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Monday 20th November

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Brettabister.

Out Skerries: Great Tit.

Sunday 19th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. King Eider at Wester Quarff. Greenland White-fronted Goose at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Siberian Chiffchaff at Vidlin. Great Tit at Brettabister. Iceland Gull at Scalloway.

Whalsay: Blue Tit and Great Tit at Symbister.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Saturday 18th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe and 2 Shovelers at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Brettabister.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Westing.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Brough.

Friday 17th November

Central Mainland: Iceland Gulls at Lerwick and Scalloway.

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Mid Yell.

Unst: Little Grebe at Haroldswick.

Thursday 16th November

Unst: 5 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Dunnock at Basta Voe.

Wednesday 15th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe, Little Grebe, 5 Slavonian Grebes, Coot and Shoveler at Loch of Spiggie. Pochard at Loch of Brow. Dunnock at Scatness.

Yell: 2 Tundra Bean Geese and Great Tit at North Sandwick. Goosander and Iceland Gull at Basta Voe. Wood Pigeon at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Hen Harrier and Mistle Thrush at Fethaland.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Brettabister.

Tuesday 14th November

South Mainland: 3 Scaup and 3 Pintails at Scatness. Ruff at Virkie.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tits at Helendale. Blue Tit at Sandgarth. Blackcap in North Road, Lerwick. 2 Gadwall at Sandy Loch, Lerwick.

Yell: Goosander, Sparrowhawk and Peregrine Falcon at Basta Voe.

Monday 13th November

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver and Red-necked Grebe at Kirkabsiter. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Lerwick.

Unst: 80 blue Fulmars, 6 Little Auks and 4 Glaucous Gulls off Lamba Ness.

offshore: 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 6 Glaucous Gulls just west of Ve Skerries (as well as 50 Killer Whales).

Sunday 12th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe and Little Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. King Eider at Wester Quarff. Brent Goose, Shoveler, 2 Scaup and 3 Pintail at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Fetlar: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Funzie.

Saturday 11th November

South Mainland: King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls, 3 Glaucous Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Lerwick.

West Mainland: Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Sparrowhawk at Gairdens o' Sand.

Unst: Blackcap and Blue Tit at Baltasound. Little Grebe at Haroldswick.

Whalsay: Blue Tit at Saltness.

Friday 10th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Lerwick.

Whalsay: Blue Tit at Saltness.

Thursday 9th November

Unst: Iceland Gull and Ruff at Uyeasound.

Wednesday 8th November

Unst: 4 Little Auks and Glaucous Gull off Lamba Ness.

Central Mainland: Blue Tit in North Road, Lerwick.

Tuesday 7th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie.

Bluemull 'triangle': juvenile White-billed Diver over Hamars Ness and Hascosay Sound. Male Surf Scoter in Hascosay Sound.

Yell: Great Tit at North Sandwick. Pochard at Cullivoe.

Monday 6th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie.

Unst: Great Grey Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear and Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Sunday 5th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. King Eider at Wester Quarff.

Central Mainland: Northern Treecreeper at Sandgarth

Unst: Great Grey Shrike, Blue Tit and Little Bunting at Baltasound.

Yell: Great Tit at North Sandwick.

Saturday 4th November

South Mainland: Pied-billed Grebe at Loch of Spiggie. King Eider at Wester Quarff. Pintail, 2 Gadwall and Northern Wheatear at Scatness. Whinchat at Brig of Bakkasetter. Scaup and Shoveler at Hillwell.

Pied-billed Grebe at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson; Roger Riddington

Unst: Little Bunting and Northern Wheatear at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Brettabister.

West Mainland: Little Bunting at Gairdens o' Sand.

Friday 3rd November

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit at Virkie.

Thursday 2nd November

South Mainland: 3 Blue Tits at Skelberry, 2 at Geosetter and singles at Hillwell and Channerwick. Great Tit at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Helendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Kergord.

West Mainland: Little Bunting at Gairdens o' Sand.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Sooty Shearwater, Little Auk and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness.

Fetlar: Black Redstart at Aithsness. Peregrine Falcon at Houbie. Glaucous Gulls at Skutes Water and Loch of Funzie.

Wednesday 1st November

South Mainland: Goldfinch at Virkie.

Unst: Arctic Tern and 3 Common Scoters at Easting.

Tuesday 31st October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike still in Vaivoe/Skaw area.

Unst: at least 3 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Baltasound (probably the flock from last week but seen briefly). Also Blue Tit at Baltasound. 9 Little Auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Hawfinch at Sellafirth.

Monday 30th October

Unst: Surf Scoter and Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water, Gutcher.

South Mainland: White-tailed Eagle at Compass Head. 2 Little Auks at Bay of Quendale. 2 Blue Tits at Skelberry.

Central Mainland: Black Redstart at Lerwick.

Fetlar: Lapland Bunting at Funzie.

Out Skerries: Great Tit and 23 Snow Buntings.

Sunday 29th October

Central Mainland: Northern Treecreeper still at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Dusky Warbler still at Hoswick. Blue Tits at Quendale, Hoswick and Swinister. Late Willow Warblers at Hoswick and Quendale.

Unst: Great Grey Shrike at Baltasound. 21 Little Auks and Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Saturday 28th October

Unst: 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Uyeasound. Surf Scoter and Great Grey Shrike at Baltasound. Blue Tit at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Bigton. Blue Tits at Skelberry and Hoswick.

Central Mainland: 2 Blue Tits at Helendale.

Yell: Black Redstart at Cullivoe. Great Tit at North Sandwick.

Fetlar: Yellow-browed Warbler at Funzie.

Out Skerries: Great Tit.

Friday 27th October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water, Gutcher. Ruff at Gloup.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat at Sandwick. Blue Tits at Exnaboe and Skelberry. Yellow-browed Warbler at Sumburgh. 2 Ruff at Quendale.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Kergord. Great Grey Shrike at Garth, Nesting.

Great Grey Shrike at Nesting - Kristofer Wilson

Out Skerries: Great Tit and Goldfinch.

Thursday 26th October

Out Skerries: Pied Wheatear, Goldfinch and Great Tit.

Pied Wheatear on Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

Foula: Hume's Warbler and Olive-backed Pipit at Ham. Yellow-browed Warbler at Hametoun.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat and Black Redstart at Sandwick. Black Redstart at Boddam. Hawfinch at Gulberwick. Blue Tit at Levenwick.

Central Mainland: Dusky Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Yellow-browed Warbler at Kergord. Blue Tit at Lerwick. Ring Ouzel at Busta.

Dusky Warbler at Kergord - Rory Tallack

West Mainland: Dusky Warbler at Melby.

Dusky Warbler at Melby - Roger Riddington

Unst: Surf Scoter, 2 Little Buntings, 2 Black Redstarts, Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler and Hawfinch at Baltasound. Arctic Tern at Easting.

Fetlar: Black Redstart and Yellow-browed Warbler at Aithness.

Yell: Black Redstart and Ruff at Gloup. Ring Ouzel at Sellafirth.

Wednesday 25th October

Unst: 5 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls, Surf Scoter, Stock Dove, Barred Warbler, Black Redstart, Hawfinch, Blue Tit and Great Grey Shrike at Baltasound. Black Redstart at Burrafirth. Lapland Bunting at Baliasta. 5 Common Scoters at Easting.

 

Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Baltasound - Micky Maher (one photos); Stef McElwee (3 photos); Mike Pennington (2 photos)

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe. Long-eared Owl at Sodom.

Steppe Grey Shrike on Whalsay - Roger Riddington

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat and Black Redstart at Sandwick. Dusky Warbler at Hoswick. Richard's Pipit at Geosetter.

Central Mainland: Turtle Dove at Lerwick. 2 Ring Ouzels at Tingwall.

Yell: Great Grey Shrike at Mid Yell. 2 Black Redstarts at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Yellow-browed Warbler at Aithness.

West Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Walls.

Tuesday 24th October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe. Blue Tit at Marrister.

Unst: flock of 6 Arctic Redpolls including at least some Hornemann's at Baltasound late afternoon; also Surf Scoter, Stock Dove, Great Grey Shrike, Barred Warbler, 2 Black Redstarts, Bullfinch and Hawfinch. 4 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Uyeasound in the morning; also Pochard and Hawfinch. Great Grey Shrike at Haroldswick. Arctic Tern at Lund.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat at Houlland, Sandwick (new bird). Firecrests at Cunningsburgh, Exnaboe and Sumburgh Head. 2 Black Redstarts at Sandwick. Hawfinch at Virkie. Great Tit and Blue Tit at Scousburgh

Siberian Stonechat at Sandwick - Alan Adamson; George Petrie; Black Redstart at Sandwick and Firectest at Cunningsburgh - Glen Tyler; Firecrest at Sumburgh - Rich Bonser  

Out Skerries: Northern Treecreeper, Great Tit, Ring Ouzel and Yellowhammer.

Treecreeper on Out Skerries - Stephen Dunstan

Central Mainland: Blue Tit in Lerwick.

Fetlar: 3 Black Redstarts at Houbie.

Monday 23rd October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe. Blue Tit at Marrister.

Fetlar: Woodlark at Everland.

Out Skerries: Pallas's Warbler, Black Redstart, Great Tit and Yellowhammer.

South Mainland: Firecrest and Yellow-browed Warbler at Levenwick. Black Redstart at Sandwick.

Unst: Great Grey Shrike at Haroldswick. Whimbrel at Norwick. 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Goldfinches and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. Black Redstart at Haroldswick.

West Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Sandness.

Sunday 22nd October

Unst: White-winged Scoter at Loch of Belmont until 9:30. Surf Scoter, 2 Little Buntings, Blue Tit, and Black Redstart at Baltasound. Yellowhammer, Black Redstart and 3 Ring Ouzels at Haroldswick. Blue Tit at Burrafirth. Little Bunting at Norwick.

Foula: Hume's Warbler at Ham.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe. Pallas's Warbler at Creadyknowe. Also Mistle Thrush and 2 Black Redstarts.

Central Mainland: Northern Treecreeper and Yellow-browed Warbler at Vidlin. Firecrest, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Hawfinch at Kergord.

Treecreeper at Vidlin - Rich Bonser  

Out Skerries: Northern Treecreeper, Firecrest, Bluethroat, Mistle Thrush and Great Grey Shrike.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat and European Stonechat at Swinister. Firecrest at Cunningsburgh. Yellowhammer and Black Redstart at Sumburgh Hotel. Yellowhammer at Sumburgh Head. Little Stint at Quendale. Blue Tit and Ring Ouzel at Rerwick. 7 Barnacle Geese and Black Redstart at Brake. 4 Barnacle Geese and 13 Pink-footed Geese at Fleck. Mistle Thrush, Black Redstart and 3 Ring Ouzels at Scatness.

Siberian Stonechat at Sandwick - George Petrie; Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh - Helen Perry; Black Redstart at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Yell: Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water. Hawfinch and Yellowhammer at Mid Yell. Great Grey Shrike at Gutcher. Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Great Grey Shrike at Wick of Gruting; also Yellowhammer, European Stonechat and at least 3 Ring Ouzels.

Burra: Yellow-browed Warbler on Trondra. 2 Hawfinches on West Burra.

Lots of Robins and other common migrants around today.

Saturday 21st October

Unst: White-winged Scoter at Loch of Belmont. Surf Scoter, Long-eared Owl and Black Redstart at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl and Ring Ouzel at Norwick.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

South Mainland: Pallas's Warbler at Scatness. Firecrest at Levenwick. Yellowhammer at Geosetter. 2 Black Redstarts at Sandwick and one at Toab.

Out Skerries: Northern Treecreeper and Ring Ouzel.

Central Mainland: Great Grey Shrike at Scalloway.

Fetlar: Jackdaw and Yellowhammer at Houbie.

Yell: Hawfinch at Cullivoe.

Friday 20th October

Unst: White-winged Scoter at Loch of Belmont. Pallas's Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit, Surf Scoter and 2 Black Redstarts at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl, Little Bunting and Hawfinch at Norwick. Little Bunting at Burrafirth. 7 Ring Ouzels in N Unst.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

West Mainland: 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Melby.

Out Skerries: Northern Treecreeper, Great Tit, Yellow-browed Warbler and 10 Ring Ouzels.

South Mainland: Firecrest and Black Redstart at Hoswick. Yellowhammer and 2 Ring Ouzels at Sumburgh Head. Great Grey Shrike and Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Yellow-browed Warbler at Toab. Barred Warbler at Boddam. Hawfinch at Maywick. Great Grey Shrike at Wester Quarff. Black Redstarts at Channerwick and Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Sound, Lerwick.

Yell: 3 Goldfinches at Seafield.

Lots of Goldcrests and other common migrants around today.

Thursday 19th October

Unst: White-winged Scoter at Loch of Belmont. Olive-backed Pipit, Surf Scoter, Blue Tit and Little Bunting at Baltasound. Firecrest at Norwick. Blue Tit and 2 Mistle Thrushes at Burrafirth. Yellow-browed Warbler at Northdale.

White-winged Scoter at Belmont - Rob Brookes; George Petrie; Dave Cooper (3 photos)

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Out Skerries: Pallas's Warbler, 2 Great Tits and Red-breasted Flycatcher.

South Mainland: Siberian Stonechat at Swinister, Sandwick.

Wednesday 18th October

Yell: White-winged Scoter and Ring-necked Duck at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Unst: White-winged Scoter (seen earlier on Yell) at Loch of Belmont. Olive-backed Pipit, Surf Scoter, Bluethroat and Long-eared Owl at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe. Stock Dove at Hamister. European Stonechat at Houll.

Steppe Grey Shrike on Whalsay - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Rerwick. Blyth's Reed Warbler and Siberian Stonechat at Sandwick. Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Virkie.

Tuesday 17th October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Norwick.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Spiggie. Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler at Scalloway.

Monday 16th October

Unst: White-winged Scoter at Belmont. Arctic Redpoll flock at Baltasound (only seen in flight) along with Olive-backed Pipit, Surf Scoter and Hawfinch.

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Steppe Grey Shrike on Whalsay - Jim Nicolson

Foula: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ham.

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

Central Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Sound, Lerwick. Osprey at South Nesting.

South Mainland: White-billed Diver off Sandsayre, Sandwick. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Hoswick/Swinister.

Fetlar: Tree Sparrow at Funzie.

Sunday 15th October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Unst: 3 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls, 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls, Surf Scoter and Blue Tit at Baltasound. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. Corncrake at Norwick.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Brow. Curlew Sandpiper at Scatness.

Saturday 14th October

Whalsay: Steppe Grey Shrike at Vaivoe.

Steppe Grey Shrike on Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Long-eared Owl and Common Rosefinch at Norwick.  Ring-necked Duck and Iceland Gull at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Brow.

Friday 13th October

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. Parrot Crossbill at Helendale. Little Bunting at Kergord.

Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth - Larry Dalziel

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Long-eared Owl and Common Rosefinch at Norwick.  Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. White-tailed Eagle at Watlee.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Ocraquoy. 2 Common Cranes at Brow. Little Bunting at Toab.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Ocraquoy - George Petrie

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

Thursday 12th October

Foula: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ham and Isabelline Shrike at Burns.

Unst: probably still 3 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls, 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls and Blue Tit at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl and  Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. White-tailed Eagle at Watlee.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. Parrot Crossbill at Helendale.

Fetlar: 2 Olive-backed Pipits at Funzie.

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

South Mainland: 2 Common Cranes at Brow. Little Bunting at Virkie.

Wednesday 11th October

Foula: White-crowned Sparrow and Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ham and Isabelline Shrike at Burns.

Unst: 3 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls, 2 Coues's Arctic Redpolls, Parrot Crossbill and Blyth's Reed Warbler at Baltasound. Coues's Arctic Redpoll and Common Rosefinch at Norwick. Bluethroat at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Helendale.

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Marsh Warbler at Quendale. Quail at Toab. Bluethroat at Wester Quarff. 2 Common Cranes at Brow.

Tuesday 10th October

Foula: White-crowned Sparrow at Ham and Isabelline Shrike at Burns.

White-crowned Sparrow on Foula - Roger Riddington

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Helendale.

Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Marsh Warbler at Quendale.

Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandwick - Glen Tyler

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, 2 Parrot Crossbills, Lapland Bunting and Blue Tit at Baltasound.  Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. Common Rosefinches at Norwick and Clibberswick.

Monday 9th October

Foula: White-crowned Sparrow at Ham.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. Parrot Crossbill at Helendale.

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Cunningsburgh.  Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Little Bunting and Little Stint at Virkie. Common Crane at Spiggie. 2 Little Stints at Sandwick.

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, and Blue Tit at Baltasound.  Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Bluethroat at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Bluethroat at Haroldswick - John Cooper

North Mainland: Siberian Rubythroat at North Roe. Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister. Hen Harrier at Ollaberry.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister - Alan Adamson; Gary Buchan

Out Skerries: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Bunting and Lapland Bunting.

Sunday 8th October

Foula: White-crowned Sparrow, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll, Pechora Pipit and Isabelline Shrike.

Unst: Coues's Arctic Redpoll, Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and 3 Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound. Coues's Arctic Redpoll and Little Bunting at Norwick. Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound and Parrot Crossbill at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting and Hobby at Cunningsburgh. Siberian Stonechat at Swinister, Sandwick. Blyth's Reed Warbler at Sandwick. Rose-coloured Starling and Hobby at Garths Ness.  Common Crane at Spiggie. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

North Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ollaberry. Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

Central Mainland: Thrush Nightingale at Sandgarth. 3 Parrot Crossbills at Helendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sandgarth. Wood Warbler at Voe.

West Mainland: Radde's Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Dale of Walls.

Burra: Black-throated Diver at Papil.

Saturday 7th October

Unst: 3 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls at Baltasound and one at Skaw; also 2 unraced Arctic Redpolls at Northdale and one at Norwick. Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Haroldswick. Olive-backed Pipit and Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Iceland Gull and Little Bunting at Norwick. Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound - Rob Brookes; Olive-backed Pipit at Uyeasound and Iceland Gull at Norwick - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Cunningsburgh. Dusky Warbler at Gulberwick. Common Crane at Spiggie. Little Stint at Quendale.

North Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ollaberry. Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister - Larry Dalziel

Foula: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ham.

Central Mainland: Parrot Crossbill and Hawfinch at Helendale. Parrot Crossbill at Swining. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sandgarth.

Friday 6th October

South Mainland: Buff-bellied Pipit at Grutness. Rustic Bunting and 4 Parrot Crossbills at Cunningsburgh. 4 Parrot Crossbills and Little Bunting at Levenwick. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Sandwick. Dusky Warbler at Gulberwick. Common Rosefinch at Scatness. Common Crane at Spiggie. White-tailed Eagle over Maywick and Geosetter. Lapland Bunting at Rerwick. Little Stint at Quendale. Bluethroat at Hoswick. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Unst: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. 2 Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls and Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Haroldswick. Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Little Bunting at Norwick.

Arctic Redpoll at Skaw - George Petrie

North Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Ollaberry. Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister. Barred Warbler and Hawfinch at North Roe.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister - Jim Nicolson

Bressay: Booted Warbler at the Glebe.

Foula: Isabelline Shrike at Burns. Common Rosefinch at Ham.

Central Mainland: up to 4 Parrot Crossbills at Helendale. 2 Parrot Crossbills and Long-eared Owl at Vidlin. Little Bunting at Laxfirth. Red-breasted Flycatchers at Voe and Sandgarth. White-tailed Eagle flying south over Tingwall.

West Mainland: Hawfinch and Long-eared Owl at Tresta.

Whalsay: Great Grey Shrike at Marrister.

Burra: Common Rosefinch at Papil.

Yell: Little Stint at Ulsta.

Thursday 5th October

Bressay: Siberian Rubythroat at the Glebe.

South Mainland: Buff-bellied Pipit at Grutness. Rustic Bunting and 3 Parrot Crossbills at Cunningsburgh. Booted Warbler at Hoswick. Common Crane at Sumburgh Farm.

