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Yell Sound Islands
Between the northern coast of Mainland, Shetland and the island of Yell are about a dozen small islands and islets, several of which are owned by the RSPB. They are rich in breeding seabirds but there are no visitor facilities and the islands are difficult to reach.
Divers and seaduck winter in Yell Sound in good numbers.
 Notable Species
Birds you can see here include:
Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Northern Fulmar, Leach's Storm-petrel, European Storm-petrel, Great Cormorant, Shag, Barnacle Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Common Snipe, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Kittiwake, Arctic Tern, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Atlantic Puffin, Rock Dove, Eurasian Skylark, Rock Pipit, Shetland Wren, Hooded Crow, Common Starling, Twite, Snow Bunting
 Other Wildlife
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 History and Use
 Access and Facilities
The islands are generally only visited in order to service the lighthouse on Gruney and there are as yet no visitor arrangements.
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