© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

Wildlife sightings at Stocker's Lake

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)

25th - 8 Goldeneye, 4 Egyptian Goose, 5 Red-crested Pochard, 12 Redwing, 9 Wigeon, c.70 Fieldfare

22nd - 7 Goldeneye (3 drakes), 4 Red-crested Pochard (3 drakes) circa 150 Jackdaw coming in to roost at 4.45pm

21st -   4 Goldeneye, Kingfisher, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 12 Siskin, 14 Wigeon, 6 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler,

18th - 3 Goldeneye (2 drakes), 10+ Siskin (feeding in Alders)

11th - 2 Kingfisher, 4 Goldeneye, Cetti's Warbler, c20 Redwing

6th - Kingfisher (perched briefly close to SE end of causeway then flew over the lake), Goldeneye (male), 2 Egyptian Goose (pair)

4th - Goldeneye (female), Buzzard (soaring over lake and being mobbed by black-headed gulls)

1st - Kingfisher (in "wet woodland" area W end of lake), 5 Siskin, 20 Wigeon (11 drakes), 6 Goldeneye (4 drakes), Little Egret

31st - 3 Goldeneye (1 drake)

26th - 10 Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon, Great Black-backed Gull

24th - 3 Goldeneye, 3 Wigeon (2 drakes), 2 Egyptian Goose, 4 Red-Crested Pochard (all drakes)

18th - 6 Goldeneye (4 drakes), Kingfisher, 15 Redwing, 12 Siskin

15th - 6 Goldeneye (3 drakes)

14th - 4 Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Wigeon, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose

13th - 61 (!) Red-crested Pochard (39 drakes), 8 Goldeneye (4 drakes), Siskin

11th - 2 Water Rail, Siskin, 3 Egyptian Goose, Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, c.30 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Goldeneye (2 drakes)

9th - 13 Red-crested Pochard, 7 Goldeneye (4 drakes)

1st - Great Black-backed Gull, Goldeneye (drake)

30th - 2 Goldeneye (males), 5+ Siskin, Kingfisher (on lake near Colne)

23rd - 40+ Siskin, Kingfisher, 4 Goldeneye (2 males)

20th - 2 Goldeneye (females), 9+ Egyptian Goose

15th - 3 Kingfisher, 4 Egyptian Goose

8th - Kingfisher, Goosander

7th - Chiffchaff, 8 Red-crested Pochard (6 males), 6 Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher

4th - 13 Egyptian Goose