Broad-Bodied Chaser

Broad-Bodied Chaser
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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Coots 1, Heron 0 - Stockers Lake, Herts - 16th April

A couple of hours at Stockers Lake in Hertfordshire produced some summer visitors, including my first Cuckoo of the year, heard but not seen, and around 4 Common Terns had arrived and were fighting for space on the nesting platforms:

While a Canada Goose looked on, a Grey Heron headed for a Coot nest, which the occupants defended with great effect, seeing the Heron on its way after a minor scuffle:

A Kestrel seems to have taken to the nest box, sitting at the entrance for some time, but is there a paid?  Notes in the hide suggested a mating pair were seen nearby so fingers crossed they will use this site:

The House Sparrows around Stockers Lock were numerous as usual:

Other species seen were a distant Red Kite, Blackcaps and Garden Warbler.  A nice Grey Wagtail was found on the canal, causing me to miss the start of the Manchester derby at Wembley (Manchester City 1, Mancester Utd 0):

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