Pannel Valley NR

2nd October 2007, Tuesday

A lunchtime stroll near Carter’s Flood produced 48 Wigeon, plus a flight of 84 Pintail inland up Carter’s Valley. (The Flood is now full again, in preparation for the arrival of the wintering wildfowl.) Two Ravens also flew over the Cliffs and a pair of Coal Tits (scarce on the reserve) were in the hedgerow.

Two Siskin flocks totalling 36 birds passed overhead, with several Redwings calling from the alders adding to the autumnal feel.

In the evening around 2,500 Swallows roosted in the reeds.