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.