© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

February 2016

2nd - 2 Water Rail, Yellow Legged Gull, 4 Goldeneye, 9 Red-crested Pochard (6 male), 25 Wigeon, Grey Wagtail (on River Colne)

1st - Peregrine (viewed from Tern Hide moving off towards Mill End), Goosander (Male), 8 Red-crested Pochard

January 2016

30th - Yellow-legged Gull

23rd - 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Redpoll

18th - 4 Goldeneye (2 male), 9 Red-crested Pochard (6 male), 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Little Egret, c.30 Siskin and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

17th - 3 Kingfisher, 4 Red-Crested Pochard

12th - 9 Goldeneye (4 male), 3 Red-crested Pochard (2 male), 66 Little Egret (roosted overnight)

11th - Cetti's Warbler

8th - 2 Goosander (males), 2 Goldeneye (pair), 10 Red-crested Pochard (7 males)

7th - Kingfisher, Water Rail, 63 Little Egret (came into roost between 4pm and 5pm), 2 Goosander (males), 3 Goldeneye (1 male), 140+ Siskin

December 2015

29th - Cetti's Warbler (heard on causeway), 4 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 9 Goldeneye (2 male, 7 female)

17th - Goosander (male), 2 Goldeneye (both males), 24 Red-crested Pochard (19 male), 18+ Little Egret, at roost on 'central island', 75+ Fieldfare, at roost at southern end; and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

11th - Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, Goldeneye (pair), 7 Red-Crested Pochard (6 male)

6th - Great Black backed Gull

November 2015

22nd - 4 Goldeneye (all females), 2 Kingfisher, 13 Red-crested Pochard (10 male), 30 Wigeon, 100+ Fieldfare (flying over)

17th - 3 Goldeneye (1 male); 2 Cetti's Warbler (on Causeway)

14th - 3 Goldeneye (1 male),  5 Wigeon (4 male), 13 Red-crested Pochard (10 male)

12th - 2 Goldeneye (1 male), 14 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Fieldfare, Blackcap (male near River Colne), 4 Redwing, Kingfisher

3rd -  Kingfisher, Goldeneye (female), Wigeon (male) 

2nd - Water Rail, 10 Siskin, Kingfisher, 7 Red-Crested Pochard

October 2015

31st - 2 Kingfisher, 15 Red-Crested Pochard (12 male), 5 Siskin

 

26th - 2 Kingfisher; 5 Red Crested Pochard (4 male)

20th - 17 Little Egret (going into roost);4 Red Crested Pochard (3 male)

16th - 4 Red Crested Pochard (3 male)

10th - 2 Cetti's Warbler

8th - Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler and on Stocker's Farm - Little Owl  

7th - 5 Egyptian Goose

3rd - 2 Water Rail, 50 Siskin (on causeway), Cetti's Warbler (also one at Springwell Lake), and on Stocker's Farm - Little Owl  

1st - 4 Wigeon, Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 15 Siskin (on causeway)