Despite the sunny and warm weather a few winter visitors are already here. 63 barnacle geese have arrived on the salt marsh, some 3 weeks earlier than normal. Wigeon numbers have incresed to 400 and teal numbers are building up too with 600 counted yesterday. Some summer migrants like spotted flycatcher and blackcap are still here but most are moving on. A juvenile marsh harrier was hunting over the salt marsh today and a few passage waders are on the freshwater pools with 3 green sandpiper, 7 black-tailed godwit and a juvenile little ringed plover yesterday. At low-tide good numbers of other waders have been seen on the exposed mud and sand with 250 ringed plover, 800 dunlin and a few knot, sanderling and turnstone present.