At the park pond a pair of pochard were back again, two pairs of blackcap were feeding in the reedmace while a female reed bunting was unusual here.
Other songsters around the park on Saturday included 3+ lesser whitethroat, 5 common whitethroat, 2 chiffchaff, 4 blackcap, Cetti's warbler as well as a gathering of 4 song thrushes near the entrance. One whimbrel flew over calling.
Offshore 8 brent geese were seen flying along the edge of the mudflats in front of the park on Saturday.
The first swift of the spring at the park flew west over the car park in the morning of Friday 29th. Two swifts were seen over West Mersea the next day by Steve Entwistle.
There were at least two adders enjoying the sunshine on Saturday at the park.
A willow warbler was singing from trees by the corner pillbox on Thursday morning and a yellow wagtail flew over the car park.
On the grazing fields there was a roost of 250 black-tailed godwits on Thursday morning.
At Maydays a cuckoo was heard by Martin Cock, although the first one reported on the Island was a few days earlier by Peter Inson at East Mersea. A turtle dove was reported earlier in the week by the Walls family back at Willoughby car park.