Sunday, 21 April 2013

Stockers (20th April)

An afternoon birding trip with my brother to Stockers Lake and Croxley Common Moor with a glimmer of hope for yesterdays surprising sightings.  It looked as if Redstart, Wood Warbler, Gropper and Pied Fly would all be a possibility as they were all seen the day before but the combination of good weather and plenty of disturbance meant we didn't connect with any of the above species.  Sadly, it seemed as if they had all moved on with.  Stockers Farm was probably the only place worth checking as it had 2 Egyptian Geese1 Common Sandpiper and a Little Owl which merited a little attention.

A couple butterflies on the wing too including numerous Peacocks and my first Small White of the year!

Little Owl, Stockers Farm

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