© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

23rd - Kingfisher, 5 Cetti's Warbler

8th - White Stork (present until at least 0633 hours. Unringed adult and presumably same bird as has been frequenting Cheshunt and Rainham areas all year with much glazed white in regrown primaries)

1st - 46 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Sand Martin

19th - 2 Hobby (over Stocker's Farm, chasing Hirundines)

15th - Hobby (flying over Stocker's Farm catching a Swallow in flight)

7th - 2 Hobby (flew over "flooded field" at Stocker's Farm at approx midday)

2nd - 2 Little Egret, 12 Egyptian Goose, 7 Common Tern (inc 1 juvenile)

13th - 6 Common Tern, Common Sandpiper (on Tern raft), Oystercatcher

7th - circa 2 Oystercatcher (heard calling from islands), Grasshopper Warbler (possible, heard reeling briefly), Cuckoo (heard from trees towards Inns Lake), 2 Red-crested Pochard

5th - 3 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Common Tern

2nd - Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 6+ Whitethroat (in Causeway area), Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Reed Warbler

24th - Cuckoo (heard singing)
22nd - 5 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Common Tern, 10 Egyptian Goose
16th - 9 Little Egret, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 24 Common Tern
8th - 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (n flight over W end of lake and heard calling from islands), Kingfisher
6th - Kingfisher (on River Colne)
1st - Cuckoo (female bubbling), 2 Red-crested Pochard (males)

29th - 4 Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Red-crested Pochard (male), 5 Egyptian Goose, 14 Little Egret, 25 Swallow, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler

28th - Cuckoo (Causeway), 4 Reed Warbler (Causeway)

26th - Oystercatcher, 20 Common Tern, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (pair again on north side and in scrubby area across the river), 8 Reed Warbler

24th - 16 Common Tern, 3 Whitethroat (singing males), 6 Cetti's Warbler (singing, mostly from Colne vegetation), 2 Garden Warbler (singing males), Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 30 Swift, 9 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

22nd - Kingfisher (flying up river), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Cuckoo (heard Colne side regularly all morning), 8 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 15 Common Tern, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, c 100 Swift, c 25 Swallow, c 30 House Martin

19th - White-fronted Goose (on Stocker's Farm in the flooded), 14 Common Tern, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (including 1 scolding a grass snake in the reeds along the causeway), 3 Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler (two pairs), c 50 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Egyptian Goose

13th - 100+ Swift, 2 Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler

12th - Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, c30 Swift, 12 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, c50 Swallow, c15 Little Egret

10th - Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Sand Martin, c25 House Martin, c50 Swallow, c50 Swift, Raven, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Tern

5th - Pied Flycatcher, Hobby, Oystercatcher, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, c50 Swallow

1st - 2 Common Tern, Cuckoo (heard calling from area west of River Colne), c6 Sand Martin, 3 Swift , 4 House Martin, c6 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler