31st May 2018

Unst: Ortolan Bunting and Marsh Warbler at Norwick. Temminck's Stint at Uyeasound. Rose-coloured Starling at Hermaness. Honey Buzzard and Sedge Warbler at Haroldswick. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Tree Sparrows, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler, Redstart, Willow Warbler and 2 Garden Warblers at Skaw. 2 Tree Sparrows at Northdale.

 

Out Skerries: Rose-coloured Starling, Red-backed Shrike, Grey-headed Wagtail, Water Rail, Kestrel and 5 Pied Flycatchers.

 

South Mainland: Greenish Warbler, Marsh Warbler and Wood Warbler at Scatness. Ring-billed Gull and Marsh Warbler at Grutness. Marsh Warbler at Geosetter. Icterine Warbler at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike and 5 Barnacle Geese at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike at Exnaboe. Pied Flycatcher at Scousburgh.

 

West Mainland: Golden Oriole at Lea Gardens, Tresta.

 

North Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Braehoulland, Eshaness.

 

Central Mainland: Marsh Warbler and Willow Warbler at Swining. Spotted Flycatcher at Voe. Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat at Vidlin.

 

Whalsay: Icterine Warbler at Grunitaing. Wood Warbler at Skaw.

 

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike at Feal Burn. Lesser Whitethroat at Aithness. Lesser Whitethroat at Tresta.

 

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Cullivoe. Willow Warbler at Gloup. Willow Warbler at Gutcher.

 

30th May 2018

Out Skerries: Thrush Nightingale, Icterine Warbler, Marsh Warbler, 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Grey-headed Wagtail, Reed Warbler, Whinchat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 3 Redstarts, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 4 Chiffchaffs.

 

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Vidlin. Red-brested Flycatcher at Loch of Voe. Marsh Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap at Upper Kergord. Pied Flycatcher at Loch of Clickimin.

 

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike and Common Crossbill at Spiggie. Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Pied Flycatchers at Geosetter. Pied Flycatcher at Grutness. Pied Flycatcher at Robin's Brae. Lesser Whitethroat at Levenwick. Lesser Whitethroat at Culsetter. Short-eared Owl at Mossy Hill.

 

Bressay: Marsh Warbler at Gorie.

 

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Lubba. Wood Warbler and Garden Warbler at Skaw.

 

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Northdale. Hawfinch, Pied Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Norwick.

 

Yell: Greenshank at Loch of Littlester.

 

Fetlar: Lesser Whitethroat at Aithness. Lesser Whitethroat at Tresta. Lesser Whitethroat at Funzie.

 

27th May 2018

Out Skerries: Greenish Warbler, Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaffs.

 

Yell: Common Rosefinch at Gloup. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and House Martin at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike at Geosetter. Marsh Warbler at Scatness. Little Stint at Boddam. Redstart at Bakkasetter. Sedge Warbler at Brow Marsh. Wood Pigeon at Swinister Burn.

 

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, Hawfinch, Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Marsh Warbler, Redwing and Common Sandpiper at Burrafirth. 2 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. Kestrel at Uyeasound. 2 Sanderling at Easting.

 

North Mainland: 3 Common Crossbills at Sullom.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Siskins, Wood Pigeon and 2 Common Redpolls at Sandgarth. Common Redpoll at Voe. Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 6 Common Redpolls, 2 Siskins and 8 Wood Pigeons at Voxter. Chiffchaff and 4 Wood Pigeons at Vidlin. Blackcap, Siskin and 2 Goldcrests at Helendale, Lerwick.

 

Noss: White-fronted Goose flew through Noss Sound.

 

26th May 2018

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull at Grutness. Cuckoo at Bakkasetter. Spotted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. House Martin at Boddam. Sedge Warbler at Swinister Burn.

 

Foula: Pectoral Sandpiper at Shoadals.

 

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Haroldswick. Wood Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail at Baltasound. House Martin at Norwick. House Martin at Hagdale.

 

Fetlar: House Martin at Aithness. Chiffchaff at Tresta.

 

28th May 2018

South Mainland: Paddyfield Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Scatness. Little Stint at Boddam. Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Garden Warblers at Grutness/Sumburgh. Redstart, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Geosetter. Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and Chiffchaff at Levenwick. Spotted Flycatcher at Scousburgh. Carrion Crow and 2 Wood Pigeons at Ireland.

