© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

July 2014

13th - 3 Oystercatcher (2 adults + 1 juvenile), 30 Common Tern (21 adults + 9 juveniles) + (on Springwell Lake) Goldeneye (juvenile)

6th - 3 Oystercatcher (2 adults + 1 juvenile), 2 Common Sandpiper + (on Springwell Lake) Goldeneye (juvenile)

4th - 32+ Common Tern, 2 Oystercatcher

June 2014

27th - 3 Oystercatcher (2 adults + juvenile); Goldeneye (juvenile on Springwell Lake)

14th - 14 Little Egret; Goldeneye (juvenile on Springwell Lake)

8th - Goldeneye (female + 1 chick on Springwell Lake)

May 2014

19th - Cuckoo (male, seen & heard), Cetti's Warbler and on Springwell lake : Goldeneye (female + 2 ducklings)

17th - on Springwell lake : Goldeneye (female + 4 ducklings)

15th - on Springwell lake : Goldeneye (female + 7 small ducklings), on Stocker's Farm : 2 Oystercatcher

5th - Cuckoo (male), 3 Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler

2nd - warblers everywhere! - garden, reed, sedge and cetti's (heard only), chiffchaff, blackcap and whitethroat, all singing 

April 2014

24th - on Stocker's Farm : 2 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail

19th - Cuckoo (male seen & heard), 4 Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler + on Stocker's Farm : Little Ringed Plover 

18th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Green Sandpiper

14th - Goldeneye (male), 50+ Sand Martin

8th - Willow Warbler (singing)

March 2014

20th - 2 Oystercatcher, 12 House Martin, 3 Sand Martin

11th -  3 Goldeneye (1 male) + (on canal towpath near Stocker's Lock) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

8th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (flying over Kingfisher hide) Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher + (on Stocker's Farm) 2 Black Tailed Godwit

5th - Common Gull, Kingfisher, 2 Goldeneye (pair), Cetti's Warbler (heard), Reed Bunting

2nd - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Red Crested Pochard