Buff-bellied Pipit at Grutness - John Coutts

Unst: Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. Ring-necked Duck at Uyeasound. Little Bunting at Norwick.

Foula: Isabelline Shrike still at Burns. Olive-backed Pipit at Biggins. 2 Little Stints and 2 Lapland Buntings at South Ness.

North Mainland: Red-flanked Bluetail at Isbister. Sabine's Gull at Eshaness.

Central Mainland: Up to 4 Parrot Crossbills at Sound, Lerwick. 4 Parrot Crossbills at Strand. Black Tern at Eswick. Common Rosefinches at Gott and Voe.

Parrot Crossbills at Sound - Larry Dalziel; Roger Thomason

West Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Easter Skeld.

Wednesday 4th October

South Mainland: Buff-bellied Pipit at Grutness. Rustic Bunting at Cunningsburgh. Little Buntings at Grutness and Brake. Little Stint at Virkie.

Buff-bellied Pipit at Grutness - Gary Bell

Unst: Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. 4 Parrot Crossbills at Haroldswick. 5 Parrot Crossbills and 3 Lapland Buntings at Baltasound. 2 Little Buntings at Norwick. Little Bunting at Baliasta. White-tailed Eagle at Watlee.

White-tailed Eagle at Watlee - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Rustic Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voe. Possibly 8 Parrot Crossbills in Lerwick (3 over the town, 2 at Sound, 2 at Helendale, one at Hayfield) and Hawfinch at Helendale. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Kergord. Little Bunting at Swining.

Rustic Bunting at Voe - Chris Gooddie; Parrot Crossbill at Sound - Jim Nicolson

North Mainland: American Golden Plover and 2 Little Stints at Eshaness.

West Mainland: at least one Parrot Crossbill at Gairdins o' Sand.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Stock Dove, Hen Harrier and Lapland Bunting.

Tuesday 3rd October

West Mainland: 8 Parrot Crossbills at Gairdens o' Sand. Olive-backed Pipit and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Easter Skeld.

Unst: 6 Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound. Red-throated Pipit at Skaw. Little Bunting at Baliasta.

Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound - Alan Adamson; Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: 2 Parrot Crossbills, Olive-backed Pipit, Great Tit and Great Spotted Woodpecker at Kergord. 3 Parrot Crossbills and Hawfinch at Helendale. 2 Parrot Crossbills at Sound, Lerwick. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Benston. Little Bunting at Swining.

Parrot Crossbills at Sound - George Petrie; Gary Bell

Foula: 2 Isabelline Shrikes and Grey Phalarope.

North Mainland: American Golden Plover, Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper at Eshaness. Little Bunting at Islesburgh.

South Mainland: Little Stint, Bluethroat and Little Bunting at Grutness. Little Stint at Quendale. Common Crane at Hillwell. Brent Goose at Spiggie. Little Bunting at Levenwick. 2 Hawfinches at Hoswick. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting.

Whalsay: Great Grey Shrike at Marrister.

Bressay: Little Stint on Noss.

Yellow-browed Warblers -

Monday 2nd October

Unst: up to 5 Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound - the first in Shetland for 23 years; also Quail and Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Red-throated Pipit and Little Bunting at Skaw. Barred Warbler at Northdale. 3 Little Buntings at Baliasta.

Parrot Crossbills at Baltasound - Rob Brookes (2 photos); George Petrie (2 photos)

West Mainland: Rustic Bunting and Barred Warbler at Melby. Olive-backed Pipit, 3 Red-breasted Flycatchers and Great Grey Shrike at Dale of Walls. Short-toed Lark between Aith and Vementry.  Bluethroat at Walls.

Fetlar: Greenish Warbler at Tresta.

South Mainland: Little Bunting at Grutness. Little Stint and Grey Plover at Scatness. Curlew Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie. Little Bunting at Exnaboe. Common Crane at Hillwell. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Swinister. Little Bunting at Wester Quarff. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Easter Quarff.

Foula: Little Bunting.

Central Mainland: Little Bunting at Swining. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Lunna.

Burra: Hawfinch at Bridge End.

Yellow-browed Warblers: 5 on Unst; 2 on Fetlar; 2 in C Mainland; 2 in S Mainland.

Sunday 1st October

North Mainland: Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler at South Collafirth. Greenish Warbler and Little Stint at Eshaness. Common Rosefinch at Voe, Ronas Voe.

Foula: at least 2 Isabelline Shrikes (2 together at Burns but one also seen at Braidfit), Rustic Bunting at Harrier, Booted Warbler at Hametoun and 2 Lapland Buntings.

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Cunningsburgh. Great Grey Shrike at Grutness. 2 Grasshopper Warblers at Sumburgh. Red-backed Shrike at Fladdabsiter. Little Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

West Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Melby. Rustic Bunting, Great Grey Shrike and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Dale of Walls. Short-toed Lark between Aith and Vementry. 2 Little Buntings at Semblisetter, Bixter.

Unst: Red-throated Pipit and Little Bunting at Skaw. Grasshopper Warbler at Norwick. Barred Warbler at Northdale. Quail, Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Grasshopper Warbler at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Kergord. Little Bunting at Swining. Hawfinch at Voe.

Fetlar: Barred Warbler at Aith.

Whalsay: Turtle Dove at Symbister.

Yellow-browed Warblers: just 2 on Unst, 1 on Foula, 1 in C Mainland, 3 in W Mainland, 5 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Saturday 30th September

Fetlar: Upland Sandpiper at Houbie.

Upland Sandpiper on Fetlar - Paul Macklem

Foula: 2 Isabelline Shrikes, Little Bunting and Lapland Bunting.

West Mainland: Rustic Bunting, 3 Grasshopper Warblers and Stock Dove at Melby. Rustic Bunting, Olive-backed Pipit, Great Grey Shrike and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Dale of Walls. Olive-backed Pipit at Bousta. Bluethroat at Walls.

South Mainland: Rustic Bunting at Cunningsburgh. Olive-backed Pipit and Lapland Bunting at Quendale. Great Grey Shrike and 2 Little Buntings around Sumburgh and Grutness.  Common Crane at Hillwell. Wryneck at Toab. Corncrake and Red-backed Shrike at Fladdabister. Little Bunting and Grasshopper Warbler at Clevigarth. Great Spotted Woodpecker at Bigton. Little Bunting at Maywick. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Barred Warbler at Swinister. Little Bunting at Sandwick. Wryneck, Little Bunting and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Wester Quarff.

Unst: Red-throated Pipit and Little Bunting at Skaw. Little Bunting at Norwick. Wryneck and Little Bunting at Baltasound. 2 Little Buntings at Uyeasound.

Red-throated Pipit at Skaw - John Cooper; Wryneck at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

Bressay: Red-breasted Flycatcher and Little Bunting at Brough. Little Bunting at South Ham.

Yell: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Mid Yell. Red-backed Shrike and Hawfinch at Burravoe.

Whalsay: 2 Little Buntings at Skaw and Little Buntings at Burns and Brough. Little Stint at Symbister. Stock Dove at Hamister.

Central Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Swining. Hawfinch at Vidlin.

Yellow-browed Warblers: 8 on Unst, 2 on Yell, 6 on Fetlar, 2 on Whalsay, 7 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Good numbers of common migrants such as Chiffchaffs, Common Redstart etc.

Friday 29th September

Foula: Isabelline Shrike and Rustic Bunting at Hametoun.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Scalloway. Hawfinch at Vidlin.

South Mainland: Radde's Warbler at Sandwick. Grasshopper Warbler and Little Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Great Grey Shrike and Little Bunting at Grutness. Quail at Brake. Little Bunting at Maywick. Hawfinch at Hoswick. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Unst: Little Bunting at Skaw. Lapland Bunting at Norwick. Wryneck and Common Rosefinch at Baltasound.

Out Skerries: Hen Harrier, Jack Snipe, Little Stint, Grasshopper Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher and Little Bunting.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 1 on Unst; 2 on Out Skerries; 3 in N Mainland; 3 in C Mainland; 2 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Definitely a few common migrants around today, with Chiffchaffs and Common Redstarts amongst them.

Thursday 28th September

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Barred Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler at Sumburgh Head. Great Grey Shrike at Grutness. Common Crane at Hillwell. Little Bunting at Scousburgh. Lapland Bunting at Maywick. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Whalsay: Great Grey Shrike and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Skaw.

Bressay: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Voehead.

Unst: Turtle Dove at Baltasound. Red-breasted Flycatcher and Lapland Bunting at Skaw.

Out Skerries: 2 Barred Warbler, 2 Little Stints and Short-eared Owl.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 4 on Unst; 2 on Out Skerries; 1 in W Mainland; 3 in C Mainland; 8 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Wednesday 27th September

Foula: Pechora Pipit and Booted Warbler.

Out Skerries: Short-toed Lark and Lapland Bunting.

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Scalloway.

South Mainland: 2 Red-breasted Flycatchers, Reed Warbler and Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Little Buntings at Grutness, Boddam and Wester Quarff. Bluethroat at Quendale. Red-breasted Flycatcher at Geosetter. Little Stint and Grasshopper Warbler at Scatness. Common Crane at Hillwell. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Unst: Bluethroat at Hagdale. Little Bunting, Ring Ouzel and 2 Jack Snipe at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl at Norwick. Reed Warbler at Skaw. Little Bunting at Uyeasound.

North Mainland: Little Stint at Eshaness.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 3 on Unst; 7 on Out Skerries; 1 in N Mainland; 12 in C Mainland; 5 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Tuesday 26th September

Unst: American Wigeon and Little Bunting at Uyeasound. Barred Warbler at Northdale. Lapland Bunting and Yellow Wagtail at Baltasound. Little Buntings at Norwick and Skaw. Little Stint at Norwick. Juvenile Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness.

Foula: American Golden Plover.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler and Red-breasted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Head. Common Crane at Hillwell. Ring Ouzel at Virkie. Little Buntings at Sumburgh Head (2), Sumburgh Farm, Boddam and Wester Quarff. Putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Richard's Pipit, Barred Warbler, Ring Ouzel and 2 Lapland Buntings.

Bressay: Barred Warbler at Hilltoun, Red-breasted Flycatchers at Brough and Kirkabister and Little Bunting at Kirkabister.

Fetlar: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Bunting and 23 Ruff.

Central Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Eswick. Hawfinch at Kergord.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 14 on Unst; 11 on Fetlar; 8 on Out Skerries; 39 on Bressay; 4 in C Mainland; 7 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Monday 25th September

Unst: American Wigeon, Little Bunting, Gadwall and Pintail at Uyeasound. Reed Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Little Bunting at Uyeasound - Allan Conlin; Dave Cooper. Snow Bunting at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper

North Mainland: Black-throated Diver at Hillswick.

South Mainland: Corncrake at Quendale. Little Bunting at Sumburgh Hotel/Grutness. Common Crane at Hillwell. Barred Warbler at Geosetter. 2 Common Rosefinches and putative Siberian Oystercatcher at Sandwick. Yellow Wagtail at Fladdabister. Long-eared Owl and Sedge Warbler at Cunninsgburgh.

Bressay: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Stint, Ring Ouzel and Sedge Warbler on Noss. Barred Warblers at Gardie and Gorie.

Whalsay: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Isbister.

Out Skerries: Little Bunting and Lapland Bunting.

Central Mainland: Great Spotted Woodpecker at Swining.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 2 on Unst, 5 on Out Skerries; one on Whalsay; 8 on Bressay and 2 on Noss; 9 in C Mainland; 14 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Sunday 24th September

South Mainland: Little Bunting, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Bluethroat and Ring Ouzel at Sumburgh. Common Crane at Hillwell. 2 Common Rosefinches and Oystercatcher showing characters of the Siberian race at Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Lapland Bunting.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 5 on Unst, 2 on Out Skerries; 1 in N Mainland; 6 in C Mainland; 7 in S Mainland.

Saturday 23rd September

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Wester Quarff. Barred Warbler at Boddam. Black Redstart at Quendale. Common Crane at Hillwell. Curlew Sandpiper and Grey Plover at Virkie. Grey Plover at Scord.

Common Rosefinches at Sandwick - Alan Adamson; putative Siberian race Oystercatcher at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Out Skerries: Corncrake, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 2  Lapland Buntings.

Central Mainland: Osprey at Swining.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 2 on Unst; 1 on Out Skerries; 8 in C Mainland; 3 in S Mainland.

Friday 22nd September

Out Skerries: Yellow-breasted Bunting, 4 Lapland Bunting and Little Bunting.

Yellow-breasted Bunting on Skerries - Michael McKee

Unst: Barred Warbler at Northdale.

Fetlar: 2 Common Rosefinches at Houbie. Barred Warbler at Aith.

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Toab. Little Stint at Grutness. Curlew Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie. 2 Grey Plovers at Boddam. Spotted Redshank at Dalsetter.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 24 in Unst; 9 on Yell; 24 on Fetlar; 2 on Out Skerries; one on Bressay; 7 in C Mainland; 5 in S Mainland. Presumably others unreported.

Thursday 21st September

Out Skerries: Yellow-breasted Bunting, Jack Snipe, Lapland Bunting and Little Bunting.

Unst: Bluethroat at Baltasound. Common Rosefinches at Norwick and Baltasound.

South Mainland: Little Stint at Grutness. Curlew Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie. Common Crane still at Hillwell,

Yellow-browed Warblers - 18 in N Unst; 2 on Out Skerries; one at Gorie, Bressay; 4 in Lerwick; 2 at Sumburgh. Presumably others unreported.

Wednesday 20th September

Unst: Siberian Thrush at Baltasound. Barred Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Norwick.

Siberian Thrush at Baltasound - Rebecca Nason

Out Skerries: Yellow-breasted Bunting and 2 Little Buntings.

South Mainland: Barred Warbler at Swinister, Sandwick. Common Rosefinch at Durigarth. Curlew Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie.

Whalsay: Golden Oriole still at Saltness.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 22+ in N Unst; one at Cullivoe on Yell; one at Aithsness on Fetlar; 12 on Out Skerries; 16 on Whalsay; 4 at Geosetter and singles at Sumburgh, Virkie, Durigarth and Rerwick. Presumably others unreported.

Tuesday 19th September

Bressay: adult White-tailed Eagle at Kirkabister.

South Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Swinister, Sandwick.

Out Skerries: Glaucous Gull and Common Rosefinch.

Yell: 4 Lesser Redpolls at Otterswick.

Monday 18th September

West Mainland: Black-billed Cuckoo at Netherdale, Dale of Walls; also 2 Yellow-browed Warblers there.

Black-billed Cuckoo at Dale of Walls - Rory Tallack; Larry Dalziel; Glen Tyler; Alan Adamson; Steve Minton; Jim Nicolson; George Petrie

Unst: Barred Warbler at Baltasound. Yellow-browed Warbler at Northdale.

Yell: Yellow-browed Warbler at Cullivoe.

Sunday 17th September

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Lapland Bunting at Clibberswick. Barred Warbler at Northdale. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Whalsay: Golden Oriole at Saltness. Common Rosefinch at Hamister.

South Mainland: Common Rosefinch at Hoswick. Common Crane still at Hillwell.

Out Skerries: Lapland Bunting.

Yellow-browed Warblers - 12 in north Unst; one on Out Skerries; 5 on Whalsay; one on Noss; 2 at Hillswick and 3 at Eshaness in N Mainland; singles at Mid Dale and West Burrafirth, W Mainland; 3 at Quendale, 2 at Wester Quarff and singles at Hoswick, Geosetter, Toab, Scatness, Sumburgh Farm and Geosetter in S Mainland. 

Saturday 16th September

North Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler at Murrin, Eshaness.

Unst: Ortolan Bunting at Norwick. 3 Common Rosefinches and Yellow-browed Warbler at Baltasound. 2 Sooty Shearwaters off Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper at Scatness. Common Crane still at Hillwell. Greenshank at Spiggie. 40 Ruff at Ringasta. Wood Sandpiper and Marsh Harrier Boddam.

Friday 15th September

Unst: Ortolan Bunting at Norwick. Corncrake at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Common Crane still at Hillwell. Goosander at Boddam Voe.

Central Mainland: 7 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

Yell: Scaup at Burravoe.

Thursday 14th September

Unst: Ortolan Bunting at Norwick. Grey Wagtail at Baltasound.

South Mainland: White-billed Diver still in Mousa Sound.Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. Grey Plover at Pool of Virkie. Grey Wagtail at Quendale.

Wednesday 13th September

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Barred Warbler at Exnaboe. Yellow-browed Warbler at Quendale. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Scousburgh.

Unst: Ortolan Bunting and 34 Ruff at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler at Skaw. 28 Ruff at Haroldswick. Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo and 23 Ruff at Baltasound.

Ortolan Bunting at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Whalsay: American Golden Plover at Skaw.

American Golden Plover on Whalsay - John Laurie Irvine

Central Mainland: Yellow-browed Warbler near Brig o' Fitch, near Lerwick.

Tuesday 12th September

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler and Barred Warbler at Exnaboe. Yellow Wagtail at Toab. Curlew Sandpiper at Pool of Virkie. Common Crane still at Hillwell. Juvenile Marsh Harrier on Mousa.

Arctic Warbler at Exnaboe - Rob Fray; Marsh Harrier on Mousa - George Petrie

Whalsay: American Golden Plover at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Common Crossbill at Lerwick.

Monday 11th September

South Mainland: Lanceolated Warbler at Quendale. Common Rosefinch at Boddam. Icterine Warbler at Sumburgh. Wryneck on Mossy Hill.

Bressay: Pectoral Sandpiper still on Noss along with 4 Lapland Buntings, Woodcock and Stonechat.

Pectoral Sandpiper on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Unst: Ortolan Bunting and 60 Ruff at Norwick. Common Rosefinch at Haroldswick. Yellow Wagtail, Cuckoo and 41 Ruff at Baltasound.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike at Brough.

Sunday 10th September

Bressay: Pectoral Sandpiper on Noss.

Fetlar: 2 Lapland Buntings and a Wood Warbler.

Unst: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Norwick. Yellow-browed Warbler and Common Rosefinch at Haroldswick. Barred Warbler and Wood Warbler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Wood Sandpiper at Sumbugh Head. 85 Ruff and a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit at Ringasta. 25 Ruff at Hillwell.

Whalsay: Red backed Shrike at Brough and Barred Warblers at Hamister and Symbister.  

Saturday 9th September

South Mainland: Arctic Warbler at Quendale.

Arctic Warbler at Quendale - Dave Gifford; George Petrie; Jim Nicolson

Unst: Arctic Warbler still at Baltasound along with 41 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshanks, Cuckoo, Wood Warbler, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Common Rosefinch. Yellow-browed Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 15 Ruff at Norwick. Common Redstart at Haroldswick.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Whalsay: Icterine Warbler at Isbister. Yellow-browed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat at Skaw. Yellow-browed Warbler at Saltness.

Icterine Warbler on Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Central Mainland: 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Mossbank.

Yellow-browed Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

Yell: 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Gutcher. 10 Grey Herons at Mid Yell.

Friday 8th September

Unst: Arctic Warbler and 17 Ruff at Baltasound. Common Rosefinch at Burrafirth. Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and 2 Fieldfares at Norwick.

Arctic Warbler at Baltasound and Common Rosefinch at Burrafirth - Dave Cooper

Out Skerries: Common Rosefinch, 2 Common Redstarts and Whinchat.

Central Mainland: Barred Warbler at Mossbank. Pied Flycatcher at Vidlin.

Barred Warbler at Mossbank - Kareen Hunter

South Mainland: Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat and Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh Hotel and Farm. Flock of 123 Ruff at Spiggie. Common Crane and 2 Shovelers at Loch of Hillwell. 8 Ruff at Scatness.

Yell: White-tailed Eagle reported at Coppister.