 

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Westing. Red-backed Shrike, Tree Sparrow and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Northdale. Red-backed Shrike at Inner Skaw. Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, House Martin and Sand Martin at Skaw. Redstart, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Sanderling and 14 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Sedge Warbler, Carrion Crow and 2 Tree Sparrows at Haroldswick. Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Baltasound.

 

Out Skerries: Marsh Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler and Redstart.

 

Noss: 2 Marsh Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher.

 

Central Mainland: Quail at Catfirth. Gadwall at Garth. Cuckoo at Black Gaet. Pied Flycatcher, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Siskin and 2 Willow Warblers at Sandgarth. Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest and Blackcap at Helendale, Lerwick.

 

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at West Yell. Willow Warbler at Gloup.

 

Fetlar: Lesser Whitethroat at Funzie.

29th May 2018

Unst: American Golden Plover at Skaw. Red-backed Shrike and Pied Flycatcher at Inner Skaw. 2 Marsh Warblers, 3 Pied Flycatchers, Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Kestrel and 2 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Red-backed Shrike, Hawfinch, 5 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Garden Warblers at Baltasound. 6 Pied Flycatchers and Garden Warbler at Haroldswick. Pied Flycatcher at Uyeasound. Lesser Whitethroat at Northdale.

 

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Ward of Burraland, Sandwick. Pied Flycatcher at Swinister Burn.

 

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike and 2 Marsh Warblers.

 

Fetlar: 2 Pied Flycatchers at Funzie. Lesser Whitethroat at Aithness.

 

Yell: Pied Flycatcher at Burravoe. Pied Flycatcher at Heatherdale, Gloup.

 

North Mainland: Garden Warbler and 5 Wood Pigeons at Sullom.

 

West Mainland: Peregrine at Culswick. Spotted Flycatcher at East Burrafirth.

 

Central Mainland: Siskin and 2 Common Redpolls at Brae.

 

24th May 2018

Yell: Black Kite flew north-west over Vigon Hill, Gloup at 13:30. 13 Barnacle Geese at Gloup.

 

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness. 2 Common Scoters at Spiggie.

 

Unst: Hawfinch, Iceland Gull and Carrion Crow at Baltasound.

 

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll and 2 Siskins at Veensgarth. 7 Wood Pigeons at Upper Kergord.

 

23rd May 2018

South Mainland: Golden Oriole at Levenwick. Wood Sandpiper and 2 Shoveler at Hillwell. Whinchat at Bakkasetter.

 

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Skaw.

 

Unst: 17 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. 3 Tree Sparrows at Baltasound. 2 Tree Sparrows at Haroldswick. Whinchat and 14 Sanderling at Norwick. Spotted Flycatcher and Willow Warbler at Skaw.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull, Sanderling and Carrion Crow at Cullivoe. Common Redpoll at Gutcher. Chaffinch at Herra.

 

Central Mainland: Cuckoo, Willow Warbler and several Siskins and Common Redpolls at Sandgarth. 2 Common Scoters at Loch of Houlland. Bar-headed Goose in Vassa Voe. Goosander at Garth. 3 Siskins at Vatnabrek, South Nesting. 2 Siskins at Girlsta.

 

22nd May 2018

Foula: Common Rosefinch at Ham. Yellowhammer at the airstrip.

 

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Skaw.

 

Central Mainland: Reed Warbler (showing some characteristics of fuscus) trapped at Ackrigath, Lerwick. 3 Wood Pigeons at Catfirth. 2 Siskins at Vatnabrek, South Nesting. Kestrel at Mossbank.

 

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Culsetter. Wood Sandpiper at Hillwell. Barnacle Goose at Fleck. House Martin at Geosetter. Lesser Redpoll at Scousburgh.

 

Unst: Wood Sandpiper, Reed Warbler and Siskin at Baltasound. 10 Tree Sparrows, Siskin, Linnet and 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. 3 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Uyeasound.

 

West Mainland: 2 Pomarine Skuas flew through Sound of Papa.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull and 6 Sanderling at Cullivoe. 9 Common Redpolls at Gutcher.

 

Noss: 2 Barnacle Geese.

 

21st May 2018

Unst: 16 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. Sparrowhawk at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler and 2 Linnets at Haroldswick. Pintail at Westing.

 

Fetlar: 3 Tree Sparrows at Funzie.

 

Yell: Tree Sparrow at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: Redstart at Grutness. Robin at Bakkasetter.

 

25th May 2019

Central Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Kergord. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Sand Water.

 

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Carrion Crows at Scatness. Redstart at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: Yellowhammer at Northdale. Hawfinch, Grey Wagtail and 2 Common Scoters at Baltasound. Spotted Flycatcher and Peregrine at Norwick. Sedge Warbler at Haroldswick.

 

Out Skerries: Yellowhammer, Short-eared Owl, Redstart, Redwing, Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Chiffchaffs.

 

20th May 2018

Noss: Rustic Bunting; also a Bar-headed Goose briefly in Noss Sound.

 

Unst: Short-eared Owl, Sedge Warbler, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. 15 Tree Sparrows at Northdale. Swift, Sand Martin and Iceland Gull at Baltasound. Carrion Crow, Willow Warbler and 2 Sanderling at Norwick. Willow Warbler at Skaw. Sanderling at Lund.

 

Yell: Tree Sparrow and Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: Sedge Warbler at Quendale. 4 Carrion Crows at Culsetter.

 

Central Mainland: Siskin and 4 Carrion Crows at Tingwall.


16th May 2018

Fetlar: Common Nightingale at Everland. Bluethroat at Southdale.

 

Foula: Ortolan Bunting at Mucklegrind.

 

North Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at North Roe.

 

Unst: Wood Sandpiper, 2 Hawfinches, Short-eared Owl, Goldfinch and Carrion Crow at Baltasound. 25 Tree Sparrows and Short-eared Owl at Haroldswick.

 

South Mainland: Garganey and Carrion Crow at Scatness. Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Common Redpoll, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warblers at Swinister Burn. Willow Warbler, Fieldfare, Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs at Geosetter.

 

Yell: 8 Tree Sparrows at Gutcher. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 7 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Lesser Redpolls and 3 Siskins at North Road, Lerwick. Willow Warbler, Robin, 4 Siskins, 6 Wood Pigeons and several Common Redpolls at Sandgarth. Chiffchaff, Robin, Siskin, Common Redpoll and 2 Blackcaps at Scalloway.

 

15th May 2018

South Mainland: Terek Sandpiper at Virkie. European Bee-eater flew north over Sandwick. Whitethroat at Scatness. Hawfinch, Fieldfare, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs at Geosetter. Pied Flycatcher at Mossy Hill. Shoveler at Spiggie.

 

Unst: Bluethroat, 8 Tree Sparrows, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Willow Warbler, Peregrine, Spotted Flycatcher and 13 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Osprey, Hawfinch, Pied Flycatcher, Whitethroat, Barnacle Goose, Iceland Gull, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Common Redpolls and 5 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. Tree Sparrow at Northdale. Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Baliasta. Carrion Crow and 14 Tree Sparrows at Haroldswick.

 

Yell: 8 Tree Sparrows at Gutcher.

 

17th May 2018

Foula: Eastern Subalpine Warbler.

 

Unst: 2 Hawfinches, Sand Martin, Redwing, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers, 26 Wood Pigeons and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Sedge Warbler and 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick.

 

Yell: 3 Tree Sparrows at Gutcher. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

 

Central Mainland: 6 Common Redpolls at Loch of Clickimin.

 

South Mainland: Siskin at Swinister Burn. Lesser Whitethroat at Scousburgh.

 

18th May 2018

Out Skerries: Red-backed Shrike and 5 Tree Sparrows.

 

South Mainland: Garganey at Scatness. Grasshopper Warbler at Fladdabister. 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Chiffchaff at Bakkasetter. Chiffchaff at Geosetter.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull, 3 Barnacle Geese and 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

 

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher, Jackdaw, 3 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and 13 Wood Pigeons at Kergord. Song Thrush at Upper Kergord. 3 Siskins at Frakkafield. Siskin at Girlsta. 2 Common Scoters at Skellister.

 

Unst: 2 Goldfinches and 2 Siskins at Baltasound.

 

19th May 2018

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Bakkasetter. Garganey at Scatness. Sedge Warbler at Quendale. House Martin at Hillwell. Barnacle Goose at Fleck.

