Saddington Reservoir

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Wildlife Highlights

This is the second oldest reservoir in the county and represents good, mature habitat for a range of species. Dragonflies seen at or near to the reservoir include Emerald Damselfly, White-legged Damselfly and Ruddy Darter.

Other Wild Places

Total species seen at this site: 11

Description

This reservoir was originally built to supply the nearby Grand Union Canal and a feeder channel runs between the two. A footpath runs between the channel and a small stream, giving access to the channel and several damp, marshy areas. The reservoir and area around it is particularly good for dragonflies as well as birds.

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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus12/01/2014Fulup
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus12/01/2014Fulup
Phyllonorycter salictella12/10/2013Adrian Russell
Little EgretEgretta garzetta10/10/2013Rod Baker
Little EgretEgretta garzetta10/10/2013Rod Baker
GoosanderMergus merganser08/04/2013Rod Baker
KingfisherAlcedo atthis08/04/2013Rod Baker
GoosanderMergus merganser08/04/2013Rod Baker
KingfisherAlcedo atthis08/04/2013Rod Baker
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita07/09/2012Rod Baker
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus07/09/2012Rod Baker
TreecreeperCerthia familiaris07/09/2012Rod Baker
Oxypselaphus obscurus13/04/2012glfmaf14
Great White EgretArdea alba05/09/2009
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Getting There

Saddington Reservoir lies just to the south-west of Saddington village. Leave the village to the south and take the minor (single track) road at the bottom of the hill signposted to Gumley. The reservoir can be viewed from this road.

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