3rd February

A Woodcock flushed from Penn's Weare wasn't quite a first for the year since the observer reported flushing what was presumably the same individual from the same spot three days ago. Otherwise it was a more of the same selection, with singles of Grey Heron, Black Redstart and Cetti's Warbler at the Bill, a Red-throated Diver through on the sea there, 5 Long-tailed Tits at Sweethill and 4 Eider amongst the waterfowl in Portland Harbour.

Also some Obs admin news: we seem to have a glitch with our email account that we've just discovered hasn't been sending replies for the last few days - apologies if you were expecting a reply to a message you've sent us this week but hopefully it'll come through just as soon as we sort the issue.