© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

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

28th - 2+ Water Rail, Kingfisher, 2 Goldeneye (1 male)

26th - 2 Water Rail (in scrape area along the stream), 6 Goldeneye (3 males), 9 Red-Crested Pochard (7 males), 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Common Gull, 6+ Goldcrest in a single flock

23rd - 3 Goldeneye (males), 6 Red-Crested Pochard (5 males), Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Common Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker

21st - Water Rail (good view at scrape), 5 Goldeneye (3 males)

12th - circa 12 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 2 Egyptian Goose

11th - circa 12 Redwing, Water Rail (heard on causeway), circa 20 Siskin, 6 Red-crested Pochard

5th - 7 Goldeneye (5 male), 10 Red-crested Pochard (8 male), circa 6 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, 2 Little Egret, 3 Kingfisher, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet

30th - 5 Goldeneye (1 male, 4 female), Kingfisher, Little Egret

23rd - Cetti's Warbler, 32 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Kingfisher, 13 Ring-necked Parakeet, 31 Little Egret (roosted), 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Goldeneye (males),
2 Chiffchaff, 10 Siskin

20th - 4 Goldeneye (1 male), 2 Egyptian Goose

18th - Great White Egret, Goldeneye (male), Kingfisher

15th - 3 Goldeneye (1 male), Water Rail, Red-Crested Pochard (male)

14th - 2 Goldeneye (males), 30 Siskin, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Kingfisher (heard), 9 Red-crested Pochard, 15 Redwing, Cetti's Warbler

5th - Goldeneye (female), 11 Red-crested Pochard (10 males)

2nd - Peregrine, Lesser Redpoll, 8 Wigeon, 4 Egyptian Goose, 6 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 3 Kingfisher (1 seen, 2 more heard), Great Black-backed Gull

27th - Goldeneye (female), Kingfisher

25th - 3 Kingfisher (on River Colne)

23rd - 3 Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye (females)

14th - 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Egret, 3 Red-crested Pochard

12th - 4 Little Egret, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Redwing

10th - 2 Kingfisher, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

4th -  3 Cetti's Warbler 7 Red-crested Pochard  6 Ring-necked Parakeet, Kingfisher (along river Colne)

28th - all on Stocker's Farm : House Martin, 6+ Linnet, Stonechat

12th - 2 Red-Crested Pochard, circa 20 Sand Martin, circa 50 House Martin

4th - 3 Cetti's Warbler

1st - Kingfisher and on Stocker's Farm - Whinchat