The marshes are very wet at the moment, which is great for our wintering birds. Recent counts found 5,083 birds on the marshes and surrounding parts of the Thames, including 1,373 wigeon, 735 teal, 175 shoveler and 1,218 lapwing, plus a supporting cast of pintail, gadwall, pochard, dunlin and others. 
The wintering flock of redwing and fieldfare are still with us, feeding on the grassland, often mixed in with starlings and creating some nice mixed murmurations.