Cetaceans: 2 Humpback Whales and 7 Minke Whale off Score Point, Bressay. Lamba Ness. Minke Whale and 5 Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head.

Thursday 7th September

South Mainland: Bluethroat at Sumburgh Farm. Barred Warbler at Toab. Wryneck caught by cat and released at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: 15 Ruff at Ness of Sound.

Unst: Quail, 9 Ruff and Whinchat at Baltasound. Common Rosefinch, Reed Warbler and Common Swift at Norwick. Sooty Shearwater past Lamba Ness. Robin at Skaw.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale off Lamba Ness. 3 Minke Whales and 5 Risso's Dolphins north of Noss. Minke Whale off Sumburgh Head.

Wednesday 6th September

Central Mainland: Little Stint at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

Little Stint at Lerwick - Rebecca Nason; Larry Dalziel

Unst: Common Rosefinch, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 20 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Ruff and a Common Sandpiper at Scatness. Lapland Bunting at Virkie. Fieldfare at Exnaboe. Wood Sandpiper at Levenwick.

Lapland Bunting at Virkie - Rob Fray

Bressay: Lapland Bunting on Noss.

Lapland Bunting on Noss - Craig Nisbet

Yell: Sparrowhawk at Sellafirth.

Mammals: small bat sp. at Funzie, Fetlar. 2 small bat sp. at Skaw. Whalsay.

Tuesday 5th September

South Mainland: Wryneck at Garths Voe, Quendale. Wood Warbler at Ocraquoy. Pied Flycatcher at Geosetter. Common Crane still at Hillwell along with Shoveler and 10 Whooper Swans. 7 Ruff at Scatness. 2 Sooty Shearwaters off Sumburgh Head. Sparrowhawk and Pied Flycatcher at Sumburgh. 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Bar-tailed Godwits and 8 Ruff at Virkie. Flock of 68 Ruff at Spiggie.

Central Mainland: Garden Warbler at Mossbank.

Bressay: 2 Lapland Buntings, Sparrowhawk, 3 Ruff and 2 Knot on Noss.

Unst: 3 Common Swifts at Skaw. Sooty Shearwater, 2 Great Northern Divers and 2 Ruff at Lamba Ness. Kestrel at Norwick, Fieldfare at Haroldswick. 29 Ruff at Uyeasound.

Yell: Kestrel and Pied Flycatcher at Sellafirth.

Monday 4th September

South Mainland: Common Crane still at Hillwell.

Common Crane and Grey Heron at Hillwell - Paul Bloomer

Unst: Sooty Shearwater past Lamba Ness. 2 Ruff at Baltasound, 6 Ruff at Uyeasound.

Sunday 3rd September

South Mainland: Common Crane still at Hillwell. 5 Sooty Shearwaters off Sumburgh. Kestrel and Sparrowhawk at Sumburgh Head. 9 Common Terns at Grutness. 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Greenshanks and a Kestrel at Spiggie. 14 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Unst: Greenshank at Hermaness.  4 Sanderlings at Skaw. Kestrel at Norwick.

Saturday 2nd September

South Mainland: White-billed Diver in Mousa Sound.

Unst: Common Rosefinch and Cuckoo at Norwick. Wood Warbler at Haroldswick. 7 Ruff at Baltasound. 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Lamba Ness.

Whalsay: Sooty Shearwater off Skaw.

Cetaceans: 3 Killer Whales off Sumburgh. 2 Minke Whales south of Noss.

Friday 1st September

South Mainland: White-billed Diver north of Mousa. Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Goldeneye at Virkie.

Out Skerries: Common Rosefinch and Reed Warbler on the islands and Sooty Shearwater offshore.

Bressay: Turtle Dove on Noss.

Unst: 43 Sooty Shearwaters and a Manx Shearwater N past Lamba Ness.

Cetaceans: several Minke Whales and 3 Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh. Minke Whale and 20 Harbour Porposies off Mousa. 2 Risso's Dolphins off Kirkabsiter, Nesting. 2 Risso's Dolphins and a Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Thursday 31st August

South Mainland: White-billed Diver in Mousa Sound. Barred Warbler and 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Unst: 8 Sooty Shearwaters N past Lamba Ness.

Yell: Black-tailed Godwit at West Yell.

Cetaceans: several Minke Whales off Sumburgh. 4 Minke Whales south of Bressay and 2 to the north. 12 White-beaked Dolphins and a Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Wednesday 30th August

South Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Quendale.

Cetaceans etc.: Minke Whale off No Ness. Pod of Killer Whales reported in Mousa Sound. Humpback Whale and 9 Risso's Dolphins off Lamba Ness, Unst. Basking Shark in Lunning Sound.

Tuesday 29th August

South Mainland: Shoveler at Scatness. 20 Linnets at Virkie.

Monday 28th August

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Wood Warbler at Montfield, Lerwick.

Yell: 10 Sanderling at Wick of Sound, West Yell.

Sunday 27th August

Unst: Common Rosefinch and Cuckoo at Baltasound.

Noss: Red-backed Shrike.

South Mainland: Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 House Martins at Quendale. Green Sandpiper, 18 Ruff and 7 Black-tailed Godwits at Spiggie. 2 Swifts at Sumburgh Head. 2 Pintail at Hillwell. 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Fleck.

Cetaceans: Risso's Dolphin south past Boddam. 4 Minke Whales off Noss. Minke Whale off Noness. Minke Whale off Mousa.

Saturday 26th August

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark at Vedders Geo; also Marsh Warbler, Common Rosefinch and Barred Warbler on the island, and the summering Long-tailed Duck still at Loch of Funzie.

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler, 2 Wrynecks, Wood Warbler, Common Crane, Redstart, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Reed Warblers at Quendale. Red-backed Shrike at Grutness. Wood Warbler and Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Farm. Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Swifts at Sumburgh Head. Cuckoo, Redstart and Whinchat at Toab. 11 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Cuckoo at Cunningsburgh. Whinchat at Scatness. 8 Sanderling at Grutness.

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw. Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Wood Pigeons and 13 Sanderling at Norwick. Pied Flycatcher at Baltasound.

Cetaceans: Humpback Whale 1.5 kilometres off Fladdabister. Basking Shark at Grutness during the morning. 6 Minke Whales off Noss. Minke Whale 2 kilometres off Gulberwick. Minke Whale south of Noness.

Friday 25th August

South Mainland: Barred Warbler, Redstart, Greenshank, Whinchat, Garden Warbler and 5 Ruff at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike at Grutness. Wood Warbler and 2 Whinchats at Hestingott. Wood Warbler and 4 Willow Warblers at Cunningsburgh. Cuckoo and Reed Warbler at Virkie. Redstart at Toab. 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Ruff and 2 Green Sandpipers at Spiggie. Grey Wagtail at Geosetter.

Wood Warbler at Hestingott - Rob Fray (3 photos); Wood Warbler at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo)

Unst: Red-backed Shrike at Skaw. 4 Ruff at Haroldswick.

Burra: 9 Sanderling at Banna Minn.

Cetaceans: 8+ Risso's Dolphins in Bluemull Sound. At least 1 Minke Whale south past Eshaness.

Thursday 24th August

South Mainland: 2 Barred Warblers at Scatness. Red-backed Shrike at Grutness. Common Crane at Quendale. Cuckoo at Exnaboe. Whinchat at Toab. 3 Swifts, Wood Pigeon, Garden Warbler, Whinchat and 6 Willow Warblers at Sumburgh Head. 18 Knot at Virkie.

Barred Warblers at Scatness - Steve Minton; Red-backed Shrike at Grutness - Rob Fray (1 photo), Mick Kemp (2 photos); Common Crane at Quendale - Rob Fray

Noss: Red-backed Shrike and 2 Barred Warblers.

Wednesday 23rd August

South Mainland: Little Gull in Quendale Bay. Cuckoo at Exnaboe. Willow Warbler and 24 Knot at Virkie.

Unst: 10 Sanderling at Easting. Swallow x House Martin hybrid at Skaw.

Tuesday 22nd August

Unst: 13 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Ruff and 2 Knot at Baltasound. 32 Black-tailed Godwits flew south at Hamar.

West Mainland: 16 Common Redpolls, Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warblers at Sand.

South Mainland: Willow Warbler at Virkie.

Cetaceans: 10 Minke Whales 1 mile south of Bressay.

Monday 21st August

Whalsay: Marsh Harrier at Isbister.

South Mainland: 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Sandwick. 5 Swifts at Sumburgh Head. Knot and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Noss: Green Sandpiper.

Yell: 3 Sanderling at Breckon.

Cetaceans: 3 Killer Whales in Mousa Sound during the morning, and then tracked south to Sumburgh Head. Minke Whale in Mousa Sound. 3 Minke Whales off Noss. Minke Whale at Levenwick.

Killer Whales off Sumburgh - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Mick Kemp (2 photos), Jim Nicolson (2 photos), Dorcas Eatch (1 photo)

Sunday 20th August

Whalsay: Marsh Harrier at Isbister. Black-tailed Godwit at Skaw.

Yell: 5 Black-tailed Godwits at Gloup.

South Mainland: 4 Swifts at Sumburgh Head.

Saturday 19th August

Unst: Barred Warbler and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. 2 Reed Warblers, Garden Warbler and WiIlow Warbler at Skaw. Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler and Willow Warbler at Norwick. Willow Warbler at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Common Crane and 2 Shovelers at Hillwell.Green Sandpiper and 2 Black-tailed Godwits at Scatness.

Common Crane at Hillwell - Richard Ashbee

Yell: 5 Black-tailed Godwits at Gloup. 4 Grey Herons at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 5 Minke Whales off Noss. Minke Whale in Mousa Sound.

Friday 18th August

South Mainland: Common Crane at Quendale. Garden Warbler at Grutness. Garden Warbler at Hestingott. Common Sandpiper at Virkie.

Common Crane at Quendale - Andrew Harrop

Unst: Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler and WiIlow Warbler at Skaw. Greenshank at Lamba Ness. Willow Warbler at Norwick.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: Basking Shark in Noss Sound.

Basking Shark in Noss Sound - Andy Denton

Thursday 17th August

Unst: Reed Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Greenshank at Lamba Ness. 2 Willow Warblers at Norwick.

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Gulberwick.

Green Sandpiper at Gulberwick - Larry Dalziel

Noss: 16 Knot.

Cetaceans: Long-finned Pilot Whale between Scalloway and Trondra. Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Wednesday 16th August

Noss: Pied Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers and 3 Knot.

Unst: 22 Black-tailed Godwits at Norwick.

North Mainland: Swift at Uyea.

Tuesday 15th August

Noss: Cuckoo, Garden Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers.

Cuckoo on Noss - Craig Nisbet

South Mainland: Garden Warbler and Swift at Sumburgh Head. 13 Knot and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Unst: 10 Black-tailed Godwits at Baltasound.

Monday 14th August

South Mainland: Cuckoo at Scatness.

Yell: Storm Petrel picked up exhausted at Cullivoe. Black-tailed Godwit at Gloup.

Storm Petrel at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Unst: Willow Warbler at Hermaness.

Cetaceans: Common Dolphin at Wadbister Voe.

Sunday 13th August

No news received today.

Saturday 12th August

Unst: Sooty Shearwater north past Lamba Ness at 06:40.

Central Mainland: 5 Black-tailed Godwits at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: Green Sandpiper at Quendale.

Fetlar: Long-tailed Duck and 2 Willow Warblers at Funzie.

Willow Warbler at Funzie, Fetlar - Frances Hurley

Cetaceans: 2 Common Dolphins at Wadbister Voe.

Friday 11th August

Unst: Red-necked Phalarope at Skaw. Black-tailed Godwit, Knot and 5 Sanderling at Westing.

South Mainland: 6 Black-tailed Godwits and 12 Knot at Virkie. Swift at Sumburgh Head.

Cetaceans: 8+ Risso's Dolphins at Sand Sound.

Thursday 10th August

South Mainland: 3 Greenshanks at Dalsetter.

Yell: Ruff at West Yell.

Cetaceans: 8+ Risso's Dolphins at Effirth.

Wednesday 9th August

Yell: Cuckoo at Gutcher.

South Mainland: Common Crossbill at Sandwick. Kestrel at Scatness.

Common Crossbill at Sandwick - Hazel Gifford

Cetaceans: 8+ Risso's Dolphins at Tresta. 4-5 Risso's Dolphins off Noss.

Tuesday 8th August

Yell: White-tailed Eagle reported at Whalefirth.

Central Mainland: 7 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

Cetaceans: Common Dolphin at Firths Voe. 10+ Killer Whales off Noss mid-morning, and then tracked south to Boddam. 4 Minke Whales off Noss.

Monday 7th August

South Mainland: Cuckoo at Virkie.

Yell: Common Crossbill at Gloup.

Cetaceans: 4 Killer Whales 1 mile south-east of Sumburgh Head during the evening.

Sunday 6th August

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Loch of Watlee. Cuckoo at Valla Field. Common Crossbill at Skaw. Ruff at Lamba Ness.

Ruff at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Common Crossbill at Hillhead, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: Basking Shark off Spiggie.

Saturday 5th August

South Mainland: 4 Common Crossbills at Hoswick. Cuckoo at Scatness. 2 Swifts at Sumburgh Head.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale off Lamba Ness, Unst.

Friday 4th August

South Mainland: Ruff at Virkie. 2 Grey Wagtails at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: 9 Grey Herons at Eswick.

Thursday 3rd August

Unst: Common Crossbill at Skaw. Greenshank at Lamba Ness. Common Sandpiper at Muness.

Central Mainland: Common Crossbill at Law Lane, Lerwick.

Whalsay: Pied Flycatcher at Skaw; also 2 Swifts on the island.

Pied Flycatcher at Skaw, Whalsay - Magnus Polson

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank at Scatness. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale off Levenwick.

Wednesday 2nd August

Unst: Long-tailed Duck at Norwick.

Cetaceans: 2 Minke Whales 1 mile north-east of Balta, Unst.

Tuesday 1st August

Fetlar: juvenile Two-barred Crossbill found dead at Bealance.

South Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff at Scatness.

Unst: Sanderling at Skaw.

North Mainland: Chiffchaff at Bardister.

Cetaceans: small pod of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins between Balta and Fetlar at 11:45.

Monday 31st July

Unst: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (juvenile and 2 females) still at Baltasound. Green Sandpiper at Lamba Ness.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Hillwell.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales around Muckle Roe and Hillswick.

Sunday 30th July

Yell: Tree Pipit at Mid Yell. 4 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Swift at Aith.

Bressay: Bar-tailed Godwit at Leiraness.

Insects: Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Breckon, Yell.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales tracked south from Noness to Sumburgh Head, and then north to Burra and Trondra. Pod of Risso's Dolphins off Aith, Fetlar at 20:40. Minke Whale off West Burrafirth.

Killer Whales at Grutness - Mick Kemp

Saturday 29th July

Whalsay: 2 male Two-barred Crossbills at Marrister.

Two-barred Crossbill at Marrister, Whalsay - Brian Marshall

South Mainland: 3 Common Cranes at Hillwell.

Unst: 2 Swifts at Hermaness.

Insects: Great Brocade trapped at Boddam.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales tracked north from Cunningsburgh to Eswick during the day.

Friday 28th July

Unst: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (juvenile and 2 females) at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound; also 2 Common Crossbills at Baltasound. Common Crossbill at Ungirsta. 7 Sanderling at Easting.

Noss: Common Crossbill.

Common Crossbill on Noss - Andy Denton

West Mainland: Black-tailed Godwit at Sand.

North Mainland: 4 Knot at Stenness, Eshaness.

Thursday 27th July

Unst: 3 Two-barred Crossbills (juvenile and 2 females) at Setter's Hill Estate/Trolla Water, Baltasound. 6 Common Crossbills at Ungirsta. 2 Common Crossbills at Norwick. 3 Swifts at Hermaness.

Two-barred Crossbills at Baltasound - George Petrie; Common Crossbill at Norwick - Jim Nangle

Yell: 2 Swifts at Gloup.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Eswick.

Insects: Double Dart trapped at Lerwick.

Cetaceans: Long-finned Pilot Whale found dead at Basta Voe, Yell. Pod of Killer Whales in Yell Sound at 16:45. 7 Risso's Dolphins off Hillswick at 15:25.

Dead Long-finned Pilot Whale at Basta Voe - Jim Nangle

Wednesday 26th July

Unst: 2 Two-barred Crossbills (female and juvenile) at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound.

South Mainland: Greenshank and Green Sandpiper at Quendale.

Yell: Peregrine at Basta Voe.

Cetaceans: stranded Long-finned Pilot Whale at Basta Voe, Yell. 9 Risso's Dolphins off Burravoe, Yell.

Long-finned Pilot Whale at Basta Voe - Jim Nangle

Tuesday 25th July

Unst: 2 Two-barred Crossbills (female and juvenile) Setter's Hill Estate/Trolla Water, Baltasound; also Common Redpoll and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Long-eared Owl at Haroldswick.

Two-barred Crossbills at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Leach's Petrel and 143 Storm Petrels trapped at Sumburgh Head.

Fetlar: Redwing at Tresta.

Cetaceans: 4 Killer Whales off the south end of Burra, and then later off Maywick and St Ninian's Isle. Basking Shark off the south end of Bressay. Minke Whale off Lambhoga, Fetlar. Minke Whale off Skaw, Unst.

Minke Whale off Fetlar - Chris Townend

Monday 24th July

Unst: female Two-barred Crossbill still at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound; also Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Chiffchaff and Wood Pigeon at Norwick.

South Mainland: Red-necked Phalarope at Dalsetter.

Insects: Bedstraw Hawk-moth trapped at Baltasound.

Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales off Brettabister at 07:20, and then tracked south to Levenwick throughout the day. Different pod of Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head at 11:00, and then tracked north to Maywick.

Killer Whale at Levenwick - Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Killer Whales at Garths Ness - Mick Kemp (3 photos)

Sunday 23rd July

Unst: female Two-barred Crossbill still at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound.

Burra: White-rumped Sandpiper briefly at Banna Minn, West Burra.

Yell: Knot at Vatsetter.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales off Whalsay from 21:00 to 22:00.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Scatness.

Saturday 22nd July

Unst: female Two-barred Crossbill still at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound; also 3 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. White-tailed Eagle and Cuckoo at Valla Field. Peregrine and 2 Garden Warblers at Norwick.

Yell: Wood Sandpiper at Loch of Littlester, Burravoe.

Central Mainland: Common Crossbill at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 49 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. 32 Sanderling at Grutness.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales off Outrabister at 09:00. 5 Killer Whales off west side of Lambhoga, Fetlar at 15:00, with presumably the same off Otterswick, Yell at 15:20 and Aiths Ness, Fetlar at 21:00. Minke Whale off Burravoe, Yell at 12:45.

Killer Whales off Fetlar - Chris Townend

Friday 21st July

Unst: female Two-barred Crossbill at Setter's Hill Estate, Baltasound; also Willow Warbler at Baltasound. Cuckoo at Ungirsta. 4 Swifts at Hannigarth.

Two-barred Crossbill at Baltasound - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

Whalsay: Cuckoo, Wood Pigeon and Chiffchaff at Skaw. 17 Knot at Brough.

Cuckoo at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

South Mainland: 5 Knot at Virkie.

Fetlar: Knot at Brough.

Yell: 4 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: Pod of Killer Whales north through Yell Sound during the afternoon. Long-finned Pilot Whale found dead on Noss.

Thursday 20th July

Cetaceans: 4 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins still at Bressay marina. Pod of Killer Whales off Hillswick/Breiwick during the afternoon.

Atlantic White-sided Dolphins off Bressay - Mick Kemp (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo)

Wednesday 19th July

Central Mainland: Swift at Wadbister.

Unst: 2 Sanderling at Skaw.

Cetaceans: Long-finned Pilot Whale at Lunna. 4 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins at Bressay marina.

Tuesday 18th July

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Valla Field.

White-tailed Eagle on Unst - Dave Cooper

Yell: 5 Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: Long-finned Pilot Whale at Vidlin. 4-5 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins (plus one dead animal ashore) off Mail beach, Bressay. Pod of Risso's Dolphins between Nesting and Hoo Stack.

Long-finned Pilot Whale at Vidlin - Larry Dalziel

Monday 17th July

Fetlar: Redwing, 4 Common Redpolls and 6 Sanderling at Tresta.

Cetaceans: Long-finned Pilot Whale at Vidlin.

Sunday 16th July

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Valla Field. Swift at Snarravoe.

South Mainland: 5 Knot at Virkie.

Fetlar: Long-tailed Duck at Loch of Funzie.

Saturday 15th July

Unst: House Martin at Baltasound.

Offshore: Leach's Petrel 65 km WNW of Eshaness.

Friday 14th July

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Valla Field.

Yell: 2 Common Redpolls at Otterswick.

South Mainland: House Martin at Boddam.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale between Papa Stour and West Burrafirth.

Minke Whale between Papa Stour and West Burrafirth - Glen Tyler

Thursday 13th July

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Valla Field. Quail and 12 Swifts at Norwick.

South Mainland: Bar-tailed Godwit at Virkie. 5 Sanderling at Grutness.

Wednesday 12th July

Unst: Quail at Baltasound. Quail at Norwick.

Tuesday 11th July

South Mainland: Common Crane at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Kergord.

Common Crane at Kergord - Larry Dalziel

Insects: Flame Shoulder trapped at Scatness. Elachista argentella trapped at Virkie.

Flame Shoulder at Scatness - Steve Minton

Monday 10th July

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Kergord.

Sunday 9th July

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Kergord.

Saturday 8th July

Unst: 4 Manx Shearwaters north past Lamba Ness between 15:00 and 16:00.

Friday 7th July

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Kergord.

Common Crane at Kergord - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Bar-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth on Noss.

Thursday 6th July

No news received today.

Wednesday 5th July

Cetaceans: Minke Whale off Noss/south end of Bressay.

Tuesday 4th July

South Mainland: 2 Slavonian Grebes at St Ninian's Isle.

Monday 3rd July

Yell: Woodcock at Ulsta.

Fetlar: Water Rail at Funzie.

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Loch of Clickimin.

Sunday 2nd July

Unst: Honey Buzzard at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Virkie. Common Sandpiper and Robin at Swinister Burn.

Saturday 1st July

Cetaceans: 7 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head during the morning. Minke Whale west of Out Skerries at 09:00.

Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head - George Petrie

Friday 30th June

Fetlar: Red-backed Shrike reported at Tresta.

West Mainland: Chaffinch at Sand.

Yell: 2 Goldeneye at Vatsetter Loch.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale near Bigga, Yell Sound at 12:25. Minke Whale 3 miles north of Whalsay at 16:30.

Thursday 29th June

Yell: Goldeneye at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Wednesday 28th June

Bressay: Marsh Warbler at Gorie.

Whalsay: Black Redstart at Skaw. Mute Swan at Vatshoull.

Cetaceans: Basking Shark at Dury Voe.

Tuesday 27th June

Fetlar: Long-tailed Duck at Loch of Funzie.

Long-tailed Duck at Funzie, Fetlar - Chris Townend

Whalsay: Mute Swan at Vatshoull.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale south past Sumburgh Head at 11:45.

Insects: Bright-line Brown-eye trapped at Virkie.

Monday 26th June

South Mainland: Greenshank at Virkie. Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn.

Unst: 'Blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness.

'Blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

Yell: 2 Sanderlings at Cullivoe.

Sunday 25th June

South Mainland: Paddyfield Warbler at Ham, Mousa.

Paddyfield Warbler on Mousa - Mark Bolton

Unst: Cuckoo and Garden Warbler at Norwick. Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. 3 Sanderlings at Easting.

Cuckoo at Norwick - Mike Pennington

Saturday 24th June

No news received today.

Friday 23rd June

Unst: Velvet Scoter at Haroldswick. Swift at Ungirsta.

Thursday 22nd June

Unst: Common Crossbill at Norwick. Whitethroat at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Tree Sparrow at Dalsetter.

Yell: Iceland Gull and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

Willow Warbler at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Haroldswick. Dark Sword-grass trapped at Baltasound.

Wednesday 21st June

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Common Crossbill at Haroldswick. 6 Swifts at Skaw. 4 Swifts at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. 2 Swifts at Clumlie.

Central Mainland: Song Thrush and Lesser Whitethroat at Sandgarth.

Cetaceans: 40 Long-finned Pilot Whales off Skaw, Unst until 05:00.

Tuesday 20th June

Unst: White-tailed Eagle flew south over Baltasound at 14:00.

Cetaceans: 40 Long-finned Pilot Whales off Lamba Ness/Skaw, Unst for most of the day.

Long-finned Pilot Whales off Skaw, Unst - Rob Brookes

Monday 19th June

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Iceland Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

South Mainland: Brent Goose at Scatness. 3 House Martins at Boddam.

Central Mainland: Willow Warbler at Strand.

Unst: Carrion Crow at Uyeasound.

Cetaceans: 6-8 Killer Whales south past Noss during the morning and then tracked to Sumburgh Head.

Killer Whales off Sumburgh - Mick Kemp

Sunday 18th June

Unst: 2 Common Rosefinches at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes at Ham, Mousa. Spotted Flycatcher at Sumburgh Farm.

Noss: 2 Red-necked Phalaropes off Hovie.

Red-necked Phalarope off Noss - Andy Denton

Saturday 17th June

South Mainland: Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. 24 Sanderling at Virkie.

Unst: Siskin, Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Siskin at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

West Mainland: Common Redpoll and Willow Warbler at Aith.

Friday 16th June

Unst: Quail at Haroldswick. Siskin at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Brae.

West Mainland: 3 Common Redpolls, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Goldcrests at Sand.

South Mainland: 3 Wood Pigeons at Exnaboe.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Scatness.

Thursday 15th June

Foula: female Black-headed Bunting at Harrier. Marsh Warbler at Ham.

Black-headed Bunting at Harrier, Foula - Andrew Harrop

South Mainland: Brent Goose at Scatness.

Unst: Siskin at Baltasound.

Fetlar: 2 Sanderling at Urie.

Wednesday 14th June

Foula: Marsh Warbler at Ham. Also Icterine Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher on the island.

Central Mainland: Cuckoo at Brae. 4 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

South Mainland: 2 Sandwich Terns at Virkie.

Unst: Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Robin at Baltasound.

Tuesday 13th June

South Mainland: Long-eared Owl at Quendale. Grey Plover at Virkie.

Long-eared Owl at Quendale - Mick Kemp

Foula: Marsh Warbler at Ham. Adult Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull hybrid at South Ness. Also Greenshank on the island.

Unst: Bar-tailed Godwit at Baltasound.

Insects: Flame Shoulder trapped at Boddam.

Monday 12th June

Unst: White-tailed Eagle at Burrafirth.

White-tailed Eagle at Burrafirth - Iain MacLeod

Foula: Marsh Warbler at Burns. Marsh Warbler at Ham. Also Icterine Warbler, Greenshank and Spotted Flycatcher on the island.

Central Mainland: Goldfinch and Chiffchaff at Eswick. Swift at Lerwick. Common Sandpiper at Laxo. 2 Siskins at Voe.

Fetlar: Blackcap at Everland.

Insects: Broom Moth trapped at Virkie.

Broom Moth at Virkie - Rob Fray

Saturday 11th June

Foula: male Black-headed Bunting at Burns; also Short-toed Lark on the island (present for a few days).

South Mainland: female Subalpine Warbler at Virkie; also Common Crane south over Virkie at 10:45. Sandwich Tern at Scatness.

North Mainland: Honey Buzzard south over Eshaness at 10:30.

Central Mainland: Red-backed Shrike at Lunna. Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat and Common Redpoll at Brae.

Unst: Spotted Flyatcher, Chaffinch, Blackcap, House Martin and Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Yell: House Martin at Gutcher.

Insects: Painted Lady at Girlsta. Painted Lady at Norwick. Good numbers of Red Admirals widespread, including 14 at Norwick and 13 at Toab.

Saturday 10th June

Whalsay: Nightjar at Skaw.

South Mainland: Osprey at Spiggie. Blackcap and 5 Sanderling at Grutness. Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Hotel.

Central Mainland: Osprey and Kestrel at Sand Water. Ruff at Loch of Tingwall. Garden Warbler, Blackcap and WIllow Warbler at Sandgarth.

Unst: Quail found dead at Haroldswick. Bar-tailed Godwit, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound.

Friday 9th June

South Mainland: Common Crane over Sumburgh Hotel and Dalsetter during the afternoon. Osprey and Little Gull at Spiggie. 4 Sanderling at Grutness. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Common Crane at Sumburgh - Renate van den Boom; Little Gull at Spiggie - Rebecca Nason

Central Mainland: Osprey at Sand Water.

Osprey at Sand Water - Larry Dalziel

Thursday 8th June

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler and 4 Sandwich Terns at Virkie. Common Crane at Fleck. Osprey at Spiggie. Sedge Warbler at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff and 2 Wood Pigeons at Hoswick.

Marsh Warbler at Virkie - Roger Riddington; Osprey at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson

Noss: Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike.

Unst: Quail at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: 7 Common Crossbills at Westhersta, Brae.

Common Crossbills at Brae - Rebecca Nason

Wednesday 7th June

Whalsay: Greenish Warbler trapped at Isbister; also Icterine Warbler, Chaffinch and 2 Chiffchaffs there. Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw.

Greenish Warbler at Isbister, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard north over Scatness and Hillwell. Common Rosefinch at Quendale. Common Rosefinch at Sumburgh Head. Red-backed Shrike at Geosetter. Osprey at Spiggie. Sedge Warbler at Swinister Burn.

Unst: Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler and Garden Warbler at Skaw. Cuckoo at Baltasound. Spotted Flycatcher at Norwick.

Noss: Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike.

Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike on Noss - Andy Denton

Central Mainland: 3 Common Redpolls at Loch of Voe.

Yell: Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Red Admiral at Funzie, Fetlar - Frances Hurley

Tuesday 6th June

Central Mainland: Common Redpoll at Loch of Clickimin.

Yell: Cuckoo at Gutcher.

Monday 5th June

Fetlar: Quail.

South Mainland: Turtle Dove at Quendale.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth on Fetlar.

Sunday 4th June

West Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Walls.

Unst: Surf Scoter, Bar-tailed Godwit and Carrion Crow at Baltasound. 22 Wood Pigeons at Norwick.

Surf Scoter at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Setter, Sandwick. Common Crossbill at Boddam. Tree Sparrow at Virkie. Kestrel at Scatness. Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Hotel. Robin, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Swinister Burn. Blackcap at Setter, Sandwick.

Icterine Warbler at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Tree Sparrow at Virkie - Roger Riddington

Fetlar: Chiffchaff at Funzie.

Cetaceans: 20+ Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head/Grutness/Boddam during the afternoon.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass and Angle Shades trapped at Baltasound. Silver Y trapped at Virkie.

Saturday 3rd June

Central Mainland: Blyth's Reed Warbler singing at Scatsta.

Unst: Surf Scoter and Chiffchaff at Baltasound. Lesser Whitethroat at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: Kestrel at Scatness.

Cetaceans: at least 1 Killer Whale off Sumburgh Head at 09:10. 20+ Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head/Grutness during the morning. 20+ Risso's Dolphins (different pod) off the north end of Mousa during the morning.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Lerwick. 2 Silver Y trapped at Baltasound. Painted Lady at Toab.

Painted Lady at Toab - Andrew Harrop

Friday 2nd June

Unst: Surf Scoter, Red-backed Shrike and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Velvet Scoter at Haroldswick.

South Mainland: Icterine Warbler at Scatness. Turtle Dove at Geosetter.

Icterine Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: 10 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

Cetaceans: 30+ Risso's Dolphins off south end of Bressay during the evening.

Thursday 1st June

Unst: Surf Scoter at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Wood Pigeon at Virkie.

Insects: Broom Moth and 2 Angle Shades trapped at Sandwick. 4 Angle Shades and 2 Silver Y trapped at Virkie.

Broom Moth at Sandwick - Glen Tyler; Angle Shades at Virkie - Rob Fray

Wednesday 31st May

South Mainland: Osprey at Brow Marsh. Tree Sparrow at Quendale. Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Unst: Robin at Northdale.

Insects: Small Tortoiseshell at Baltasound. Dark Sword-grass at Mid Yell. Angle Shades trapped at Virkie.

Tuesday 30th May

Foula: Two-barred Greenish Warbler (first for Shetland) at Ristie.

Two-barred Greenish Warbler on Foula - Donna and Geoff Atherton

Central Mainland: Quail at South Whiteness.

South Mainland: Marsh Warbler at Quendale. Little Gull, Glaucous Gull, Goosander and 2 Ruff at Spiggie. Iceland Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Ruff, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler and 2 Pintail at Hillwell. Willow Warbler at Sumburgh Hotel.

Unst: Iceland Gull at Burrafirth.

Yell: Turtle Dove at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff at Gutcher.

Out Skerries: Sedge Warbler.

Cetaceans: Minke Whale and 20+ Risso's Dolphins off Bressay early morning.

Monday 29th May

South Mainland: Eastern Subalpine Warbler trapped at Scousburgh. Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head. Cuckoo at Scatness. Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. Spotted Flycatcher at Setter, Sandwick.

Black Redstart at Sumburgh Head - Matt Smith; Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Common Rosefinch at Baltasound. Iceland Gull and Common Redpoll at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Ungirsta.

Out Skerries: 2 Common Rosefinches, Red-backed Shrike and Sedge Warbler.

Yell: Turtle Dove at Cullivoe.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Virkie.

Sunday 28th May

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark still at Funzie.

South Mainland: Quail and 2 Common Rosefinches at Sumburgh Hotel. Little Gull at Grutness. Osprey at Spiggie. Hen Harrier at Hoswick. Velvet Scoter and Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. 8 Ruff at Hillwell. Reed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher at Scatness.

Common Rosefinch at Sumburgh Hotel - Mick Kemp; Osprey at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson; Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh - Richard Ashbee; Spotted Flycatcher and Reed Warbler at Scatness, and Velvet Scoter at West Voe of Sumburgh - Steve Minton

Unst: Quail at Northdale. Wood Sandpiper, House Martin, Blackcap and Carrion Crow at Baltasound. Iceland Gull, House Martin, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Norwick.

Insects: Dark Sword-grass trapped at Virkie. Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Levenwick.

Saturday 27th May

South Mainland: Nightjar flushed at Sumburgh Hotel during the evening and flew towards Jarlshof; also 3 Common Rosefinches at Sumburgh Hotel. Bluethroat at Sumburgh Head. Blue-headed Wagtail and Osprey at Spiggie. Sandwich Tern, Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Ruff at Hillwell. Sandwich Tern at Scatness. Common Crossbill and 2 Goosanders at Boddam. Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. Reed Warbler at Toab.

Common Crossbill at Boddam - Mick Kemp; Sandwich Tern at Scatness - Steve Minton

Unst: Red-breasted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff at Skaw. Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff and 4 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. 2 Common Redpolls, 2 Chiffchaffs and 6 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Skaw, Unst - Mike Pennington; Iceland Gull at Haroldswick - Glen Tyler

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales north past Clumlie at 18:40.

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Virkie. Painted Lady at Baltasound. Angle Shades and 2 Silver Y trapped at Sandwick.

Friday 26th May

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull at Garths Ness. Hobby at Boddam. Bluethroat at Sumburgh Head. Red-necked Phalarope and 2 Dotterel at Clevigarth. Velvet Scoter and Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. Common Sandpiper at Quendale.

Bluethroat at Sumburgh Head - Mick Kemp

Unst: Shore Lark at Lamba Ness. Spotted Flycatcher, Sanderling and 6 House Martins at Norwick.

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark still at Funzie.

Yell: White-tailed Eagle at Whale Firth. Hobby at Basta Voe. Iceland Gull at Mid Yell.

North Mainland: Pomarine Skua from a fishing boat 50 kilometres north of Eshaness.

Out Skerries: Marsh Harrier found dead; also Spotted Flycatcher.

Dead Marsh Harrier on Out Skerries - Andrew Harrop

Insects: 50 Broad-bordered White Underwings at Ronas Hill. Small Tortoiseshell at Sumburgh Airport. 4 Small Tortoiseshells on Fetlar.

Broad-bordered White Underwing at Ronas Hill - Glen Tyler

Thursday 25th May

South Mainland: 2 Dotterel at Clevigarth. 6 Velvet Scoters at West Voe of Sumburgh. Brent Goose and 2 Shovelers at Scatness. Kestrel at Scord. Sedge Warbler at Cunningsburgh.

Dotterel at Clevigarth - Roger Riddington

Insects: Dark Sword-grass and 2 Angle Shades trapped at Sandwick.

Wednesday 24th May

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Clumlie in the morning. Marsh Harrier at Spiggie. Cuckoo at Geosetter. Sedge Warbler at Scatness. Knot at Boddam. 2 Common Redpolls at Scousburgh.

Sedge Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Central Mainland: Honey Buzzard at Lunna.

North Mainland: 2 Hawfinches at Eshaness. Cuckoo at Collafirth.

Unst: Long-eared Owl, Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Reed Warbler at Norwick.

Fetlar: Redwing at Northdale.

Cetaceans: 7-8 Killer Whales south past Hermaness, Unst at 13:00.

Insects: 2 Painted Ladies at Gardentown, Whalsay.

Painted Lady at Gardentown, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Tuesday 23rd May

Noss: Rustic Bunting.

Rustic Bunting on Noss - Andy Denton

Fetlar: Short-toed Lark, Chiffchaff and Robin at Funzie. Blackcap at Northdale.

South Mainland: Honey Buzzard over Boddam at 18:25. Cuckoo at Geosetter. Common Redstart at Hestingott. Common Redpoll at Exnaboe. Robin and Chiffchaff at Virkie.

Cuckoo at Geosetter - Jim Nicolson

Yell: White-tailed Eagle at Lumbister.

Unst: Quail and Willow Warbler at Haroldswick. Iceland Gull, Reed Warbler and Linnet at Norwick. Wood Sandpiper, Redwing, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

West Mainland: Lesser Redpoll with Common Redpolls at Sand.

Central Mainland: Kestrel at Scalloway.

Cetaceans: 9 Killer Whales south through Noss Sound at 10:30.

Killer Whales in Noss Sound - Andy Denton

Monday 22nd May

Bressay: Nightjar at Voehead.

Nightjar at Voehead, Bressay - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: first-summer Ring-billed Gull at Grutness. Marsh Harrier at Hillwell/Spiggie. Brent Goose at Scatness. Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh. Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Quendale.

Marsh Harrier at Spiggie - Roger Riddington; Scaup at West Voe of Sumburgh - Rebecca Nason

Unst: Icterine Warbler at Muness. Iceland Gull at Norwick. Marsh Harrier around Northdale/Haroldswick/Baltasound. Common Scoter and Sedge Warbler at Skaw. Wood Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Pied Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Goosander at Haroldswick.

Sedge Warbler at Skaw, Unst - Larry Dalziel

West Mainland: Hobby at Dale of Walls.

Noss: Blue-headed Wagtail.

Blue-headed Wagtail on Noss - Andy Denton

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Toft. Goosander at Strand.

Marsh Harrier at Toft - Roger Thomason

Whalsay: Long-eared Owl.

Long-eared Owl on Whalsay - Angela Irvine

Insects: Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Levenwick.

Sunday 21st May

Unst: Rustic Bunting singing at Baltasound; also 2 Red-backed Shrikes, 20 Common Redpolls (including one north-western type), Linnet, Pied Flycatcher, Redwing, Whinchat, 4 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs at Baltasound. Common Rosefinch at Uyeasound. 2 Bluethroats and Common Redpoll at Skaw. Bluethroat at Clibberswick. Swift and 2 Carrion Crows at Haroldswick. 2 House Martins at Burrafirth.

