Pannel Valley NR

16th August 2006, Wednesday

Clear skies overnight, coupled with cloud over the channel at dawn produced a large arrival of migrants in the valley this morning. Sedge and Reed Warbler were most numerous with estimates of 400+ and 300+ respectively. Over 50 Willow Warbler, 40 Whitethroat, and 20 Grasshopper Warbler were also logged. More unusual sightings included 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Wryneck was seen on private land just off the reserve.

 Barn Owl

This evening, a Barn Owl was showing very well alongside the Pannel Sewer, whilst the scrape held a site rarity in the form of a Turnstone, as well as a Garganey, 4 Common Sandpipers, 5 Green Sandpipers and 2 Ruff.