31st March 2020

South Mainland:  Presumed hybrid Eurasian x Green-winged Teal at Virkie and 3 Linnet there 

Yell: Juvenile Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Burra: Water Rail and Chaffinch on Trondra.

 

30th March 2020

Yell:  Chiffchaff at Bastavoe.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Sandwick. 

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Ness of Trebister. 31 Knot at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: At least 3 Orcas (27s pod) off North Yell and in Bluemull Sound in the afternoon.

Insects: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Sound, Lerwick.

 

29th March 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Bastavoe.

South Mainland: 2 Pied Wagtails at Toab. 4 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick.

 

28th March 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull and 10 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe. 4 Snow Buntings at Breckon.

Cetaceans: 6 Orcas (65s pod) off east coast of Yell heading north to Bluemull Sound in afternoon.

 

 

27th March 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull and 4 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe. 

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at South Nesting. Grey Wagtail at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Chaffinches at North Road, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. 2 Siskins at Virkie. 2 Linnets at Dalsetter.
 

 

26th March 2020

Unst: Common Crane at Norwick. Rook at Baltasound.

Bressay: 7 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

South Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Dalsetter. Pied Wagtail at Sandwick. Slavonian Grebe at Boddam. Chaffinch at Bakkasetter.

 

 

25th March 2020

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. 12 Snow Buntings at Sellafirth. Goldcrest at Basta Voe.

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. Chiffchaff, 10 Siskins and 7 Common Redpolls at Mulla, Voe. Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Slavonian Grebes at South Nesting

South Mainland: Stonechat, Goldcrest and Chiffchaff at Geosetter. 3 Goldcrests at Dalsetter. Goldcrest and Sanderling at Virkie. Common Scoter at Boddam. Goldcrest at Bakkasetter. Pintail at Spiggie.

 

Unst: Stonechat and Woodcock at Hermaness.
 

Cetaceans: Orcas (27s Pod) off Lamba Ness and Norwick, Unst.

Insects: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Law Lane, Lerwick.

 

24th March 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull and 2 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe. 3 Snow Buntings at Gloup. Snow Bunting at Breckon. Snow Bunting at Sellafirth.

 

South Mainland: Goldcrest and Wood Pigeon at Bakkasetter. Female Hawfinch at Sandwick.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: c.6 Orcas (unidentified pod) at Mid Yell Voe in the morning.

  

 

23rd March 2020

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Kergord. 2 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

 

South Mainland: Greenland White-fronted Goose at Bakkasetter. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick.

Yell: Iceland Gull and 2 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe.

 

Bressay : Goldcrest at Voehead.

  

 

22nd March 2020

North Mainland: Snowy Owl near Swabie Water on Ronas Hill.​

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Kergord and 14 Siskins there. 3 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. Siskin at Mulla, Voe.

South Mainland: Black Redstart and 4 Pink-footed Geese at Sandwick. Black Redstart at Peerie Voe of Spiggie. Stonechat at Boddam. Goldcrest at Dalsetter. 2 Coots at Hillwell.

 

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Yell: 4 Snow Buntings at Cullivoe. 3 Snow Buntings at Sellafirth.

Cetaceans: 6 Orcas (65s pod) around Eshaness and Stenness.

    

 

21st March 2020

Unst: Mistle Thrush and 8 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. Great Skua at Haroldswick. 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Water Rail and Sparrowhawk at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Virkie. Chiffchaff at Grutness. Greenland White-fronted Goose and Barnacle Goose at Ringasta.

Central Mainland: 2 Chaffinches at Bakland, Lerwick.

Foula: Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest and 6 Siskins.

Yell:  Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Iceland Gull at Gloup. 3 Snow Buntings at Sellafirth.

    

 

20th March 2020

Central Mainland:  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 4 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. Brambling and 2 Chaffinches at Kergord.

South Mainland: Common Scoter at Boddam.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. 2 Goosanders at Gutcher. Common Redpoll at Sellafirth.

Cetaceans: Humpback Whale off Vementry. 3 Orcas (unidentified pod) off Grutness in morning , then later off Noness.

 

19th March 2020

Central Mainland:  White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 4 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick. 7 Siskins and 2 Chaffinches at Law Lane, Lerwick. 8 Slavonian Grebes at Vassa Voe.

South Mainland: Snow Bunting at Quendale.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: 2 Snow Buntings at Norwick.

Cetaceans: Humpback Whale off Papa Little.

 

18th March 2020

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at  Kergord; also Jackdaw there. 4 Chaffinches and 6 Siskins at Lerwick. Slavonian Grebe at Weisdale Voe. 

 

Foula: Red Kite at Hamnafield.

Yell: Snow Bunting and 2 Iceland Gulls at Gloup. Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 2 Scaup at Spiggie.

Unst: Snow Bunting at Norwick.

Cetaceans: Orcas (unidentified pod) off South Unst in the morning and later in Whalefirth, Yell   

 

17th March 2020

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Kergord. White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 3 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick . Siskin at Brae.

 

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Gloup. Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

 

Unst: Glaucous Gull and Snow Bunting at Norwick.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales in Aith Voe around Papa Little.

