Sightings at Stocker's Lake (near Rickmansworth, Map Ref;- TQ 050935)

PLEASE NOTE, I no longer live in this area so cannot provide regular reports.
I will post any reports I hear about by E-Mail, Birdguides etc.
My own visits will be only occasional. (as Below)

Sightings/Reports 2006

June 23rd
Stockers Lake
1 Little Owl (Field), 1 Kingfisher, c110 Canada Geese, 30 Swan, 7 Greylag Geese, 5 Gadwall,
Feb 21st
Stockers Lake
4 Egyptian Geese (and a Hybrid), 1f Smew, 3m,2f Goosander, 3m,4+f Goldeneye, 1m Red Crested Pochard
100+ Pochard, 8 Wigeon, 8 Heron (on nests)
Feb 20th
Stockers Farm Road
17 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing,
Stockers Lake
3m,2f Goosander, 3m,13f Goldeneye, c150 Lapwing.
(BITTERN reported at Inns Lake c17.00

Sightings/Reports 2005

Feb 4th Cloudy.
Stockers Lake (S. hides)
5m,3f SMEW (from Kingfisher Hide), 6m,2f Goosander, 3m,2f Ruddy Duck, 5 Fieldfare, 1m,5f Goldeneye.

Sightings/Reports 2004

Dec 17th Heavy Rain am.
Stockers Lake (S. hides)
2f SMEW (to RHS from Kingfisher Hide @9.12), c50 Lapwing (over), 9 Fieldfare, 5f Goldeneye.

Nov 13/15th Sunny Intervals
Springwell Lake
1m Blackcap (along Lane), 2m,4f Goldeneye, 2 Mistle Thrush

Stockers Lake
1m Red Crested Pochard (f reported Bury Lake), c100 Pochard, 4 Jay, c10 Long Tailed Tit.

Inns Lake
1 Kingfisher, 2 Shoveler.

May 21/22nd Showers
Flooded Field
2 Lapwing (with 3 juveniles)

Stockers Lake
1m Ruddy Duck, 50+ House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, c20 Swift, c20 Common Tern

Springwell Lake
1 Garden Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Stock Dove

Feb 7th Sunny start
Flooded Field
54 Wigeon, 4 Teal, c60 Lapwing

Stockers Lake
5 Goosander (4M, 2F), 2m,15f Goldeneye, 3m,2f Smew, 1m Redpoll

Scotsbridge Mill (R Chess N of Restaurant)
2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail (No sign of Green S.P. this year)

Saturday 17/1 Cold and frosty, sunny start, cloudy later. N. wind
Stockers Lake Reported by Martin S.(Siteline)
Stockers Lake ;- 5 Goosander (2M, 3F), 30 Shoveler, 1m Goldeneye, 6m,1f Smew,
2m Red Crested Pochard, c100 Wigeon

Tuesday 13/1 A bright but breezy afternoon.
Stockers Field and Lake E-Mail Report from Howard P.
Field (Partially flooded);- 9 Lapwings, 1 Herring Gull, 50+ Black Headed Gulls.
Stockers Lake S.E. corner;- 8 Goosander (4M, 4F), 4F Goldeneye, also Siskins,
(reported but not seen on North side;- 1F Smew).
Kingfisher Hide ;- 2M Red Crested Pochard, 8 Ruddy Duck.

Sunday 4/1 Cloudy mild.
Scotsbridge Mill (R Chess N of Restaurant)
1 Little Egret

Saturday 3/1 Cloudy mild.
Stockers Lake
7 Goosander (4m&3f), 5 Smew (3m,2f), 3f Goldeneye

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