© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

January 2017

12th - 19 Goldeneye (7 male), Yellow-Legged Gull, Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher

11th - Smew (redhead), 8 Goldeneye (4 male) 9 Egyptian Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard (3 male)

6th - Smew (redhead), Peregrine (flying overhead), Goosander (male), 10 Goldeneye (4 male), Kingfisher

2nd - Water Rail (from Scrape Hide), 13 Goldeneye (7 male), 5 Red-Crested Pochard 

December 2016

29th - Smew (redhead), Goosander (male), 17 Goldeneye (5 male), 4 Red-crested Pochard (all male), Barnacle Goose, 100+ Shoveler

26th - Smew (redhead), Goosander (male), 2 Egyptian GooseTeal, 7 Goldeneye (3 male), 5 Red-crested Pochard (3 male)

23rd - Smew (redhead), 11 Goldeneye (4 male), 5 Red-crested Pochard (3 male)

20th - Goosander (male), Smew (redhead), Great Black-backed Gull and at Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

15th - Smew (redhead), Kingfisher (pair), 9 Goldeneye (2 male), Great Black-backed Gull

14th - 2 Egyptian Goose

7th - Goosander (male), 6 Goldeneye (3 male),  16 Red-crested Pochard (11 male) and at Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

3rd - Smew (redhead), Kingfisher, 8 Goldeneye (3 male), 11 Red-Crested Pochard (9 male)

November 2016

30th -  Smew (redhead), 8 Goldeneye (4 male), 10 Red-Crested Pochard (7 male), Kingfisher (fishing in river Colne) 

27th -  Smew (redhead), 4 Goldeneye (1 male, 3 female)

26th -  Smew (redhead), 5 Goosander (1 male, 4 female), 9 Goldeneye (2 male, 7 female) and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

23rd -  3 Goldeneye (2 male, 1 female), 4 Common Gull and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

21st - Goosander (male)

11th- Goosander (female),  2Goldeneye (both female)

7th - 8 Whooper Swan, 4 Water Rail, 2 Goldeneye (females), 100+ Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler

3rd- 100+ Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

October 2016

26th - Great White Egret, Egyptian Goose (female), 5 Red-crested Pochard (3 male), Cetti's Warbler, c 120 wigeon

25th - Barnacle Goose, Cetti's Warbler, 12 Red-crested Pochard (9 male),  80+ Wigeon

17th - Barnacle Goose

9th - 4 Bearded Tit 

1st - Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler

September 2016

29th - Hobby hawking over lake

20th - 47 Wigeon, Goldeneye (male)

17th - Goldeneye (drake in eclipse), 2 Raven (over, heading south) Red-crested Pochard (drake in eclipse), Kingfisher, and on Stocker's Farm : Hobby

10th - 2 Wigeon, Goldeneye (male in eclipse), Kingfisher

8th - 2 Cetti's Warbler, 7 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon

3rd - Red-crested Pochard (female), Kingfisher, Goldeneye (male), 3 Little Egret