Also in these fields 15 lapwing were making their presence known with lots of displaying and calling to each other. A pair of redshank was also calling as if setting up a breeding territory for the spring.
Nine little egrets perched in bushes at the back of the pond on Tuesday.
Near the Point six red-breasted mergansers were in the Colne, while over the saltmarsh a meadow pipit performed its parachute display flight and a rock pipit flew past.
The first summer migrant back to the park this year was a chiffchaff seen on Thursday morning singing by Martin Cock. A marsh harrier flew low over the pond and fields as it headed north-west.The Cetti's warbler was also very vocal late afternoon, singing and showing from the pond-edge nearest the hide. Two male pochard and ten tufted ducks were also noted at the pond.
In the fields 80 redshank and a black-tailed godwit were seen on the pools at high tide.
On Friday a redwing was seen briefly in trees by the park entrance at the start of the day. On Saturday 18th two chiffchaffs were calling from the park and a red-legged partridge was calling from the field to the west of the car park.
Just after dark on Saturday a barn owl was seen in the car headlights alongside the East Mersea road between Haycocks and Bocking Hall.
A green sandpiper was seen flying out of a ditch by the Strood on Saturday by Steve Entwistle.
On Wednesday 15th a woodcock was flushed from the north end of Fishponds Wood by Phil Carter, who also reported a Cetti's warbler towards the Oyster Fishery and a grey partridge near the entrance to Cosways caravan site. A barn owl, chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler and siskin were also noted on Wednesday near the Oyster Fishery by Martin Cock.
A short-eared owl was seen at Maydays on Wednesday by Jack Hoy.
A harbour porpoise was seen fairly close in-shore from the park near the groynes by Chris Balchin who watched it through his telescope whilst on the opposite side of the river at Colne Point on Sunday 12th.