Pannel Valley NR

26th September 2006, Tuesday

A colour ringed Spoonbill was the highlight yesterday which joined 6 Little Egret on Carters Flood until midday. Today 13 Little Egret were present representing a new record count for the site, whilst impressive numbers also came in the form of 5-10,000 Swallow coming into roost this evening! Migratory passerines can still be found in good numbers around the reserve with Chiffchaff being particularly numerous whilst late migrating species such as Stonechat and Goldcrest are just starting to appear. More unusual migrants have included a Nightjar and a Redstart in recent days.