2nd March

Although plenty of enthusiasm was generated by the belated news received of the spring's first Wheatear making landfall at West Weare yesterday, today's cold, showery north-westerly did us no such favours. The only reports were of the usual Black Redstart and Blackcap at the Bill, and singles of Red-throated Diver and Great Skua through on the sea there.

We're very pleased to announce that today was Glen Maddison's first full day with us as this season's PBO assistant warden. Glen's been such a frequent visitor to the Obs in recent years that he'll need no introduction at all to most of our regular visitors - he's already looking forward to meeting you all again this year!

Follow Glen on Twitter @GlenOrioleglen for his take on life at the Bill.