 

16th March 2020

Yell: Iceland Gull at Gloup.

Unst: Collared Dove at Baltasound. Collared Dove and 2 Siskins at Norwick

Central Mainland: Chaffinch at Lerwick.

 

South Mainland: Collared Dove at Bakkasetter.

Insects: Peacock butterfly at South Nesting.

           

 

15th March 2020

Foula: Red Kite and Canada Goose.

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Kergord.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. 2 Snow Buntings at Gloup.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Levenwick. 17 Bar-tailed Godwits at Hillwell. 2 Goldcrests at Virkie. Snow Bunting at Sumburgh.

Cetaceans: Orcas (27s Pod) at Urafirth in the morning

                        

 

14th March 2020

South Mainland: Stonechat at Swinister Burn. Velvet Scoter at Levenwick. 4 Pink-footed Goose at Sandwick

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

 

13th March 2020

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

 

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

South Mainland: Greenland White-fronted Goose at Brow Marsh. Stonechat at Swinister Burn. 3 Siskins at Hoswick.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Gloup. 12 Snow Buntings at Breckon.

Unst: Carrion Crow and Snow Bunting at Norwick. Pied Wagtail at Haroldswick.

Bluemull Sound: Scaup from Fetlar to Yell Ferry.

Cetaceans:

 

Orcas (27s pod) off east Unst in morning tracked from Belmont to Lamba Ness then continued north.

 

12th March 2020

Yell: Red Kite at Aywick. Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Gloup.

 

Central Mainland: Red Kite at Sandgarth, and later at Kergord (via South Whiteness).

Cetaceans: Orcas (unidentified pod) off Troswick, South Mainland heading north up east coast in the evening.

 

11th March 2020

Unst: Red Kite at Baltasound; also Mistle Thrush and 7 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. 3 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

 

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.2  Iceland Gulls at Lerwick. European White-fronted Goose and Jackdaw at Kergord.

Fetlar: 2 Snow Buntings at Funzie.

 

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe. Glaucous Gull at Gloup.

Cetaceans: Orcas (the 67 pod) off Northmavine heading north up east coast in the afternoon. Humpback Whale off Vementry in the morning.

 

10th March 2020

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Barnacle Geese at Kergord. Pintail, Scaup and Sparrowhawk at South Nesting.

Foula: Canada Goose (possibly interior) at Mill Loch.

 

9th March 2020

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver and White-billed Diver at South Nesting Bay. 2 Common Scoters at Weisdale Voe.

Unst :15 Siskins at Norwick. 2 Snow Buntings at Skaw. 2 Pied Wagtails at Haroldswick.

 

8th March 2020

Central Mainland: European White-fronted Goose and 2 Barnacle Geese at Kergord. Stock Dove at Voxter, Brae.

 

North Mainland: 2 Siskins at Sullom.

West Mainland: 3 Siskins at Gairdens o' Sand.

  

 

7th March 2020

South Mainland: Male Velvet Scoter at Levenwick.

  

 

6th March 2020

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Peregrine at Buddabrake. Siskin at Norwick.

South Mainland: Stonechat at Dalsetter. Water Rail at Sanick.

Central Mainland: Short-eared Owl and Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick. Scaup at Loch of Benston. Pintail at Trowie Loch, South Nesting. Song Thrush and 2 Barnacle Geese at Kergord.

 

West Mainland: 5 Siskins at Tresta.

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

 

Cetaceans: Sowerby's Beaked Whale found dead at Laxo.

 

5th March 2020

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.

South Mainland: Velvet Scoter at Levenwick. Water Rail at Sanick.

 

Unst: Snow Bunting at Skaw. Snow Bunting at Norwick.

  

 

4th March 2020

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta. 

 

Central Mainland: Siskin at Loch of Voe.

South Mainland: 3 Stonechats at West Voe of Sumburgh. Stonechat at Virkie.

Unst: 2 Pied Wagtails at Norwick. Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and Song Thrush at Uyeasound.

  

 

3rd March 2020

Central Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta.  There is no access to the garden at present.

South Mainland: 2 Stonechats and 11 Shelducks at Virkie.

 

Central Mainland: Woodcock at Sandgarth. Sparrowhawk at Sound, Lerwick.  

Unst: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Uyeasound.

 

 

2nd March 2020

West Mainland: Tengmalm's Owl at Tresta. 

South Mainland: 2 Stonechats at West Voe of Sumburgh. Stonechat at Virkie.

Unst: 2 Stonechats at Lambaness. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. 15 Snow Buntings at Burrafirth.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gloup. Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Water Rail at Funzie.

 

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Hillhead, Lerwick. Wood Pigeon at Sandgarth. 15 Wood Pigeons at Kergord.

Bressay: 3 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Burra: Wood Pigeon on Trondra.

Cetacean: pod of Orca off Uyea around lunchtime.

  

 

1st March 2020

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scalloway. 2 Jackdaws and 2 Barnacle Geese at Kergord.

South Mainland: 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Brow Loch. Barnacle Goose at Ringasta. Pied Wagtail at Quendale. Pied Wagtail at Sandwick.

Unst: Peregrine at Baltasound.