 

Unst: 2 Wood Sandpipers, Iceland Gull, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Goldfinches, 3 Siskins and 19 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 2 Tree Sparrows at Baliasta. Barnacle Goose and 5 Pink-footed Geese at Loch of Watlee. Greenshank at Belmont. Sparrowhawk, Siskin, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Wood Pigeons, 2 Chiffchaffs and 7 Sanderling at Norwick.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull and 8 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

 

Whalsay: 40 Purple Sandpipers at Brough.

 

13th May 2018

Fetlar: Great White Egret at Mires of Funzie.

 

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Hillwell. Common Crane, 2 Bluethroats, Sedge Warbler and 2 Common Redpolls at Quendale. Bluethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike at Culsetter. Bluethroat and Willow Warbler at Sandwick. Hawfinch at Toab. Lapland Bunting at Noss, Spiggie. Willow Warbler at Scousburgh. Garden Warbler, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

 

Foula: Green-winged Teal, Bluethroat, Tree Pipit and Chaffinch at Ham. Bluethroat at Harrier. Wood Sandpiper at Shoadals.

 

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler at Skaw. Wood Warbler at Symbister.

 

Out Skerries: Bluethroat.

 

Noss: Bluethroat.

 

Central Mainland: Osprey flew west over Pullars Loch, Lerwick. 2 Knot at Sound, Lerwick. Chiffchaff at Helendale, Lerwick. Tree Pipit at Catfirth.

 

Unst: Turtle Dove, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wood Sandpipers and 12 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. 6 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

 

14th May 2018

Unst: Marmora's Warbler at Baliasta. Black-faced Bunting at Norwick; also Bluethroat, Osprey, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Blackcaps there. Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Sandpiper at Haroldswick. Marsh Warbler, Turtle Dove, Sedge Warbler, 3 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Pied Flycatchers and 2 Shovelers at Baltasound. Pied Flycatcher at Lamba Ness. Greenshank at Uyeasound.

 

Fetlar: Great White Egret and Whitethroat at Funzie.

 

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. Common Crane at Hillwell. Bluethroat, Glaucous Gull, Sedge Warbler, Redstart and Whitethroat at Scatness. Bluethroat at Quendale. Bluethroat at Rerwick. Redstart at Spiggie. Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 2 Siskins at Bakkasetter. Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and 3 Carrion Crows at Culsetter. Lesser Redpoll at Scousburgh.

 

Whalsay: Bluethroat at Skaw.

 

West Mainland: Garganey at Loch of Collaster.

 

Central Mainland: Pied Flycatcher at Brough. Gadwall at Loch of Asta. 3 Siskins at Tingwall.

 

Foula: 2 Common Scoters, 4 Willow Warblers, Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs at Ham.

 

North Mainland: Kestrel at Eshaness.

 

12th May 2018

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal, Common Crane and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell. Red-backed Shrike, Common Redpoll and 3 Siskins at Bakkasetter. Blue-headed Wagtail and 5 House Martins at Spiggie. Ruff, Common Sandpiper and Chiffchaff at Grutness. Ruff and 15 Sanderling at Virkie. Willow Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel. 4 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Willow Warbler at Ocraquoy.

 

Whalsay: Marsh Warbler and Bluethroat at Skaw.

 

Unst: Bluethroat at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Baliasta. Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. 3 Wood Sandpipers at Baltasound

 

11th May 2018

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal, Common Crane and House Martin at Hillwell. Wood Sandpiper, 5 Knot and 7 Sanderling at Virkie. European White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose at Fleck. Wood Pigeon, 3 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins at Spiggie. 2 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: Bluethroat and Ring Ouzel at Norwick. Hawfinch, 3 Wood Sandpipers and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Little Grebe and 3 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 2 Common Redpolls at Gutcher.

 

Foula: 7 Pink-footed Geese at Hametoun. Siskin and Carrion Crow at Ham. Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Knot and 4 Wood Pigeons at Ristie.

 

Out Skerries: Water Rail.

 

10th May 2018

Unst: Little Ringed Plover, Common Buzzard, Turtle Dove, Tree Pipit, Hawfinch, Goldfinch, Iceland Gull, Willow Warbler, 3 Wood Sandpipers, 4 Knot, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. 2 Sedge Warblers and 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk at Norwick. 10 Barnacle Geese flew over Saxa Vord.

 

Noss: flava wagtail showing characters of Black-headed Wagtail, although the call suggested the bird may have been an intergrade.

 

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull, Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Chiffchaffs at Sumburgh Head. Wood Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Lesser Redpoll, 6 Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Lesser Redpoll, Kestrel and 5 Siskins at Bakkasetter. Redwing at Geosetter. Wood Pigeon at Spiggie. 13 Sanderling at St Ninian's Isle. Lesser Whitethroat at Sandwick.

 

Whalsay: Goldfinch at Gardentown.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Redwing at Cullivoe.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Common Redpolls at Voe. 3 Wood Pigeons at Lingness.


9th May 2018

South Mainland: Bluethroat, House Martin and 2 Chiffchaffs at Grutness. Wood Sandpiper and 6 Knot at Virkie. Black Redstart at Boddam. Lesser Whitethroat and Sand Martin at Scatness. Cuckoo, Pied Flycatcher and Chiffchaff at Ocraquoy. Lesser Whitethroat at Culsetter. Sand Martin, House Martin and 50 Swallows at Hillwell. 4 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: Bluethroat, Turtle Dove, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank and 2 Tree Sparrows at Baltasound. Hen Harrier at Watlee. Whitethroat and 2 Blackcaps at Norwick. 2 House Martins, Chiffchaff and 3 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. Chiffchaff at Northdale.

 

Noss: Bluethroat and Garden Warbler.

 

Central Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Ward of Brough. 2 Common Scoters at Vassa Voe. 2 Common Sandpipers at Loch of Benston.


8th May 2018

Yell: 2 Dotterel at Hill of Markamouth, Gloup. Tree Sparrow at Cullivoe.

 

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper and Black Redstart at Boddam. Wood Sandpiper, 5 Ruff and 2 Shovelers at Scatness. 3 Lesser Redpolls and Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Head. Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Sanderling and 3 Knot at Virkie. Glaucous Gull at Quendale. House Martin, Sand Martin, Coot and 70 Swallows at Hillwell. Pied Flycatcher at Ocraquoy. 4 Siskins and 40 Swallows at Bakkasetter.

 

Unst: 5 Tree Sparrows, Blackcap, 3 Bramblings and 5 Carrion Crows at Baltasound. Greenshank at Uyeasound. House Martin at Skaw. Brambling, Dunnock, Chiffchaff and 2 Sanderling at Norwick.

 

Central Mainland: Greenshank at Lingness. 2 Common Scoters at Catfirth. Slavonian Grebe at Vassa Voe.

 

7th May 2018

Central Mainland: Common Buzzard flew over Lerwick towards Bressay. Sedge Warbler, Water Rail and several Common Redpolls, Siskins and Chaffinches at Sandgarth. 2 Common Scoters, 2 Blackcaps and 10 Wood Pigeons at Catfirth. Slavonian Grebe at Vassa Voe. Chaffinch at Brough.

 

Unst: Curlew Sandpiper at Muness. Goldfinch and 2 Iceland Gulls at Uyeasound. 5 Tree Sparrows, 12 Knot, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, Carrion Crow, Siskin and 9 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 5 Barnacle Geese at Lamba Ness. Common Sandpiper at Haroldswick. Peregrine at Northdale. 4 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

 

Yell: Tree Sparrow at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

South Mainland: 2 Lesser Redpolls and Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Head. Pied Flycatcher at Ocraquoy. Whitethroat and Siskin at Bakkasetter. Black-tailed Godwit at Scatness. 2 House Martins, 50 Swallows and 2 Coots at Hillwell. 2 House Martins, 3 Knot and 4 Sanderling at Virkie. 6 Sanderling at St Ninian's Isle. 2 Lesser Redpolls at Gulberwick. Chiffchaff at Geosetter.

 

Noss: Black Redstart and Sedge Warbler.

 

West Mainland: Sedge Warbler and 3 Wood Pigeons at Sand.

 

Bressay: Pied Flycatcher and Song Thrush at Voehead.

 

North Mainland: 2 Siskins at North Roe.

 

5th May 2018

Unst: Common Buzzard at Baltasound and later Haroldswick. Great Tit and 11 Tree Sparrows at Norwick. Hawfinch, 2 Siskins and 2 Bramblings at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound. Green Sandpiper at Haroldswick. Sand Martin at Skaw.

