The Rose-coloured Starling was still at Borve today just beyond the cemetery. 4 Black-throated Divers have spent the past couple of days in the bay at Brevig. Although good numbers spend the autumn and winter in the Sound of Barra and off the east side of Vatersay, I rarely see any at this particular site, especially in mid summer. I've seen several broods of Common Sandpipers this week. One pair decided to nest in the remains of last years spinach crop in a busy working kitchen garden at Northbay; 3 chicks hatched a few days ago and within a few hours they were led away towards the shore by the parents.