Thursday, 31 October 2013

Stockers Lake & Stockers Farm

An early afternoon visit in dull, mild conditions provided the following species;
Great-crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Black Swan (1), Canada Goose, Eurasian Wigeon (17), Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Red-crested Pochard (11 including 6 drake), Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Ring-necked Parakeet (20), Common Kingfisher (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Grey Wagtail (1), Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Redwing (15 over briefly), Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit (6), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Treecreeper (1), Eurasian Jay (2), Western Jackdaw (1over), Carrion Crow, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Siskin (6), Eurasian Bullfinch (male calling briefly).
From the causeway I also noted a Muntjac Deer swimming from island to island below the Osprey pole.
Stockers Farm
5 Northern Lapwing were present on the wet meadow.

                                                                 Red-crested Pochard


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