethroat at Ham.

Whalsay: Spotted Flycatcher and Linnet at Marrister.

Out Skerries: Bluethroat on the islands.

Bressay: Sedge Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Isle of Noss.

Central Mainland: 5 Goosander at Weisdale Voe.

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Tree Pipit at Grutness. White-tailed Eagle at Hillwell and later at Bigton and Foula. 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Quendale. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Geosetter. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Bigton. Cuckoo at Fladdabister.

Insect Sightings:

West Mainland: Glaucous Shears trapped overnight at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Glaucous Shears trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
15th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 House Martin at Hermaness. 2 Sand Martin and House Martin at Burrafirth. 2 Tree Sparrow at Baltasound.

North Mainland: Cuckoo at Sullom.

West Mainland: 2 Hawfinch at Aith. 2 Common Sandpiper at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: White-billed Diver at Compass Head. Sedge Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Scatness. White-billed Diver at Dalsetter. White-tailed Eagle at Hillwell.  Little Egret at Loch of Spiggie.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Red Sworgrass trapped at Boddam overnight.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

Whalsay: Minke Whale at Skaw.

North Mainland: Pod of 3 Orca (unidentifed pod) at Eshaness.

 
14th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Chaffinch at Baltasound.

Yell: 8 Tree Sparrow at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Aith.

South Mainland: Carrion Crow at Grutness. 2 Siskin at Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

 
13th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Mandarin Duck at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe. 5 Goosander at Stromfirth. Great crested Grebe at Laxobiggin.

South Mainland: 2 Sandwich Tern at Virkie. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie. 3 Goosander at Boddam Voe. Adult Iceland Gull at Maywick.

 
12th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Brambling at Haroldswick. Carrion crow at Skaw.

Yell: Mandarin at Gutcher. 2 Carrion crow, 7 Tree Sparrow and Siskin at Mid Yell.

Foula: Green-winged Teal on the island.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at Hillwell. White-billed Diver at Laxo. Great Crested grebe at Sand Water, Laxobiggin.

South Mainland: 4 Carrion Crow at Sumburgh Head. Kestrel at Toab. Reed Warbler at Exnaboe. Green Sandpiper at Fleck. Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, Little Egret, Sand Martin and House Martin at Loch of Hillwell. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

 
11th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Woodcock at Hermaness. 2 Jackdaw and Spotted Flycatcher at Skaw. 5 Tree Sparrow at Norwick. Short-eared Owl at  Baltasound.

Yell: Mandarin at Gutcher.

Fetlar: 2 Bar-headed Goose at Funzie.

Whalsay: Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Skaw.

West Mainland: 10 Manx Shearwater and 33 Pomarine Skua at Watsness.

Central Mainland: Sedge Warbler and 2 Siskin at Law Lane, Lerwick. Lesser Redpoll at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Carrion Crow at Sumburgh Head. 2 Gadwall at Grutness. Wood Sandpiper at Scatness.  Sedge Warbler at Toab. Western Yellow Wagtail at Pool of Virkie. Sedge Warbler at Boddam. 2 Shoveler and 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Dalsetter. 4 Gadwall and Little Egret at Hillwell. 2 Dotterel at Bakkasetter. Knot at Loch of Spiggie. Hawfinch and Siskin at Bigton.

 
10th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Petester. 3 Carrion Crow at Burrafirth. Carrion Crow, Siskin and Chaffinch at Baltasound.

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull and 5 Tree Sparrow Mid Yell. Carrion Crow at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Common Sandpiper at Stanivatstoe Loch.

Central Mainland: Snow Bunting at Scalloway

South Mainland: 2 Dotterel at Bakkasetter. Common Sandpiper at Loch of Spiggie. Hawfinch at Bigton.

 
9th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Mandarin at Gutcher. Carrion Crow and 4 Tree Sparrow Mid Yell.

Foula: Woodchat Shrike on the island.

Central Mainland: Carrion Crow at East Voe, Scalloway.

South Mainland: Garganey at Loch of Spiggie. Long-tailed Skua at Clumlie.

 
8th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Carrion Crow at Skaw. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Ring Ouzel and 12 Siskin at Vaylie.13 Tree Sparrow at Millfield. Black-tailed Godwit at Haroldswick. 2 White-tailed Eagle at Hermaness.

Yell: Mandarin at Gutcher. Brambling and Siskin at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Immature White-tailed Eagle at Melby.

Central Mainland: Third calendar year Glaucous Gull at Voe.

South Mainland:Lesser whitethroat at Sumburgh.  Great Crested Grebe at Quendale. 2 Gadwall and Little Grebe at Hillwell. Garganey at Loch of Spiggie.

 
7th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 White-tailed Eagle at Hermaness. Ring Ouzel at Skaw. Reed Bunting at Norwick.

West Mainland: 2 Glossy Ibis at Norby.

Central Mainland: Brambling and 2 Siskin at Lower Voe.

South Mainland: Garganey at Hillwell.

 
6th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 White-tailed Eagle at Saxa Vord. Male Shoveler at Loch of Cliff.

Yell: Mandarin at Gutcher. Juvenile White-tailed Eagle at Arisdale.

Bressay: Blackcap and Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Sletts and later Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Pintail at Grutness. Greenshank at Loch of Spiggie.

 
5th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  White-billed Diver at East Hill. 3 Carrion Crow at Burrafirth. 2 Tree Sparrow at Vaylie. 2 Barnacle Goose at Haroldswick. Bar-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

Yell: Mandarin at Loch of Gutcher.

Fetlar: 2 Barnacle Goose at Tresta.

Trondra: Carrion Crow at West Trondra.

Bressay: Black

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff and Siskin at Lower Voe.

South Mainland: Sand Martin and Yellow Wagtail at Loch of Spiggie.

 
4th May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Arrival of Arctic Tern with tens of birds recorded at  Virkie Trondra and Lerwick .

Unst:  Ring Ouzel and Yellowhammer at Vaylie. Carrion Crow and 2 Brambling at Norwick. Glaucous Gull and 4 Carrion Crow at Skaw.

Fetlar: Black-tailed Godwit at Funzie.

Yell: Mandarin at Loch of Gutcher. Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Breckon.

Whalsay: Ring Ouzel and Tree Pipit at Skaw.

Bressay: Blackcap at Voehead.

West Mainland: Barnacle Goose at Norby.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Unst: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Belmont.​

 
3rd May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  3 Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound.  White-tailed Eagle at Hermaness NNR.

Yell: Mandarin at Loch of Gutcher.

Burra: Yellow Wagtail at Mill Pond, Burra.

Trondra: Male Blackcap on the island.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. Coot at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: 2 Common Tern at Grutness. 2 Gadwall, Iceland Gull and 2 House Martin at Virkie. Black-tailed Godwit at Ringasta. House Martin at Dalsetter. 2 Common Tern and Arctic Tern at Loch of Spiggie. Dunnock at Scousburgh.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

​South Mainland: Pod of 4 Orca (unidentified pod) tracked from Clevigarth to Levenwick.

 
2nd May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Barnacle Goose at Haroldswick. Ring Ouzel and Yellowhammer at Vaylie.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe. Redwing at Gutcher.

Whalsay: 3 White Wagtail at Challister.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway Willow Warbler at Clickimin. White Wagtail and Grey Wagtail at Gremista, Lerwick. Arctic Tern at Catfirth. Green-winged Teal at Grunna Water, South Nesting.

