Yes, the Geese are starting to come in now, even although the numbers are low. This morning there were only 18 Barnacle Geese present and 14 Pale bellied Brent, but by late afternoon there was a total of 243 Barnies and 22 Brent, not a lot but a start. Tomorrow may bring more in as there is a Northerly wind, bringing a colder air in too. As well as the Geese, there were 6 Whooper Swans at Gruinart, and 24 Pintail. 5 Twite were also seen on the reserve. Round at Ballinaby yesterday, a single Swallow was observed.