On the wing at the park the next day were small heath, small white, comma and speckled wood.
A greenshank flew over the park calling on Wednesday as did up to ten yellow wagtails during the day. By the pond 42 little egrets roosted late afternoon while a sparrowhawk and 15 goldfinches were seen.
On Tuesday a wheatear was at the Point along with 70+ linnets while a reed warbler was seen in the dyke reeds. Five yellow wagtails flew over calling, 100+ swallows flew around while 2 wigeon were at the pond.
A kingfisher was seen along the park dyke on Sunday 4th by Martin Cock.
At Maydays farm a hobby, marsh harrier, 2 common buzzard, curlew sandpiper, greenshank, 6 whinchat, 5 wheatears were also seen by Martin.
Five members of the Essex Moth Group joined me at the country park on Wednesday evening for a mothing session. Around sixty species of both micro and macro were noted from eight traps.
By 5am the main highlights had been 4 large thorns, hedge rustic, feathered gothic, cypress pug, orange sallow, with a small number of silver-Y, rusty dot pearl and rush veneer as migrants.
This interesting micro Dioryctria sylvestrella caught our eye with its neat markings and large size.
Two great silver diving beetles inside the traps was an unusual sight.