© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

November 2014

19th - 7 Goldeneye (2 male, 5 female), Kingfisher, 2 Red Crested Pochard (males), Water Rail (heard) and on Stocker's Farm : 2 Stonechat (pair)

16th - Water Rail, 20 Siskin 

15th - 4 Goldeneye (3 male, 1 female), 8 Egyptian Geese

14th - 5 Goldeneye (2 male, 3 female) and on Stocker's Farm : 2 Stonechat (pair)

8th - 7 Goldeneye (2 male, 5 female)

6th - 4 Goldeneye (1 male, 3 female) and on Stocker's Farm : Stonechat, Little Owl, Raven (overhead)

1st - 3 Goldeneye (all female) from Causeway

October 2014

31st - Goldeneye, Water Rail, Kingfisher

30th - on Stocker's Farm - 2 Stonechat + 2 Siskin

14th - 60 Redwing

8th - Garganey preening in water at 4pm; 2 Stonechat (pair) - on Stocker's Farm between pumping station and farm 

3rd - Red Crested Pochard (2 pairs)

2nd - on Stocker's Farm : 2 Stonechat, Little Owl

September 2014

14th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

9th - hobby

August 2014

31st - hobby

30th - kingfisher

29th - hobby + 5 Egyptian Geese

22nd - hobby

19th - 12 sand martin + 8 house martin

12th - hobby + kingfisher

3rd - hobby

July 2014

28th - Cackling goose in group of Greylags, 2 Oystercatcher 

20th - 2 Common sandpiper

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