Also noted on Thursday were two pairs of pochard and 12 tufted ducks on the pond, 30 black-tailed godwits on the fields while in the Colne a male red-breasted mergansers and 5 common scoter flew out of the river. Four avocets were on the saltmarsh pools near the Point.
A peregrine circled above the field to the north of the park on Wednesday 29th before drifting north. Eight little egrets were at the pond for high tide while on the fields fifty redshank, 10 black-tailed godwits and 45 curlew were roosting.
A weasel ran across the car park on Wednesday afternoon.
The following day a red-legged partridge was calling from the field to the west of the car park and then a pair was seen on Friday 31st.
At West Mersea the black redstart was reported back again behind the Dabchicks sailing club by Mark Dixon on Tuesday 28th.
An orange-tip butterfly fluttered along the track by the car park on Friday 31st, the first time one has been recorded in March here before. A holly blue flitting around the holly bushes in the car park on Wednesday 29th was the first ever record here in March too. A comma was noted on Thursday 30th at the park.