© Steve Marshall / Wild Future
Hedge laying

We’ve now begun laying the hedge that we planted in 2005, with guidance from Rob Hopkins of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust. We have layered nearly half of the hedge along the path leading from the Uxbridge Road river bridge. We shall do the other half next year. The Trust was represented by its “green team” of Michael, Steve and Colin, as well as Rob. FoSL was represented by Christine Crowther, Dawn Goodair, Tony Lee, ‘Mitch’ and Ian Watson. The work took place on Tuesdays 19th and 26th February 2013.

Ian Watson - March 2013

Little Bittern © A Moon

On the river not far from the Causeway, between 10th and 17th June 2012, was a very rare Little Bittern. This was seen by a number of people and was photographed by our bird recorder, Andrew Moon. Further information and additional photographs can be found here.

For further details of other birds seen at Stocker's Lake please visit our Sightings Page.

June 2012

Hepatic Cuckoo © P Harrision

A rare female hepatic (brown) Cuckoo was spotted and photographed by Phil Harrison on June 1st. It was seen about half way down the river bank in a tree. Interestingly there was another hepatic cuckoo sighting in almost exactly the same place on 1st May 2010. Quite a lot of female Cuckoos are very site faithful. So we wonder if it might be the same bird !!

For further details of other birds seen at Stocker's Lake please visit our Sightings Page.

June 2012