Rustic Bunting at Baltasound - Dave Cooper (2 photos), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Bluethroat at Skaw, Unst - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Golden Oriole at Kergord. Marsh Harrier at Toft. Chiffchaff and Redwing singing at Brae. 2 Wood Pigeons at Lerwick.

Yell: adult White-tailed Eagle at Lumbister. 2 Black-tailed Godwits, Chaffinch and 3 Siskins at Gutcher. Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Bramblings at Windhouse.

Noss: adult Pomarine Skua off Noup of Noss late afternoon.

South Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Hillwell. Cuckoo at Geosetter. Brent Goose and 5 House Martins at Scatness. Common Redpoll at Sumburgh Hotel. Common Sandpiper, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Quendale. Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Chiffchaffs and 6 Sanderlings at Grutness. Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs at Virkie. 2 Siskins and 2 Chiffchaffs at Toab. Pied Flycatcher at Maywick.

North Mainland: Spotted Flycatcher at Hams, Muckle Roe.

Fetlar: Robin at Funzie.

Cetaceans: c12 Risso's Dolphins off Skaw Taing, Whalsay. 3 Risso's Dolphins in Busta Voe during the morning. 6 Risso's Dolphins south off Noup of Noss during the late afternoon.

Risso's Dolphin at Busta Voe - Larry Dalziel

Saturday 20th May

South Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Quendale. 2 Little Stints at Scatness. Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Cuckoo, Chiffchaff and 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Swinister Burn. Spotted Flycatcher, Blackcap and Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Central Mainland: Little Egret at Laxo.

Little Egret at Laxo - Larry Dalziel

Unst: Bluethroat, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Skaw. Iceland Gull at Norwick. 2 Reed Buntings at Haroldswick. Gadwall, Pied Flycatcher and Siskin at Baltasound.

Bluethroat at Skaw - Mike Pennington

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Mid Yell.

West Mainland: Short-eared Owl at Melby.

Short-eared Owl at Melby - Tony Wright

Cetaceans: 4-5 Killer Whales off the north end of Linga in Bluemull Sound during the morning.

Friday 19th May

Unst: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Haroldswick. Ruff, Gadwall, Pied Flycatcher and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Little Stint, Swift, House Martin, Common Redpoll and 39 Sanderlings at Virkie. Brent Goose at Scatness. Marsh Harrier at Geosetter.

Little Stint at Virkie - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Brae. Greenshank at Loch of Asta. Shoveler at Loch of Tingwall.

Whalsay: Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Common Redpoll, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Siskins, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Carrion Crows, 6 Sanderlings and 7 Knot.

Pied Flycatcher on Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Burra: Sparrowhawk and 3 Blackcaps on Trondra.

Cetaceans: 3-4 Killer Whales north-west of Out Skerries at 19:00.

Thursday 18th May

Unst: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Haroldswick; also Garden Warbler there. Hawfinch at Skaw. Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Norwick. Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, Chiffchaff, 4 Siskins and 4 Common Redpolls at Baltasound.

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Haroldswick - Jim Nicolson

South Mainland: Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Quendale; also Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail and 2 Barnacle Geese there. Turtle Dove at Hoswick. Short-eared Owl at Scatness. 14 Knot at Virkie. Reed Warbler at Toab. Hawfinch at Scousburgh.

Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Quendale - Roger Riddington; Turtle Dove at Hoswick - Glen Tyler; Short-eared Owl at Scatness - Steve Minton

Yell: adult White-tailed Eagle over Sellafirth at 09:25; also 2 Lesser Whitethroats there. Bluethroat, Chaffinch, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Siskins at Gutcher. Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Carrion Crow and 2 Common Redpolls at Cullivoe.

White-tailed Eagle at Sellafirth, Yell - Gary Bell

Fetlar: 2 Dotterel at the airstrip. 2 Robins at Funzie.

Whalsay: Dotterel at Skaw. Also, Stonechat, House Martin, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawks, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Sanderling and 3 Knot on the island.

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Sand Water. Redstart and Willow Warbler at Kirkabister. 2 Grey Wagtails at Weisdale.

Wednesday 17th May

Unst: Semipalmated Sandpiper still at Haroldswick; also Common Crane there at 05:15, along with Tree Sparrow, Ruff, Reed Bunting, 3 Common Redpolls and 6 Carrion Crows. Great White Egret reported at Hermaness. Marsh Harrier at Burrafirth, Haroldswick, Northdale and Skaw. Common Redstart, Swift, Redwing, Carrion Crow, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chaffinches and 12 Siskins at Baltasound. Reed Bunting, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Carrion Crow, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, Linnet, 3 Common Redpolls, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 House Martins and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Norwick. Kestrel at Skaw. Sparrowhawk at Northdale. 2 Peregrines at Burrafirth.

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes (1 photo), Larry Dalziel (1 photo); Ruff and Marsh Harrier at Haroldswick, and Peregrines at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: Red-breasted Flycatcher at Spiggie. Little Stint and Sedge Warbler at Virkie. Whitethroat, Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Hawfinch at Scousburgh.

Yell: Wood Warbler at Mid Yell. Glaucous Gull and 4 Sanderlings at Cullivoe. Kestrel at Sellafirth. Siskin and 3 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher.

Wood Warbler at Mid Yell - Charlie Inkster

Whalsay: Stonechat, Sedge Warbler, Robin, Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Pigeon, Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 8 Knot and 3 Sanderlings.

Central Mainland: Pomarine Skua from a fishing boat west of Hildasay during the evening. Garden Warbler and Siskin at Voe.

Fetlar: Knot at Funzie.

Knot at Funzie, Fetlar - Frances Hurley

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales off south side of Hildasay at 08:30. Pod of Killer Whales off Skeld at 10:38.

Tuesday 16th May

Unst: Semipalmated Sandpiper at Haroldswick; also 2 Carrion Crows there. Red-rumped Swallow briefly at Norwick. 4 Dotterel at Keen of Hamar. Marsh Harrier at Norwick and Haroldswick. Osprey flew north at Baltasound; also Barnacle Goose, Sparrowhawk, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 12 Common Redpolls, 2 Shelducks, 2 Siskins and 6 Willow Warblers there. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. Spotted Flycatcher at Northdale.

Semipalmated Sandpiper at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

North Mainland: Little Egret reported at Eshaness.

South Mainland: Bluethroat at Sumburgh Head. Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Robin and 4 Willow Warblers at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher at Grutness. Spotted Flycatcher at Boddam. Pied Flycatcher and 2 Goldfinches at Quendale.

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike and 2 Stonechats at Skaw. Also, Sand Martin, Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher, Brambling, Common Redpoll, Robin, Pied Flycatcher, 14 Chiffchaffs, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Tree Pipits, 10 Willow Warblers, 2 Redwings, 5 Whitethroats and 2 Knot on the island.

Central Mainland: Marsh Harrier at Tingwall Airfield. Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Redwing, Siskin, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff at Sandgarth.

Yell: Tree Sparrow, Common Redpoll, Blackcap and Sanderling at Cullivoe.

Tree Sparrow at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Fetlar: Fieldfare at Funzie.

Cetaceans: up to 10 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head during the morning and early afternoon.

Monday 15th May

Unst: Honey Buzzard over Lamba Ness, Saxa Vord Hill, Haroldswick and Quoys. 2 Shore Larks, Iceland Gull and Black-tailed Godwit at Lamba Ness. 2 Grey-headed Wagtails, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, House Martin, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Siskins, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Sand Martins, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Redpolls at Norwick. Woodcock, Carrion Crow, Swift, Coot, Garden Warbler, Linnet, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Redpolls, 3 Common Redstarts, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Gadwall, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Shelducks, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Willow Warblers, 13 Wood Pigeons and 2 Redwings at Baltasound. Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher and Garden Warbler at Northdale. Reed Bunting and 2 House Martins at Haroldswick. Whinchat, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 House Martins, 2 Willow Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Redwing, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler and 2 Willow Warblers at Burrafirth.

Honey Buzzard on Unst - Rob Brookes (3 photos), Dave Cooper (4 photos)

Shore Lark at Lamba Ness - Larry Dalziel; Black-tailed Godwit at Lamba Ness - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Dave Cooper (1 photo)

Whalsay: Red-backed Shrike and 180 Turnstones at Skaw. Also, Kestrel, Robin, Tree Pipit, Song Thrush, Whinchat, Whitethroat, 5 Common Redpolls, 12 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Redwings, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Reed Buntings on the island.

Central Mainland: Hawfinch at Scalloway. Marsh Harrier at Tingwall Airfield. Marsh Harrier at Graven.

Hawfinch at Scalloway - Liz Watt

South Mainland: Turtle Dove at Brake. Slavonian Grebe, Sand Martin, 2 House Martins, 60 Swallows and 9 Carrion Crows at Spiggie. Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Robin, Common Sandpiper and 4 Chiffchaffs at Quendale. Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. 2 Common Redpolls at Setter, Sandwick.

Turtle Dove at Brake - Richard Ashbee

Fetlar: Ruff and Willow Warbler at Funzie.

Ruff at Funzie - Frances Hurley

Yell: Tree Sparrow and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe. Glaucous Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Brambling, Pied Flycatcher, Whitethroat and 3 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher.

Pied Flycatcher at Gutcher - Jim Nangle

Sunday 14th May

Whalsay: Thrush Nightingale still at Hamister. Stonechat and Common Sandpiper at Skaw. 2 Yellow Wagtails at Brough. Also, 6 Sand Martins, 3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Tree Pipits, 31 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 3 Robins, 5 Common Redstarts, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Reed Buntings, 4 Pied Flycatchers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 9 Knot, Song Thrush and Redwing on the island.

South Mainland: Montagu's Harrier flew south at Boddam, and then seen at Exnaboe, Virkie and West Voe of Sumburgh, before settling at Brow Marsh. Bluethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart, Common Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat at Sumburgh. Bluethroat, Wood Sandpiper, Brent Goose, Common Sandpiper, Goldfinch and 2 Swifts at Scatness. Ring-billed Gull, Garganey and Wood Sandpiper at Hillwell. 2 Sandwich Terns at Grutness. Marsh Harrier at Geosetter. Common Redstart, Redwing, Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and 7 Willow Warblers at Hestingott. Turtle Dove,Grey-headed Wagtail, Greenshank and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Quendale. Sedge Warbler, Swift, 2 Garden Warblers, 6 Willow Warblers, 14 Knot and 29 Sanderling at Virkie. Spotted Flycatcher at Toab. 9 Sand Martins at St Ninian's Isle. Whitethroat at Fladdabister. Tree Pipit, Robin, Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 4 Common Redstarts, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs and 3 Willow Warblers at Swinister Burn. Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. Tree Pipit at Setter, Sandwick. Kestrel and Redwing at Scousburgh.

Montagu's Harrier at Boddam - Roger Riddington; Brent Goose and Common Sandpiper at Scatness - George Petrie

Unst: Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shore Larks, Dotterel, Iceland Gull and Peregrine at Lamba Ness. Honey Buzzard, Bluethroat, 2 Grey-headed Wagtails, 2 Iceland Gulls, 3 Tree Sparrows, Barnacle Goose, Blackcap, Brambling, Common Redstart, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Song Thrush, Tree Pipit, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Robins, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Wood Pigeons at Norwick. Short-toed Lark, Shore Lark, Blackcap, Dunnock, House Martin, Kestrel, Knot, Robin, Whinchat, 2 Common Redstarts, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Tree Pipits and 2 Willow Warblers at Haroldswick. Wryneck, Barnacle Goose, House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchats and 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. 2 Goldfinches, Pied Flycatcher, Fieldfare, Whitethroat, Common Sandpiper and 4 Common Redpolls at Clibberswick. Slavonian Grebe, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Whitethroat, Coot, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Redwing, Robin, Spotted Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Bramblings, 8 Carrion Crows, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Common Redpolls, 2 Common Redstarts, 2 Pintail, 2 Shelducks, 2 Siskins, 4 Willow Warblers and 13 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Cuckoo, Song Thrush, Common Redstart, 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers at Northdale. Tree Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Whitethroat and Common Redpoll at Burrafirth. Greenshank at Belmont. Shoveler and 2 House Martins at Uyeasound.

Little Ringed Plover at Lamba Ness - Mike Pennington (1 photo), Dave Cooper (3 photos)

Dotterel at Lamba Ness - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Mike Pennington (2 photos); Grey-headed Wagtail at Norwick - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Mike Pennington (1 photo)

Noss: Ortolan Bunting, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, 2 Reed Warblers, Grey-headed Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Tree Pipit, Dunnock, Whinchat, Fieldfare, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Pied Flycatcher, Reed Bunting, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 18 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Robins and 6 Common Redstarts.

Ortolan Bunting on Noss - Andy Denton

Fetlar: Bluethroat at Funzie. Common Redstart, Robin, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs at Aith. Tree Pipit, Common Redstart, Brambling, Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush and 4 Chiffchaffs at Houbie. Swift, Wood Pigeon and Chiffchaff at Tresta. Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat at Brough. Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Common Redstarts and 4 Willow Warblers at Hamars Ness. Tree Pipit at Velzie.

Central Mainland: Wood Sandpiper at Loch of Tingwall. Wood Warbler at Upper Kergord. Spotted Flycatcher and Whinchat at Kirkabister. Sedge Warbler at Eswick.

Wood Sandpiper at Loch of Tingwall - Paul Sclater

Yell: Greenfinch, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Willow Warblers at Gutcher. Tree Sparrow, Song Thrush, Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe. Whitethroat and 2 Lesser Whitethroats at Burravoe.

West Mainland: 2 Siskins at Aith.

Saturday 13th May

Whalsay: Thrush Nightingale at Hamister. Stonechat at Skaw. Also, Carrion Crow, Lesser Whitethroat, Robin, Song Thrush, 3 Tree Pipits, 4 Common Redstarts, 13 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps and 4 Whitethroats on the island.

Thrush Nightingale at Hamister - John Lowrie Irvine

South Mainland: Red-rumped Swallow at Boddam. Bluethroat, Wood Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl, Brent Goose and 4 House Martins at Scatness. Bluethroat at Channerwick. 2 Pomarine Skuas at Grutness. Redstart at Sumburgh Hotel. Redstart, Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warblers at Hoswick. Sand Martin, Tree Pipit, Robin, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whitethroats, 6 Garden Warblers, 7 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Redstart at Setter, Sandwick.

Bluethroat, Wood Sandpiper and Short-eared Owl at Scatness - Steve Minton

Noss: Grey-headed Wagtail and 3 Bluethroats.

Bluethroat on Noss - Craig Nisbet (1 photo), Andy Denton (1 photo); Grey-headed Wagtail on Noss - Andy Denton

Unst: Short-toed Lark and Shore Lark at Haroldswick. Shore Lark at Lamba Ness. Black Redstart, Common Redstart, Song Thrush and 2 Sparrowhawks at Norwick. Cuckoo and 4 Chiffchaffs at Northdale. Greenshank at Skaw. Shoveler and 2 Pintail at Belmont. 5 Knot and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

West Mainland: Wryneck at Tresta.

Central Mainland: Sand Martin and 2 House Martins at Loch of Clickimin.

Yell: Sparrowhawk and Willow Warbler at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 7 Killer Whales north past Sumburgh Head at 10:30.

Friday 12th May

Unst: Short-toed Lark and Shore Lark at Haroldswick. 4 Dotterel at Keen of Hamar. Grey-headed Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Skaw. Long-eared Owl, Pied Flycatcher, Coot, Sparrowhawk, 2 Ring Ouzels, 4 Bramblings, 7 Common Redpolls, 2 Redwings and 13 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Dotterel at Keen of Hamar - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (2 photos); Grey-headed Wagtail at Skaw and Long-eared Owl at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull at Boddam. Whitethroat and 2 House Martins at Scatness. Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warblers and 12 Knot at Virkie. Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warblers at Exnaboe. 3 Willow Warblers at Hoswick. Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

Ring-billed Gull at Boddam - Mick Mellor

North Mainland: Hoopoe reported at Ronas Voe.

Fetlar: Bluethroat, Common Redstart and Robin at Funzie.

Yell: Scaup, Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, 2 Knot and 2 Willow Warblers at Cullivoe. Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Gutcher.

Whalsay: Sand Martin, Song Thrush, Wood Pigeon, Whitethroat, 18 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 3 Robins, 3 Reed Buntings, 5 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Blackcaps.

Bluemull Sound: 2 Pintails.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales off Garths Ness/Scatness during the morning.

Thursday 11th May

Unst: 2 Shore Larks at Skaw. 4 Dotterels at Keen of Hamar. Long-eared Owl, Tree Pipit and 3 Sparrowhawks at Norwick. Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit, Siskin, 2 Chiffchaffs, 11 Bramblings and 10 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Dunnock, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick.

Dotterels at Keen of Hamar - Jim Nangle (1 photo), Rob Brookes (2 photos), Dave Cooper (1 photo), Mike Pennington (2 photos), George Petrie (1 photo)

Shore Larks at Skaw and Long-eared Owl at Norwick - Dave Cooper; Tree Pipit at Norwick - Jim Nangle

Noss: Ring Ouzel, Osprey and Swift.

Ring Ouzel on Noss - Andy Denton

South Mainland: Brent Goose and Whinchat at Scatness. Sand Martin at Spiggie.

Brent Goose at Scatness - Steve Minton

Fetlar: Common Redstart at Funzie.

Common Redstart at Funzie - Frances Hurley

Central Mainland: 2 Common Redpolls and 2 Siskins at Voe.

Wednesday 10th May

South Mainland: female Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Scatness. 12 Knot at Virkie. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and 2 Linnets at Swinister Burn.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton

Unst: Short-toed Lark, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Reed Buntings at Haroldswick. Black-tailed Godwit, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Bramblings, 3 Willow Warblers and 15 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 7 Bramblings and 3 Chiffchaffs at Norwick.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver at Kirkabister. Hawfinch at Helendale, Lerwick.

Yell: Scaup and Chiffchaff at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting, 4 Knot, 12 Dunlin and 126 Turnstones at Skaw. 65 Purple Sandpipers and 33 Dunlin at the Houb.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales off Cullivoe during the early afternoon. 6+ Killer Whales in Yell Sound late afternoon, and then off Mossbank, Firth and Dales Voe.

Tuesday 9th May

Unst: Short-toed Lark, Common Scoter and 2 Peregrines at Haroldswick. Waxwing and Sparrowhawk at Norwick. Long-eared Owl, Tree Pipit, Green Sandpiper, Coot, Sparrowhawk, Common Redpoll and 15 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 5 Carrion Crows at Lamba Ness. Dunnock at Burrafirth.

Short-toed Lark at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes (2 photos), Mike Pennington (2 photos)

South Mainland: Garganey at Hillwell. Kestrel at Old Scatness. 30 Sanderlings at Grutness.

Central Mainland: Waxwing at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Common Redpolls at Voe.

Waxwing at Lerwick - Rebecca Nason

West Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Sand.

Yell: Scaup, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Redwings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales north past Compass Head at 09:00. 4 Killer Whales south past Scatness at 10:45. 2 Killer Whales north past Noss at 14:00.

Monday 8th May

Unst: Short-toed Lark, 2 Reed Buntings and 2 Willow Warblers at Haroldswick. Tree Pipit, Common Redpoll, Blackcap, Coot, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Bramblings at Baltasound. 3 Fieldfares at Burrafirth.

Short-toed Lark at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Common Crane at Sand Water.

Common Crane at Sand Water - Helen Perry

West Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Sand.

Yell: Scaup, Lesser Whitethroat and Goldcrest at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 2 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

South Mainland: Whitethroat and 2 Knot at Virkie. Short-eared Owl at Scatness. Kestrel, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Willow Warblers and 3 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn.

