© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

August 2015

20th - 4 Red Crested Pochard

16th - Common Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler (brief snatches of song along River Colne), 4 Egyptian Goose 

7th - Kingfisher (on River Colne)

3rd - at Stocker's Farm, Barn Owl (hunting circa 9.15-9.30pm)

July 2015

27th - Hobby, 3 Egyptian Goose (2 adults + 1 young on canal) and on Stocker's Farm : Barn Owl, quartering over "flooded" field at 8.25 pm

23rd - 15 Common Tern (7 adults + 8 young on raft

13th - 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Common Tern (5 adults + 6 chicks on raft)

9th - 34 Common Tern (including 21 juveniles on raft)

8th - Kingfisher (on river Colne), 16 Common Tern (8 adults + 8 chicks on raft) + on Stocker's Farm : Hobby

2nd - 19 Common Tern (15 adults + 4 juveniles on raft)

June 2015

27th - Hobby, 34 Common Tern including 6 young on raft, 15 Little Egret

12th - 2 Kingfisher (male feeding female)

11th - Goldeneye (female), 2 Red Crested Pochard (pair), 18 Common Tern, 8 Little Egret

4th - 6 Red-Crested Pochard (3 pairs)

1st - Hobby

May 2015

21st - 4 Oystercatcher (pair with 2 young), 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair), 13 Common Tern, 11 Little Egret

20th - Hobby, 3 Oystercatcher (pair with young), 3 Red-crested Pochard

5th - 2 Kingfisher

April 2015

25th - 2 Garden Warbler + 2 Red-Crested Pochard (pair)

19th - Cuckoo (male), Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler

16th - 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sedge Warbler

12th - 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Blackcap (8 male and 2 female), Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff

11th - 4 Hobby at Stocker's Farm

8th - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldeneye (1 male + 2 females), 2 Red-crested Pochard, 12 Little Egret (8 occupied nests in heronry), 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff

6th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Red Crested Pochard (males)

2nd - 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Goldeneye (1 male, 3 females), Black Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose