In West Mersea a pair of house martins are nesting again this year in the house at Queens Corner opposite the vets.
Birds noted during the late morning walk included sedge warbler, 4 reed warblers, 4 yellow wagtails, 4 yellowhammers, 3 great crested grebes, pair of gadwall, 10 swifts, 3 marsh harrier, 3 common buzzard and a cuckoo calling on Langenhoe,
salsify were opened to the morning sunshine along the seawall.
Four small heaths and a small white were the only butterflies noted. A fleeting glimpse of a dragonfly was probably the hairy dragonfly.