© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

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

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