Knot at Virkie - Donald Robertson

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales past Virkie and Sumburgh Head, and then Garths Ness and St Ninian's Isle during the afternoon. Pod of Killer Whales past Cullivoe.

Sunday 7th May

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull, Black-tailed Godwit and Reed Bunting at Hillwell. 3 Common Cranes at Spiggie. 4 Common Scoters at Grutness. Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps at Swinister Burn. Willow Warbler and Blackcap at Hoswick.

Ring-billed Gull at Hillwell - Rebecca Nason (3 photos), Andrew Harrop (1 photo); Common Cranes at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson; Common Scoters at Grutness - Richard Ashbee)

Unst: Ring Ouzel, Iceland Gull, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Bramblings and 3 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Reed Bunting and 2 Chiffchaffs at Haroldswick. 6 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Noss: Iceland Gull in Noss Sound.

Whalsay: Knot, 41 Purple Sandpipers and 19 Dunlin at the Houb.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales off Bressay at 20:30.

Saturday 6th May

Fetlar: 4 Shore Larks and Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Strandburgh Ness.

Unst: Short-toed Lark, Shore Lark, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Willow Warblers and 5 Bramblings at Haroldswick. Reed Bunting, 5 Common Redpolls, 5 Bramblings, 5 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps at Baltasound. Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Wood Pigeons and 7 Bramblings at Norwick. Brambling at Clibberswick.

Shore Lark at Haroldswick - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull at Hillwell. 4 Common Cranes at Spiggie early morning, then over Boddam and Channerwick later in the morning. Common Redstart and Brambling at Toab. 2 Goldfinches at Quendale. Goldfinch at Hillwell. Kestrel at Sumburgh Airport. Short-eared Owl at Geosetter. Lesser Whitethroat at Levenwick. Whitethroat, Blackcap, 2 Shelducks and 4 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Linnets at Swinister Burn.

Common Cranes at Spiggie - Mick Kemp; Kestrel at Sumburgh Airport - John Moncrieff

Yell: Ring Ouzel and Redwing at Sellafirth. Pied Flycatcher at Windhouse. Tree Pipit, Scaup, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk and Redwing at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Challister. Goosander and Song Thrush at Vatshoull.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales off Muckle Roe late morning.

Insects: Peacock at Catfirth.

Peacock at Catfirth - Mary Leask

Friday 5th May

South Mainland: Ring-billed Gull at Hillwell. 4 Common Cranes roosted at Spiggie. Wood Sandpiper and 3 Reed Buntings at Scatness. 4 Common Scoters at Grutness. Common Sandpiper at Bigton. Whitethroat, Brambling, Willow Warbler and 3 Fieldfares at Sandwick.

Ring-billed Gull at Hillwell - Roger Riddington; Wood Sandpiper at Scatness - Steve Minton; Common Scoters at Grutness - George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Unst: White-billed Diver flew north past Flubersgerdie at 10:00; also 5 'blue' Fulmars there. Stonechat, Whitethroat, 3 Bramblings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Norwick. Whitethroat and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Sparrowhawk at Lamba Ness. Kestrel at Loch of Watlee. 15 Bramblings and 2 Shelducks at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: White-billed Diver and Yellow Wagtail at Kirkabister. 3 Common Cranes over Lerwick at about 16:00.

Noss: 3 Common Cranes north over the island at about 15:00.

Foula: 3 Common Cranes during the morning.

Whalsay: 2 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

Yell: 2 Common Redpolls at Mid Yell.

Out Skerries: Reed Warbler.

Thursday 4th May

South Mainland: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Scatness; also Common Redstart, House Martin and 2 Gadwall there. Shore Lark, Reed Bunting, 5 Common Scoters and 4 Sanderling at Grutness. Green-winged Teal at Loch of Clevigarth. Goldfinch and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Quendale. Garden Warbler, 2 Siskins, 3 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Knot and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. Brambling at Exnaboe. 2 Waxwings and 2 Pied Flycatchers at Geosetter. 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warblers at Hoswick.

Shore Lark at Grutness - Roger Riddington (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (2 photos)

Whalsay: female Subalpine Warbler still at Skibberhoull; also Redwing, Wood Pigeon, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers and 4 Chiffchaffs there.

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Mid Yell. Scaup, Kestrel, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Cullivoe. Common Redstart and Reed Bunting at Camb.

North Mainland: Cuckoo at Ronas Voe. Goldfinch, Blackcap, Brambling, Siskin and Song Thrush at Urafirth.

Unst: Black-tailed Godwit, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Slavonian Grebe, Willow Warbler, 2 Siskins and 19 Bramblings at Baltasound. Sand Martin, Linnet, 4 House Martins and 2 Reed Buntings at Haroldswick. Goldcrest and Lesser Whitethroat at Norwick.

Wednesday 3rd May

South Mainland: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler still at Scatness. Hoopoe still at Scousburgh. Common Crane at Spiggie. Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher, Sparrowhawk, Snow Bunting, 4 Tree Pipits, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers at Geosetter. 2 Pied Flycatchers at Quendale. Grey Plover, Short-eared Owl, Garden Warbler, Reed Bunting, Willow Warbler, 5 Siskins and 5 Chiffchaffs at Virkie. Whinchat, Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaffs at Hestingott. Lesser Whitethroat at Grutness. Whitethroat at Toab. Common Redstart at Levenwick. Kestrel at Channerwick. Kestrel at Bigton. 2 Chiffchaffs at Hoswick. Common Sandpiper, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 3 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Brambling at Fladdabister. Whitethroat at Cunningsburgh.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Scatness - Roger Riddington; Hoopoe at Scousburgh and Pied Flycatcher at Quendale - Mick Kemp; Common Crane at Spiggie - Jim Nicolson; Brambling at Fladdabister - Wendy Holroyd

Whalsay: female Subalpine Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat at Skibberhoull. Grasshopper Warbler, Jack Snipe, Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat at Skaw. Tree Pipit and Common Redstart at Sodom.

North Mainland: White-billed Diver flew north past Eshaness.

Unst: Red-backed Shrike, Wryneck, Black-tailed Godwit, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Linnet, 4 Blackcaps, 19 Bramblings, 2 Common Redpolls, 2 Common Redstarts, 3 House Martins, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Sand Martins, 5 Siskins, 2 Tree Pipits and 8 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. Osprey, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Chaffinches and 3 Willow Warblers at Uyeasound. Stonechat at Norwick. 2 Blackcaps at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Waxwing, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs at Upper Kergord. 2 Waxwings, Brambling and 7 Siskins at Scalloway. Ring Ouzel at Eswick. 2 Tree Pipits at Montfield, Lerwick. 2 Bramblings at Mossbank.

West Mainland: Wryneck at Sandness. Hawfinch at Skeld.

Wryneck at Sandness - Heike and Alfred Kern; Hawfinch at Skeld - Helen Perry

Yell: Whitethroat and Willow Warbler at Gutcher. Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers at Cullivoe. Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler at Sellafirth. Blackcap at Aywick .

Fetlar: Whitethroat at Aithsness; also 2 Snow Buntings on the island.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales on the north side of Mavis Grind at 16:20, with presumably the same pod off Ollaberry and North Collafirth later in the evening.

Tuesday 2nd May

South Mainland: male Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Scatness; also Black Redstart and 2 Snow Buntings there. Hoopoe still at Scousburgh. Black Redstart, Scandinavian Rock Pipit and 2 Common Redstarts at Sumburgh. Siberian Chiffchaff at Toab. 2 Arctic Terns, Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs at Virkie. 4 Lesser Whitethroats at Grutness. Goldfinch, Common Redstart and 3 Siskins at Cunningsburgh. 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers at Exnaboe. Sparrowhawk at Mossy Hill. Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Chiffchaff at Hoswick.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Scatness - Steve Minton (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (2 photos); Black Redstart at Scatness - Donald Robertson; Common Redstart at Sumburgh - George Petrie; Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Sumburgh - Glen Tyler

Unst: female Subalpine Warbler reported still at Norwick; also Ring Ouzel, Stonechat, Iceland Gull, Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Dunnock, Kestrel, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Bramblings, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Willow Warblers there. Wryneck, Grasshopper Warbler, Tree Pipit, Kestrel, Linnet, Sand Martin, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Common Redpoll, 11 Wood Pigeons, 8 Bramblings, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Fieldfares, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Shelducks, 2 Siskins and 8 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. Common Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Sand Martin, Sparrowhawk, Whinchat, 2 Bramblings, 3 Chiffchaffs and 4 Willow Warblers at Skaw. Arctic Tern, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Whinchat, 2 House Martins and 3 Willow Warblers at Haroldswick. 2 Swifts at Caldback. Whinchat, Dunnock, Fieldfare and 2 Willow Warblers at Burrafirth. Water Rail at Loch of Cliff.

Wryneck at Baltasound and Ring Ouzel at Norwick - Mike Pennington; Whinchat at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: Black Redstart, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Robin, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Blackcap, 2 Tree Pipits, 7 Willow Warblers and 10 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Common Redstart at Symbister. Carrion Crow at Hamister. Lesser Whitethroat at Marrister.

Noss: Wryneck, Arctic Tern, Sedge Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart, Common Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Robins, 2 Blackcaps, 27 Willow Warblers and 5 Snow Buntings.

Wryneck on Noss - Andy Denton

Yell: Kestrel at Sellafirth. 6 Snow Buntings at Lumbister. Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Chiffchaffs at Gutcher.

Lesser Whitethroat at Gutcher - Andy Gear

Central Mainland: Snow Bunting at Sound, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: 10 Killer Whales in Bluemull Sound. 4 Killer Whales in Clift Sound during the afternoon.

Monday 1st May

Noss: female Lesser Kestrel; also 2 Black Redstarts, Common Redstart, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Whinchat, 31 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Robins and 4 Snow Buntings on the island.

Unst: female Subalpine Warbler at Norwick; also Waxwing, Dunnock, Fieldfare, 4 Willow Warblers and 2 Blackcaps there. Stonechat at Inner Skaw. Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness. Reed Bunting and Sand Martin at Haroldswick. Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat at Clibberswick. Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Bramblings and 5 Willow Warblers at Baltasound. Willow Warbler at Skaw.

South Mainland: Hoopoe and Red Kite at Scousburgh. Osprey at Rerwick and later at Spiggie. 5 Canada Geese at Spiggie. Goldfinch, Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps and 6 Chiffchaffs at Swinister Burn. Common Redstart at Sandwick. Black Redstart, Iceland Gull, Snow Bunting and 6 Pintails at Scatness. 2 Gadwall at Grutness. Lesser Whitethroat and 5 Chiffchaffs at Exnaboe. Carrion Crow and 2 Chiffchaffs at Virkie. Redwing, 2 Bramblings and 2 Chiffchaffs at Hestingott.

Osprey at Rerwick - Jim Nicolson; Snow Bunting at Scatness - Steve Minton; Common Redstart at Sandwick - Leslie Smith

Whalsay: Common Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Whinchats and 6 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Sedge Warbler, Song Thrush and Chiffchaff at Vatshoull. Chiffchaff at Marrister.

Yell: House Martin, Chiffchaff, 2 Siskins and 2 Snow Buntings at Gutcher. Scaup at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe. Lesser Whitethroat at Gloup.

Snow Buntings at Gutcher - Jim Nangle

West Mainland: Arctic Tern and 3 Reed Buntings at Sand. Common Redpoll and 4 Siskins at Tresta.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Scoters at Toft. 4 Siskins at Busta.

Burra: 2 Shelducks at Symbister, East Burra.

Cetaceans: 2 Risso's Dolphins off Eshaness.

Sunday 30th April

South Mainland: female Subalpine Warbler at Geosetter; also Blackcap and 2 Willow Warblers there. Wryneck at Scousburgh. Ring Ouzel at Quendale. Blackcap at Sumburgh. 2 Gadwall at Grutness. Reed Bunting and 2 Chiffchaffs at Virkie. Chiffchaff at South Voxter, Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Chiffchaff and Common Redpoll at Norwick. Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Baltasound.

Noss: 36 Willow Warblers, 12 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Snow Buntings, Fiedfare, 4 Redwings and 5 Robins.

Yell: Scaup, Brambling, House Martin and 2 Swallows at Cullivoe. Chiffchaffs and 2 Siskins at Gutcher.

Fetlar: 2 Snow Buntings at Leagarth.

Central Mainland: 2 Common Terns at Weisdale Voe. Snow Bunting at Lerwick.

North Mainland: 2 Carrion Crows at Stenness, Eshaness.

Whalsay: Chiffchaff at Skaw.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales off Papa Little at 11:00. Pod of Killer Whales north past Ocraquoy at 11:00, and then tracked as far north as Lerwick.

Saturday 29th April

Unst: Hawfinch, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Brambling, 13 Wood Pigeons and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. Sand Martin at Norwick. Willow Warbler and Swallow at Haroldswick. Song Thrush at Northdale.

Whalsay: Hawfinch at Skaw.

South Mainland: Ring Ouzel at Sandwick. 4 Siskins at Bigton.

Yell: Scaup and Swallow at Cullivoe.

Scaup at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales off Ollaberry early morning, and then off West Sandwick, Yell. 6-7 Killer Whales south through Lerwick harbour mid-afternoon, and then tracked as far south as Mousa Sound.

Killer Whales off Ocraquoy - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), George Petrie (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo)

Friday 28th April

Unst: White-billed Diver flew north past Flubersgerdie at 07:55. Grey Plover, Linnet, Chiffchaff, 11 Wood Pigeons, 7 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Carrion Crows and 3 Bramblings at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. Sparrowhawk at Norwick. Swallow and Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. 2 Lapland Buntings and 8 Snow Buntings at Muness. 3 Snow Buntings at Westing.

White-billed Diver at Flubersgerdie, Unst - Dave Cooper; Iceland Gull at Burrafirth - Rob Brookes; Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting at Muness - Chris Lamb

Bressay: 14 Greenland White-fronted Geese at South Ham.

Yell: Scaup at Kirk Loch, Cullivoe.

Noss: Reed Bunting and 5 Snow Buntings.

Snow Buntings on Noss - Andy Denton

Whalsay: Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Chiffchaff and 2 Snow Buntings at Skaw.

South Mainland: Common Tern at Scatness.

Central Mainland: 5 Common Terns at Whiteness.

Cetaceans: 7 Killer Whales in St Magnus Bay and later off Stenness, Eshaness.

Thursday 27th April

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. Scaup and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell.

North Mainland: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Loch of Housetter, Northmavine.

Unst: Carrion Crow, 6 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Bramblings at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 2 Bramblings at Scalloway.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales off Foula.

Wednesday 26th April

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver.

Unst: Common Crane at Ungirsta. 2 Gadwall at Haroldswick.

West Mainland: 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Sand. Barnacle Goose at Reawick.

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting and 2 Snow Buntings at Exnaboe. Snow Bunting at Cunningsburgh.

Cetaceans: up to 14 Killer Whales off Gutcher and Cullivoe, Yell during the morning. Pod of Killer Whales between Sullom Voe and Sella Ness at 20:10.

Tuesday 25th April

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. 7 Pintails at Scatness. 2 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Central Mainland: 6 Wood Pigeons at Gott.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales north through Lerwick harbour at 18:25.

Monday 24th April

South Mainland: White-tailed Eagle south over Channerwick at 08:30, north over Sandwick at about 10:30 and at Geosetter at about 14:00. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Iceland Gull at Geosetter. Brambling and 7 Pintails at Scatness.

Fetlar: Tree Sparrow, Wood Pigeon and Collared Dove at Funzie.

Unst: 20 Pink-footed Geese and 4 Bramblings at Baltasound. Pink-footed Goose at Uyeasound.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Scaup at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Snow Bunting at Marrister. 2 Shelducks at the Houb.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales tracked north from Levenwick to Dury Voe, Nesting during the afternoon/evening. Pod of Killer Whales at Lera Voe, Walls during the evening.

Killer Whales at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

Sunday 23rd April

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. Black-tailed Godwit at Fleck.

Unst: Lapland Bunting at Snarravoe. 5 Common Scoters, 2 Barnacle Geese and 13 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound.

Saturday 22nd April

South Mainland: White-tailed Eagle north over Quendale, Hillwell and Brow during the morning. Common Crane, Whimbrel and 3 Siskins at Brake. Kumlien's Gull, Iceland Gull, Scaup and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. 2 Common Scoters, Sparrowhawk, Rook and 5 Carrion Crows at Quendale. Glaucous Gull at Toab. Kestrel at Sumburgh Airport. 6 Black-tailed Godwits at Fleck. Black-tailed Godwit and Chiffchaff at Virkie. White Wagtail and 7 Pintails at Scatness.

White-tailed Eagle at Quendale - Mick Mellor; Common Crane at Brake - Richard Ashbee

Unst: 6 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 11 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese and 3 Bramblings at Baltasound. Reed Bunting at Haroldswick. Rook at Burrafirth.

Noss: 2 Gadwall.

Gadwall on Noss - Andy Denton

Bressay: Brambling and 18 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 3 Bramblings at North Road, Lerwick.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales south through Lerwick harbour during the afternoon and then tracked as far south as Noness.

Friday 21st April

Unst: Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. 2 Bramblings at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 7 Pintails at Scatness. Willow Warbler and Glaucous Gull at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Brambling at Scalloway.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales through Yell Sound during the morning.

Thursday 20th April

South Mainland: Hawfinch and Siskin at Cunningsburgh. Common Crane at Brake. Iceland Gull, Scaup, 5 Carrion Crows and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. Whimbrel at Scousburgh.

Unst: 2 Pintails, 2 Shelducks, 2 Barnacle Geese, 7 Pink-footed Geese and 24 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. Pintail, Carrion Crow and 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 14 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. 3 Bramblings at Norwick.

Snow Bunting at Lamba Ness - Rob Brookes

West Mainland: Swallow at Skeld.

Whalsay: Black-tailed Godwit at Vatshoull.

Bressay: Brambling and 18 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales south past North Havra during the morning. 6 or 7 Killer Whales north through Lerwick harbour during the afternoon and then tracked as far north as Laxo. 5 Killer Whales off Garths Ness during the evening

Killer Whale at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

Insects: Buff-tailed Bumblebee at Voehead, Bressay.

Wednesday 19th April

Noss: Hermit Thrush at East Pundsgeo; also Willow Warbler on the island.

Hermit Thrush on Noss - George Petrie

Unst: Black Redstart, Greenshank, Chiffchaff, 2 Bramblings, 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese and hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull at Baltasound. 2 Snow Buntings and 3 Arctic Skuas at Lamba Ness. Whimbrel at Skaw.

Hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Kumlien's Gull at Quendale. Common Crane at Culsetter. Short-eared Owl at Brow. Brambling, Chiffchaff and Sanderling at Virkie. Song Thrush at Sandwick. 3 Siskins at Cunningsburgh. 3 Whimbrel at Scousburgh.

Central Mainland: 2 Grey Wagtails at Kergord.

Grey Wagtail at Kergord - Helen Perry

West Mainland: Grey Wagtail at Westerwick.

Tuesday 18th April

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. 3 Lapland Buntings and 2 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Kumlien's Gull, Iceland Gull and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. Glaucous Gull at Quendale. Dunnock and 3 Bramblings at Toab. Chiffchaff and Brambling at Virkie. 5 Pintail at Scatness.

Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh - Kev Bryant; Snow Bunting at Sumburgh - Alan Adamson; Brambling and Dunnock at Toab - Donald Robertson

Out Skerries: Manx Shearwater.

Unst: Whimbrel at Baltasound.

Yell: Whimbrel at Breckon.

Monday 17th April

Central Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll still at Eswick.

Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Eswick - Helen Perry

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. 3 Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Whimbrel, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Swallows at Virkie. Carrion Crow and 6 Pintails at Scatness.