South Mainland: Common Redstart at Ireland, Bigton. Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 White Wagtail at Sanick. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Cunningsburgh, 

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

​South Mainland: Pod of 4 Orca (unidentified pod) tracked from Sumburgh to Noness.

 
1st May 2022

Bird Sightings:

Widespread reports of small numbers of Swallow

Unst:  Bar-headed Goose, Kestrel and Wryneck at Burrafirth. Carrion Crow at Skaw. 2 immature White-tailed Eagle at Norwick and later at Hermaness.

Yell: Carrion Crow, Willow Warbler, Siskin and Brambling at Mid Yell. 

North Mainland: 30 Snow Bunting at Ronas Hill.

Central Mainland: Common Tern, Willow Warbler, 3 Linnet and 3 Siskin at Clickimin. Common Tern at Lerwick Harbour. Goosander at Weisdale Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Reed Buntng at Virkie. 2 Common Tern at Quendale. Adult Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Scaup and Ring-necked Duck at Brow Loch. Coot and Common Tern at Spiggie Loch. 6 Carrion Crow at Geosetter.2 Common Tern at Sandwick. Willow Warbler and Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

​South Mainland: Pod of 4 Orca at Sunmburgh Head.

 
30th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  2 Glossy Ibis at Clivicast. Common Sandpiper at Haroldswick. 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and Ring Ouzel at Norwick. Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Skaw.

Whalsay: Carrion Crow at Skaw.

North Mainland: 2 Barnacle Goose at Eshaness.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 2 Knot at Virkie. 10 Carrion Crow at Fleck. 2 Shoveler at Huesbeck. 2 Shoveler, Glaucous Gull, 6 Swallow and 3 Sand Martin at Hillwell. Barnacle Goose at Ringasta.  Ring Ouzel at Peerie Voe, Spiggie. Adult Iceland Gull at Maywick.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

​South Mainland: Pod fo 6 Orca (unidentified pod) tracked from Sumburgh to Noness.

Whalsay: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentifed pod) in west sounds..

Unst: Pod of 3 Orca (unidentified pod) off Skaw

 
29th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  2 Glossy Ibis at Clivicast.

North Mainland: Hawfinch at Northmavine.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Scalloway. Green-winged Teal at Grunna Water. Garganey at Loch of Benston. 2 White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 7 Whimbrel, 8 Black-tailed Godwit Common Sandpiper and 2 Common Tern at Virkie.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Whalsay: Pod of 5 Risso's Dolphin off Skaw.

Out Skerries: Minke Whale off Vong Skerry.

Insect Sightings:

Out Skerries: Shetland Bumblebee on Housay.

South Mainland: Herald trapped overnight at Boddam.

 
28th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth. Hawfinch at Norwick.

Yell: 2 Swallow, Chiffchaff, Redwing, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin at Mid Yell.

Whalsay: Short-eared Owl at Challisterness.

Foula: 2 (ringed) Snow Goose on the island.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff and Black Redstart at The Sletts, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Arctic Skua at Grutness. 2 Knot, Sand Martin and Lesser Whitethroat at Virkie. Barnacle Goose,  Scaup, Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Spiggie. Immature White-tailed Eagle at Hoswick and later at Maywick. Chaffinch at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

South Mainland: Minke Whale at Sumburgh Head.

Insect Sightings:

Yell: Large White Butterfly at Mid Yell

West Mainland: Garden Carpet at West Burrafirth.

 
27th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth. White Wagtail at Haroldswick. 9 Snow Bunting at East Hill. Goosander, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Dunnock and Hawfinch at Norwick.

Burra: White Wagtail at Papil.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Kergord. 2 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe. 2 Siskin, 2 Common Redpoll and 2 Brambling at Brae.

South Mainland: 2 Swallow and White Wagtail at Grutness. 5 Shoveler, Whimbrel and Swallow at Scatness. Dunnock at Toab. Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, and 2 Linnet at Quendale. 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Swallow at Hillwell. Whimbrel and 2 Blackcap at Bakkasetter. Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Sand Martin and White Wagtail at Loch of Spiggie. Redpoll sp. and Brambling at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Yell: Minke Whale at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Minke Whale at Skaw.

Central Mainland: 10 dolphin sp. off the Knab, Lerwick.

 
26th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth.

West Mainland: 4 Brambling at Skeld.

Central Mainland: Greenshank at East Voe of Scalloway. 3 Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. Common/Arctic Tern at Whiteness.

South Mainland: Swallow, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, and 2 Linnet at Quendale. 5 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Swallow at Hillwell. 2 Shoveler, Scaup,  Ring-necked Duck and 3 Coot at Loch of Brow. Pintail at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Geosetter. Ring Ouzel and 2 Goldfinch at Hoswick.

 
25th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Ring Ousel at Skaw.

West Mainland: Pink-footed Goose, Whimbrel and 20 Knot at Effirth.

Central Mainland:. 2 Mandarin at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull, 2 White Wagtail and 3 Reed Bunting at Virkie. European Stonechat and 2 Reed Bunting at Scatness.  Red Kite  at Toab and later at Spiggie Loch. Barnacle Goose at Noss, Spiggie. Ring Ousel at Hoswick.

 
24th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Arctic Skua at Loch of Cliff. Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: 2 Glossy Ibis at Skaw.

Trondra: Redpoll sp. on the Island.

Central Mainland: 2 female Common Scoter at Lerwick Harbour. 2 Mandarin at Tingwall Loch. 2 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Dalsetter.  Red Kite seen at Boddam and later at Hillwell and Loch of Spiggie.  Iceland Gull at Quendale. 3 Black-tailed Godwit, Sand Martin and 2 Swallow at Hillwell. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. Barnacle Goose and Glaucous Gull at Noss, Spiggie. Pintail at Loch of Spiggie.

 
23rd April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Dunnock and  Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Burrafirth.

Yell: Blackcap and 4 Brambling at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Redpoll, Goldfinch and 8 Brambling at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 1 Knot and 22 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Gadwall, Pintail, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Swallow  at Hillwell. Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow. Hawfinch at Bakkasetter. Barnacle Goose at Noss. Spiggie.

 
22nd April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Sellaness. 8 Brambling at Cullivoe.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Sandness.

Central Mainland: Willow warbler and 2 Siskin at Clickimin Loch.

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Scatness. Blackcap at Quendale. Pintail, Gadwall and Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Hawfinch at Bakkasetter. 2 Iceland Gull at Setter Marsh, Loch of Spiggie.

 
21st April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Carrion Crow, 2 Brambling and Greenfinch at Mid Yell. 8 Brambling at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 2 Knot at the Houb.

Central Mainland: Blackcap at Scalloway.

South Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Sumburgh Airport. Iceland Gull at Dalsetter.  Red Kite seen at Scousburgh, then Boddam and later at Bigton. Chiffchaff, Redwing and Brambling at Geosetter.

 
20th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard and Greenfinch at Norwick. Great Tit and Hawfinch at Vaylie. Kestrel at Saxa Vord.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

North Mainland: 2 Glossy Ibis at Hillswick.

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

South Mainland: Sedge Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shoveler and Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. House Martin at Quendale. Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Loch of Spiggie.  Greenshank and Arctic Skua at Dalsetter. Arctic Skua at Mossy Hill.  Grasshopper Warbler (found dead) at Mousa. Goldfinch at Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Burra: Large whale sp. off Oxna.

 
19th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Red Kite at Clingera, near Sand Water. Hawfinch at Lower Voe. Blackcap, Siskin and Goldfinch at Sandgarth. 6 Siskin at Brae.

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Scatness. Pintail and Swallow at Pool of Virkie. Adult White-tailed Eagle at Bakkasetter (later seen at Girlsta (central Mainland) and Huxter (West Mainland)). Swallow and Lesser Whitethroat at Quendale. Pintail at Hillwell. Iceland Gull at Noss. Blackcap at Geosetter. Black Redstart at Leebitton. Rook at The Wart, Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Whalsay: pod of 3 Orca (unidentified pod) at Skaw.

 
18th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Gadwall and Pintail at Haroldswick.

Yell: 2 Hawfinch at West Sandwick. 20 Brambling at Mid Yell.

Trondra: 2 Hawfinch on the island.

Foula: Red Kite on the island.

West Mainland: Hawfinch at Walls.

Central Mainland: 2 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Swallow at Scord. Jack Snipe and 2 Blackcap at Ireland. 2 White Wagtail at Hoswick Burn. 25 Siskin and Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

 
17th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Greenland White-fronted Goose and Kestrel at Haroldswick. Dunnock, 3 Hawfinch and 25 Brambling at Millfield, Norwick.

Yell: 30 Brambling at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch and 40 Brambling at Scalloway. 20 Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. White Wagtail at Weisdale. House Martin at Lower Voe.  2 Hawfinch and 38 Brambling at Mulla, Voe. Goldfinch  and 5 Siskin at Brae. Hawfinch at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: Dunnock and  Goldfinch at Sumburgh Head. Dunnock at Sumburgh Quarry. 3 Shoveler, Gadwall, Black-tailed Godwit, White Wagtail, 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit, Hawfinch and Goldfinch at Scatness. Hawfinch at Toab. 2 Black-tailed Godwit and Hawfinch at Hillwell. Jack Snipe at Quendale. Iceland Gull at Bakkasetter. 2 Shoveler, Jack Snipe and Lesser Whitethroat at Loch of Spiggie. . Dunnock at Channerwick.  Goldfinch and Hawfinch at Sandwick. Goldfinch, 2 Siskin and 30 Brambling at Cunningsburgh. 50 Brambling at Ocraquoy.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 10-spot Ladybird at Scalloway.

 
16th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Hawfinch at Ordale.

Central Mainland: 4 Hawfinch at Weisdale. 50 Brambling at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 3 Hawfinch at Exnaboe. 2 Whimbrel at Dalsetter. White-fronted Goose and 2 Scaup at Brow Loch. 2 White Wagtail at Quendale. 3 Shoveler at Hillwell. Siskin and Hawfinch at Sandwick.

 
15th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Whimbrel, Long-eared Owl and 3 Hawfinch at Norwick. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Haroldswick.

Yell: Siskin at Mid Yell.

Out Skerries: 46 Chiffchaff, 35 Song Thrush and 58 Robin on the islands.

Central Mainland: 4 Hawfinch at Weisdale. 2 Hawfinch at Sandgarth. 2 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 3 Hawfinch at Exnaboe. Hawfinch at Sandwick.

 
14th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Widespread arrival across the islands of small numbers of Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Brambling with several Willow Warbler and Blackcap also reported.

Unst: Dunnock at Norwick. Harrier sp. at Lund. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Haroldswick.

Yell: Mistle Thrush and 2 Hawfinch at Mid Yell. 5 Reed Bunting at West Sandwick.

Fetlar: Siskin at Stakkafletts.

Trondra: 2 Hawfinch on the island

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Sound, Lerwick. 2 Hawfinch at North Road, Lerwick. 3 Hawfinch at Kalliness, Weisdale. Hawfinch at South Nesting. 2 Hawfinch at Sandgarth. Barnacle Goose and Male Hen Harrier at Toft. Siskin and 2 Hawfinch at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh. Swallow and 2 Hawfinch at Scatness. 6 Hawfinch at Exnaboe. Hawfinch at Toab. 2 Reed Bunting at Geosetter. Glaucous Gull at Ireland. Grasshopper Warbler at Noness. Dunnock at Ocraquoy. 2 Hawfinch at Wester Quarff.

 
13th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Ring Ouzel and Hawfinch at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Lesser Redpoll at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 18 Goldcrest, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush and 16 Robin at Sumburgh/Grutness. White Wagtail at Swinister Burn.

 
12th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Greenland White-fronted Goose at Haroldswick.

Yell: Woodpigeon at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Brough.

Trondra: 2 Woodpigeon on the island.

West Mainland: 2 Arctic Redpoll at Clousta.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Song Thrush at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Yell: pod of 4 Orca (unidentfiied pod) tracked from Yell Sound to West Sandwick

 
11th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male King Eider at Bluemull Sound.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Mid Yell. Song Thrush at Camb.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Brough.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at South Nesting. Wood Pigeon at Loch of Voe. Song Thrush at Mulla, Voe.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Whalsay: Minke Whale at Skaw

 
10th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Peregrine at Mid Yell.

Whalsay:

South Mainland: Small number of Puffin ashore at Sumburgh Head. Greenshank at Loch of Spiggie.

 
9th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Creedyknowe. 

South Mainland: Swallow at Dalsetter. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick.

 
8th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Black Duck at Loch of Cliff.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Creedyknowe.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Pullar's Loch.

South Mainland: Hawfinch at Sandwick.

 
7th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Gulberwick. Male Shoveler at Pullar's Loch. 2 Siskin at North Road, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Male Hawfinch at Scousburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

 
6th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Snow Bunting at Keen of Hamar.

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Hamnavoe.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Creadyknowe.

South Mainland: Male Hawfinch at Bigton

 
5th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Black Duck at Loch of Cliff.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose at Creadyknowe.

Central Mainland: 25 Knot at the Sletts, Lerwick.

South Mainland:Goldfinch at Virkie.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

south/Central Mainland: 7 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Sumburgh head to South Nesting Bay.

 
4th April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Reed Bunting at Norwick.

Fetlar: Grey Plover at Houbie.

Whalsay: 3 Snow Goose between Creedyknowe and Challister.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Graven. 7 Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta Airport.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. Juvenile European White-fronted Goose at Fleck. Lapland Bunting at Hillwell. 2 Iceland Gull at Spiggie

 
3rd April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Woodlark at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 7 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick. Male Bullfinch at Ocraquoy.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus at Mossbank.

 
2nd April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Norwick. American Black Duck at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Woodlark at Mulla, Voe. 5 Snow Goose at Kirkabister.

South Mainland: 4 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick. Male Bullfinch at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Unst: 4 orca (unidentified pod) at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentified pod) at Mavis Grind.

 
1st April 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: White-billed Diver at Breckon.Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Wheatear at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Woodlark at Mulla, Voe. Grey Wagtail at Voe.

South Mainland: Puffin at Sumburgh Head. 2 Common Scoter and 3 Snow Bunting at Scatness. Puffin at Dalsetter. Iceland Gull and Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid at Hillwell. Wheatear at Scousburgh. 3 Pied Wagtail at Ireland. Goldcrest and 2 Common Redpoll at Swinister, Sandwick. Chiffchaff and Bullfinch at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Whalsay: Minke Whale off Challister Ness.

Out Skerries: 2 Risso's Dolphin off Housay.

West Mainland: Pod of 2 Orca (unidentified pod) and 3 Risso's Dolphin at Wick of Watsness.

South Mainland: Pod of 3 Orca (unidentified pod) east of Levenwick.

 
31st March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Woodlark at Mulla, Voe. Barnacle Goose at Voe.

South Mainland: Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Central Mainland: pod of 5 Orca (unidentified pod) in Yell Sound at Toft. Humpback Whale off North Nesting.

