© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

19th - Great White Egret (seen in the heronry from the heronry watchpoint)

15th - 2 Kingfisher (on Colne River), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Common Tern

3rd - Cuckoo (heard, Colne side), Oystercatcher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Reed Warbler (singing males), 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat

1st - 2 Hobby (displaying), Red-crested Pochard (male), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Common Tern, 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Whitethroat 

28th - 2 Common Tern, 15+ Swallow, 8+ House Martin, 3+ Sand Martin, 3 Cetti's Warbler

25th - 4 Egyptian Goose, 15 Swallow, 3 Garden Warbler, 6 Common Tern, 6 Little Egret (5 on nests along with 10 grey heron), 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat

17th - Common Tern, Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, 13 Little Egret, 12 House Martin, c12 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, and on Stocker's Farm : 15 Egyptian Goose

6th - 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair), 4 Chiffchaff (heard), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Egyptian Goose

 

29th - Kingfisher, 2 Goldeneye (pair), 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Red-crested Pochard (2 males), Chiffchaff

15th - 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Red-crested Pochard (4 males and 2 females roosting on islet in far NW corner)

5th - 2 Smew (redheads from Shoveler hide), 2 Goldeneye (1 male), Red-crested Pochard (female), Egyptian Goose

4th - 2 Smew (redheads from Shoveler Hide), 17 Goldeneye, 18 Wigeon, Red-Crested Pochard (male), Barnacle Goose

3rd - Common Snipe, 4 Goldeneye

22nd - 4 Goldeneye (2 pairs), 6 Red-Crested Pochard (4 males)

17th - 5 Goldeneye (3 males), 7 Red-crested Pochard (5 males), 3 Kingfisher (inc. one pair), 2 Egyptian Goose

15th - 9 Goldeneye (4 males), 7 Red-crested Pochard, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Egyptian Goose

2nd - 6 Goldeneye (1 male + 1 female on the lake and 1 male + 3 females on adjacent Inns Lake), 4 Egyptian Goose (moving as 2 pairs), 9 Long-Tailed Tits on feeder

19th - 3 Goldeneye (1 male), 2 Red Crested Pochard (pair), 2 Egyptian Goose, Wigeon... PLUS courting Great Crested Grebes and nest-building Grey Herons : Spring is coming!

18th - 2 Woodcock (near feeding station), 12 Wigeon, 12 Red-Crested Pochard (8 male), 8 Goldeneye (4 male)

13th - Water Rail (from Scrape Hide), 3 Goldeneye (2 males), 2 Egyptian Goose

11th - 8 Goldeneye (3 males), 8 Red-crested Pochard (7 males), 3 Egyptian Goose

8th - 2 Kingfisher, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Wigeon, c.50 Siskin