Thursday, 28 April 2016


A colourful male yellowhammer perched in a bush just east of the Strood causeway posing nicely for Andrew Neal on Wednesday 27th.

Andrew wasn't walking along the seawall for long before this mushroom shaped rain cloud loomed closer to Mersea.

The first wheatear this spring in the park's grazing fields was found by Martin Cock and Andrew Tilsley on Wednesday morning.

The wheatear was still around for Andy Field to take these two photos later in the morning.

A male swallow photographed by Andy on a fencepost to the north of the park.
Also noted by Andy were five lapwing chicks in the park's grazing fields from three pairs, a sparrowhawk by the Point, 100 linnets and a pair of avocets near the Golfhouse and a little owl by Bromans Farm.

A flock of 27 whimbrel were seen flying over West Mersea on Wednesday by Ian Black while nine were seen earlier in the day near the Oyster Fishery at East Mersea by Martin.

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