© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

April 2014

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

February 2014

18th - Cetti's Warbler (seen and heard on Causeway), 5 Goldeneye (2 male) 

15th - 2 Egyptian Goose, Goldeneye (female) 

10th - Goosander (female on flooded river)

6th - Water Rail (along causeway), Cetti's Warbler (heard on causeway), 8 Goldeneye (all female), 9 Red Crested Pochard (5 males), 70+ Siskin

3rd - Goosander (female), 15 Goldeneye (3 male), 3 Red Crested Pochard (2 male) 

January 2014

25th - 3 Goosander (1 male), 12 Goldeneye (6 pairs), 2 Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff including 1 possibe Siberian Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Treecreeper

23rd - Common Snipe,  3 Red-crested Pochard

18th - Goosander, 11 Goldeneye (3 males), 8 Red Crested Pochard and on Stocker's Farm: Little Owl

16th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

12th - Goosander (male), 18 Goldeneye (5 males), Kingfisher + 2 Egyptian Geese 

8th - Kingfisher, Treecreeper, 5 Goldeneye (2 males)

5th - Water Rail, Mandarin, 3 Egyptian Geese

3rd - Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 2 Goldeneye, 8 Red-Crested Pochard (5 males), 22 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll

December 2013

26th - 5 Goldeneye (2 male), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff

22nd - Goosander (male), Water Rail, 15 Goldeneye (3 male), 9 Red-crested Pochard (5 male), Siberian Chiffchaff

19th - 5 Goldeneye (3 male), Chiffchaff in tit flock

9th - Goosander (male), 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldeneye, Siskin

7th - Siberian Chiffchaff in roving mixed tit flock by seat viewpoint alongside River Colne. Cackling Goose (form minima). Also 2 Kingfisher, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 14 Fieldfare