 
30th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Lamba Ness. 'Scandinavian' Rock Pipit at Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: 29 Knot at Sletts, Lerwick.  Woodlark at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Great Tit at Hoswick.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Central Mainland: Sperm Whale at Whiteness Voe.  Later moved out towards open sea

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Dotted Border at Voe.

 
29th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 25 Knot at Sletts, Lerwick.  Woodlark at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Goldcrest at Swinister, Sandwick.  Egyptian Goose at Sandwick.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Central Mainland: Sperm Whale at Whiteness Voe. 

Terrestrial Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: Bat sp. at Sullom Voe Terminal.

 
28th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick. Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Reed Bunting at Ordaal.

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Bressay: 2 Siskin at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Woodlark at Mulla, Voe. 5 Siskin at Brae.

South Mainland: 17 Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. Wheatear at Dunrossness. Linnet at Scousburgh. Common Redpoll at Swinister. Egyptian Goose at Sandwick.

Marine Mammal sightings: 

Yell/North Mainland: 6 Orca (27s pod) tracked from Aywick to Yell Sound and North Roe.

Central Mainland: Sperm Whale at Whiteness Voe. 

 
27th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Dunnock at Burrafirth.

Bressay: Goldcrest and Siskin at Voehead.

South Mainland: Wheatear at Dunrossness.  Green-winged Teal at Hillwell. 2 Shelduck at Hoswick. Egyptian Goose, 3 Pink-footed Goose and Chaffinch at Sandwick. 2 Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal sightings:  Sperm Whale continues to reside at northern end of Whiteness Voe.  The welfare of the animal is under constant review.  

 
26th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Haroldswick. Dunnock at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Pink-footed Goose at Skaw.

North Mainland: 5 Chaffinch at Gluss. 3 Siskin at Bardister.

Central Mainland: 24 Knot at Breiwick, Lerwick. 5 Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Lower Voe.

South Mainland: Common Buzzard at Clumlie. Great Tit, Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail at Swinister Burn. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy.

Marine Mammal sightings: 

Central Mainland: Sperm Whale  at Whiteness Voe. 

 
25th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Halligarth.

Whalsay: Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Skaw.

North Mainland: Siskin at Bardister.

Marine Mammal sightings:

Central Mainland:  Sperm Whale at Whiteness Voe. 

South Mainland: 2 Orca (unidentifed pod) off Sumburgh Head.

 
24th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 13 Siskin at Hillend, Mid Yell. 

North Mainland: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Helga Water, near Hillswick.  

Central Mainland: Goldfinch at South Nesting, and another at Bakland, Lerwick.  

South Mainland: Drake Ringed-neck Duck, Great White Egret and Canada Goose all at south end of Spiggie loch/Setter marsh.  Green-winged Teal and Rook at Hillwell. Hawfinch at Ocraquoy.  5 Snow Bunting at Scatness. 

Marine Mammal sightings:  Sperm Whale continues to reside at northern end of Whiteness Voe.  The welfare of the animal is under constant review.  

 
23rd March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Chiffchaff and a Robin at Otterswick, and an Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. 

Whalsay: Goldcrest at Skaw. 

North Mainland: 9 Snow Bunting at Eshaness lighthouse.

Central Mainland: Brambling at Mulla, Voe, and 2 Chiffchaff and a Blackcap at Lower Voe. 

South Mainland: Drake Ringed-neck Duck at Setter Marsh, Great White Egret still at NW Spiggie.  3rd calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.  Singing Chiffchaff at Hoswick Burn.  

Marine Mammal sightings:  Sperm Whale still at Whiteness Voe.   

 
22nd March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull and Brambling still Mid Yell.  Woodpigeon and Robin at Camb.  

Whalsay: 2 Kestrel at Marrister.

North Mainland: 9 Snow Bunting at Eshaness lighthouse.

West Mainland: 7 Knot at Effirth. 

South Mainland: Drake Ringed-neck Duck at Setter Marsh, Great White Egret still at NW Spiggie.  3 Stonechat, Robin, and Pied Wagtail at Sumburgh.  

Marine Mammal sightings:  Sperm Whale still in Whiteness Voe. 

 
21st March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull and Brambling still Mid Yell.  

Whalsay: 2 Kestrel at Marrister.

North Mainland: 9 Snow Bunting at Eshaness lighthouse.

West Mainland: 7 Knot at Effirth. 

South Mainland: Drake Ringed-neck Duck at Setter Marsh, Great White Egret still at NW Spiggie.  Grey Wagtail at Hoswick Burn, and Dunnock at Swinister, Sandwick.  

Marine Mammal sightings:  Sperm Whale initially sighted off Scalloway, and Hamnavoe, was later spotted resting in Whiteness Voe.  Its distinctive blow when breathing, could be seen very well from the road.  

 
19th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Iceland Gull still at Mid Yell.  

Whalsay: Common Buzzard from Unst, was seen at Skaw today, along with a Black Redstart. 

Central Mainland:  6 Redpoll sp. at Longland, Lerwick. 

South Mainland: Goldcrest at Dalsetter. 

 
20th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Grey Wagtail at West Sandwick. 

Whalsay: Chiffchaff's at Skaw, and Houb, along with 70 Purple Sandpipers. 

Central Mainland:  Chiffchaff and 5 Woodpigeon at Kergord, Grey wagtail and Lesser Black-backed Gull at lower Kergord.  

South Mainland: 3 Siskin and 8 Chaffinch at Sandwick. 78 Turnstone, 56 Purple Sandpipers, 12 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, Sanderling, and c300 gulls feeding in surf (mainly Herring and Common).  Great Tit and Chiffchaff at Levenwick.  Great White Egret still NW Spiggie.  Chiffchaff at Dalsetter.  Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness, and Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head.  

Marine Mammal Sightings:  27's Orca pod first seen off Mossbank in the morning, before moving southwards as far as Vidlin Voe, before heading northwards again, last sighting from Dury Voe.  

 
18th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  Common Buzzard at Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Siskin at Mulla, Voe. Siberian Chiffchaff at Clickimin, Lerwick. 

South Mainland: Siskin at Cunningsburgh, and Woodcock at Geosetter. 

Marine Mammal sightings:  27's pod of Orca were seen at Toft, before travelling southwards during the day.  They were last reported from Dales Voe, near Lerwick as light fell.  

 
17th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 3rd calendar year Iceland at Mid Yell.  

Central Mainland: 3rd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Mossbank. Siberian Chiffchaff still at Clickimin, and Common Redpoll at Murrayston, in Lerwick.  

South Mainland: Great White Egret, Common Buzzard and Canada Goose at Loch of Spiggie.  Peregrine nr Clumlie.

 
16th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst:  Common Buzzard at Burrafirth.

Yell: Siskin at Cullivoe, and Rook, Brambling, 10 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 

Whalsay: Woodcock at Skaw. 

Central Mainland: 3 Long-tailed Ducks and 6 Purple Sandpipers off Fjara, and  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 2 Robins at Clickimin, Lerwick. 

South Mainland: Woodcock, 3 Stonechat, 5 Robin, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail, 3 Snow Buntings, and 2 Chaffinch at Sumburgh.  Great White Egret, Common Buzzard and Canada Goose at Loch of Spiggie.  Woodpigeon near Bakkasetter.  Chiffchaff at Geosetter. Goldcrest at Swinister, and Siskin, Chaffinch and 2 Robin at Sandwick. Goldcrest and Chaffinch at Orcraquoy. 

