Thursday, 12 April 2012

Osprey at Stockers Lake

Steve Carter and I discovered a marvellous Osprey that flew over the lake and continued north at 13:00 after a heavy shower of rain.
A combined species list for Stockers & Bury Lake as follows :-
Great-crested Grebe (14), Great Cormorant (4), Grey Heron (15),Little Egret (1), Mute Swan (39 including 2 nesting pairs at Bury Lake), Greylag Goose (4), Domestic Greylag Goose (1), Canada Goose (76), Egyptian Goose (6), Gadwall (2), Mallard (55), Northern Shoveler (2),Red-crested Pochard (9), Common Pochard (19), Tufted Duck (72), Common Goldeneye (displaying pair briefly flew over nearby woodland), Osprey (1) Common Moorhen (3 including copulating pair), Eurasian Coot (93 including several nesting pairs), Black-headed Gull (26), Lesser Black-backed Gull (3), Common Tern (6), Stock Dove (1), Woodpigeon,Common Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Barn Swallow (16), Common House Martin (2), Pied Wagtail, Wren (singing male), Dunnock (singing male), European Robin (singing male), Blackbird (singing male), Song Thrush, Cetti’s Warbler (singing male on causeway very mobile), Blackcap (7 singing male), Chiffchaff (10 singing male), Willow Warbler (2 singing male), Goldcrest (singing male), Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (1), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw (2 over), Carrion Crow, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Reed Bunting (singing male on causeway).

                                       Red-crested Pochard (drake) at Bury Lake

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