© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

April 2016

7th - 3 Willow Warbler (singing), 50+ House Martin, Goldeneye (male), 13 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Treecreeper and on Stocker's Farm - 2 Little Owl, Little Ringed Plover 

2nd - Goldeneye (pair), 4 Red-Crested Pochard (3 male), 2 Oystercatcher, Cetti's Warbler and on Stocker's Farm - 3 Swallow, Little Ringed Plover

March 2016

23rd -Water Rail (from Scrape Hide), 2 Goldeneye (2 male), 8 Red-Crested Pochard (5 male)

17th - 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kingfisher,  6 Goldeneye (1 male), 9 Red-Crested Pochard (6 male)

8th - Water Rail (from Scrape Hide), Kingfisher, 3 Goldeneye (2 male), 2 Red-Crested Pochard (pair), circa  30 Wigeon

7th - Water Rail (from Scrape Hide), 2 Kingfisher, Goosander (male)

3rd - Mealy Redpoll

February 2016

28th - 5 Goldeneye (4 male). Red-Crested Pochard (pair), Kingfisher and on Stockers Farm : 2 Little Owl + circa 100 wigeon

21st - Yellow legged Gull, Peregrine, Kingfisher, 3 Goldeneye (1 male)

18th - Egyptian Goose, 4 Goldeneye (2 male), Red-Crested Pochard (pair) and on Stockers Farm : 2 Little Owl

10th - 50 Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler (heard), 5 Red-crested Pochard, Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Goldeneye (2 male), 2 Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose

8th - Goosander (male), Yellow-legged Gull (on raft), Kingfisher, 6 Goldeneye, 6 Red-crested Pochard (5 male)

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