Marine Mammal sightings:  Pod of Orca sighted by fishermen, off Hildasay, heading south this morning. 

 
15th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Woodpigeon and Pied Wagtail at Hermaness.

Yell: Pied Wagtail at Cullivoe. Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Jack Snipe at Copister.

Central Mainland: Dunnock at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Mistle Thrush at Dalsetter. Great White Egret  and Common Buzzard at Loch of Spiggie.  Chiffchaff and Siskin at Swinister, Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

North Mainland: 6 Orca (65s pod) in Sullom Voe and seen at Ollaberry and Skea.

 
14th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Common Buzzard at Burrafirth, Mistle Thrush at Northdale. 

Yell: Iceland Gull, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and 10 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. Snow Bunting and Robin at Gutcher.   

Whalsay: Black Redstart at Simbister, and Woodpigeon, Robin, and Stonechat at Skaw.  2 Pied Wagtail at Vatshoull.  

Central Mainland:  Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff, Robin, Brambling and 8 Chaffinch at Trondra. 

South Mainland: Robin, Brambling and Woodpigeon at Hoswick burn.  Great White Egret and Canada Goose at Spiggie.  Ring-necked Duck and 3 Scaup still Loch of Brow.  Green-winged Teal, 2 Coot, Rook and Song Thrush at Hillwell.  4 Pied Wagtails at Virkie, with another at Quendale. 

Marine Mammal Sightings:  Pod of Orca reported in Aith Voe in morning.  They travelled westwards until last reported off Huxter, Sandness later in afternoon.  

 
13th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

West Mainland: Golden Plover heard in song flight, and pair of Ringed Plover on territory at West Burrafirth.  Iceland Gull at Loch of Collaster, Sandness looks to be bird from West Burrafirth Pier. Pied Wagtail at Norby beach, and another at Melby beach, with a Chiffchaff there too.   2 Woodcock at Da Gairdins O'Sand.  

Central Mainland:  6 Redpoll sp. at Longland, Lerwick. 

South Mainland: Woodcock and Snow Bunting at Quendale.  Green-winged Teal still at Hillwell.  3 Common Scoter at West Voe.  Common Buzzard at Setter, and Great White Egret at Spiggie Loch.  2 Coot, 4 Moorhen and Goldeneye at Setter Marsh. 

 
12th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Whalsay: Jackdaw at Vatshoull.

North Mainland: 5 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Goldcrest and European Stonechat at Grutness. Chiffchaff at Scatness.  Great White Egret  at Loch of Spiggie.  Chiffchaff at Bigton. Pied Wagtail and 2 Brambling at Cunningsburgh.

 
11th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Siskin at Baltasound.

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

Whalsay: Goldcrest and European Stonechat at Skaw. Goldcrest at Symbister.

North Mainland: 6 Chaffinch and Brambling at Gluss.

South Mainland: Great White Egret  and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. Pink-footed Goose and adult Iceland Gull at Sandwick.

 
10th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Dunnock at Norwick.

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Chiffchaff at Camb.

Central Mainland: Jackdaw and 30 Redwing at Kergord. Water Rail at Stromfirth.

South Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Grutness. Siskin at Toab. Green-winged Teal, second calendar year Iceland Gull and second calendar year  'Viking' Gull at Hillwell.   Great White Egret and 2 Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. 21 Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

 
9th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick.

Yell:  Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull  at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Shoveler at Pullars Loch, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Grutness.  Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Adult Iceland Gull at Sandwick. 21 Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

 
8th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Song Thrush, Brambling and 2 Snow Bunting at Norwick.

Yell: Water Rail and 7 Chaffinch at Breckon. Third calendar year Iceland Gull , 7 chaffinch and Brambling at Mid Yell. Second calendar year Galucous Gull and Snow Bunting at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Pied Wagtail at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Shoveler at Pullars Loch, Lerwick.

South Mainland:   Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. 12 Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

 
7th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Water Rail at Breckon.

South Mainland:  2 European Stonechat at West Voe of Sumburgh. Great White Egret and Hen Harrier at Loch of Spiggie. Goldcrest at Swinister, Sandwick. 8 Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

 
6th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland:  2 European Stonechat at West Voe of Sumburgh. Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Swinister, Sandwick.

Marine Mammals:

Central Mainland: 7 Orca (27s pod) followed from Gulberwick to Laxo.

 
5th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Scaup at Loch of Cliff.  5 Chaffinch at Uyeasound. Brambling at Norwick.

Yell: Third calendar year iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

North Mainland: Snowy Owl at Ronas Hill.

West Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Sand. Third calendar year Iceland Gull at West Burrairth.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Compass head.  European Stonechat at West Voe of Sumburgh. Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Cunningsburgh.

 
4th March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 4 Scaup and White-tailed Eagle at Loch of Cliff. 5 Common Scoter at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Stromfirth.

South Mainland: 3 European Stonechat at Virkie. Male Goosander and Great White Egret at Loch of Spiggie.

 
3rd March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Great White Egret at West Sandwick. Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush at Gulberwick.

South Mainland: 3 Pink-footed Goose at Swinister, Sandwick.

 
2nd March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Widespread reports of Skylark singing on Unst, Yell, Central Mainland, South Mainland and Bressay.

Unst: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Baltasound.

Yell: 3 Snow Bunting at Lumbister.

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

West Mainland: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Male Goosander at East Voe, Scalloway.

South Mainland: 2 European Stonechat at West Voe of Sumburgh.

 
1st March 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Iceland Gull (Adult and second calendar year)  and Glaucous Gull at Basta Voe. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Water Rail and Chaffinch at Breckon. 4 Bar-tailed Godwit at Galtigarth.

Central Mainland: Robin, Chaffinch and 3 Brambling at Bakland, Lerwick. 

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at West Voe of Sumburgh. Green-winged Teal and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Hillwell. Ring-necked Duck and 3 Scaup at Brow Loch. Male Goosander, Little Grebe and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Loch of Spiggie.  Adult Iceland Gull at Channerwick.  3 Skylark at Hoswick.

Marine Mammals:

Central Mainland: Pod of Orca (unspecified number, unidentifed pod) at Vidlin.

 
28th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Gossa Water.  Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Robin at Gutcher. 

Central Mainland:  Drake Shoveler and pair Goldeneye at Pullars Loch, with 3 Chaffinch, 3 Bramblings and a Robin at Bakland, Lerwick.  Pair of Red-throated Divers at Tingwall Loch. 

West Mainland: Pink-footed Goose returned to Effirth.  

Marine Mammals: Pod of Orca seen moving between Muckle Roe, Aith and Olna Firth this afternoon.  

 
26th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland:  2nd calendar year Iceland at Holmsgarth.  

West Mainland: 3rd calendar year Iceland still at West Burrafirth.  Red-throated Diver on Hulma Water.  Flock of Fieldfare remain at Effirth. 

 
27th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Immature Glaucous Gull at Mid Yell Voe, and 4 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. 

Central Mainland:  Report of Night Heron at Fogralea, Nr. Clickimin Loch, Lerwick. Goosander flew east past Mossbank.  Adult Iceland Gull at Kergord.  

West Mainland: 3rd calendar year Iceland still at West Burrafirth.  Velvet Scoter still Effirth.

South Mainland:  2 Iceland Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gull (first of year).   

Marine Mammals:  Reports of orca at Sweening/Dale/Collafirth, and at Weisdale Voe. 

 
25th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Drake Goosander still at Sand Water, Gutcher.  Adult and 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, Great Northern Diver, Sparrowhawk and 7 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.  9 Great Northern Diver at North Sandwick.  