 

South Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Hillwell/Bakkasetter/Spiggie. 2 Lapland Buntings, European White-fronted Goose and Common Sandpiper at Scatness. Iceland Gull, Little Grebe, Coot and 2 Pintails at Hillwell. 2 Pintails at Spiggie. Common Scoter at Grutness. Willow Warbler and 4 Sanderlings at Virkie. 3 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

 

Yell: 2 Common Crossbills at Windhouse. 6 Tree Sparrows and Siskin at Gutcher. 2 Carrion Crows at Breckon. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

Whalsay: 10 Tree Sparrows at Skaw.

 

Central Mainland: 6 Barnacle Geese at Haggrister. Iceland Gull and 2 Siskins at Scalloway.

 

Foula: Lesser Whitethroat and 6 Willow Warblers at Ham.

 

Arctic Terns at several sites today, including 50 at Weisdale and 40 at Grutness.

 

6th May 2018

Unst: Snowy Owl reported at Hermaness. 29 Tree Sparrows at Haroldswick. 15 Tree Sparrows, Great Tit, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 3 Tree Pipits, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Wood Pigeons and 2 Bramblings at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher at Skaw. 3 Tree Sparrows, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Tree Pipit, Carrion Crow, 3 Willow Warblers, 16 Wood Pigeons, 5 Chiffchaffs and 3 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Siskin at Burrafirth.

 

South Mainland: Cuckoo at Toab. Goldfinch, House Martin and 2 Common Sandpipers at Spiggie. House Martin and 35 Swallows at Hillwell. 2 Gadwall at Loch of Brow. Carrion Crow, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest at Quendale. Sand Martin, Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Knot at Virkie. 3 Siskins at Bakkasetter.

 

Yell: 6 Tree Sparrows and Siskin at Gutcher. Glaucous Gull and Sanderling at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

Central Mainland: 2 Common Scoters at Vassa Voe. Common Sandpiper at Brough. Little Grebe at Loch of Freester. 2 Pintail at Garth.

 

Noss: 2 Blackcaps and 6 Chiffchaffs.

 

3rd May 2018

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver off Kirkabister.

 

Burra: Hawfinch on Trondra.

 

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Scatness. Little Grebe and 2 Coots at Hillwell. 2 Gadwall at Loch of Brow. Chaffinch at Bakkasetter.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Barnacle Geese at Breckon. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

Unst: Barnacle Goose, Carrion Crow and 3 Rooks at Baltasound. 5 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. Carrion Crow at Norwick. Carrion Crow at Lamba Ness.

 

Foula: 7 Pink-footed Geese and 4 Barnacle Geese at Hametoun. Carrion Crow at Harrier.

 

4th May 2018

South Mainland: Marsh Harrier flew south at Scousburgh at 06:20. Iceland Gull at Scatness. Shoveler at Hillwell.

 

Burra: 2 Hawfinches and Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

 

Unst: 2 Iceland Gulls at Uyeasound. 14 Carrion Crows and 3 Rooks at Baltasound.

 

Central Mainland: Pintail at Garth, South Nesting.

 

Yell: 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

Foula: Willow Warbler and 2 Wood Pigeons at Ham.

 

2nd May 2018

Unst: 7 Tree Sparrows at Baltasound.

 

Central Mainland: Tree Sparrow and Arctic Tern at Weisdale. Goldfinch at Brae. Reed Bunting at Tingwall.

 

Yell: Tree Sparrow and Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.

 

South Mainland: Sand Martin and Coot at Hillwell. Pintail at Spiggie. 2 Arctic Terns at Scatness. Linnet and 2 Common Redpolls at Sumburgh Head.


1st May 2018

Foula: Red-rumped Swallow at Ham.

 

South Mainland: 5 Tree Sparrows at Ocraquoy. Scaup and 2 Gadwall at Loch of Brow. Sand Martin and Coot at Hillwell. 3 Carrion Crows at Brake. Woodcock at Geosetter. 2 Common Redpolls, Brambling, Chaffinch and Linnet at Sumburgh Head.

 

Unst: Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. House Martin at Norwick.

 

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 3 Pink-footed Geese at North Sandwick.