© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

July 2015

2nd - 19 Common Tern (15 adults + 4 juveniles on raft)

June 2015

27th - Hobby, 34 Common Tern including 6 young on raft, 15 Little Egret

12th - 2 Kingfisher (male feeding female)

11th - Goldeneye (female), 2 Red Crested Pochard (pair), 18 Common Tern, 8 Little Egret

4th - 6 Red-Crested Pochard (3 pairs)

1st - Hobby

May 2015

21st - 4 Oystercatcher (pair with 2 young), 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair), 13 Common Tern, 11 Little Egret

20th - Hobby, 3 Oystercatcher (pair with young), 3 Red-crested Pochard

5th - 2 Kingfisher

April 2015

25th - 2 Garden Warbler + 2 Red-Crested Pochard (pair)

19th - Cuckoo (male), Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler

16th - 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Sedge Warbler

12th - 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Blackcap (8 male and 2 female), Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff

11th - 4 Hobby at Stocker's Farm

8th - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldeneye (1 male + 2 females), 2 Red-crested Pochard, 12 Little Egret (8 occupied nests in heronry), 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff

6th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Red Crested Pochard (males)

2nd - 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Goldeneye (1 male, 3 females), Black Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose

March 2015

28th - Goldeneye (female)

27th - Osprey (seen overhead around midday)

26th - Kingfisher, 2 Red Crested Pochard, Chiffchaff

22nd - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Red Crested Pochard, 7 Goldeneye (2 male)

20th - 4 Chiffchaff + Oystercatcher

17th - 2 Kingfisher (pair) + 2 Goldeneye (pair); also at Stocker's Lock - 2 Grey Wagtail (pair) and at Stocker's Farm - 3 Common Snipe

13th - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

12th -  Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff (singing) and on Stocker's Farm : 3 Common Snipe

10th - Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Little Egret

8th -  Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (male), Kingfisher, 8 Goldeneye (3 male + 5 female) 

6th -  Lesser Spotted Woodpecker,3 Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 18 Goldeneye (6 male + 12 female) 

1st - 13 Goldeneye (5 male + 8 female) and on Stocker's Farm : 2 Stonechat (pair), Common Snipe, 3 Egyptian Goose