Common Crane at Brake - George Petrie; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Greenshank, Brambling, Chiffchaff, 6 Wood Pigeons, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Barnacle Geese at Baltasound. 2 Bramblings at Norwick.

Yell: 6 Pink-footed Geese at Mid Yell.

Cetaceans: 7 Risso's Dolphins off Sumburgh Head.

Sunday 16th April

Central Mainland: Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll at Eswick. Sparrowhawk at Staney Hill, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Common Crane at Brake. Kumlien's Gull and Iceland Gull at Hillwell. Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. 2 Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh Head. 2 Chiffchaffs at Quendale. 4 Swallows at Garths Ness. Brambling at Toab. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh. 2 Pintails at Boddam.

Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh Head - Richard Ashbee (3 photos), Larry Dalziel (1 photo)

Unst: 2 Barnacle Geese at Baltasound. Slavonian Grebe at Haroldswick.

Cetaceans: 6 Risso's Dolphins in Busta Voe, Brae.

Risso's Dolphins at Brae - Larry Dalziel

Saturday 15th April

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Boddam. Green-winged Teal at Little Holm, Scatness; also 8 Pintails at Scatness. Common Crane, Scaup, Carrion Crow and 4 Gadwall at Hillwell. 2 Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh Head. 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Ringasta. Carrion Crow, Whimbrel and 2 Swallows at Virkie. Chaffinch and 5 Siskins at Cunningsburgh. 2 Chaffinches at Sandwick. Linnet at Scousburgh.

Green-winged Teal at Boddam - Roger Riddington; Common Crane at Hillwell - Jim Nicolson; Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Sella Ness.

Unst: 2 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 14 Pink-footed Geese at Inner Skaw. 11 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales past Virkie, Sumburgh Head and Scatness during the morning.

Friday 14th April

South Mainland: 2 Lapland Buntings at Sumburgh Head. Swallow at Boddam. 8 Pintails at Scatness. Chiffchaff at Virkie. Chiffchaff at Scousburgh.

Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: 8 Pink-footed Geese at Lamba Ness. Common Redpoll at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Pink-footed Goose at Gott. Brambling at Voxter.

Brambling at Voxter - Helen Perry

Thursday 13th April

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Little Holm, Scatness. Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Siskin at Toab.

Unst: Great Tit at Haroldswick. 2 Snow Buntings and 7 Pink-footed Geese at Lamba Ness.

Cetaceans: 5 Killer Whales off Bressay. 2 pods of Killer Whales (6 in each) from the Whalsay ferry during the afternoon.

Wednesday 12th April

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Sand Martin and 5 Linnets at Old Scatness.

Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head - Roger Riddington

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Whiteness.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales around Mossbank/Yell Sound. 2 Risso's Dolphins in Sand Voe.

Tuesday 11th April

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh Head. Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. 2 Linnets at Scousburgh.

Lapland Bunting at Sumburgh - Mick Kemp

Unst: 30 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Pink-footed Goose at Norwick.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales around Sullom Voe/Mossbank during the afternoon. Pod of Killer Whales off Muness, Unst.

Monday 10th April

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting and 4 Wheatears at Sumburgh Head. 2 Wheatears at Grutness. Iceland Gull and 2 Gadwall at Hillwell. Slavonian Grebe at Spiggie. 17 Black-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Swallow at Asta. Coot at Loch of Tingwall. 6 Wood Pigeons at Voxter. Wood Pigeon and 6 Siskins at Brae.

Siskin at Brae - Jim Nangle

Sunday 9th April

South Mainland: Stock Dove at Old Scatness.

North Mainland: Swallow at Urafirth.

West Mainland: 110 Pink-footed Geese at Sandness. Glaucous Gull at Burrastow.

Unst: 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Bramblings at Norwick. 2 Chiffchaffs at Skaw. Wheatear at Haroldswick. Wheatear at Lamba Ness. 4 Shelducks at Baltasound. Shelduck at Uyeasound.

Burra: Water Rail at Burland, Trondra.

Bressay: 32 Wood Pigeons and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 11 Knot at Scatsta.

Saturday 8th April

Unst: Iceland Gull at Westing. 2 Pintail at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 6 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta. Sparrowhawk and 2 Chiffchaffs at Swinister, Sandwick.

Bressay: 42 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Friday 7th April

Unst: Ring Ouzel at Woodwick. 2 Greenfinches at Norwick. 2 Pintail, Chiffchaff and 20 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 2 Pintail at Uyeasound.

Pintails at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Fetlar: Iceland Gull.

South Mainland: 4 White-fronted Geese at Quendale. Wheatear at Bigton. Chaffinch and 4 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Bressay: Chiffchaff at Voehead.

Thursday 6th April

Unst: Iceland Gull at Norwick. 6 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Pink-footed Goose at Gloup.

South Mainland: 4 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Wednesday 5th April

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Chaffinch, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Siskins at Ocraquoy.

Unst: 2 Great Skuas at Norwick.

Tuesday 4th April

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: 2 Shelducks at Baltasound. Sparrowhawk, Wheatear and 2 Greenfinches at Norwick.

Yell: Glaucous Gull, Pink-footed Goose and 2 Chaffinches at Gloup. Dunnock at Cullivoe. 8 Siskins at Mid Yell.

Siskin at Mid Yell - Chris Lamb

Monday 3rd April

South Mainland: Wheatear at Sumburgh Head, and first Puffin ashore there. 9 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Lapland Bunting, Goldcrest, Brambling, Chiffchaff and 4 Siskins at Baltasound. Pink-footed Goose, Brambling, 14 Chaffinches, Goldcrest, 6 Wood Pigeons and 3 Siskins at Norwick.

Central Mainland: 6 Knot and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits at Scatsta. Coot at Loch of Tingwall.

Yell: Pink-footed Goose at Gloup. Goldcrest at Cullivoe.

Sunday 2nd April

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Great Grey Shrike and 2 Wheatears at Virkie. Hen Harrier and Chiffchaff at Quendale. Wood Pigeon and Goldcrest at Scousburgh. 14 Siskins at Cunningsburgh.

Chiffchaff at Quendale - Mick Kemp

Central Mainland: 4 Common Redpolls and 4 Siskins at North Road, Lerwick. 2 Goldcrests at Brettabister.

Goldcrest at Brettabister - Kev Bryant

Unst: 12 Wood Pigeons, Goldcrest and 4 Siskins at Baltasound. Chiffchaff at Northdale. Pink-footed Goose, Chiffchaff, 6 Wood Pigeons, Dunnock, 3 Goldcrests, 17 Chaffinches, 2 Bramblings and 4 Siskins at Norwick.

Yell: Pink-footed Goose, Chiffchaff and Chaffinch at Gloup. Goldcrest at Cullivoe.

Bressay: Barnacle Goose, 14 Pink-footed Geese and 28 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Burra: Water Rail at Burland, Trondra.

Saturday 1st April

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Green-winged Teal, Great Grey Shrike and Goldcrest at Virkie. Grey Wagtail and Water Rail at Ireland. Brambling, Chaffinch and Siskin at Bigton. 2 Siskins at Scatness. 8 Siskins at Ocraquoy. 9 Siskins at Cunningsburgh. Goldcrest at Sandwick.

Great Grey Shrike at Virkie - Rebecca Nason; Siskin at Ocraquoy - George Petrie; Siskin at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Unst: Common Crane and Chaffinch at Haroldswick. Water Rail, Glaucous Gull, Chiffchaff and 4 Chaffinches at Skaw. Greenfinch, Pink-footed Goose, Sparrowhawk, 5 Goldcrests, 11 Chaffinches and 8 Siskins at Norwick. Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrests at Northdale. Lapland Bunting, 4 Common Redpolls, 2 Wood Pigeons, Brambling, Chaffinch and 4 Siskins at Baltasound. 2 Wood Pigeons at Lamba Ness.

Common Crane at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper (2 photos), Mike Pennington (1 photo), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Lapland Bunting at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Out Skerries: 2 Greenfinches, 2 Siskins and 2 Chaffinches.

Bressay: Barnacle Goose and 28 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Central Mainland: 6 Siskins at Kergord. 10 Siskins at Law Lane, Lerwick. 2 Goldcrests at Brettabister. Goldcrest at Voxter.

Yell: 3 Goldcrests at Mid Yell.

Goldcrest at Mid Yell - Chris Lamb

Insects: White-tailed Bumblebee at Voehead, Bressay.

Friday 31st March

Unst: Common Crane at Norwick. Mistle Thrush at Skaw. Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. Siskin at Baltasound.

Common Crane at Norwick - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Rob Brookes (1 photo); Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Law Lane, Lerwick.

South Mainland: Lapland Bunting, Jack Snipe and Grey Wagtail at Quendale. Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Chaffinches at Virkie. Hen Harrier and Siskin at Scatness. Shoveler at Hillwell. Grey Wagtail at Ireland. 3 Wood Pigeons at Bigton. Goldcrest and Chaffinch at Geosetter.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Fetlar: Goldcrest at Aith Ness.

Thursday 30th March

Unst: Lapland Bunting, 15 Wood Pigeons, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Brambling and 4 Chaffinches at Baltasound. Great Tit, Chaffinch and Goldcrest at Norwick. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Peregrine at Burrafirth. 2 Water Rails at Skaw. 'Blue' Fulmar and 3 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness.

Lapland Bunting at Baltasound - Dave Cooper (1 photo), Rob Brookes (2 photos); Great Tit at Norwick - Brenda Kay

South Mainland: Green-winged Teal at Virkie. Wheatear and Siskin at Sandwick. 12 Siskins at Toab. 83 Great Northern Divers in Quendale Bay. Chaffinch at Sumburgh. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh.

Whalsay: 88 Purple Sandpipers and 4 Dunlin at the Houb.

Central Mainland: Shoveler at Ness of Sound.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: 2 Goldcrests at Urafirth.

Wednesday 29th March

South Mainland: Treecreeper at Gulberwick. Wheatear at Toab. Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Dalsetter. Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Boddam. Peregrine at Virkie. Black-throated Diver still in Quendale Bay. Stock Dove and Chaffinch at Sumburgh. Shoveler and 3 Scaup at Hillwell. Sparrowhawk at Quendale. Chaffinch at Cunningsburgh. Chaffinch and Pied Wagtail at Sandwick.

Stock Dove at Sumburgh - Roger Riddington

Central Mainland: Yellowhammer at Staney Hill, Lerwick. Shoveler at Ness of Sound, Lerwick. 9 Wood Pigeons at Seafield, Lerwick.

Unst: Water Rail and Pied Wagtail at Skaw. Pink-footed Goose, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Chaffinch and 2 Pied Wagtails at Norwick. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Haroldswick. Common Scoter and Wood Pigeon at Burrafirth. 4 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 5 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. 7 Snow Buntings at Breckon.

Tuesday 28th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Green-winged Teal at Virkie. Siskin, Dunnock, Stock Dove and Linnet at Sumburgh. 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese and Common Redpoll at Quendale. 2 Little Grebes and 3 Scaup at Hillwell. Siskin at Bigton. Goldfinch at Sandwick.

Green-winged Teal at Virkie - Roger Riddington

Bressay: 20 Wood Pigeons at Voehead.

Unst: Surf Scoter off Uyeasound. Chiffchaff at Haroldswick. Pink-footed Goose at Norwick.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. 6 Snow Buntings at Breckon.

Monday 27th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. 2 Goldcrests at Cunningsburgh.

Unst: Surf Scoter now off Uyeasound; also Pink-footed Goose and Goosander at Uyeasound. Brambling and 2 Siskins at Baltasound. 17 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness. 8 Pink-footed Geese north of Uyeasound.

Whalsay: 57 Great Northern Divers between Vatshoull and Skaw. Wood Pigeon and Pied Wagtail at Skaw. 2 Shelducks at Vatshoull.

Sunday 26th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. Chiffchaff at Sumburgh Head.

Central Mainland: 5 Greenfinches at Sound, Lerwick. 7 Wood Pigeons at Gott. 6 Grey Herons at Voe.

Unst: Goldcrest at Norwick. Pied Wagtail at Skaw. Iceland Gull at Burrafirth. 4 Wood Pigeons and 2 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 5 Snow Buntings at Lamba Ness.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. 6 Snow Buntings at Kirk Loch.

Saturday 25th March

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Spiggie. Iceland Gull at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Brent Goose at Toft.

Yell: Hen Harrier at Ulsta.

Friday 24th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell. 7 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe of Scalloway.

Whalsay: 2 Pied Wagtails at Symbister.

Thursday 23rd March

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe of Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Tingwall. Shoveler at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 3 Scaup and 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell.

Wednesday 22nd March

South Mainland: Stonechat at Sandwick. Sinensis Cormorant at Spiggie. Chiffchaff and 5 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. European White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose and 3 Scaup at Hillwell. Sparrowhawk at Loch of Brow.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

North Mainland: Water Rail and Common Redpoll at Urafirth.

Burra: 2 Goldcrests on Trondra.

Whalsay: Goldcrest at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Shoveler at Ness of Sound, Lerwick.

Bressay: 2 Chaffinches at Voehead.

Tuesday 21st March

South Mainland: Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. Stonechat at Sandwick. Goldcrest at Virkie. Goldcrest at Scousburgh. Goosander at Boddam. Siskin at Cunningsburgh.

Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay - Andrew Harrop; Siskin at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: 2 Mistle Thrushes and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Laxfirth.

Cetaceans: 2 Killer Whales from the Good Shepherd 5 miles south of Sumburgh Head.

Monday 20th March

South Mainland: Stonechat at Sandwick. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Clumlie.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Sunday 19th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Goldcrest at Scousburgh. Goosander at Boddam. 5 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Virkie. Shoveler and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Hillwell. 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Spiggie.

Unst: Chiffchaff at Norwick.

Yell: Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Saturday 18th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick; also Stonechat there. 2 Iceland Gulls at Spiggie. 3 Scaup, Little Grebe, Shoveler and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Hillwell. Linnet at Bigton.

Whalsay: Yellowhammer at Whitefield.

Yellowhammer at Whitefield, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Unst: 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick. Snow Bunting, Pink-footed Goose and Chaffinch at Baltasound. Lesser Black-backed Gull at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: Brent Goose at Toft. Pink-footed Goose and 20 Knot at Graven. 9 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Wood Pigeons at Scatsta.

North Mainland: Sparrowhawk, Brambling and Goldcrest at Sullom plantation. Pink-footed Goose and Barnacle Goose at Heylor.

Cetaceans: 2 Killer Whales off Sumburgh Head.

Friday 17th March

South Mainland: Stonechat and Barnacle Goose at Sandwick. Iceland Gull at Dalsetter. Little Grebe, Shoveler and 2 Scaup at Hillwell. Scaup at Scatness. Goosander at Boddam.

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Water Rail at Symbister.

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

Central Mainland: Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Thursday 16th March

Whalsay: European White-fronted Goose at Burns. Iceland Gull at Symbister. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Challister.

Iceland Gull at Symbister - John Lowrie Irvine

South Mainland: Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Spiggie. 7 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Goosander at Boddam. Wood Pigeon at Ocraquoy.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Clibberswick. Iceland Gull at Haroldswick. 2 Snow Buntings at Norwick. 2 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Wednesday 15th March

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Sandwick.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and 6 Iceland Gulls at Haroldswick. Pink-footed Goose at Norwick. Water Rail at Baltasound. Pied Wagtail at Belmont.

Tuesday 14th March

Unst: Mistle Thrush and Stonechat at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull and Song Thrush at Skaw. Iceland Gull and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Westing. Iceland Gull at Lamba Ness. 3 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Whalsay: 2 Goldcrests at Skaw.

South Mainland: Goosander at Boddam.

Goosander at Boddam - Jim Nicolson

Monday 13th March

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Goose at Sandwick. 2 Goldcrests at Cunningsburgh.

Tundra Bean Goose at Sandwick and Goldcrest at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Yell: Lesser Black-backed Gull at Gutcher.

Sunday 12th March

South Mainland: Great Tit at Toab. 18 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Little Grebe, Shoveler and 3 Scaup at Hillwell. Goosander at Boddam. Pink-footed Goose at Bigton.

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Kveldsro Hotel, Lerwick.

Bressay: Iceland Gull at Leira Voe.

Unst: Water Rail at Baltasound.

Water Rail at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Saturday 11th March

South Mainland: 3 Stonechats at Toab. Stonechat at Sandwick.

Stonechat at Sandwick - Richard Ashbee

Unst: Stonechat at Northdale. Water Rail at Skaw. Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Chaffinches and 3 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound. 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Bressay: Sparrowhawk at Voehead.

Friday 10th March

South Mainland: 3 Stonechats at Toab. Stonechat at Sumburgh Airport. Stonechat at Sandwick. 19 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Unst: Mistle Thrush at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe of Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Strand. 2 Little Grebes at Tingwall.

Bressay: Chaffinch at Voehead.

Thursday 9th March

Whalsay: Stonechat at Burns. 4 Mistle Thrushes at Hamister. Mistle Thrush at Skaw. Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Vatshoull. Iceland Gull at Marrister. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Challister.

Mistle Thrush at Skaw, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Central Mainland: Brent Goose at Toft. Stonechat at Sandgarth. Glaucous Gull at Gremista, Lerwick. Water Rail at Brae.

South Mainland: Black Redstart at Sumburgh Airport. 13 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 4 White-fronted Geese and 2 Barnacle Geese at Clumlie.

Unst: Peregrine and Pink-footed Goose at Norwick.

Wednesday 8th March

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick.

Whalsay: Stonechat at Burns.

Stonechat at Burns, Whalsay - John Lowrie Irvine

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Central Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Freester. Chaffinch at Brettabister.

Chaffinch at Brettabister - Kev Bryant

Tuesday 7th March

Whalsay: Stonechat at Burns. 4 Mistle Thrushes at Hamister. Siskin at Skaw. Chaffinch and 2 Wood Pigeons at Skibberhoull.

Yell: Yellowhammer, 2 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Scalloway. Barnacle Goose at Loch of Benston. Pink-footed Goose at Skellister. 6 Common Redpolls at North Road, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe.

Monday 6th March

Whalsay: 2 Mistle Thrushes and 2 Song Thrushes at Skibberhoull. Siskin at Skaw. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Burns.

Unst: 4 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sandwick.

European White-fronted Geese at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Sunday 5th March

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick; also 2 European White-fronted Geese there. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. Little Grebe and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Hillwell. Pink-footed Goose and 2 Barnacle Geese at Boddam.

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick.

Whalsay: European White-fronted Goose at Burns.

Saturday 4th March

Unst: Wood Lark and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Glaucous Gull, Pink-footed Goose and 4 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

South Mainland: 3 Scaup at Scatness. 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 16 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Friday 3rd March

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

South Mainland: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sandwick.

Thursday 2nd March

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Spiggie. Water Rail at Sandwick.

Water Rail at Sandwick - Kevin Riley

Central Mainland: Brent Goose at Toft.

Wednesday 1st March

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Westing.

Wood Lark at Norwick - Larry Dalziel (1 photo), Jim Nicolson (1 photo); Iceland Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes

Tuesday 28th February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh - Donald Robertson

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick.

Wood Larks at Norwick - George Petrie

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Monday 27th February

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.

South Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Cunningsburgh.

Sparrowhawk at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Sunday 26th February

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick.

Wood Lark at Norwick - Rob Brookes

South Mainland: 18 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 3 Scaup at Scatness. Little Grebe at Hillwell. Goosander at Boddam. 8 European White-fronted Geese at Sandwick. Peregrine at Brindister.

Burra: Chaffinch on Trondra.

Saturday 25th February

South Mainland: Peregrine and 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Friday 24th February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull at Scatness. 18 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Little Grebe at Hillwell.

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls in Lerwick harbour.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Thursday 23rd February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 3 Scaup at Scatness. 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Little Grebe at Hillwell. Pink-footed Goose at Quendale.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson

Unst: 2 Wood Larks still at Norwick.

Wood Lark at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk over Anderson High School, Lerwick. 6 Bar-tailed Godwits at Sella Ness.

Burra: Sparrowhawk on Trondra.

Wednesday 22nd February

Central Mainland: European White-fronted Goose at Veensgarth.

Tuesday 21st February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 3 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Central Mainland: 6 Greenfinches at Sound, Lerwick.

Monday 20th February

Central Mainland: 7 Tundra Bean Geese at Kergord. 2 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway. Pink-footed Goose at Strand.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 3 Scaup at Scatness. 16 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 9 European White-fronted Geese at Toab. 4 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta. 7 European White-fronted Geese at Quendale. Little Grebe and 2 Barnacle Geese at Hillwell. European White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose at Bigton. Goosander at Boddam. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Sandwick.

Purple Sandpipers at Grutness - Richard Ashbee

Unst: Iceland Gull at Baltasound.

Iceland Gull at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

West Mainland: Sparrowhawk at Sand.

Sunday 19th February

Central Mainland: 2 Greenfinches at North Road, Lerwick. Iceland Gull in Lerwick harbour. Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.

Greenfinch at Lerwick - Ray Johnston

Unst: 4 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. Goosander at Uyeasound.

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Saturday 18th February

Unst: 2 Wood Larks and Pink-footed Goose at Norwick. 4 European White-fronted Geese, Glaucous Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Baltasound. Goosander at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Goldfinch at Grutness. 16 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 12 European White-fronted Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese at Ringasta.

Goldfinch at Grutness - Jim Nicolson

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.

Friday 17th February

South Mainland: Great Tit at Toab. 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Great Tit at Toab - Donald Robertson

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Unst: European White-fronted Goose, Water Rail and 2 Wood Pigeons at Baltasound.

Water Rail at Baltasound - Rob Brookes

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.

West Mainland: 2 Velvet Scoters at Sand Voe.

Thursday 16th February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Green-winged Teal, 3 Scaup and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Scatness. Goosander at Boddam. 2 Common Scoters at Wester Quarff.

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver and drake Surf Scoter.

White-billed Diver and Surf Scoter in Bluemull Sound - Glen Tyler

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. European White-fronted Goose and Pink-footed Goose at Strand. Jackdaw, Woodcock and Wood Pigeon at Upper Kergord. 6 Goldcrests at Kergord.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - Larry Dalziel

Yell: Water Rail at West Sandwick.

Bressay: Dunnock at Voehead.

Cetaceans: 6 Risso's Dolphins in Bluemull Sound.

Risso's Dolphins in Bluemull Sound - Glen Tyler

Wednesday 15th February

Yell: Great Tit at Burravoe. 3 Tundra Bean Geese at Loch of Littlester. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher. Scaup at Sand Water, Gutcher.

Unst: 2 Wood Larks, Pink-footed Goose, Wood Pigeon and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Tundra Bean Goose and 2 White-fronted Geese at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick.

Burra: 12 Snow Buntings at Papil, West Burra.

South Mainland: 3 Scaup at Scatness. 18 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe.

Tuesday 14th February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and 3 Scaup at Scatness.

North Mainland: drake American Wigeon (or hybrid) at Tangwick, Eshaness. Green-winged Teal at Bardister.

Unst: 2 Wood Larks at Norwick. Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway. Sparrowhawk at Frakkafield.

Iceland Gull at Scalloway - Rob Fray

Monday 13th February

Yell: 3 Tundra Bean Geese at Loch of Littlester. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Gremista, Lerwick. Iceland Gull at East Voe, Scalloway.

South Mainland: 9 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe.

Sunday 12th February

North Mainland: drake American Wigeon (or hybrid) at Tangwick, Eshaness. 5 European White-fronted Geese at Heogaland, Eshaness.

American Wigeon (or hybrid) at Tangwick, Eshaness - Linda Richardson

Yell: Blue Tit at Gloup. Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Unst: Tundra Bean Goose and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Iceland Gull and 5 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. Wood Pigeon and 5 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 2 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

Tundra Bean Goose at Norwick - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Goosander at Boddam. Little Grebe at Hillwell.

Saturday 11th February

Central Mainland: 8 Tundra Bean Geese at Eswick.

Tundra Bean Geese at Eswick - Helen Perry

Unst: European White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Knot and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Baltasound. Song Thrush at Clibberswick. Wood Pigeon and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: 16 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Iceland Gull at Spiggie. Water Rail at Virkie. Water Rail at Cunningsburgh. Sparrowhawk at Gulberwick. 6 Sanderling at Grutness.

Water Rail at Cunningsburgh - Jim Nicolson

Central Mainland: European White-fronted Goose at Strand.

Friday 10th February

Unst: 2 Wood Larks and Chaffinch at Norwick. Tundra Bean Goose and Blue Tit at Baltasound. Tundra Bean Goose at Haroldswick.

Wood Larks at Norwick and Tundra Bean Goose at Haroldswick - Dave Cooper; Blue Tit at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Central Mainland: 4 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. 2 Iceland Gulls and Shoveler at Sound, Lerwick. Water Rail at Brae. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Iceland Gull at Lerwick - George Petrie

South Mainland: Mistle Thrush at Sandwick. Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh.

Mistle Thrush at Sandwick - Rob Fray; Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh - Mick Kemp

Thursday 9th February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Unst: Tundra Bean Geese and Pink-footed Goose at Norwick. Tundra Bean Goose and Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Loch of Asta. Pink-footed Goose at Strand.

Wedneday 8th February

South Mainland: Tundra Bean Geese at Noss, Spiggie. Iceland Gull at St Ninian's Isle.

Central Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick.

Bressay: 5 White-fronted Geese at Uphouse. Pink-footed Goose at Keldabister.

Tuesday 7th February

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: 4 European White-fronted Geese at Brough. Water Rail at Hamister.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Monday 6th February

Unst: Tundra Bean Geese, European White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound. 8 Snow Buntings at Caldback.

South Mainland: Hen Harrier at Fleck. Goosander at Boddam.

Goosander at Boddam - Jim Nicolson.

West Mainland: Peregrine at Loch of Semblister.

Peregrine at Loch of Semblister - Julie Redpath

Central Mainland: 8 Common Redpolls at Lerwick.

Sunday 5th February

Central Mainland: Great Tit at Law Lane, Lerwick. 4 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Barnacle Goose at Nesting.

Iceland Gulls at Lerwick - Richard Ashbee; Barnacle Goose at Nesting - Kathleen Anderson

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Pink-footed Goose at Lamba Ness. Scaup at Loch of Quoys.

Yell: 4 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Channerwick. Goosander at Boddam.

Whalsay: 4 European White-fronted Geese.

Saturday 4th February

Central Mainland: 9 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick.

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. Water Rail at Burrafirth.

South Mainland: 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. 3 Scaup at Scatness.

Friday 3rd February

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Scaup at Scatness. 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe.

Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Scatness - Steve Minton

Unst: Blue Tit, Glaucous Gull and 2 Knot at Baltasound. 4 Tundra Bean Geese, Iceland Gull and Sanderling at Norwick. Iceland Gull at Haroldswick.

Iceland Gull at Haroldswick - Mike Pennington

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Vatsetter. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe. Iceland Gull at Mid Yell. Glaucous Gull at Gutcher.

Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe - Jim Nangle

Bluemull Sound: Glaucous Gull.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, 4 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Common Scoters.

Foula: Water Rail and Pink-footed Goose.

Thursday 2nd February

South Mainland: Great Tit at Toab/Hestingott. 13 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe. Glaucous Gull at Scatness.

Great Tit at Toab - Donald Robertson

Unst: Glaucous Gull, 3 European White-fronted Geese and 11 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Baliasta. Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull at Norwick. Pink-footed Goose at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick harbour. 5 Greenfinches at Sound, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Mossbank. Long-eared Owl at Scalloway.

Yell: 4 Glaucous Gulls at Cullivoe.

Wednesday 1st February

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 6 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Iceland Gulls at Westing. Glaucous Gull, 3 European White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose and 2 Goosanders at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull and Water Rail at Skaw. Sanderling and 2 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Dave Cooper

South Mainland: Iceland Gull at Sumburgh Hotel. Goosander at Boddam. 2 Scaup at Scatness. 2 Knot at Grutness.

North Mainland: Dunnock at North Roe.

Dunnock at North Roe - Malcolm Cowie

Tuesday 31st January

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 3 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick.

Unst: 2 Iceland Gulls and Pink-footed Goose at Westing. Goosander at Uyeasound.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Mike Pennington

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Monday 30th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull and Little Grebe at Hillwell.

Bluemull Sound: White-billed Diver off Sound Gruney; also 2 Glaucous Gulls, 'blue' Fulmar and 4 Common Scoters in Bluemull Sound.

White-billed Diver in Bluemull Sound - Dave Cooper

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound. Iceland Gull at Westing.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe of Scalloway. Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull at Symbister. 4 European White-fronted Geese at Lubba. 2 Common Scoters at Marrister.

Sunday 29th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese and Glaucous Gull at Norwick. Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. 2 Iceland Gulls at Westing. Water Rail at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at East Voe of Scalloway. Iceland Gull at Lerwick harbour.

Whalsay: 7 European White-fronted Geese at Burns.

Saturday 28th January

Unst: Iceland Gull at Westing. Iceland Gull at Burrafirth.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Micky Maher

South Mainland: 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Friday 27th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 2 Iceland Gulls, Glaucous Gull, Goldfinch, 2 Scaup and Mallard x Pintail hybrid at Scatness. 17 European White-fronted Geese and 5 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Scatness - Steve Minton

North Mainland: 7 Iceland Gulls and 3 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Stenness, Eshaness.

Whalsay: 3 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. 2 Iceland Gulls at Symbister.

Thursday 26th January

South Mainland: 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Scaup at Scatness. 17 European White-fronted Geese at Exnaboe.

Unst: Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth.

Wednesday 25th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 4 Iceland Gulls (including 1 Kumlien's), Glaucous Gull and 2 Scaup at Scatness. 17 European White-fronted Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Asta. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall. Barnacle Goose at Loch of Benston.

Tuesday 24th January

Unst: 25 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Cliff.

South Mainland: 17 European White-fronted Geese and 4 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Monday 23rd January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Brake.

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

Unst: Little Auk north past Lamba Ness at 09:12; also 2 Glaucous Gulls and 5 'blue' Fulmars there. 4 Tundra Bean Geese and Jack Snipe at Norwick. Pink-footed Goose at Inner Skaw. 14 Common Redpolls and 2 Slavonian Grebes at Baltasound.

Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick, 'blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness and Common Redpolls at Baltasound - Dave Cooper

Sunday 22nd January

Central Mainland: Black-throated Diver, Common Scoter and 3 Velvet Scoters in Sullom Voe. Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Dunnock at Scalloway. Water Rail at Brae. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Black-throated Diver and Velvet Scoter in Sullom Voe - Roger Riddington; Dunnock at Scalloway - Anne Macdonald

Unst: Surf Scoter off Point of Burkwell, Heogland. Blue Tit and 6 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. 5 Glaucous Gulls at Loch of Cliff. 4 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. 2 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Common Scoter at Loch of Quoys.

South Mainland: 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Brake. 5 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Out Skerries: Glaucous Gull.

Cetaceans: 2 Common Dolphins in Sullom Voe.

Common Dolphin at Sullom Voe - Roger Riddington

Saturday 21st January

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. Glaucous Gull, Shoveler and 2 Pink-footed Geese at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull and 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie. 4 Pink-footed Geese at Exnaboe.

Central Mainland: Little Grebe at Shetland Catch, Lerwick.

Friday 20th January

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick.

Tundra Bean Goose at Norwick - Rob Brookes

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls at Gremista. Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

South Mainland: 4 Bar-tailed Godwits at Virkie.

Thursday 19th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 23 European White-fronted Geese, Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls at Sumburgh Farm. Glaucous Gull at Virkie.

Killdeer at Sandwick - George Petrie

Unst: 18 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Iceland Gulls at Belmont. 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. Iceland Gull and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Westing. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull found dead at Skaw.

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

Wednsday 18th January

South Mainland: 17 European White-fronted Geese and 5 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh Farm. 3 European White-fronted Geese at Spiggie. Glaucous Gull at Scord. Peregrine at Toab. 2 Snow Buntings at Setter, Sandwick.

Whiite-fronted Geese and Snow Bunting at Sumburgh - George Petrie

Central Mainland: 3 Iceland Gulls at Lerwick. Brambling and Chaffinch at Kergord.

Unst: Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Norwick. 3 Iceland Gulls at Westing.

Iceland Gull at Westing - Rob Brookes

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Ulsta.

Tuesday 17th January

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick.

Yell: 2 Iceland Gulls at Mid Yell.

Central Mainland: 3 Greenfinches and 2 Chaffinches at Sound, Lerwick.

Burra: Chaffinch on Trondra.

South Mainland: Shelduck at Hillwell.

Monday 16th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Brake. Kumlien's Gull at Spiggie.

Unst: Blue Tit at Baltasound.

Central Mainland: Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Sunday 15th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick; also Iceland Gull there. 5 Tundra Bean Geese at Brake. Glaucous Gull at Grutness. 7 European White-fronted Geese, Pink-footed Goose and 6 Snow Buntings at Sumburgh. 2 European White-fronted Geese and 4 Scaup at Spiggie. 4 Scaup at Scatness. 3 Pink-footed Geese at Virkie. Shoveler and 2 Little Grebes at Hillwell.

Bluemull Sound: Surf Scoter.

Unst: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Baltasound. Jack Snipe and 8 Chaffinches at Norwick. 2 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

Central Mainland: Little Grebe at Loch of Tingwall.

Saturday 14th January

Bluemull Sound: Surf Scoter.

Surf Scoter in Bluemull Sound - Keith Nisbet

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull and Pink-footed Goose at Norwick. Water Rail at Baltasound.

South Mainland: Glaucous Gull, 2 Iceland Gulls and Knot at Grutness. 2 European White-fronted Geese at Scatness.

Iceland Gulls at Grutness - Andrew Harrop; Glaucous Gull at Grutness - Donald Robertson; European White-fronted Goose at Scatness - Steve Minton; Knot at Grutness - Donald Robertson

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Lerwick .

Friday 13th January

Unst: 10 Glaucous Gulls, Pink-footed Goose and 4 Chaffinches at Norwick. Glaucous Gull and 3 Iceland Gulls at Westing. Iceland Gull and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Lund. Glaucous Gull at Baltasound. 3 Goosanders at Uyeasound.

South Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Leebitton. 4 Glaucous Gulls at Spiggie. Glaucous Gull and 4 Iceland Gulls at Grutness. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Virkie. Iceland Gull and 7 Scaup at Scatness.

Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Grutness - Roger Riddington

Whalsay: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull at Scalloway. Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick.

Shoveler at Lerwick - Jim Nicolson

Thursday 12th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull at Spiggie.

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese and 2 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick. 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls at Westing. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Central Mainland: Iceland Gull at Sea Road, Lerwick. Dunnock at Scalloway.

Wednesday 11th January

Whalsay: 8 Glaucous Gulls following fishing boats south. Iceland Gull at Symbister.

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick. Little Auk and Peregrine at Burrafirth. 6 Glaucous Gulls and Pink-footed Goose at Lamba Ness; also 16 'blue' Fulmars past there. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Tundra Bean Geeese at Norwick, Peregrine at Burrafirth and 'blue' Fulmar at Lamba Ness - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Chiffchaff at Quoys, Lerwick.

South Mainland: 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Tuesday 10th January

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese, 13 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Chaffinches at Norwick. Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. 9 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Tundra Bean Geese at Norwick - Dave Cooper

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Shetland Catch, Lerwick.

Glaucous Gull at Lerwick - Rob Fray

Whalsay: Woodcock at Skaw.

Monday 9th January

Unst: 4 Tundra Bean Geese and 4 Glaucous Gulls at Norwick. Blue Tit and 13 Glaucous Gulls at Baltasound. 8 Glaucous Gulls at Burrafirth. 6 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. 5 Glaucous Gulls at Lamba Ness. Glaucous Gull at Quoys.

Tundra Bean Geese and Glaucous Gull at Norwick - Dave Cooper; Glaucous Gull at Skaw - Rob Brookes

Yell: 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe. Goosander at Basta Voe.

Central Mainland: Glaucous Gull off the Esplanade, Lerwick. Greenfinch at Sound, Lerwick. Shoveler at Pullar's Loch, Lerwick. Sparrowhawk at Girlsta.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Merlin at Sandwick - Mick Kemp

Sunday 8th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Glaucous Gull and Shelduck at Virkie. Scaup, Little Grebe and Shoveler at Hillwell. Scaup at Scatness. Sooty Shearwater, 8 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Iceland Gulls from a boat 90 miles west of Sumburgh.

Unst: Pomarine Skua at Westing. 2 Iceland Gulls, Glaucous Gull, Blue Tit, Shoveler and 10 Common Redpolls at Baltasound. 3 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. Glaucous Gull at Burrafirth. Glaucous Gull at Haroldswick. Glaucous Gull at Uyeasound. 4 Chaffinches at Norwick.

Glaucous Gulls at Skaw, Unst - Dave Cooper; Common Redpoll at Baltasound - Mike Pennington

Yell: Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Cullivoe.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

Cetaceans: 20+ Killer Whales from a boat 90 miles west of Sumburgh. Pod of Killer Whales off Stenness and Hillswick.

Killer Whales at Stenness - Brian Gray

Saturday 7th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick; also 2 European White-fronted Geese there. Black-throated Diver in Quendale Bay. 2 Scaup at Scatness.

Killdeer at Sandwick - Jim Nicolson; Scaup at Scatness - Steve Minton

Yell: 4 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls at Cullivoe. Little Auk at Burravoe.

Unst: Blue Tit and Knot at Baltasound. Glaucous Gull at Skaw. Iceland Gull at Westing. Snow Bunting and 5 Chaffinches at Norwick. Puffin at Haroldswick.

Central Mainland: 2 Iceland Gulls at Shetland Catch, Lerwick. Velvet Scoter north of Lerwick; also 6 Little Auks and a Puffin from a boat survey between Lerwick and Nesting.

Whalsay: Iceland Gull and 2 Common Scoters at Symbister. 2 Common Scoters at Vatshoull.

Cetaceans: pod of Killer Whales off Reawick.

Insects: Angle Shades at Mid Yell.

Angle Shades at Mid Yell - Charlie Inkster

Friday 6th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: 2 European White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 6 Killer Whales off Toft during the morning.

Thursday 5th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Unst: 2 Glaucous Gulls at Skaw. 2 White-fronted Geese at Baltasound.

Glaucous Gull at Skaw, Unst - Rob Brookes

Whalsay: Peregrine and 3 Common Scoters at Vatshoull.

Yell: Water Rail at Cullivoe.

Cetaceans: 8 Killer Whales south through Bluemull Sound at 10:30.

Wednesday 4th January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Bressay: 2 Iceland Gulls at Voe of Leiraness. Carrion Crow at Uphouse.

Central Mainland: 3 Goosanders at Weisdale Voe.

Tuesday 3rd January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. Great Tit at Bigton.

Killdeer at Sandwick - George Petrie

Unst: Water Rail and Peregrine at Baltasound.

Monday 2nd January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick.

Central Mainland: Treecreeper at Kergord.

Treecreeper at Kergord - Glen Tyler

Yell: Glaucous Gull at Cullivoe.

Whalsay: Glaucous Gull at Skaw.

Sunday 1st January

South Mainland: Killdeer still at Sandwick. 10 White-fronted Geese (4 Greenland, 6 European) at Fleck. Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull at Scatness. 2 Sanderling at West Voe of Sumburgh. Barnacle Goose and Pink-footed Goose at Sumburgh Farm.

Central Mainland: Water Rail at Brae.

 

 

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