As I was about to write the entry this evening, an email came through from Mary McGregor to say that the Rose coloured Starling has been seen in with the Starlings resident up at Ardnave for the last few days. Here at home yesterday and today there has been a very vocal Sedge Warbler out in the back garden, it was great to hear it singing away again. The male Hen Harrier was out quartering his patch yesterday afternoon down towards the lochans at the Rockside road end. On Friday, Mark had a pair of Whinchats down on the Oa. Up at Loch Gruinart, he had the Barnacle Goose and going home the other night he saw another Barn Owl at Lyrabus. The weather is still holding here with the farmers getting on with their silage and now clipping their sheep when the weather remains good.