© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

February 2015

23rd - 4 Goldeneye (2 male + 2 female);

20th - 12 Goldeneye (4 male + 8 female) and on Stocker's Farm : 2 Common Snipe + Stonechat (female)

18th - 2 Egyptian Goose, 13 Goldeneye (4 male + 9 female)  and on Stocker's Farm : 2 Little Owl + Stonechat (female)

14th - 19 Goldeneye (6 male + 13 female); 5 Red-crested Pochard (3 male + 2 female)

10th to 14th inclusive - Smew (male)

6th - 10 Goldeneye (2 male + 8 female); Water Rail and on Stocker's Farm - Stonechat (male)

2nd - 11 Goldeneye (3 male + 8 female); 7 Red-crested Pochard (5 male + 2 female) and on Stocker's Farm - Common Snipe (on flooded field)

January 2015

24th - Peregrine on Stocker's Farm

23rd - Yellow Legged Gull, 15 Goldeneye (3 male + 12 female), 2 Red-Crested Pochard

19th - Water Rail, 17 Goldeneye (4 male + 13 female), 7 Egyptian Goose 

16th - Smew (male), 15 Goldeneye (4 male + 11 female), 14 Red-Crested Pochard (11 male + 3 female)

13th - Smew (male), 15 Goldeneye (6 male + 9 female), 11 Red-Crested Pochard (9 male + 2 female), 58 Wigeon

12th - Smew (male) + 14 Goldeneye (4 male + 10 female)

11th - 2 Smew (males) Water Rail (on River Colne on North side of lake) + 10 Red-Crested Pochard (8 male + 2 female)

7th - Water Rail (on River Colne), 18 Goldeneye (6 male + 12 female), Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Egyptian Goose, Red Crested Pochard (male) + on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl

December 2014

27th - 15 Goldeneye (2 males + 13 females) , Great Black-backed Gull 

22nd - 16 Goldeneye (5 males + 11 females) , 2 Red Crested Pochard (both males) + on Stocker's Farm - Stonechat

16th - on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 2 Egyptian Gese 

13th - 10 Goldeneye (3 males + 7 females), 7 Red Crested Pochard  (4 males + 3 females) plus on Stocker's Farm : Common Snipe, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat (pair) 

12th - Goosander (male), 7 Goldeneye (4 males + 3 females) + on Stocker's Farm, 2 Stonechat

9th - 6 Goldeneye (3 males + 3 females) + 3 Siskin. Also on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl + 2 Stonechat

8th - 7 Goldeneye (2 males + 5 females), Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail

3rd - Chiffchaff, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 35 Wigeon

November 2014

30th - 5 Goldeneye (3 male, 2 female), Goosander, 2 Wigeon (1 male, 1 female), 3 Red-crested Pochard and on Stocker's Farm : Little Owl + 2 Egyptian Goose

28th - 12 Goldeneye (4 male, 8 female)

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