North Mainland:  Flocks of Fieldfare, Redwing, Starling and Curlew around Hillswick area.  

Bressay: 10 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, and a Robin at Voehead. 

Central Mainland: 6 Common Scoter at East Burra.  7 Slavonian Grebe at Wadbister.  c80 Fieldfare at Gott. Drake Shoveler still at Pullars Loch, and Goldeneye at Clickimin, Lerwick.  

West Mainland: 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull still at West Burrafirth. c340 Fieldfare at Aith, c150 Fieldfare at Effirth.  Red-throated Divers evident on fresh water lochs.  

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Ireland. 

Marine Mammal news:  Pod of Orca, were seen firstly in Aith, then proceeded onwards to Brae before last being seen off Muckle Roe.  Identified at 27's pod.  

 
24th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland at Mid Yell. 2 Skylarks at Breckon, Robin and Chaffinch at Gutcher.  

Central Mainland:  2 Chaffinch each at Twagoes and Bakland, Lerwick.  Pink-footed goose at Scatsta airfield.

West Mainland: Pink-footed Goose and Velvet Scoter still Effirth.  3rd calendar year Iceland still at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Water Rail at Sandwick. 

Marine Mammal news:  4 Harbour Porpoise seen off North Sandwick, Yell. 

 
23rd February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2nd calendar gull still at Mid Yell. 

Central Mainland: Drake Shovelver still at Pullars Loch Lerwick. 

West Mainland: Pink-footed Goose still Effirth.  c200 Oystercatchers in Bixter.  3rd calendar year Iceland Gull still West Burrafirth.  

 
22nd February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Grey Plover still Cullivoe.  Iceland Gull, Sparrowhawk, 10 Chaffinch and Robin at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland:  2nd calendar year Iceland Gull at Whiteness.

West Mainland: Todd's Canada Goose (Interior) relocated at Twatt.  Pink-footed Goose still Effirth.  

 
21st February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Grey Plover at Cullivoe.  Immature Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

West Mainland:  3rd calendar year Iceland still at West Burrafirth. Canada and Pink-footed Goose at Effirth seen in poor light.  

South Mainland: Drake Green-winged Teal still Hillwell along with Carrion Crow.  Drake Ringed-neck Duck still Loch of Brow.  Adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Quendale.  

 
20th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell:  Skylark at North Sandwick, and Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

West Mainland: 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull still present in West Burrafirth Voe.

 
18th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, Laxa Burn, Mild Yell.  White-billed Diver off Gloup Head.  

Whalsay:  Sparrowhawk at Skaw. 

West Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoter Weisdale Voe. c300 Fieldfare and Velvet Scoter still Effirth.

South Mainland: Drake Green-winged Teal still Hillwell, with 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull, and 3rd Calendar Year Iceland Gull.  Drake Ringed-neck Duck still Loch of Brow, with 3 Scaup.   Drake Goosander, 2 Coot, Little Grebe, female Scaup at Setter Marsh, Spiggie.  Peregrine over Loch of Brow.  Water Rail at Virkie Willows and Grutness pool.

Marine mammals news:  c10 Harbour Porpoise off Vevoe, Whalsay.  

 
19th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Boat survey off northern isles: White-billed Diver in Colegrove sound.  3 drake King Eiders (2 adult/4thcy, and 1 3cy) off Uyea.  In Bluemull sound, 3 drake 'Northern' Eiders, Velvet and Common Scoters, Adult Glaucous Gull, and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult and 2nd cy).  Drake 'Northern' Eider off Symbister.  

Central Mainland:  2 Red-throated Divers on sea at Voe.  House sparrows seen nest building at Twagoes, Lerwick. 

West Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls still present at West Burrafirth pier.  Song Thursh at Walls. 

South Mainland: Drake Green-winged Teal still Hillwell.  Drake Ringed-neck Duck still Loch of Brow.  Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay.  European White-fronted Goose at south end of Spiggie, with 2 Coots still at Setter Marsh. 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull at Grutness. Mixed flocks of wading birds noted today from Sandsayre, Sandwick, and Boddam and Grutness.

Marine mammals news: Pod of Risso's dolphin at Haroldswick, Unst.  20-30 Harbour Porpoise at South Nesting Bay. 

 
17th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Drake Goosander at Sand Water, Gutcher. 3rd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Papil Water, Cullivoe.  2nd calendar year Iceland still Mid Yell.  Skylark at North Sandwick.  

Whalsay:  Little Auk south off Symbister. 

Central Mainland: Chaffinch and Robin (singing) at Mulla, Voe.  c110 Common Gull head of Weisdale Voe. 

South Mainland: Drake Green-winged Teal at Hillwell. 

 
16th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Sparrowhawk, Robin and 7 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 

Whalsay:  Black-throated Diver at Marrister. 

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinch and Robin at Bakland, Lerwick.  

West Mainland: 3rd calendar year Iceland Gull still West Burrafirth pier. 

South Mainland: Drake Ring-necked Duck and 3 Scaup on Loch of Brow.  2nd calendar year Iceland Gull and 2 Common Scoter at Leebitton.  5 Snow Buntings above Hoswick.  3 Common Scoter, immature Glaucous Gull and 3 Jack Snipe at Scatness.  

 
15th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull at Linkhouse Pier, Adult and 2nd calendar year Iceland Gull, Hascosay sound, Mild Yell. 

Whalsay:  2nd calendar year Gluacous Gull at Vatshoull. 

Central Mainland: Chaffinch and Robin (singing) at Mulla, Voe.  c110 Common Gull head of Weisdale Voe. 

West Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls (2nd and 3rd calendar year) at West Burrafirth Voe.  24 Tufted Duck on Hulma Water.  

South Mainland: Skylark at North Sandwick. 

 
11th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Ham o Muness, and White-tailed Eagle at Loch of Cliff. 

Yell: 23 Tufted Duck on Kirk Loch, 13 Twite at Brekon.  (Escaped) Canary at Gardie, Mid Yell. 

West Mainland: Singing Collared Dove at Da Gairdins, Sand. 

Central Mainland: Brambling and Chaffinch, Skellister, South Nesting. 4 Goldfinch at Whiteness.  

South Mainland: 130 Oystercatcher between Boddam and Dalsetter.  Water Rail at Spiggie. 

 
12th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Drake Goosander at Sand Water, Gutcher.  Canary taken into care at Gossaburgh.  

Central Mainland: 2nd Calendar Year Iceland Gull at Mair's Pier and drake Shoveler back at Pullars Loch, Lerwick.  Great Northern Diver at Catfirth, and large flock of Redwing and Fieldfare at Tagon Farm, Voe.  

 
13th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell:  2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Galtagarth, South Yell. 

North Mainland: Red-throated and Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebes and 14 Wigeon at Gluss Voe.  

Central Mainland: Single Pink-footed Geese at Kergord, drake Goosander at Tingwall Loch, and a Brambling at Bakland, Lerwick. 

West Mainland:  Merlin at West Burrafirth, and Velvet Scoter still at Effirth Voe. 

South Mainland: 9 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 2 Whooper Swans, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, and 2 Coots on Setter Marsh.  

 

Marine mammals sightings: c20 Harbour Porpoise in Quendale Voe, South Mainland.  

 
14th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Immature Glaucous Gull at Gloup.  

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinch at Twagoes.  Female Gadwall on Loch of Papil, Burra. 

South Mainland:  Adult and 1st calendar year Iceland Gull at Leebitton.  

10th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Bressay:  Albino/Leucistic Starling.  

Central Mainland:  Drake Shoveler at Pullars Loch, Iceland Gull, one each at the Catch, and Mair's Pier, and 2 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick.   2 Chaffinch at Kalliness.  

West Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Effirth. 

South Mainland:  12 Pink-footed Goose at Sand Lodge, Leebitton, male Goosander at Spiggie loch.  

 
9th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2nd calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing and 3 Chaffinch at Norwick. 

Yell: 2 Snow Buntings at North Sandwick.

South Mainland: 15 Blackbirds, 8 Redwings and 4 Fieldfare's at Ocraquoy.  15-20 Snow Buntings and Merlin at Rompa, nr. Channerwick.  

 
8th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and Peregrine at Westing. Adult Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound.

Yell: Robin and Chaffinch at Gutcher. 2 Snow Bunting at North Sandwick.

West Mainland: Adult Iceland Gull at West Burrafirth.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Scalloway. 2 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Pied Wagtail at Cunningsburgh.

 
7th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Goosander at Easter Loch. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull, Puffin and Skylark at Lamba Ness. Sparrowhawk at Skaw. 2, second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Yell: Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Bressay: Robin, 10 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick. Pink-footed Goose and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta.

South Mainland: 2 female Common Scoter at Boddam. 2 Chaffinch and Brambling at Swinister, Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

South/Central Mainland: 5 Orca (65s pod) tracked from Noness to north end of Bressay Sound.

 
6th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Goosander at Westing. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Cliff. Pintail at Heogland. Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. 2 Oystercatcher, second calendar year Glaucous Gull and Kestrel at Norwick.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Sparrowhawk, Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Mid Yell.

Bressay: Robin, 10 Chaffinch and Brambling at Voehead.

West Mainland: Woodcock at Sand. Pink-footed Goose at Effirth.

Central Mainland: Robin at Scalloway. 3 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick.

 
5th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Adult Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland:'Continental' Cormorant (sinensis) at Hoswick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Fetlar: Orca (unidentified) individual off north of Island.

 
4th February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Bressay: Robin and 6 Chaffinch at Voehead, Bressay.

Central Mainland: Robin at Scalloway. 35 Knot at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.

South Mainland:7 Pink-footed Goose and adult Iceland Gull at Sandwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

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

 
3rd February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: Coot at Asta Loch.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and Kestrel at Boddam.

 
2nd February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Skylark at Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Helendale, Lerwick. 37 Knot at Sletts, Lerwick. Robin and 4 Chaffinch at North Road, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Pink-footed Goose and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit at Scatsta.

South Mainland: Ring-necked Duck and 3 Scaup at Loch of Brow. Male Goosander, 2 Coot and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie. 

Offshore: Third calendar year Iceland Gull 3 miles south of Sumburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: Dolphin sp. at Brei Wick.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Acleris hyemana at Girlsta.

 
1st February 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year White-tailed Eagle at Burrafirth. Goosander at Dam Loch.

Whalsay: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Sandwick Loch.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler and 40 Knot at Pullar's Loch.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Sumburgh.

 
31st January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Fetlar: 2 male King Eider at Hamars Ness.

North Mainland: White-fronted Goose at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Brae.

South Mainland: Male Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Brow.

 
30th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Skaw. King Eider at Sound Grunay.

Fetlar: 2 male King Eider at Hamars Ness.

Whalsay: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Skaw Taing.

West Mainland: European White-fronted Goose and Velvet Scoter at Effirth.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. 2, second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland: 6 Sanderling at Grutness. Male Ring-necked Duck and 3 Scaup at Loch of Brow. 2 Coot at Loch of Spiggie. 3 Common Scoter and Black-throated Diver at Quendale. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Dalsetter.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: Common Dolphin at Catfirth.

 
29th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 6 Chaffinch at Loch of Benston.

 
28th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinch at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 'Blue' Fulmar at Spiggie Beach.

 
27th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Female Peregrine at Quoys. Second calendar year Iceland Gull and Skylark at Lamba Ness. 2 Iceland Gull (Second calendar year and third calendar year) at Norwick.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Pool of Virkie. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and fourth calendar year Iceland Gull at Hillwell..

Marine Mammal Sightings:

North Mainland: 5 Orca (65s pod) tracked from Gluss to Ollaberry.

 
26th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Adult Iceland Gull at Loch of Cliff. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Quoys. Water Rail at Ordaal.

West Mainland: European White-fronted Goose at Effirth. Velvet Scoter at Bixter.

South Mainland: Peregrine at Dalsetter. Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie.

 
25th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Nort-a-Voe.

Central MainlandBarn Owl at Shurton Brae, Gulberwick.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Boddam. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Dalsetter. Water Rail at Hoswick Burn.

 
24th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Puffin at Norwick. Moorhen at Haroldswick. Peregrine and 5 Snow Bunting at Uyeasound.

North Mainland: Jack Snipe and 8 Snow Bunting on Ronas Hill.

Central Mainland: 11 Common Scoter in Clift Sound.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sumburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

North Mainland: 6 Orca (unidentified pod) in yell Sound off Gluss Isle.

Land Mammal Sightings:

South Mainland: Stoat at Channerwick.

 
23rd January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Whalsay: 3 Knot at the Houb.

Bressay: Male Shoveler at Kirkabister Loch.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Male Ring-necked Duck at Asta Loch.

 
22nd January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Pink-footed Goose at Buness. Adult Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Moorhen, third calendar year Glaucous Gull and 3 Chaffinch at Norwick. Peregrine at Snarravoe.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk, Robin and 5 Chaffinch at Voehead.

North Mainland: 8 Chaffinch and Brambling at Gluss. 3 Slavonian grebe and 32 Snow Bunting at Ollaberry.

Central Mainland: Male Ring-necked Duck at Tingwall Loch. 3 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: 5 Orca (64s Pod) in eastern Yell Sound

 
21st January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Sparrowhawk, 2 Skylark, Song Thrush and 2 Meadow Pipit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 3 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: European Stonechat at Boddam. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh.

 
20th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 2 Woodcock and 4 Glaucous Gull (3, second calendar year and third calendar year) at Skaw. 'Blue' Fulmar and 2 Glaucous Gull (second calendar year and third calendar year) at Lamba Ness. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Bressay: Robin and 2 Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Scalloway. Coot at Loch of Clickimin.40 Knot at Sletts, Lerwick. 3 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. Male Ring-necked Duck at Asta Loch. Coot at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Head. Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Short-eared Owl at Brow Marsh. Goosander and 2 Coot at Loch of Spiggie. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

 
19th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: White-billed Diver at Skaw. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing. Female Common Scoter, second calendar year Iceland Gull and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and Brambling at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick. Chaffinch at Law Lane, lerwick.

South Mainland: Water Rail, Chiffchaff and Snow Bunting at Hoswick. 2 Water Rail at Cunningsburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: 5 Orca (64s pod) at Dury Voe.

 
18th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 4 Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

North Mainland: 7 Chaffinch at Gluss.

Central Mainland: Robin, Chaffinch and Brambling at Scalloway. Robin and 2 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick.  Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick. Coot at Asta Loch. Male Ring-necked Duck and Coot at Tingwall Loch. Peregrine at Eswick.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Robin at Dalsetter.

 
17th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 4 Snow Bunting at North Sandwick. 6 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. 2 Chaffinch at Sellafirth. Chaffinch at Breckon.

