Saturday, December 12, 2015

First Homecoming - Stockers Lake

Back again to where I spent a total of 12 years in my youth.  Stockers Lake.  And I love this place.

It was a dull day, really dull that started off with heavy rain which thankfully cleared within half an hour of arriving.

Sightings are as follows:

Goosander - A lovely drake.  Amazing how it seems to glow in the gloom.  Stunning bird.

Red-Crested Pochard - impressive numbers.  13 in total including 10 drakes.

Wigeon - 15+

Goldeneye - single female (come on fellas).

Lapwing - 25 sat on the island.

Greater Black Backed Gull - 1 adult

Siskin - 50+ in and around the alders

I then walked from Stockers along the canal and onto the Ebury Way.

Siskin - another 50+ along the track.

Redpoll - 3 flew over.

Chiffchaff - in with a small group of titmice.

Goldcrest - a total of 5 seen along the path.

Shoveler - 5 on one of the fishing lakes.

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