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Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

24th - Cuckoo (heard singing)
22nd - 5 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Common Tern, 10 Egyptian Goose
16th - 9 Little Egret, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 24 Common Tern
8th - 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (n flight over W end of lake and heard calling from islands), Kingfisher
6th - Kingfisher (on River Colne)
1st - Cuckoo (female bubbling), 2 Red-crested Pochard (males)

29th - 4 Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Red-crested Pochard (male), 5 Egyptian Goose, 14 Little Egret, 25 Swallow, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler

28th - Cuckoo (Causeway), 4 Reed Warbler (Causeway)

26th - Oystercatcher, 20 Common Tern, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Cuckoo (pair again on north side and in scrubby area across the river), 8 Reed Warbler

24th - 16 Common Tern, 3 Whitethroat (singing males), 6 Cetti's Warbler (singing, mostly from Colne vegetation), 2 Garden Warbler (singing males), Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, 30 Swift, 9 Little Egret, Kingfisher, Oystercatcher (Steve Carter)

22nd - Kingfisher (flying up river), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, Cuckoo (heard Colne side regularly all morning), 8 Little Egret, 2 Hobby, 15 Common Tern, Red-crested Pochard, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, c 100 Swift, c 25 Swallow, c 30 House Martin

19th - White-fronted Goose (on Stocker's Farm in the flooded), 14 Common Tern, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (including 1 scolding a grass snake in the reeds along the causeway), 3 Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler (two pairs), c 50 Swift, 12 Swallow, 2 Egyptian Goose

13th - 100+ Swift, 2 Common Tern, Cetti's Warbler

12th - Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, c30 Swift, 12 House Martin, 4 Sand Martin, c50 Swallow, c15 Little Egret

10th - Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warbler, 3 Sand Martin, c25 House Martin, c50 Swallow, c50 Swift, Raven, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Common Tern

5th - Pied Flycatcher, Hobby, Oystercatcher, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, c50 Swallow

1st - 2 Common Tern, Cuckoo (heard calling from area west of River Colne), c6 Sand Martin, 3 Swift , 4 House Martin, c6 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler

30th - Common Tern, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, c25 Swallow, c30 Swift, 2 Egyptian Goose, 8 Red-crested Pochard

29th - 8 Common Tern, 3 Garden Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Swift

26th - 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Swift, 2 Oystercatcher

23rd - 2 Swift, Sedge Warbler, Garden Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Sand Martin, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat

22nd - circa 8 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, c 25 Swallow, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Kingfisher, Common Tern, Oystercatcher

20th - 2 Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 5 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 2 Kingfisher, 2 Common Tern

19th - Whitethroat, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, 6 Swallow, 4 Kingfisher, 4 Red-crested Pochard, Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, Redwing

16th - Wood Duck (drake), 28 Egyptian Goose, 2 Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 7 Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, c 15 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, Oystercatcher

13th - 6 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 3 House Martin, 3 Kingfisher, Willow Warbler, 8 Egyptian Goose

10th - 7 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 8 Swallow, 5 House Martin, Kingfisher (with food for juveniles)

7th - 5 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher, 4 Egyptian Goose

6th - Red-crested Pochard (male), 4 Egyptian Goose, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 12 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti's Warbler

5th - 4 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Egyptian Goose, 12 Swallow, c.4 Sand Martin, Kingfisher

3rd - Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler, c 30 Swallow, 6 House Martin, c 12 Sand Martin, Kingfisher, 3 Egyptian Goose, Goldeneye (male displaying), Red-Crested Pochard

1st - Sedge Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff (2 seen), Willow Warbler, 5 Swallow, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard

31st - circa 12 Blackcap (several singing plus one female seen), 3 Cetti's Warbler, Willow Warbler, 2 Kingfisher

30th - Willow Warbler, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Cetti's Warbler

28th - 4 Egyptian Goose, 8 Chiffchaff (all singing), 4 Blackcap (singing), 5 Cetti's Warbler (4 calling), Yellow-legged Gull, Red-crested Pochard (male)

27th - 20 Sand Martin

26th - 12 Swallow, c.100 Sand Martin

25th - Water Rail, Kingfisher, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cetti's Warbler

20th - 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Goldeneye (pair), 6 Little Egret (inc four birds in heronry), 7 Cetti's Warbler (calling from different locations; one bird sighted on causeway)

17th - 6 Wigeon, Kingfisher, Egyptian Goose, 12 Little Egret

15th - Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Goldeneye

14th - 3 Red-crested Pochard, 10 Wigeon, 6 Egyptian Goose, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Cetti's Warbler (heard)

13th - 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldeneye (2 males)

6th - Cetti's Warbler, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Goldeneye

3rd - 4 Egyptian Goose (pair with 2 young near boatyard), 2 Redshank (on small island), 4 Goldeneye

26th - 2 Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher (one on lake one on Colne), 6 Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler

23rd - Chiffchaff (heard), Oystercatcher (on islands), 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Goldeneye (males displaying), 2 Kingfisher, 6 Wigeon, Cetti's Warbler (heard)

20th - 2 Oystercatcher (flew over mid morning), 8 Goldeneye (2 males)

14th - 24 Egyptian Goose, 12 Goldeneye, 8 Siskin (in trees on causeway)

13th - Water Rail (heard calling along the Colne), circa 50 Redwing, circa 20 Fieldfare, 7 Goldeneye, 8 Wigeon

11th - 8 Goldeneye (4 males), 20+ Wigeon

1st - 4 Little Egret, 4 Goldeneye (1 displaying male), 6 Redwing, Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Redpoll (in alders)