Central Mainland: Coot at Clickimin Loch. 3 Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Boddam. Short-eared Owl and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. 100 Fieldfare at Bigton. Peregrine at Channerwick.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: 5 Orca (64s pod) seen west of Lunna

 
16th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Westing. 3 Glaucous Gull, Meadow Pipit and 2 Common Redpoll at Baltasound. 'Blue' Fulmar, 3 Glaucous Gull (all second calendar year) and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lamba Ness. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Millfield.

Yell: Robin, 4 Chaffinch and Snow Bunting at Mid Yell. second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Back Charlotte Lane, Lerwick. Chaffinch at Twageos, Lerwick. Male Ring-necked Duck at Tingwall Loch.

South Mainland: 4 Shelduck and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Glossy Ibis at Hillwell.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

Central Mainland: 5 Orca (64s pod) seen in Breiwick and Lerwick Harbour.

 
15th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Chaffinch at Hamnavoe. 6 Chaffinch at Cullivoe. Chaffinch at Gutcher.

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Scalloway. 2 Iceland Gull (both second calendar year) at Lerwick Harbour. Robin and 5 Chaffinch at North Road, Lerwick. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay.

South Mainland: 5 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. 14 Bar-tailed Godwit at Pool of Virkie. Scaup at Brow Loch. 2 Coot and Pheasant at Spiggie. Chaffinch at Scousburgh.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Winter Moth at Blackhill Industrial Estate, Lerwick.

 
14th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 10 'Blue' Fulmar, 6 Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull and 5 Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. 4 Scaup at Loch of Cliff.

Central Mainland: 3 Brambling at Law Lane, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland  Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 4 Common Scoter at Catfirth.

South Mainland: Little Auk at Loch of Brow. Chaffinch at Ireland. 2 female or immature Common Scoter at Leebitton.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 14 Winter Moth at Voe. Acleris hyemana at Gossa Water, Laxo.

 
13th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell:2 Snow Bunting at Gutcher. 6 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: 21 Knot at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. Second calendar year Iceland  Gull and second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Sumburgh. Short-eared Owl at Sandwick.

 
12th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Auk at Westing. 2 Glaucous Gull (adult and a second calendar year) at Uyeasound. Adult Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Adult Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.  Robin and 4 Chaffinch at Mid Yell. 38 Fieldfare at Burravoe.

Whalsay: Woodpigeon on the island. 2 Little Auk at Symbister. Pink-footed Goose at Hamister.

Burra: 61 Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye and 49 Ringed Plover at Papil.

Central Mainland: Robin and Chaffinch at Scalloway. 10 Knot at Pullars Loch. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour. 5 Brambling at Law Lane. Robin, 2 Chaffinch and Brambling at North Road, Lerwick. Male Ring-necked Duck at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: Jack Snipe at Swinister Burn.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

West Mainland: Pod of 4 Orca (unidentified pod) at West Burrafirth and Aith Voe.

 
11th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull and Little Auk at Norwick. 3 Glaucous Gull (2 adult and a second calendar year) at Burrafirth.

Yell: 4 Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Lerwick Harbour.

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Iceland Gull at Dalsetter.  Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Grey Phalarope at Ireland.

 
10th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 43 Glaucous Gull at Loch of Cliff. 2 Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Grey Phalarope at Ireland.

 
9th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Nort-a-Voe.

North Mainland: 6 Chaffinch at Gluss. Little Auk at Sullom.

Central Mainland: Coot at Loch of Clickimin. 3 Brambling and 5 Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick. Goosander and Coot at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter and Slavonian Grebe and European Stonechat at Boddam Voe.  Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Barn Owl at Vanlop. Grey Phalarope at Ireland. Male Shoveler and Iceland Gull at Sandwick.

 
8th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Third calndar year Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Song Thrush at Easting.

Central Mainland: Adult Glaucous Gull at Lerwick Harbour.  2 Brambling and 3 Chaffinch at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Chaffinch at Scalloway.

South Mainland:Shelduck at Boddam Voe.  Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Water Rail, 2, second calendar year Glaucous Gull, third calendar year Iceland Gull and 2 Lapland Bunting at Spiggie. Grey Phalarope at Ireland.

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Winter Moth at Scatness.

 
7th January 2022

Bird Sightings: 

Yell: Male King Eider at Linga. Song Thrush and Robin at Gutcher. Meadow Pipit and 6 Chaffinch at Sellafirth.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Sletts Park, Lerwick. Male Ring-necked Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Coot at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 5 Shelduck and second calendar year Iceland Gull at Virkie. Common Scoter at Scatness. Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Black Redstart at Brow. 4 Scaup at Loch of Brow.  2 Coot, second calendar year Glaucous Gull and third calendar year Iceland Gull at Loch of Spiggie.  Grey Phalarope at Ireland. Iceland Gull at Sandwick. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

North Mainland: Walrus at Heylor, Ronas Voe.

Fungi Sightings:

Central Mainland: Velvet Shank at Scalloway.

 
6th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Male Goosander and Ruff at Uyeasound.

Trondra: Water Rail and 4 Chaffinch on the island.

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at West Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell.

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: 30 Winter Moth at Voe.

 
5th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Glaucous Gull and Little Auk at Lamba Ness. 4 Scaup at Loch of Cliff.

Yell: White-billed Diver, third calendar year Glaucous Gull and Little Auk at Gloup. Snow Bunting at Gutcher. Third calendar year Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

Fetlar: Male King Eider and Velvet Scoter at Sound Gruney.

Bressay: Brambling and 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

Central Mainland: Peregrine at Benston Loch.  Woodcock at Eswick. Brambling at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell. Grey Phalarope at Ireland.

 
4th January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Carrion Crow at Haroldswick. Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Norwick. Water Rail at Ordaal. 4 Scaup at Loch of Cliff.

Whalsay: Water Rail at Burns.

Bressay: Rook at Brough.

South Mainland: Glossy Ibis at Hillwell.

 
3rd January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Ruff and 12 Snow Bunting at Uyeasound. Juvenile White-tailed Eagle at Loch of Cliff. 2 second calendar year Glaucous Gull, Carrion Crow and Meadow Pipit at Haroldswick.

Yell: 25 Snow Bunting at Burn of Kirkhouse.

Whalsay: Jack Snipe at Hammister.

Central Mainland: 4 Chaffinch at Bakland, Lerwick. Coot at Clickimin Loch.

South Mainland: Jack Snipe at Loch of Spiggie. Grey Phalarope and fourth calendar year Iceland Gull at Ireland. Iceland Gull at Sandsayre, Sandwick.

 

Marine Mammal Sightings:

 

Central Mainland: 7 Orca (27s pod) at Sweening and later off Lunna.

 
2nd January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Little Auk and possible Mandt's Black Guillemot at Gossabrough. 2 Chaffinch at Burravoe. Chaffinch and 5 Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

West Mainland: Shelduck at Park Hall nr Bixter.

Central Mainland: Male Shoveler at Seafield. Sparrowhawk at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: 3 Shelduck and 19 Bar-tailed Godwit at Pool of Virkie.  63 Oystercatcher at Quendale. European Stonechat at Boddam.

Marine Mammal Sightings:

North/Central Mainland: 7 Orca (27s pod) off Gluss Isle, Ollaberry and Samphrey in Yell Sound.

 
1st January 2022

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Ruff at Uyeasound.Carrion Crow at Westing. Carrion Crow, 50 Fieldfare and 11 Chaffinch at Baltasound. 2 Pink-footed Goose at Halligarth.

Yell: Snow Bunting at Gutcher.

South Mainland: 2 second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Virkie. Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Loch of Spiggie.