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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Latest Records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
first prev 1 next last
Showing records 1 to 14 of 14
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 12/01/2014 Fulup
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 12/01/2014 Fulup
Phyllonorycter salictella 12/10/2013 Adrian Russell
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 10/10/2013 Rod Baker
Little Egret Egretta garzetta 10/10/2013 Rod Baker
Goosander Mergus merganser 08/04/2013 Rod Baker
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 08/04/2013 Rod Baker
Goosander Mergus merganser 08/04/2013 Rod Baker
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 08/04/2013 Rod Baker
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 07/09/2012 Rod Baker
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 07/09/2012 Rod Baker
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 07/09/2012 Rod Baker
Oxypselaphus obscurus 13/04/2012 glfmaf14
Great White Egret Ardea alba 05/09/2009

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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Species List



Group Common Name Latin Name Last Seen
first prev 1 next last
Showing records 1 to 11 of 11
Beetles Oxypselaphus obscurus 13/04/2012
Birds Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 08/04/2013
Birds Great White Egret Ardea alba 05/09/2009
Birds Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 07/09/2012
Birds Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 12/01/2014
Birds Little Egret Egretta garzetta 10/10/2013
Birds Goosander Mergus merganser 08/04/2013
Birds Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 07/09/2012
Birds Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 07/09/2012
Birds Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 12/01/2014
Moths Phyllonorycter salictella 12/10/2013