Pannel Valley NR

18th July 2006, Tuesday

A few early migrants were in evidence in the valley this morning in the form of five Grasshopper Warblers, two Yellow Wagtails and 20 Sand Martins overhead whilst a group of seven Little Egrets constituted a good site count.

Dragonfly and Butterfly surveys this afternoon revealed many species on the wing, including a Four-spotted Chaser and Small Red-eyed Damselfly appear to have colonised almost all the suitable areas of open water on the reserve. Large numbers of Painted Lady on the thistle patches were the most eye catching Butterfly.

Painted Lady