Eyebrook Reservoir

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Wildlife Highlights

The northern, inflow end is shallow and presents areas of mud that attract numerous waders, including Dunlin and Golden Plover in winter. Most of the common wildfowl species can be seen here plus a few more unusual species such as Garganey. This site is not too far from Rutland Water and attracts Ospreys which can sometimes be seen fishing.

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Total species seen at this site: 88

Description

This large reservoir straddles the border between Leicestershire and Rutland. Access is limited but good views of the inflow end are available from the road and this is where most of the birds are. It is an excellent bird watching area and has produced a number of unusual species. The reservoir has a famous history as it was the test area for the revolutionary 'bouncing bomb' used in the Dambuster raids during World Word II. It was built between 1937 and 1940 by damming the Eye Brook and the site now covers around 200 hectares (150ha of open water).

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Latest Records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 19/04/2014 Rod Baker
Common Tern Sterna hirundo 19/04/2014 Rod Baker
Swallow Hirundo rustica 19/04/2014 Rod Baker
House Martin Delichon urbicum 19/04/2014 Rod Baker
Snipe Gallinago gallinago 19/04/2014 Rod Baker
Swallow Hirundo rustica 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
Sand Martin Riparia riparia 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
House Martin Delichon urbicum 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 15/04/2014 Rod Baker
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 12/04/2014 Rod Baker
House Martin Delichon urbicum 12/04/2014 Rod Baker
Swallow Hirundo rustica 12/04/2014 Rod Baker
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 12/04/2014 Rod Baker

Getting There

The reservoir is two miles south of Uppingham. To reach it take the A6003 south out of Uppingham, then turn right onto the minor road to Stoke Dry after a mile and a half. This road continues down the hill and round the north-west half of the reservoir. Park carefully anywhere along the road, taking care not to block field gateways or obstruct other traffic.

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Species List



Group Common Name Latin Name Last Seen
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Showing records 1 to 30 of 88
Birds Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 13/09/2013
Birds Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 25/05/2013
Birds Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 03/08/2013
Birds Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 25/02/2014
Birds Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 05/11/2013
Birds Pintail Anas acuta 13/09/2013
Birds Wigeon Anas penelope 16/02/2008
Birds Garganey Anas querquedula 29/04/2006
Birds Swift Apus apus 26/04/2013
Birds Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 07/01/2012
Birds Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 02/01/2014
Birds Bittern Botaurus stellaris 25/02/2014
Birds Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 15/02/2009
Birds Buzzard Buteo buteo 02/04/2013
Birds Dunlin Calidris alpina 11/12/2013
Birds Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 16/09/2013
Birds Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret 10/11/2012
Birds Siskin Carduelis spinus 05/12/2012
Birds Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 01/04/2014
Birds Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 20/04/2013
Birds Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 13/09/2013
Birds Black Tern Chlidonias niger 07/05/2013
Birds Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 02/05/2004
Birds Raven Corvus corax 16/09/2013
Birds Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 19/11/2007
Birds Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 12/10/2013
Birds Mute Swan Cygnus olor 28/04/2006
Birds House Martin Delichon urbicum 12/04/2014
Birds Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 04/06/2013
Birds Little Egret Egretta garzetta 21/12/2012