Thursday, 5 June 2014

Stockers Farm & Stockers Lake

A single Eurasian Oystercatcher was observed briefly feeding on the flooded field at Stockers Farm and may have been one of a pair that I had seen earlier at Maple Lodge. A couple of recently fledged Pied Wagtail were busily hunting insects while a dozen or so Canada Goose grazed the meadow.
From the causeway at Stockers Lake I noted a pair of Red-crested Pochard a single Common Kingfisher and the escaped Black Swan. Many warblers heard singing including Sedge, Reed, Garden, Common Whitethroat and Common Chiffchaff. At the heronry at least eight Little Egret were noted including a pair feeding young. At the small ponds near the boardwalk I photographed a few species of Damselfly and Dragonfly.

                                                          Banded Demoiselle (female).

                                                                Blue-tailed Damselfly.

                                                           Common Blue Damselfly.

                                                            Large Red Damselfly.

                                                         Broad-bodied Chaser (male).


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