Sunday, 7 April 2013
Stockers (6th April)
A brief wander around Batchworth, Bury, Stockers and Inns Lake before joining Sharpy and Paul down to the south coast. We only had about two hours to spare so only managed a couple of species. My brother and I found 2 drake Red Crested Pochard, a couple calling Siskin, 2 Ring-necked Parakeets and a couple Chiffchaffs around the periphery of the lakes. A short wait at the causeway rewarded us with a brief burst of song from the resident Cetti's Warbler and a short detour to Stockers Farm (still flooded and looking like a good potential site for spring waders) produced 2 Oystercatchers which flew in shortly after we arrived as well as a couple displaying Lapwing. A short wait in the car park at Maple Cross produced a low flyover Red Kite, 1 Buzzard and a Green Woodpecker flew in.