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.

 

6th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

 

5th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Bressay: 2 Blue Tit at Voehead.

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

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

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

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

 

4th March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

West Mainland: Second calendar year King Eider at Walls.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

Central Mainland: Fin Whale at the Knab, Lerwick.

 

2nd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

 

3rd March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

 

1st March 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

 

28th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Reawick.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

27th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

26th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

25th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Newpark.

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

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

South Mainland : Mistle Thrush at Sumburgh Farm.

24th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

Insect Sightings:

South Mainland: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Toab.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

23rd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Knot at Ordaal.

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

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

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

22nd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Foula: Stock Dove at Ham.

Whalsay: Woodcock and Blue Tit at Islbister.

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

21st February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Whalsay: Sparrowhawk at Whitefield.

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

20th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

​Yell: Firecrest at Hill End, Mid Yell.

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

19th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

18th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk and female Kestrel at Sandness.

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

South Mainland: Woodcock and Blue Tit at Dalsetter.

17th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

16th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

15th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

14th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Chaffinch at Haroldswick.

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

Central Mainland: Robin at Vassa, South Nesting.

13th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Sparrowhawk at Norwick.

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

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

West Mainland: 2 Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

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

South Mainland: Second calendar year Iceland Gull at Boddam.

12th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

11th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

West Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Sand.

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

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

10th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

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

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

9th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Little Bunting at Baltasound.

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

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

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

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

8th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

7th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Out Skerries: Great Tit on the islands.

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

West Mainland: 2 Woodcock at West Burrafirth.

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

South Mainland: 3 Common Scoter at Boddam.

6th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Whalsay: Blue Tit at Hamister.

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

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Mavis Grind.

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

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

5th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Whalsay: Jack Snipe at Symbister.

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

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

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

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

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

4th February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Mainland: 6 Shelduck at Virkie.

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

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

3rd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

West Mainland: 3 Blue Tit at Aith.

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

2nd February 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Water Rail and Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

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

Trondra: Water Rail on the island.

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

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

1st February 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Bressay: 3 Chaffinch at Voehead.

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

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

 

31st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

30th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 3 Blue Tit at Halligarth.

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

Trondra: Water Rail and 6 Chaffinch on the island.

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

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

29th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Voehead.

Trondra: 6 Chaffinch on the island.

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

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

28th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: 'Northern' Eider in Bluemull Sound.

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

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

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

27th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and Robin at Cullivoe.

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

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

26th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Trondra: 3 Robin and 2 Chaffinch on the island.

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

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

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

25th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

24th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

23rd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

South Mainland: 4 Common Scoter at Boddam

22nd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Second calendar year Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

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

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

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

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

21st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

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

20th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Unst: Wood Pigeon at Halligarth.

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

Bressay: 3 Blue Tit and 10 Btambling at Voehead.

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

19th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

18th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

17th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Fetlar: Snowy Owl at Trona Mires.

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

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

16th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter at Boddam.

14th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

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

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

15th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: Blue Tit and Chaffinch at Cullivoe.

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

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

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

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

Insect Sightings:

Central Mainland: Winter Moth at Stendaal, South Nesting.

13th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Fetlar: Second calendar Iceland Gull at Funzie.

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

West Mainland: Blue Tit at Skeld.

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

South Mainland: 2 Common Scoter and Robin at Boddam.

12th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

11th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

Central Mainland: Blue Tit at Voe.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings

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

10th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

9th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

Yell: 2 Blue Tit and 2 Robin at Cullivoe.

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

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

Central Mainland: Water Rail at The Sletts, Lerwick.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

8th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

7th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Yell: 2 Blue Tit at Cullivoe.

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

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

6th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

5th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

4th January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

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

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

3rd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

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

North Mainland: Black-bellied Dipper at Ronas Hill.

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

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

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

2nd January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

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

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

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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

1st January 2021

Bird Sightings:

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

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

Foula: Female King Eider at Ham.

Central Mainland: Jackdaw at Kergord.

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

Whale and Dolphin Sightings:

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